I just love this series! I love everything about the story. Listening while commuting is the only time I have to enjoy books so this is a fantastic option for me.
So many memorable moments in this one. Lana is coming into her own and becoming more self sufficient in the wilds.
Crying at a shallow grave with Raven and passion with at the home stead with Julien.
Nursing a sick child despite knowing that she is dead.
I was a little irritated with the pronunciation change of Hana's name from book one to this version and a sometimes got a bit lost between the then and now jumps.
I love reading. For a long time, I snubbed audio books like so many others. How wrong and misguided I was.
Fast, pace, addictive
The look at different society points of view
She does a great job with voices
The story was interesting, the reader well matched, but sometimes I get stuck on the little things. Lessons I learned. Weapons: always leave your weapon behind, or place it in a location that can’t be reached in an emergency. Romance: love the one you're with, or go back and forth, back and forth, back and forth - real love lasts a few weeks, or maybe a month or two. Stealth: In a dangerous situation when your life or freedom are on the line, screech out the name of the other person with you to draw as much attention as possible. That way your location and identity will available to the group trying to capture you. See, it's just the little things that get in my way at times. I did continue with the series.
Yes I would recommend this book because the storyline is still very strong just like the first book.
I liked how the main character and the whole environment changes.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
Lauren Oliver knows your going to be on edge to see what happened to Lena and Alex. Instead of giving it to you in one big dose, she makes you sit and listen as Lena's adventures jump from the present to the past. From then when she first got over the wall to now.
It might be hard at first to hang in there because really, it's your unending desire to get to the point that makes you want her to just tell you, but you learn about the life she has endured after crossing the wall. It's not a book that picks up right as she enters the wilds, but is almost a year down the road and how she has survived with the death of Alex. How she must go on without him.
But then there is Julian, a new character who can't be cured and wants to be until a set of events pair Lena and Julian together. Without her knowledge Lena is used as a pawn in a game of politics. She leaves one society only to be caught up in another that is full of fight , war and survival. Just as hard as the world she left. But she is free, she is uncured. Her choices are her own and she is free to love again.
Pandemonium is an excellent follow up to Delirium. I jumped from one book to the next, I am so happy the complete series is out because I get to finish the whole series in one week.
Loved this book. Lauren Oliver did it again! Lena your killing me. I feel for her so much. Her struggle between a love she has lost and one that can possibly be. On top of her personal love issues there is the threat of the government trying to rid society of the "invalids" and the "wilds". The fight for the freedom to choose love and ones future pushes forward. New characters to feel for, struggles and heartache, and, of course, another cliffhanger is what you are in for in this installment. Sarah Drew, again, has done an awesome job with narration!
I was a little thrown off by the "Then" and "Now" switch from chapter to chapter but quickly caught on. I really liked how Oliver had both time frames coincide with each other, then meet up in the end and finish off in the present. It was a smart way to keep up the pace of Lena's story through out the book. What can i say? Awsome book! Loved it!
Just what I needed in the second book - a bit more action with a faster pace... and I got it. I liked how the story was told backwards and forwards - a bit of now, a bit of then, a bit of now... and in the end it all came together. Speaking of the ending (no spoilers)... I love a book that ENDS but still leaves me excited for the next book and that's what this one accomplished. It had a definite, resolution oriented, ending but I've already downloaded Book 3, Requiem and will start it tonight. I care about these characters... and can't wait to see what Lauren Oliver has in store for them. As for narration, Sarah Drew could not have done a better job. Superior narration!
Yes. The story was well crafted and the performance was the best of any audiobook i've heard.
Delirium, its predecessor, as the entire trilogy is well done.
Yes, the previous two in this trilogy, which are also great.
Off the top of my head, "how far would you go to have the right to choose, even if you choose the wrong thing?"
I thought it was a wonderful performance and trilogy. Well done!
Sarah Drew is by far one of the best narrators that I have listened to. She brings depth and emotion to Lena that really makes the story shine.