The Narrator was very good! She expressed so much emotion and made me feel like Lena was telling me her story in person. If Lena felt sad, therefore Sarah Drew felt sad and I really felt as if I became immersed in this world where Love is forbidden. Sarah, two thumbs up for you.
Definately the very last part of the book where Lena.... sorry spoiler, so I guess you'll just have to read it. What I do have to say is that it made me so mad being left on a huge cliff hanger like that, and having to wait for the third book to be released. I can't wait to immerse myself in the third one.
I do have to say that I love her as Lena the Main Charecter and Raven, but I think she has done such a great job bringing life, emotion, and realism to all charecters she speaks for.
Personally I was shocked that I liked... no wait more appropriately 'loved' this book so much! I do have to say honestly there were some parts that were a bit confusing, like the now and then storylines they introduced in the second book, but I caught on fairly quickly like the smart cookie I am. I was skeptical when reading the summary of the first book, thinking "Oh no not another teen love story"! But this story goes further than your typical love story, by touching every aspect of love not just your run of the mill boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love. It follows friendships and loss, as well heartbreak from loss of anyone near and dear. "Pandamonium" delves much deeper than the first into the complexity of human design. I gave "Delirium" a chance because I read the great reviews and decided to give it a go, and the next thing I know I was deeply immersed in "Pandamonium". So YES I would definately recommend this book to anyone of my fellow book worms, tis a really great series, seriously go for it!
Pandemonium is the sequel to Delirium, a novel of a future United States where love is an outlawed disease and cured through a surgical procedure. Really interesting, different, edge of your seat series. I can't wait for the next one to be available from audible! This is a very original take on the future. If you liked the Hunger Games, or Stephanie Meyers The Host, this is the next series for you. The only drawback is that the heroin is always being saved at the last minute by someone. But, if you can overlook Oliver's lack of imagination in writing her character into and out of drama in this way, you will truly enjoy this book. Sarah Drew never detracts from the story with her reading, and does a nice job of differentiating character voices.
Enthralling, engaging, engrossing
The story-telling is strong in this book. The author has a beautiful turn of phrase and Sarah Drew performs very well. The overall arc of the story is excellent.
I loved this book. I *never* have 'driveway moments' (when you can't get out of the car because you're wanting to see what happens next) but the end of this book totally had me trapped in my car.
It's so rare for a 2nd book in a trilogy to eclipse the first - but this one totally does. I can't wait to see what book 3 holds!
For anyone who loved the Hunger Games, give this series a try - it's right up there.
Say something about yourself!
I like the main idea of this book, I didn't like that she added the love triangle. It is sort of lame to me, and I never really felt the chemistry with the new love interest. He was ok... but book one was much better with the love interest, you really cared a lot about them and felt like they were connected. This book I feel like he was just the first eligible guy she met so she liked him.... I am also so sick of the love triangle thing... the idea of this story is really cool I don't think she needed to add the "love triangle twist".
but that being said, if you read book one you will want to see what happens and the adventure is really good. The main character really grows up and becomes really strong. this book is worth a listen if you read book one.
Mu favorites are paranormal, supernatural, post-apocalyptic, and horror!
I loved this book just as much as the first in this series, DELIRIUM. It is quite different since we now know the set up and characters. The main character, Lena, morns her losses while establishing a new life for herself in the Wilds. This novel (series) is so well written. I thourally enjoyed the journey. I still need to read the 3rd novel in this trillogy and i am eagerly waiting for it to come to audio format too. If you don't mind reading YA novels, and enjoy stories about dystopian societies, you too will love this book - i am sure of it!
It's unpredictable. I like that I have no idea where this is going to end up!
She is really great at bringing the characters to life and makes you really root for them!
I did not read the print version of Pandemonium although I may do so since I enjoyed the audio version.
The book interweaved two different time periods throughout the narrative. It was well done and maintained a coherent theme in which the two stories complemented one another.
Listening to Pandemonium was in some ways a chilling experience. The descriptions of society as it existed in the novel were disturbing, particularly the contrast between those people who still showed emotion and those who remained dispiritingly indifferent.
She is dimensional with her characters and it is phenominal work.
The death of Blue!
Worth the precious credit.
Once you get past the bizarre premise of this trilogy, this book takes you away...It is an escape... it is an adventure that you can see, smell and taste. I couldn't stop listening! My husband even enjoyed it! My only complaint: the final book has not been released yet!
Enjoy the ride :)
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
I really loved this book. I liked it more than the first book for sure.
I didn't think at first I would like it, but the past/present format of the book really worked for me! It was very cinematic for me, flashbacks are very cool. I could picture how it would look in a movie, so that was great.
Spunky, fun voices.
What is up with these endings???? Lauren Oliver, you're killing me! When does Requiem come out? What is going to happen??? I need to know right now!