I enjoy mysteries. I have little time to actually read. I love listening while driving much better then the terrible North Florida radio.
Absolutely. It was really good. it drags you in and you become captivated by the story.
Four was my favorite character simply because he uses his head. He is everything I like about Trice without the naive girl person one point of view. Trice is not a bad first person either. Although she doesn't know it she is stronger and braver then she may seem. She doesn't wait on the boys to get the work done for her.
Fours fear landscape was really good. figuring him out finally. Alll the stunt sequences i really enjoyed though.
Yes! i did it in 3-5.
As a fan of the Hunger Games this is as close as i've gotten to finding something that measures up. and it does a good job so far.
I'm generally not a huge fan of YA fiction, but this book was highly recommended so I gave it a shot. I have to say that I enjoyed this book a lot.
Although first books tend to be slow-paced for me, this novel held me captivated with the clever world set-up and the interesting characters introduced. The female lead is fascinating. Brave and selfless, albeit in her own way, she is determined and smart and quickly jumps to the top of her initiation group. She snags the interest of her instructor, Four, and soon finds herself swirling with emotions for him that she is unsure how to handle. The romance was believable and I felt my heart flutter alongside Tris whenever Four was near. A great male lead, Four is strong and courageous. He understands more than he leads most to believe and isn't quick to reveal his true emotions. When he finally opens up to Tris, their pairing is lovely and heartfelt.
The other characters in the book provide a great supporting cast for the leads. Because of their positions and personalities, the story could have unfolded any which way. The ending left me feeling content, but curious.
Filled with dread, deceit, courage, love, trust, and loyalty, this book had me spellbound. It was as if Roth was dropping red velvet cake crumbs luring my sugar-addicted-currently-on-a-diet ass to the end of the book.
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Emma is perfect for the Divergent series. Her youthful voice matches that of what I would imagine Tris to sound like. Her male voices are good enough that I don't dwell on the fact that a female is trying to mimic a male's voice. Her words are clear and I was never confused about whose voice she was trying to represent.
She does wonderful emotional voices, e.g., sarcasm, yelling, etc. Almost like you're listening to a movie.
I listened to this one because I loved the Hunger Games books. I thought this one was even better, since we see more warmth from the main character.
Yes! Captivating story line. The Author does a good job of painting a picture of the story location and creating characters that you can see in your mind and truly feel their personality. Veronica Roth did a good job developing this story. I am interested to see what other books she writes in the future. As for this book, I devoured it and the sequel in just three or four days.....now waiting for the third book....hurry Veronica!
Some compare this story to Hunger Games. There is a feel of hunger games in it, a lot action and personal interaction. But, it is different, not a knockoff or copy, it is a good story and was well worth the time listening to it.
My first time listening to her. Good job, I was drawn into the story and the voice of the book. Nothing is worse than a good book and a poor reader, distracting from the story. Emma didn't distract, that is my highest praise.
No extreme reaction, just captivation.
Tris is a very compelling character as you follow her decisions and reactions. I personally like her cognitive processes and motivations.
Emma's performance is top notch and helps the listener envision the environment and characters in beautiful emotional detail.
Survival of the odd.
I am an avid reader! (Zombie and YA mainly) I am pretty much depressed if I don't constantly have a good read lined up!
Another great recommendation from my sister I loved the concept of the factions!! It does remind me of Hunger Games but less intense and more concepts and facets to the story. I will definitely be reading the next in this series!!
Everything. Great plot and character development. Keeps you interested from the very start.
Triss and Four.
I like her voice a lot. I think it fits the character of Triss very well.
I did cry a little at the end... But I won't explain so I won't give away any spoilers.
If you liked Hunger Games you'll probably like this one.
The main character isn't as annoying as much as I found the main character in Hunger Games to be, but her naivete in the romance department was a little childish. Overall though following her through her discovery of her new faction was fun and I was definitely rooting her on.
I really liked the premise of the governments and their factions and how the revolution is unfolding, looking forward to the next book.
Nothing mindblowing, a little predictable but definitely grabs your attention and keeps you entertained and wondering where the ride goes next.
As a 30 something female, I read a variety of genres. I usually shy away from YA, but I have enjoyed Twilight and Hunger Games. This was a very good book. I read it several times and then decided to buy the audio version so I could listen and get stuff done around the house. I enjoyed the world the author created. It seems fairly plausible and I love the entire story. Following Tris through her journey was fascinating. The narrator did a very nice job. I felt like she really represented the characters and spoke the way I'd imaged Tris speaking when I first read the book. If you are looking for something similar to The Hunger Games but with it's own flair and no love triangles, this book is for you!
Yes! I loved the narrator and her pacing was very suspenseful. It was a great listen on my way too and from work- I couldn't wait for the commute and hoped for traffic!
I couldn't pick one with out too many spoilers. I will say that Triss's mother becomes my favorite character.
YES! This book is exciting, entertaining, terrifying, and emotional all at the same time. It is the perfect dystopian novel. There are many others out there, but this is the perfect balance of reality and fantasy. It has just enough emotion, with out being a sappy teenaged love story.