I would listen to this book again since it delves deeper into the characters and you get to read about their history. The main character, Tris, states that she is only 16 and much of the emotions and reactions in the story were quite typical for a (childish Tris) 16 year old.
The characters all take on a life of their own and intermingle effectively. I'm pulling for Peter to become a good guy. The author makes you feel that spirit may be down deep inside of him!
The reader gives a great performance!
Show me the credits!!!! :)
It's kind of what you feel throughout this book. You explore the other factions and how they run and find out that it's all pretty much corrupt. The main characters start to fray and you wonder how everything will pan out. The ending leaves a huge WTF feeling as you realize you may have already thought it was happening the whole time, or guessed at other thoughts. So instead of jumping into the 3rd book, you feel like you need a few days to digest everything that happens.
Just letting you know the roller coaster you are heading towards if you get this book, hope it helps. ;)
Not sure I will pick up the next in the series. So far, the first 3/4th of the first book was the strongest part of the series, so far.
I enjoy the narration and the story is an easy listen.
I kind of saw it coming.
It's not a deep story and I see a lot of similarities to the Hunger Games, but I enjoyed the story as light reading material.
When people ask me what I think about these books, I tell them they are some of the few books I rank up there with the Hunger Games.
And I was not disappointed. It took me a little longer than expected to finish this one. Though this was partly due to my crazy schedule this week. It's also due to the fact that it's one of those books I needed to savor. I didn't want it to be over too soon. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. And even now, after finishing it a day ago (I'm a little behind in my posts this week), I'm still thinking about it.
If anyone thought loyalties were questioned in the first one, wait till you read this one! It begins right after the first one ends. Tris, Tobias, and company escaped the Duantless traitors and Eurdite soldiers to look for safety with Amity (the peaceful faction). While Amity is all about peace, they make clear right away that there will be strict guidelines for all those staying with them.
I do love though that I got to see the other factions. The kids went to Amity, Abegnation, Eurdite, and back to Dauntless and I loved being able to see how the other societies lived. My guess is that this will be important for book 3. And I loved getting to know some of the other leaders of the factions. I found them fascinating. I loved hating the bad guy (Jeanine). And I loved how much the people in this book were forced to learn and understand about each other. It had that book 2 filler feel, yet I do see how this will matter later on.
I loved watching Tris grow. She's had a lot of pain and death to get over, but she does get over it, in her own way. She has really become such a hero, someone willing to die in order for many to live. The decisions she makes in this book are tough. There's one point where she pretty much has to decide which of her friends she should save, while at least one will have to die. And I feel for Tris so much for having to make such a hard decisions.
Loved her voice. Made the books even better.
This book wasn't as good as the first but overall really enjoyed all 3.
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A bit more YA than “Divergent”, “Insurgent” takes the reader through the time between the simulation attack through the attack on the Erudite. There’s a good mix of action and plot building, but it’s predicated on the main character, Tris, acting stupid and annoyingly. If she acted like this in book one I probably wouldn’t have read book 2 but here we are. The story leaves you with a cliff hanger to pull you into the last book. The story (and my curiosity of how it ends) is told well enough for me to deal with Tris (assuming she doesn’t get much worse).
Perfomance was very good!
Husband, Father, Son.
Heck yeah!! I thought it was great and most people that like stories like this need to listen or read this book.
Hunger Games is similar but no where near the same.
Nothing really stood out.
No, just left it open for 1 more book. Reading it now!!
The Tris / Tobias elements were enjoyable in an otherwise tense story
This is a good development from the first book, a great expansion of the story. However, I was bitterly disappointed in Book 3 so it's tainted my perception of the whole series.
The Legend Series. Similar series because it is dystopian environment and a young girl is already in the collegiate environment after taking her test at 10 years old. Her path crosses with Day a young criminal of the Republic. The story takes off from there it’s also amazing.
I loved Tobias because he felt broken, but he pushed forward in an attempt to fell whole again with Tris.
I also understand that obsessive need to understand yourself which he displays in this book.
Listen to it, read it, you would regret it.