I could clearly see what was going on in the story as well as what everyone was feeling. Emma Galvin is a phenomenal narrator. I highly recommend this book. I am continuing on to book 2 "The Insurgent"
I wouldn't consider the audio edition better or worse, it's all a matter of preference and situation whether one reads or listens. I find I get through a book faster if I listen to it because I can multi-task. Depending on the narrator sometimes it's more enjoyable to read.
Hunger Games - young adult heroes and storyline set in the future.
Beatrice/Triss was the main character and you grow to care about her and her survival skills.
If you enjoyed Hunger Games and Twilight you will like the Divergent series.
Great way to read great books on the go. Love Sci Fi especially Orson Scott Card and Star Wars.
Divergent audio presentation sits about in the middle of performances. A good ready, no effects.
The choosing ceremony and the aftermath resonate with everyone who has had to make choices in their life.
Divergent, the Choice is Yours
An excellent start. Can't wait to read the rest.
I am a single, sixty year old woman who recently sold her home in the country, where I blissfully raised sheep and chickens. I am very intelligent, sensitive and emotional and I prefer books with these same qualities.
The premise of the story. (liked)
Obvious, immature "love story" (dislike)
There is really nothing "wrong" with the story. It is just written more at a youth level than that of an adult.
No. Other than I probably will NOT go see the movie.
I very much enjoyed "The Hunger Games" trilogy and thought this would be similar. Hunger Games was clearly written with a more mature audience in mind.
something about yourself!
I did enjoy this, although I had no idea what it would be about before I read it. I didn't read up anything about it prior to reading it. It was an enjoyable story though when i think back about what happened, I realized not much happened.
I would recommend the book to those who enjoy dystopian young adult literature. Given the genre, the premise of the story is mildly engaging; the young female lead has some endearing qualities, but I am growing tired of suppressed sexual angst along with squeezing the emotional lemon for every last drop.
For me, the most distracting mechanical aspect of the story is that it is written in present tense. I don't mind when present tense is used sparsely to emphasize action that is happening RIGHT NOW, but writing an entire book in present tense reminds me too much of illiterate young people who think everything is happening RIGHT NOW and overuse the form in their speech also.
The lead is basically the only character who is fully explored enough to give us much insight into her character and motive. Again, that is why I prefer a story told through an omniscient narrator, rather than through the episodic, distorted, tangled story from the viewpoint of a hyper-hormonal teen.
It is a movie; I will probably see it; not for the great story, but simply for a few minutes of entertainment.
The premise of the story (5 factions based on exaggerated character types) is a bit interesting, and there are some interesting developments as the plot progresses.
This is probably a 7 on a 1-10 scale. I listen to about 4 books a month of all different genres.
Yes, but definitely not an AMAZING read. I liked Red Rising quite a bit more. This is very similar to The Hunger Games which I liked as well. Once I was almost done with this book I strained to finish it-it held my interest the whole time till the last quarter and then it just became boring to me.
Her relationship with 4.
No, not that exciting but still a good story. Not as "edge" of your seat as I had hoped.
I loved the narrator, she did a fantastic job. The story was great too.
Without giving too much away, when the main character made her choice of which faction to join.
I really felt like her voice, her style and the way she read made me feel like she was Trice
If I could have, I definitely would have.
Fantastic easy listen.
Yes, it was a recommendation from a friend to me and I appreciate her for it.
Learning that all the factions have truth in today's world and everyday life.
Learning new things about someone you know well, shows that you can never know someone absolutely.
Yes, I am going to finish the other two books and then probably listen again.
When four saves Tris.
Her voice was just what I imagined Tris to sound like.
When Tris's mom died for her.