A scientist in training with her head in the clouds. With no time to read but plenty to listen, audible has changed my life forever.
Divergent was absolutely entrancing. Roth has introduced an interesting society that could reasonably occur in the far future, that is intriguing and captivating. I couldn't stop listening, I just wanted to know what would happen next! Even the teenage love story was far from typical and exciting. The characters were really fun and you could watch them grow. And it introduced some fun thought experiments such as "what would your fears be?" So far it's tied for my favorite dystopian future novel.
I dislike reading - I lose interest in books very easy but being able to listen to the book is wonderful. I would encourage others who dislike reading but enjoy story telling to try this out.
Hunger games - due to the teenage nature of having to choose and fight.
I am not very fond her Emma's performance - it seemed a bit robotic and dry.
Over all the book was good - it goes into a little too much detail at times but it has a good story line. The movie was even better.
I don't know that the audio is better, but it's more convenient and allows a person to walk or drive while taking in the story.
Similar to the Hunger Games, Ferenhite 451, Gatica, they also are about a society on the edge, a disenfranchised group of people and the resiliency of human nature
Emma had a great voice for the characters. Her portrail of Trice was spot on allowing the listener to imagine that she was the character.
There were moments I laughed, cried, and lots of tension
A great start to this trilogy allowing the reader to know the characters, lifestyle, and experience the joy and fear of coming into their own as Trice. Well worth the read
I liked the message of the story, I might recommend it to my girls when they grow a bit. The book encourages non-conformism.
I did not like the plot so much. I felt it was following a text-book plan. I expected more complexity of characters. I had to read it to the end, so it wasn't that bad.
Really great science fiction, rich story line, has the feel of 1984 written with the perspective of having lived into the modern age
I've read a lot of reviews comparing this book to the hunger games and let me just start by telling you this first book is SO MUCH BETTER. I have not finished the series so at this time I can not comment on the whole, just the first two books.
The character development is strong, no one just suddenly changing personalities to save the day or going into a melt down because the author doesn't know how to transition. This author has very involved characters, fast paced, action filled, isnt afraid of some sadness, big choices or death. While very predictable, so far no surprises, I can see where she would have done a wonderful job leading a YA reader to the conclusion. I will admit it still has some annoying teenager august but its not unbearable and its not around every corner.
Really fast read! Finished the first two books in just a few days so off to read the 3rd!
Story: I bought this book before I would saw the movie. It is teen book, which it means it does not rely language, drugs, alcohol, and sex to sell. Yes, I know that real people do all these things but they do not make it the focus of their lives. People wash cars, eat soup, and watch TV but there few writes who write books focus on those activities because their publishers tell them to do it to make a marketable product. Thus, the good thing about the teen books they have less crutches to use in building a book. In any case, this is book, versus Hunger Games, has less technology and the story line is more predicatable. The book is more of a coming to adulthood. Some of the story is strange with the leaders of the groups being young; most trainer in any group will be the older members who survived, still competent but losing their competitive edge but I assume this is an adaption for teen book. Overall, it is slow parts but the author paints interesting characters in this semi-dystopia.
Production: The effects are good and the read is good though not excellent. But, then, again, this is a teen age girl speaking.
Narrator was very good. I would listen to her again.
Interesting story but way too much teen angst.
I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.
I think this is a great plot and Roth does it well. It very much resembles the Hunger Games but is definitely not a rip off story. Well written, interesting and good character development.
I would not consider the audio version of Divergent to be better than the print version. Either way, it is a great story!
Divergent is similar to The Hunger Games.
I love the scene where Beatrice has to jump into the dauntless headquarters for the first time.
This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put it down. I had to know the end, and I can not wait to read the next 2 books!!!