We listened to the Audible version of Divergent on a recent road trip and loved it. I haven’t seen the movie, so I can’t make any comparison. The novel was clearly a young adult fiction, and had all of the elements that you would expect: resistance to adult authority, peer bonding and teen romance. The science fiction and dystopia elements made the story engaging, even for adults. We immediately went on to, and are now listening to the next book, Insurgent. I can see how Divergent could make a good movie. It was definitely a great listen! I highly recommend the Audible version.
After listening to all three books in the Divergent series, I have to say that it wasn’t great. I’ve read and enjoyed a lot of exceptionally good young adult fiction. The Divergent series was average, at best. All three books could have had better editing. The passionate, romantic scenes between Tris and Tobias and the word “body” could have almost all been eliminated. There was a lot of repetition and scenes that added nothing to the development of the story. There was also too much graphic violence. The writing lacked depth and maturity. Maybe they will make great movies. However, none of the books were a great listen and I doubt that they would have been a better read.
I tell everyone I know to read this book. I don't care how old or young you are this book has something for you.
Tris is my favorite she is strong even though she doesn't think she is
found this book very good and different from the types of books i like. i cant wait to read all the series.
The main reason that i read it was because everyone else was. It was pretty good, but when I watched the movie, I really liked it because it interpreted it in a really good way.
AudioBook Fan Extraordinaire
In this book our 16-yr-old heroine is presented immediately with conflict and choices. We are quickly drawn into her world and her strange life in this place of 'factions', groups of people with common tendencies and goals (that's a simplistic explanation) but Tris is 'Divergent' meaning she doesn't fit into one of the factions, but must choose one anyway. This story is about a person striving to be who she is, and not who society says she should be. For that, it is fantastic. I am currently in book 3 of the trilogy, and I am still enthralled by the writing, the descriptions, the emotions, and the story. I highly recommend this. And as a bonus, there is nothing in here that would embarrass your grandmother (no cursing or blasphemy).
Tris is in a dystopian society with 5 factions, whats-her-name from hunger games is in a dystopian society with several areas. There's tensions between the factions.. er.. Areas. They each fall in love. They each battle government. They each kick... Um... backside.
Okay, yes, too many similarities with just enough differences to keep it interesting. I actually still enjoyed the story. If you can keep yourself from thinking of Hunger Games you can enjoy the story for what it is. It's not bad. Not five star in my book but still okay. It was well performed, and overall worth it.
I really like for young readers which is it's original audience and anything that makes them read is a plus for me. So who cares if it's close to.. That other book?
I would recommend it. Was a good book and am starting on the next in the trilogy. Not as good as Hunger Games trilogy but still good.
Rooftop jump and zip line
Are you 'dauntless' enough to be Divergent?
Narrator voice really fit the lead character's age and did a great job. Only complaint about the book was that it was a little bit too "young adult" read. Doesn't transcend all ages like Hunger Games trilogy and Harry Potter series.
you don't know how much I love this book. after I read it, it feels like I just went through an adventure with tris, and it makes me feel very good afterward. It was so real that I thought I was friended with the characters in the story. This book teaches you to be brave, kind, truthful, selfless and intelligent... I have never loved a book like this before.
Her voice indicates Tris so well and I really love her.
Alright just let me talk about the movie, even though it skipped lots of parts from the book but if you watch the movie after you read the whole book, I believe you will love that movie as well.
I brought the series afterward because I felt like they are those kind of books that you need to put in your book collection. Anyways enjoy emma galvin's voice, it definitely rises your reading experience on the book to a new level!
I didn't read the print version. I'm a busy working mom and it would take me forever to get through a series if I had to read it myself :(
Four. Complex character that leaves you wondering what his story really is.
Listened to this book every chance I got - in the car, while cleaning, in the shower...everywhere.