AudioBook Fan Extraordinaire
In this book our 16-yr-old heroine is presented immediately with conflict and choices. We are quickly drawn into her world and her strange life in this place of 'factions', groups of people with common tendencies and goals (that's a simplistic explanation) but Tris is 'Divergent' meaning she doesn't fit into one of the factions, but must choose one anyway. This story is about a person striving to be who she is, and not who society says she should be. For that, it is fantastic. I am currently in book 3 of the trilogy, and I am still enthralled by the writing, the descriptions, the emotions, and the story. I highly recommend this. And as a bonus, there is nothing in here that would embarrass your grandmother (no cursing or blasphemy).
Tris is in a dystopian society with 5 factions, whats-her-name from hunger games is in a dystopian society with several areas. There's tensions between the factions.. er.. Areas. They each fall in love. They each battle government. They each kick... Um... backside.
Okay, yes, too many similarities with just enough differences to keep it interesting. I actually still enjoyed the story. If you can keep yourself from thinking of Hunger Games you can enjoy the story for what it is. It's not bad. Not five star in my book but still okay. It was well performed, and overall worth it.
I really like for young readers which is it's original audience and anything that makes them read is a plus for me. So who cares if it's close to.. That other book?
I would recommend it. Was a good book and am starting on the next in the trilogy. Not as good as Hunger Games trilogy but still good.
Rooftop jump and zip line
Are you 'dauntless' enough to be Divergent?
Narrator voice really fit the lead character's age and did a great job. Only complaint about the book was that it was a little bit too "young adult" read. Doesn't transcend all ages like Hunger Games trilogy and Harry Potter series.
you don't know how much I love this book. after I read it, it feels like I just went through an adventure with tris, and it makes me feel very good afterward. It was so real that I thought I was friended with the characters in the story. This book teaches you to be brave, kind, truthful, selfless and intelligent... I have never loved a book like this before.
Her voice indicates Tris so well and I really love her.
Alright just let me talk about the movie, even though it skipped lots of parts from the book but if you watch the movie after you read the whole book, I believe you will love that movie as well.
I brought the series afterward because I felt like they are those kind of books that you need to put in your book collection. Anyways enjoy emma galvin's voice, it definitely rises your reading experience on the book to a new level!
I didn't read the print version. I'm a busy working mom and it would take me forever to get through a series if I had to read it myself :(
Four. Complex character that leaves you wondering what his story really is.
Listened to this book every chance I got - in the car, while cleaning, in the shower...everywhere.
This book would be good for a teenager. I read reviews saying adults would enjoy it to but it really is just the story of teen first love. The other part of the plot went from good to ridiculous. Our heroine went from only being able to shoot enemies in the leg and only able to shot friends in the head. Then the ending made absolutely no sense as to what the character was going off to do after basically winning the biggest part of the war.
I loved this book. I listen to audio books to break up my long commute. I was so into this book that I also had to listen to it in my spare time. It is a light read, teen novel but the characters are easy to identify with and the narrator has a wonderful voice. The next two books in the series are not as good, but it were easy to get into because of the characters.
I saw the movie first, and I loved it. I knew that a novelization would be much better as it would have more information and detail, and it did. I can relate to the main character and Four. The world the author created was very interesting and unique.
I love the factions, and I understand the main characters draw towards the Dauntless. The portrayal of the different factions was very interesting.
I'm not sure.
"Are you Dauntless?"
The relationship is the weak point. It just never strong or believable to me. The main character seems too independent and non-sexual. So the relationship seems a little forced. I got more of a friend of sibling vibe. The relationship stays weak through the next two books as well.
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The book closely mirrors the hunger games, but I did not care for that narrator AT ALL. This narrator has a soothing voice and I really believe she is Beatrice prior, 16 year old faction transfer.
She doesn't try to make her voice sound like a guy's voice. She just changes inflection. It is captivating.
Yes but I kept going back and re-listening to it, over and over. Cannot wait to get all of them if the same narrator is telling the story.
I liken the storyteller to the gal who narrated the outlander series, Davian porter. She varied her voice which I sometimes find distracting but she did such a good job as Claire Fraser I forgave her!