I enjoyed that my first listen was to a book I had seen the movie to as it made it easier to follow as I drove to and from work.
The most memerable moment, I can't say there was one but I really enjoyed the fact that there was a rebellion albeit it was forced in a way.
At times the performance seemed monotone and sometimes I found my self not listening when that happened. But the whole book was not read that way just certain parts
Only if my fiance enjoys them. It's always nice to have another book to share.
I would recommend it to people first starting to read as a hobby and don't mind this genre. It's an easy read and it's story is as basic as a TV show.
Emma Galvin's performance doesn't need to change, she did a fine job.
On my own no, but my fiancee made me... It didn't make for a good movie.
The lazy writing tricks are tough sometimes, for example: At the start of the book the main character walks around the world as if it's all new to her, as if she hasn't been living here her whole life. She even starts off looking in a mirror, so the writer can explain what she looks like. The forced secrets get cumbersome too, why can't anyone explain anything, because we need a mystery here, that is the definition of contrived. The most distracting, especially in the audio version is the complete lack of contractions, which instantly makes all conversations sound stunted.None of this will bother new readers. The story is good enough to push past them if you do see them, but barely.
Identity versus duty
Work on tone. The reading was so monotone, it was difficult to focus and stay engaged in the story.
iloved theromance alot
Tobias Eaton bc he's handsome and amazing and had such a charm and i totally loved the romance between him and Tris and woops i love him
The main character Tris bc her voice really fit in and stuff, i loved it a lot. though at some points it couldve been better and she performed some male characters better but idk i really liked imagining Tris' voice as Emma's.
youve kind of seen these kind of movies but youll probably love this anyway unless youre a very critical person
<3<3<3<3<3 cant wait to have money to buy the last two books
The amount of actual required material covered in the book is suitable for a much shorter book. As such the conversion to a movie was better than book and better than most book to movie conversion. Some interesting topics/concepts were discussed, but it took too long for my tastes to get to the point. A decent performance by the narrator makes it worth a listen.
I'm an avid reader who now listens to books on tape. I'm a bit late to the game but enjoying the hands free reading.
I enjoyed reading this science fiction book. I normally read mysteries but was enchanted by the character adventures and of course the relationship that bloomed between the two lead female and male characters.
I dont know if I want to read the rest of the books. I had made up my mind to "read the book" before seeing the movie, so when I started I wanted to stop but was a bit stubborn.
Yes. Nothing you thought about while listening so I guess she did a good job-
Hope the movie is better than the book.
The description of the city of Chicago and picturing the landmarks as they may be in that world was fascinating.
It reminded me a bit of The Hunger Games because it dealt with young people forced to become adults whether they were ready or not.
Again I think listening to the descriptions of Millenium Park and the other parts of the city made it seem real.
Be careful what you wish for.
This is a very engaging story but not as intense as Hunger Games. Definately worth a credit.
While I would never limit what a teenager wants to read, I certainly would not suggest this book. Some of the themes were awful. At first the anti-intelligence mentality was pretty mild and I could get past it. By the end of the book, the message about hatred and distrust for the intellectual elite was too much. This seems like a fundamentalist prepper's wet dream. The 'meek' religious are victims of the nasty smart people that take reason too far..better make sure you are part of the special group within the meek that are prepared for action with guns.
Also, on the guns..the author clearly does not know much about guns and did a very poor job on the do diligence to make sure she didn't sound ignorant. I'm not a huge gun guy, but details can make or ruin a story and some of the things just made me roll my eyes.
The romance part of the book was awful, but that's not why I gave it a low rating. I expected that in a book for a younger audience.
There were some definite plot holes and some serious cowardice in terms of unwillingness to follow a good story arch regardless of who dies. I like an author that will kill off any character if it makes sense to the story. Saving deaths for later so you can keep characters you want is lazy. If you have to, create new characters!