The end provides closures to the crisis of the story, while leaving us in hope of a sequel.
Hunger games - both are new twists on an apoplectic civilization - with democratic governements being rebought through the boold and tears of strong young people (wiht a little romance thrown in to keep us hoepfull)
I thought the narration was excellent in this book. I liked the premise of the novel, but the actual execution was too juvenile and unbelievable for my tastes.
No - I think this book wouldn't be enjoyed by someone in my age range.
No. Her narration was excellent.
Yes, it's left quite open ended.
Divergent is equal but very different to the Hunger Games.
Overcoming and dealing with fear is he big takeaway.
Emma gives a very comprehensive depiction of all of the characters. Emma handles the characterizations of older and younger men well along with creating distinctive separations between the girls who share Tris's age group. In addition, Emma brings the appropriate intensities and emotions to the events that make up the overall story.
This is the type of book that makes waiting 30 minutes for an oil and filter change an experience to look forward to.
I think the narrator was really well chosen for this book. Tris is a younger character and her voice fits perfectly and doesn't struggle with sounding whiny (which many narrators do when trying to sound like a young character). I think the Emma Galvin did an amazing job with the narration and made the book even more enjoyable then it would have been for me if I read a paper version. She does a really great job of expressing Tris's strength as well as her vulnerability with her voice. The story itself is pretty amazing as well. I couldn't stop listening. It's a really engaging story. I'll be buying the second novel today.
You won't regret picking this book.
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It's hard not to compare Divergent to Hunger Games. Both novels are about teens coming of age in a brutal dystopia where children are forced to rely on their natural talents to survive. In my opinion, Divergent is a cut above Hunger Games. It's like comparing NBC Nightly News to your local news program. The product is similar but one is clearly better. If you like polished writing, plot, characters and setting, choose Divergent over Hunger Games. If you're simply in it for the romance, still choose Divergent over Hunger Games. Everything about Divergent feels more real. It's just an overall better read.
THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE AUDIOBOOK
Beatrice Prior lives in a dystopian version of Chicago (which is cut off from the rest of the world for unstated reasons) and populated by five factions. All citizens are born into a faction and, at age 16, can choose a faction according to their personality and interests. Although born into Abnegation (who value selflessness), Beatrice has always struggled with the tenets of her faction. She finds herself drawn to the Dauntless (who value courage). [The other factions are Erudite (who value learning), Candor (who value honesty) and Amity (who value peace).] As her choosing ceremony draws near, Beatrice has an unusual result during her aptitude test (which helps identify the faction that best suits you). She is Divergent—a result that she is warned not to reveal to anyone. After choosing Dauntless, Beatrice (who rechristens herself Tris) finds herself in a strange new world—where proving your bravery and courage seems to take a backseat to sadism and cruelty. With the help of a sympathetic instructor named Four, Tris tries to make sense of her new faction, the uncomfortable things that are happening around her, her feelings for Four, and the discontent that is rumbling under the surface of a world she always felt was placid and safe.
As you might suspect, this is the first book of a planned trilogy, and Roth does a good job of getting the series off to a running start. I dug the whole faction thing for some reason and liked that Roth didn’t feel she had to explain everything right off the bat. In addition, the relationship between Four and Tris felt believable and wasn’t too whiny. The book is pretty violent, and though it isn’t quite Hunger Games brutal, it is up there. People die or experience really nasty “accidents.” If you’re a fan of YA dystopia, this was one of the better ones I’ve read, and I look forward to the next installment, Insurgent.
About the Narration
Emma Galvin did the narration and she was a good fit. She sounded like a teenage girl who had some backbone yet was still filled with uncertainty (just like Tris).
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I went for this one because alot of the reviews compared it to the Hunger Games, one thing straight it is no Hunger Games (can't even touch it). The story line is along the same but it doesn't have the passion or characters Hunger Games had. This book was 100% geared toward young adults (which I am alot older) With Hunger Games I was sitting at the edge of my seat and could not put the book down this one I could and I was not sitting at the edge of my seat. I knew what was going to happen before I even got there. I even read the second book in this series just to give it my all but like I said I could of walked away at any time. I am glad I listened to it because it was on my list. I would however never listen to it again. Its just not worth a re-read! I do see young adults liking this although there is alot of killing, murder etc... It your 30+ I would skip it!
Yes, the storyline had so many details that I'm afraid I missed something and because it is such a possible scerino for the way things could really be in the future. The narrator sl make you feel the emotion of each specific character.
When they were at the choosing cermony.
The end, when "four" and Trish got together.
Yes, when there was a realization that people could in fact belong to many different factions.
Loved the storyline, I give it "Must Listen" catagory
Yes, one of the best.. 2nd to the hunger games series
Made me feel for the characters..
I enjoyed it thoroughly! At first I was skeptical of the narration by Emma Galvin, but that quickly changed and thought she did a wonderful job. Get this, you won't regret it!