I don't know that the audio is better, but it's more convenient and allows a person to walk or drive while taking in the story.
Similar to the Hunger Games, Ferenhite 451, Gatica, they also are about a society on the edge, a disenfranchised group of people and the resiliency of human nature
Emma had a great voice for the characters. Her portrail of Trice was spot on allowing the listener to imagine that she was the character.
There were moments I laughed, cried, and lots of tension
A great start to this trilogy allowing the reader to know the characters, lifestyle, and experience the joy and fear of coming into their own as Trice. Well worth the read
I liked the message of the story, I might recommend it to my girls when they grow a bit. The book encourages non-conformism.
I did not like the plot so much. I felt it was following a text-book plan. I expected more complexity of characters. I had to read it to the end, so it wasn't that bad.
Really great science fiction, rich story line, has the feel of 1984 written with the perspective of having lived into the modern age
I've read a lot of reviews comparing this book to the hunger games and let me just start by telling you this first book is SO MUCH BETTER. I have not finished the series so at this time I can not comment on the whole, just the first two books.
The character development is strong, no one just suddenly changing personalities to save the day or going into a melt down because the author doesn't know how to transition. This author has very involved characters, fast paced, action filled, isnt afraid of some sadness, big choices or death. While very predictable, so far no surprises, I can see where she would have done a wonderful job leading a YA reader to the conclusion. I will admit it still has some annoying teenager august but its not unbearable and its not around every corner.
Really fast read! Finished the first two books in just a few days so off to read the 3rd!
Story: I bought this book before I would saw the movie. It is teen book, which it means it does not rely language, drugs, alcohol, and sex to sell. Yes, I know that real people do all these things but they do not make it the focus of their lives. People wash cars, eat soup, and watch TV but there few writes who write books focus on those activities because their publishers tell them to do it to make a marketable product. Thus, the good thing about the teen books they have less crutches to use in building a book. In any case, this is book, versus Hunger Games, has less technology and the story line is more predicatable. The book is more of a coming to adulthood. Some of the story is strange with the leaders of the groups being young; most trainer in any group will be the older members who survived, still competent but losing their competitive edge but I assume this is an adaption for teen book. Overall, it is slow parts but the author paints interesting characters in this semi-dystopia.
Production: The effects are good and the read is good though not excellent. But, then, again, this is a teen age girl speaking.
Narrator was very good. I would listen to her again.
Interesting story but way too much teen angst.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
I think this is a great plot and Roth does it well. It very much resembles the Hunger Games but is definitely not a rip off story. Well written, interesting and good character development.
I would not consider the audio version of Divergent to be better than the print version. Either way, it is a great story!
Divergent is similar to The Hunger Games.
I love the scene where Beatrice has to jump into the dauntless headquarters for the first time.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down. I had to know the end, and I can not wait to read the next 2 books!!!
The premise (societal tribes based not on family of origin, religion, or homeland; but instead based on personality type) , although not profound, was interesting. The obvious truth (in my opinion) is that everyone is Divergent--no one can be defined just by one predominant trait such as courage, intellectualism, selflessness, or amiability. I did not see the protagonist as being all that special just because she had traits of several "factions". I like books that are series (especially audio books) because of their length and their ability to keep me engaged for a long long time before I have to search for and choose another book. However, this is the only series I have ever started where I did not feel at all compelled to buy Book 2 or Book 3. I finished, I was engaged, I didn't hate it.....but one book in this series was enough.
Not really. Maybe it would be more enjoyable to high school age readers.
The narration was good, no complaints
Stop reading the series after book #1.
As many other readers, I was told to read this because it was like The Hunger Games. I really think Hunger Games was more interesting, the characters more complex and real, and the writing compelled one to continue reading until the very last of Book 3
I'm an avid listener always searching for another good book and willing to share my thoughts with a pithy review.
An unlikely story, but one that kept you interested. The heroin was nicely developed from an average person to a somewhat gifted person who could make substantive changes in a tough system that lacked freedoms. Rooting her on becomes the readers purpose. People are tested and placed in living groups based on their test results. The groups are narrow in focus and interest so living ones life out in one of these groups seems both over controlling and highly unlikely. Accepting this assigned group premise requires a perverseness or an imaginative leap that I either did not have or could not make. Conflicting terms like interesting, weird, possible, unlikely, maybe, wacko... all rush to the tongue tip when I try to describe the read. In any event, if civilization ever comes close to the one described in this book...we will have regressed well beyond the nightmare stage.