I watched the movie with my girlfriend who was stunned I hadn't read the book first. I was unsure if reading the book really was worth my precious college-student time. I loved the movie and the journey of this book stunned me. It's so much deeper and more involved than the movie. Roth has a way of making you feel like you are actually there with the Dauntless. I began reading Insurgent, the second book, and had to put it down and head over here for the second one. The performance Emma Galvin gives is sensational and changed the book for me! I would recommend this for any reader from 7-97. Also, it's so NOT another hunger games!
Can't wait to move on to the next book. Glad it's already been written and published so I don't have to wait. My 12 year old granddaughter recommended this book to me.
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.