I would listen to it again. Great story.
I like how real the relationships between the characters are. I liked how even Tris' friends got jealous of her.
I did enjoy her performance. I can't think of anything I would change.
Not Hunger Games!
When looking at reviews of this book all I wanted to read was I hated Hunger Games but love this. Well that is how I feel.
This was a very engaging book. Emma Galvin did an excellent job reading it, and I felt I could connect with the characters. I enjoyed the book very much and can recommend it without hesitation.
Look upward and see the wonders I've seen
Compelling. Engaging. Enjoyable.
I loved Tris the protagonist. She brought this story to life and I saw everything so clearly through her eyes.
Tris and Four/Tobias. Coming from Abnegation to Dauntless must be like going from Amish to Sparta.
When she jumped first. Feel the fear, but do it anyway. I love that.
The plot is pretty weak. Book 1 was fine, but book 2 was so terrible I couldn't finish.
I didn't buy why the erudite or the people that love learning are inherently so evil.
I liked the main character discovering the Dauntless liar for the first time.
Nope- wait for the movie- it will probably be more interesting.
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.