Heck yes! Bringing the characters to life and instead of just reading about it was a delight as always for me. I enjoyed this performance tremendously one of my favorite’s actually.
Tobias. I can relate to his feelings of brokenness.
Emma Galvin brings an undeniable energy that makes the reading engrained in my head and heart forever.
LOVE the entire series.
I listen to a LOT of audio books, Divergent was one of those books that I stayed up all hours of the night because I couldn't help it.
It's written to make you love Tris, Four and the others. The author is great at portraying the unique personalities and struggles.
Right after the choosing ceremony when reality hit and Tris chose to fight by not holding back anything.
Several, there were tears and laughter with the characters.
This is a great start of a series, so easy to get sucked into this book and their world.
Tell us about yourself!
I don't believe young adults would fall for this. The story starts out fair and then degenerates to another version of the Hunger Games. I kept an open mind and listened to the entire trilogy, but it did not get better but worse. The first book was intriguing. So I listened on. The first book was ok.
I'm the author of the book "Bronx DA" and an attorney.
I love that Tris is a character that is flawed, but admirable. It's nice to see a main female character in a YA novel who is not willing to compromise herself or her ideals for love. And it's nice to have a main male character who respects that!
Definitely the simulation scenes - really wonderful and inventive.
Galvin does a great job with all of the parts. This is definitely an example of how a great narrator can made a terrific book even better.
I was worried when I saw the cover of this book that it would be a Hunger Games copy-cat, but it's not at all. This is a super unique and inventive story - the concept does not feel copied from anything else. The characters are well developed and interesting and the plot is super fast moving.
I loved the way the author sets up the structure of the society and let's you feel Trice's emotion and the difficulty of going through her transition
The day she chooses which faction Trice will be in
I'd read either the audio or kindle version. I listen mostly on my commuter bus ride because I get carsick when I read.
The characters were believable and you could get emotionally invested and care what happened to them. I don't know why but I'm a 60 year old with a PhD and I love young adult stories like this.
If you loved the Hunger Games, Brandon Sanderson's Mystborn series, you'll love this book, too.
I should have listened to Robert. Although Hunger Games was YA I liked the storyline much better. It was much faster paced and had in my opinion richer characters. I don't think I will finish out the series. Definately a good story but not filled out.
At least this book doesn't spout anti-femmist views and display a poor role model for girls, but that's the best that can be said for it. The characterisation is so flimsy it was hard to tell. The world building was based on a flawed logic, that would not have stood up over time. The antagonist was paper thin, without nuance and therefore boring to go up against. The protagonist was unbelievable, and just "too cool" to really feel connected to. The main love interest was painfully obvious. The details of this book were all over the place, and basic logic was lacking, which made it unenjoyable and hard to follow with any emotion.
Basically, the book was poorly crafted.
The narrator did an all right job with the material though.
I'm almost embarrassed by how much I liked this, wow. Makes me feel like an obsessed school girl. It's very entertaining and the performance is great, the narrator does really well with drawing you into the story and making you feel like you're apart of it.
Can't wait to listen to the second book in the series!
“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” ― Voltaire
I would listen again... and again... and again...
Of course my favorite characters are Four and Tris. They have great chemistry and the development of their relationship is very suspenseful.
I like how Emma Gavin reads the book in different voices and with dynamic tones. She does a great job at depicting the moments and moods in each scene.
No extreme reaction - I just couldn't stop listening!