I can't say this book is comparable to The Hunger Games series. This book was okay, but I was not enthralled listening to this book. It didn't make me want to jump up and read the next one. The last three-fourths of the book were the best. I will listen to the next one, but it is still not as good as The Hunger Games!
As an adult, I find myself reading more and more young adult books for a fresh perspective on strong female characters. Tris does not disappoint!
Of course this series is comparable to The Hunger Games and a little bit The Mortal Instruments. I really enjoyed The Hunger Games... I LOVED Divergent.
Emma's voice captivated me from the start. A quiet, forceful voice the sends shivers up my spine, tears to my eyes, and longing in my heart. I'm definitely going to look for other books she narrates.
Absolutely! I have the terrible habit of flipping to the last page of a book to see what happens. Can't really do that with an audio book. It was 2:00 in the morning when I finished Divergent and I immediately poured another cup of coffee and began listening to the second book of the trilogy... Insurgent.
I'm a new audible customer. I purchased the Divergent trilogy because of the 25% off sale and I can't tell you how happy I am with the purchase. I've told many people about the book and the narrator and hope to get more people to envelope themselves in Tris's world!
the story was so well written.. Roth drew me in from the first paragraph and kept me mesmorized till the last.
the dystopian world Roth created
When Al tried to apologized for almost killing Tris. Galvin narrated to emotions of the scene perfectly.
Loved the whole series and highly recommend. Galvin was perfect as narrator. If you like Galvin try Kresley Cole "Poison Princess" also a Dystopian world and Galvin is great.
I have 4 Audible accounts and my wife thinks I may have a problem.
An interesting idea but I feel like I was watching an episode of Dawson's Creek. I have never seen an episode of Dawson's Creek but I imagine it would be something like this in a Utopian setting... Really I couldn't finish it. Sad because I really enjoyed the Hunger Games and was looking forward to something as good.
Mother. Artistic. Dreamer. Loves fiercely.
What I love most about Divergent is, much like the title, the story is definitely different from what is "in" right now. It reminds me a little bit of "Hunger Games" yet I feel like the story of Divergent is entirely in a league of its own. It takes place in a dystopian city that is separated into factions each with it's own specific roles to play in society as well as separated types of personalities. I think it's interesting to see the process in which one chooses to stay or leave that society and undergo and/or survive the "initiation process" that follows after.
Similar to "Hunger Games" because of the brutal survival of the initiate process and separation of "factions". However, "Divergent" is completely on a different level.
I think Galvin captures the performance of Beatrice exactly how I'd imagine her character to be. Galvin also isn't monotone and delivers her performance in such a way that enables the reader to differentiate dialogue between characters.
No I wasnt crazy about the writing
Her first jump off the building.
Its a great story and concept. However I really disliked the writing itself. In defense of the author I had just read an amazing book by Diane Setterfield who is eloquent and clever then dove into Divergent in its wake for book club. It felt very much like young adult fiction in every way. I'm sure I will finish the series someday, but I am in no rush.
Definitely! If you love dystopian style books as much as I do, you'll really love the way the author takes you to a different world.
I loved to unexpected variety of it. There's a surprise around every corner!
That's a secret I'll never tell...
I definitely cried at the end of the book when everyone started dying and during the scene where the power of love was the strongest force imaginable.
I am so excited to read the next book in the series and to see the movie adaptation!
I didn't love anything at first! Hated it at first! Had a hard time, still not sure if it was trying to get use to the reader Emma Galvin or what... Towards the end, I decided to buy Insurgent to see if I could really get into it, and I made a GOOD decision. I like Emma and the story has really come together. There was so much information to process through and decipher that it took book 2 to sort it all out. I'm hooked and almost done with book 2 as I write this.
I had not listened to any!
I didn't think so in the beginning, I think Emma had to become the story before I really like it.
If you buy and don't really like or just not sure, Read book 2 Insurgent and I promise you won't put it down.
I loved the main character and her shy but vicious personality.
Her narration was okay.
Nothing that I can think of. I wanted to love it. I expected to love it. Alas, I hated it. I forced myself to finish it just hoping to reach the thing that would make me say "OH!!!" That never happened. The story didn't make sense to me. Hunger Games is a far superior book.
A friend who recommended this book has read the entire series and gave me spoilers. It seems to me that what happens in subsequent books make events in this one more understandable but I don't think I will read 3 books in order to like the first one. If I don't care about the characters in the first book that's it for me.