I would recommend Divergent to a friend. At first I thought it would be like The Hunger Games but at no time did I ever notice any similarities, and that's good since I wanted a fresh story. I'm not a big reader and I still found myself wanting to continue to listen to know what comes next. I think the author provided just the right amount of character development and description without getting all Stephen King on me.
My wife read all three books and with the movie coming out I decided to try listening to this book on my new tablet, party because I just wanted to try the experience of an audio book.
My favorite character would have to be Beatrice, the main character, for the simple fact that she had the most development, so I felt like I knew her better. Plus her personality was likable. She wasn't too timid or too aggressive and reacted to many things in a believable and interesting way. Just for fun the worst character was Four, or Tobias. I did not like how he was written, although after a revelation at the end I can understand what the author was going for. I just couldn't relate to several characters from the various factions as they did not react in a "human" manner so it took me out of the story.
Monotone, slow, soothing.
Divergent was definitely worth the listening time. it's a great listen and easy to get involved in.
Honestly, Emma Galvin didn't do a bad job. I think she was just a bit too monotone and paused just a hair too long between sentences. I tried to read along with the immersion experience but gave up after one page as I am just a natually faster reader and it was throwing me off.
I love this book series. It's easy to read and follow. I love the strength of the main characters and their strive to overcome all obstacles that the government throws at them.
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It was well performed and really immerses you in the story. That said there are a few lines from time to time that pull you out and remind you the book is being read to you. Whether that's the performance of the reader or the writing I can't say.
Being my first Audible story I don't know if I can attribute my liking of this novel more because of the fact that I listened to it or if it's solely because of the writing. I do feel that you can feel for the characters. In two sad parts I actually just about cried and could feel tears trying to escape my face. That doesn't happen often at all. In fact I've never had tears while reading but you feel apart of the story quickly when listening to it.
Both Tris and Four. They seem like great characters. Tris brother, although only a part of the story for short periods of time, was also interesting.
I wish I could have listened to it all in one sitting. I breezed through it in four days or so and couldn't wait to get to the end because I was enjoying the story so much. In fact I used my other credit this month for Insurgent and will begin it as soon as I finish this review. Speaking of...
I enjoyed Ender Game, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars. I didn't enjoy Twilight, Hunger Games, or this book if that gives you any idea.
Ending was fine.
This was the first book I've listened to with a total female narrator, but she did a good job.
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This wasn't a bad book, nor was it great. I might read the next one, haven't decided yet. If you enjoyed Hunger Games or Twilight, this book might be for you. Regardless, I would recommend you read it, then decide whether or not you want to finish the series.
This book is a fun and interesting enough book. Definitely intended for young adults, but if you like Hunger Games, for the story, then you should like this book.
Definitely, from the beginning to the end I could not stop listening.
The factor initiation.
No, but she was an excellent narrator.
In love with audio books!
Enticing grabbing deep
when Tris went through Tobias's fear landscape with him and help him through it; the fairest wheel; the jumping out of the building at dauntless initiation.
nd when Tris fights Tobias in the attack simulation and resists to shoot him and he finally remembers her.
Outstanding! Full of depth while it is still a love story. I loved every moment of it.
I wish it didn't talk about throwing up as much...seemed like every few minutes or so the girl is throwing up or tasting bile, or feeling sick, vomiting or tasting her own vomit. Too much vomit.
In all, i'm glad I listened to the audio version. I've listened to a lot of bad performance audio books and this wasn't one of them. A+ I didn't care for the story much though and that is probably just because it wasn't written with my demographic in mind.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
this book is very suspenseful and it has excellent timing. its filled with descriptions in great detail.
i really can say my favorite character is four because there's a lot secret's still left to unfold.
Emma Galvin is a fantastic reader. She reads all the parts in the dramatic detail the book is written.
absolutely, couldn't stop listening once i began.
i wish Emma Galvin would read more books.