Constant action! After being a huge Clive Cussler fan for years this book ranks right up there with the best of them.
Triss - Duh!
No but I wish I could have!
As a 40 year old man I bought this only because my 16 year old daughter loved it and it was on sale at the time. I couldn't wait to get back to this book each time. It really kept my interest and I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.
Intriguing dystopian world.
The world that Roth built - and the Chicago setting.
She has a nice, smooth reading voice.
My only problem with the audio version of this book is that some parts may have "sounded" better on the page than read aloud (not due to any fault of the narrator - more that they just weren't that well-written) and I would have been able to skim over the more annoying angsty-teenager sections when they appeared. However, having lived in Chicago, I enjoyed the descriptions of the future of the city. I also found the setup of the different factions intriguing and a good social commentary (Though sometimes the characters didn't stay true to themselves - unless that was part of the author's intent? That everyone is divergent?). The main part that made me wish I could fast-forward at times was when too much teen romance kicked in, but overall, well worth a read for those who enjoy YA dystopian fiction.
Sort of Hunger Games-ish, in that you have a teenage girl living in a dystopia, rising above the turmoil to take a stand.
Narration was excellent. Glad to see she narrated the next book in the series as well.
Bought this book during a sale, based on other ratings and loved it. Immediately got the next one. I'm also going to have my daughters listen to it.
30+ IT/Geek Male. Used to read lots, but now the "reading" is best done via audible.
Ok, so the above headline is a compliment. Other than the rather heavy use of the word "cheeks" indicating those on one's face, this was an awesome book! I am looking forward to the next two in the series! :)
The story is great, and the narrator did a great job. Overall, I found myself staying in the car to listen and immediately downloaded the next book in the series when it was over.
Did not read the print version
Any "coming of age" fiction book
"Four" aka "Tobias" who loves the heroine in spite of her flaws.
Why pretend we are all created equal?
I liked this book enough to order the next in the series, which is not always the case. The plot is creative. My main problem is the mood swings of the heroine. She alternates wildly between being competent and helpless ("eek, eek").
It is a good book to listen to while working out, driving, or any household chores.
The maximum ride series based on the kids emotions during stressful situations.
what's coming next
as with like stories (hunger games) etc it makes for an interesting story
I prefer audiobooks because I will become consumed by any story and with Audible I can get groceries, clean the house, and go about my day while being consumed by a good book.
This was a good story. An original concept that was very well written. I can't wait for the final book.
Divergent definitely reminds me of The Hunger Games. It's not going to go down in history as a great piece of literature that generations of people will grow up reading and becoming a classic. It is a young adult book.
Because of that, one must go into it with a good bit of willingness to suspend disbelief. They do not explain what happened to society to leave it in this condition but I found that did not really matter much. In an adult book where there are several plot lines that are all interwoven, it would be expected. Because the target audience is younger, this story has one plot line and we follow it from beginning to end. (Well, the end of this particular episode.) It is a very simple and therefore, fairly predictable story but that doesn't mean it wasn't enjoyable.
If you are looking for a deep, meaningful novel with complex plot twists and character development, leave the young adult section. If you want a fast moving adventure story, give Divergent a try.
I finished it, listened to another book and now I have started the second book in the series so it did draw me back. I was curious to see where this was going. I hope it doesn't disappoint me in the end like Hunger Games did.