Irina M. Flowers
I really liked the way the book began - the idea of factions seemed interesting and the main character was likable (except for the parts where she tortured her mouth with her teeth - but no teen book will ever escape this ever again after S.Meyer had introduced the various lip- and cheek-biting in Twilight). Somewhere around the time when the romantic relationships began, and everything else kind of lost its meaning, the book became somewhat predictable and weak. I thought that the very end - where people dropped like flies and other got saved by mere magic - was like a script of a bad movie.
Old Fart 1960 (some day....)
For me, I wasted a whole day listening to this simple story. The vocabulary is probably no higher than 5th grade level reading. I enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy, but I'm not going to listen to the other 2 books in the Divergent trilogy.
Something more substantial.
She was a little to whispy for me. Probably okay for a younger listener.
Not for me. I'm 53 years old. I like a good sci-fi story, but this wasn't my cup of tea.
This is not another Hunger Games but if you liked Hunger Games you will like this one.
I really enjoyed the first two books in the series but quickly decided to forgo reading the final book when I learned of the ending. Many people recommend reading the first two and stopping there to create your own happy ending. After reading the spoilers, I am taking their advice and stopping here.
The author says she struggled with whether or not to write the ending as she did and honestly, I think she made the wrong choice. I think she wanted to prove something but missed her mark and instead she alienated readers. I really enjoyed the first two books but you need to research the ending to see if you want to invest in the entire series.
I will not be watching the movie.
Definitely! The narrator captured the emotion of the story and it was a great listen.
I would compare the entire trilogy to the Hunger Games Trilogy. Female protagonist saving a anti-utopia society. The world's are completely different which is what makes both trilogies must reads!
Beatrice the "heroine" in the story.
Yes, hard to walk away.
I love memoirs and books on personal triumphs and business. I like to learn, be inspired and relax while listening to my books.
The plot is so similar to Harry Potter and Hunger Games that the book feels like you have already read it
no, because it lacks novel writing
Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.
I did enjoy this book -- I may dare say that it is better than Hunger Games. I was a little disappointed by the sappy love interest -- but the lead character is only 16. Overall, very good book and I will read the others in the trilogy. If anyone likes Hunger Games - then this is a must read.
I LOVE reading books. and now i love listening to books.
This was my first audiobook and it was amazing. I never thought that listening to book was so relaxing.
My favorite character has to be tobias the way he loves Tris. He make her do stuff that are out of this world.
Yes they way she uses different accents for every character
When tris and four where alone in the room making out and saying that they love each other.
It was very exciting and fast-paced, which I really love in Audiobooks. I never wanted to unplug.
My extreme reaction was never unplugging from it! It never slows down, so I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.
I just wish the other books in the series were as good in terms of story as this first book - they keep up the excitement but I felt like I was being lead through a maze if the person leading me kept changing their mind and suddenly switching to a different direction. Dizzying and not so great in terms of narrative.
This book is geared to young adults. If you liked the Hunger Games series, you will probably like this also. This is about a world where there are 4 factions, basically intellectuals, empathetic, protectors and workers bees. At the age of 16 the children decide which faction they will join and spend their lives with. Each group has it's own initiation and agenda. The one thing you don't want to be is divergent, if you're not careful, it will cost you your life.
The story we well performed.
Overall I enjoyed this book but only moderately. If you've read Hunger Games and didn't like it, you may want to save your money. Change a few names, adjust the districts 1-12 of HG to districts divided by personality types and it's almost the same story, at least in book 1. There was a little Ender's Game like training and hazing, there was some back story but not enough, there was the obvious teen-love story with the brain washing of HG book 3 hitting book 1 of Divergent. There was the good girl wanting to be bad. There was the person that was secretly smarter than everyone else (in this case just because she is the only character in the book that is supposed to have any personality depth). Really, not kidding she's the hero because she can be war like, sympathetic, thoughtful, fair. The whole dividing society by a Myers Briggs like model thing just felt contrived at times. There is some Orwell in the theme and if you take it like a parable, it's easier to enjoy. I suppose I enjoyed it, because I do enjoy Orwell and Card and Hunger Games, but I would have enjoyed a bit more originality with the series.