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!
this is a good series and hold your attention all the way through. You cant just read Divergent and not want to read the next 2 books.
I had hoped for more. It was understood the books target teens but so did Hunger Games, and that trilogy was excellent. So I took a chance as I am drawn to dystopian tales. The faction concept was compelling but the concept could not make up for weak writing and a story that did not feel fleshed out. And please, enough of the teen romance angst already. Inclined to pass on #2 and #3 books.
Not likely. Maybe when she has grown as a writer and more fully develops her characters and their story.
No. She sounded very young so perfect voice for a 16 year old.
Checked out the movie costumes to see how the factions dressed.
Disclaimer, I'm an over 40 male and my favorite sci-fi/fantasy works are in the vein of Frank Herbert and Robert Jordan, so I am likely the wrong demographic for this book. The plot was thin and implausible, although the world created was interesting and fun. The protagonist is a teenage girl and a lot of the sub-plot is based on teen relationships. This book would likely be enjoyable for teen girls, or some pulp fiction to pass the time. I read the entire series though... I'm a sucker for needing to hear the end of a story once started...The book seems written more as a screen play. I could see this being a fun movie for the high school crowd, similar to Hunger Games.