This was my first audio book, and, to be honest, its going to be extremely hard to compete!
I am not a reader--never have been. I could NOT put this book down. I finished it in less than 3 days and that was a new record for me, given how long the book is. I HIGHLY recommend it.
Divergent is almost Twilightish with the nagging heroine and coming of age. But that is where it stops.
It's a thought provoking book about the basic instincts of the human way of life. I wish there had been some background about how the whole scenario has begun, but you have to read other books for that. It is an interesting read and keeps you following not only the main characters but the sub characters as well.
I truly enjoyed the audio version. I travel 4 - 8 hours at least three times a month and I enjoy listening to audio books while driving. I was actually disappointed every time I had to stop and get out of the car.
i love to read an amazing book that will take me out of this world and bring me to another sometimes we just need to use our imagination!
yes because it is an adventure
the mother she is a strong women for raising kids in that kind of fraction
yes and i did
I found myself parked and sitting in my car not wanting to shut off the radio. The story is so well written, and I am looking forward to the next book.
My favorite character would have to be Four!
Emma's performance was great! I really enjoyed her ability to switch from character to character and to add little things like muffle her speech when a character was speaking with food in their mouth.
For sure this was a book I wanted to listen to in one sitting. However; I work in a max security prison, and sitting in the parking lot listening to this book did get me questioned on several occasions.
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Divergent is one of those books definitely worth a second listen, as the listener will catch things not noticed the first time.
The ending struck just the right note with me, Clear character growth, drama, more to come, hope in the middle of dystopian despair. Details, of course, are left to the individual listener to find out.
The book held my interest from beginning to end, not always easy to do.
There was a particular intervention between Tris and one of her new friends. Again, I can't give specific details because I don't believe in leaving spoilers.
Rated PG-13+ for mature and sometimes violent themes. Brief but respectful mention of religious practices is particularly noted in this book.
Avid reader all of my life! Favorite author is Stephen King! Favorite book is Hyperion-read/listen to it!
Twilight, Hunger Games, The Host.....Divergent. I think these are stories being retold in different forms and shapes. The story is interesting enough and the writing is well done. Emma Galvin is a convincing Tris. But I found it hard to believe that the society would so segregate people into such factions. I just never quite bought into that concept. The level of violence certainly surprised me in some parts of the story. Just not sure the book is good enough to make me want to continue the series.
What a wonderful book! I enjoyed it and finished it far too quickly. Originally, I wanted to read it because I knew the movie was coming out this year, now I am only hoping that they will do it justice! The story was great and very well narrated by Emma Galvin, and I found myself caring deeply about the characters and analyzing the meaning behind the book. (It didn't seem that hard to do.) Overall a great read!
Yes - really good story, entertaining and lots of detail about the different Factions - would listen again to properly sort them out in my mind.
I would say, like many people, the Hunger Games of course, but also a little bit of the Matrix. Hunger Games because they do share some similarities and the same premise (16-yr old female heroin, futuristic, post-apocalyptic American setting, tyrannical government wanting to control the masses, too-similar-looking book art - ha). The Matrix because it also has a similar premise of post-apocalyptic American setting, tyrannical "government" (or, computers) wanting to control the masses.
Beatrice, or, Tris (her nickname).
Well, I couldn't imagine sitting and listening to ANYTHING for 11 hours straight, but if I could, this would be one of those books.
Like the Hunger Games and Twilight series, my wife got me on to this book series, and I really enjoyed it. I think I liked it just about as much as the Hunger Games. If you go on to the other books, Insurgent and Allegiant, they feel less and less like the Hunger Games series so you should not get bored with this.
Audible fan!...Why didn't I discover audiobooks sooner? I would rather listen than watch.
I'm a dad that reads the books his thirteen-year-old daughter reads so we can have discussions and just to be informed. Keep that in mind as you look at my ratings. I find the main character in this novel to be more likable than the main character from the HG novels. At least I didn't want to strangle her midway through the first book. It is well read and entertaining. My daughter has devoured the books and that always makes me happy.