I really don't understand all the accolades surrounding this book. Is that high praise given by people who have missed out on other, better young adult reads? In no way does this book compare to The Hunger Games. I found myself only listening to it because I'd spent money on it, and then realized I was wasting precious time on a dud. Don't waste your time or money. Find something else.
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
The short descriptions of this novel don't even begin to communicate how phenomenal the story is. Roth's characters, especially Beatrice, are so well written that you'll feel like they're real people. The story line surrounds Beatrice, or Tris, and the five-faction society in which she lives. Granted, the story was written for the teenager (and appropriately so) but the avid adult reader will be hard-pressed to put the story aside.
It's so well written and incredibly engaging... suffice it to say that you'll be hooked in no time. I consumed both Divergent and Insurgent (the 2nd book in the series) in only one weekend. Mind you, I'm a high school teacher with four children of my own.
This will not be neither a waste of your time nor money! Now when is the last installment coming out?!
This is just a great story. This story is full of surprises and turns, and it keeps the listener interested until the final page. Very entertaining and well performed.
Great story. Veronica Roth catches your attention right away and Emma Galvin does a great job with the narration. I enjoyed this book so much, I immediately downloaded the sequal and started listening to it within minutes of finishing Divergent.
This book has it all. Action, great story line, interesting multifaceted characters, etc.
There is not one slow part of this story. You are invested from the beginning and the descriptions are fantastic.
She is the best narrator I've heard so far on audible. Not over the top, not underwhelming. Perfect narration.
I got this because it was on sale and I'm so glad I did. It will keep you riveted from beginning to end.
I bought this book for my 12yr old son, but found myself anticipating the next chapter. Great book for tweens, teens and even adults!
Amimated reader - never was dull
Loss of main character's parents
Looking forward to listening to next book. We've already downloaded it
When you wake up wondering what will happen next in the book you are listening too, you know it is a good one.
This one is a great listen.
Listener of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Intrigue (not romance), Historical Fiction and very eclectic in her literary wanderings.
This is a teen novel- that being said, I was fine with the gentle kisses and non-specific references and went with the flow.
I found the entire premise of society being divided into almost personality types intriguing. Indeed, I found myself asking the same questions the lead character does about how/why this happened in the first place.
The story does read a bit like a Boot Camp novel, with friendships kindled, enemies made and a hero finding her way.
I still found good twists in the storyline and I listened to the entire book in one day.
The reader is excellent; I have followed her through other series. She pulls the reader in, making the teen voice believable and a good listen.
Similar to THG in that it's a dystopian novel, but a totally different story.
Love an interesting plot with a strong female protagonist who yes, may have a love interest, but isn't defined by him.
(and it's YA fiction, but don't let that stop you!)
As soon as I finished the second, I came to audible to download the third... and learned it isn't out yet. Please hurry, Ms. Roth !
The story line is reminiscent of Hunger Games but still stays true to it's own story line and characters. It was a very easy read and listen. This was actually my first audio type book ever and even though I had previously read this book as well as Insurgent (book 2) I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it as well.
Having the ability to get through this book in 3 days by listening on and off as apposed to a week and a half just reading made this experience that much more enjoyable.
I am now hooked on audible and can't wait for book three to come out for this series.