I really enjoy the honest, down-to-Earth dialogue, the psychology of fears and mixed in with just a hint of in-complicated romance. However, I think this narrator was a poor choice. There's no distinction between voices, so you might have to wait a few seconds to work out who said what in the last few lines.
71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
When I first listened to this book, I would have sworn it was written by the same author as "The Hunger Games." Although the story is very different, the style and characters are developed in a way that is much like "The Hunger Games." I was really glad to find another series that I enjoyed this much. While listening, you will move through a number of different emotions, but all of them will lead you to conclude that this is a great book. It is as much a commentary on society as it is a novel and I highly recommend the entire series.
The story is cliche but decent. My main problem is with the voice actress, she is very monotone, uses the same basic voice for all of the characters, and has too old of a voice to be playing a 16 year old
The story is compelling but some of it just doesn't add up. Like they tell the main character that if she does to well on a certain test, they will know that she has a certain ability. Then she turns around and does better than anyone by a huge margin and she is happy and everyone is congratulating her! What? Anyway the movie did a better job of demonstrating how she needed to hide her ability.
There were times a questioned trice's insight and was like "come on now" but overall I looked forward to hearing more every time I got into the car.