Moves far too slow!
As one reviewer said "I want to tell her to get over it all. Her guilt, her self-doubt, her lack of self-esteem...she seems to go on and on. And I find it difficult to determine whether Tris is talking or thinking to herself due to the narration." I totally agree with that statement. I found it to be almost painful!!!
There was too much Tris and not enough of Four!!
Yes, it showed how important it is to guard our freedom!!
I have recommended the book to my friends and sister because I think the evolution of the story is just breath taking. Every time I listen to it I'm in another world living at Trice's place.
There's many memorable moments in this book but (without giving away to much) I'd say that the execution is my favorite one.
I've listen only at Divergent from Emma Galvin's other performances and this one is pretty close since it's the second book of the trilogy but I feel like this one is deeper and it gave chills.
I listened to the Divergent series about a year ago, and remembered the second one being not as good as the first, and third one being downright awful. Having recently seen the Divergent movie, I tried relistening to the second book. I had to stop halfway through. The narration is pretty hard to listen to (after mostly listening to Barbara Rosenblat and Steven Briggs). I think a lot of the appeal the first time through came from wanting to know what happens next; once you know, it's a lot harder to put up with. I'll definitely go see the movie, but I think I'd have to be pretty desperate to listen to the rest of the novel again.
I liked Divergent and was looking forward to this book, but it was disappointing. The characters fell short of what you would expect from their factions. The author missed a great opportunity to develop a coming of age book with a female lead character, young girls need more heroines. Triss is selfish, self centered and unlikeable in this book. Four looses most of his personality and the story gets bogged down. I won't spend the money for the last book
I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. This book ended in a way that I did not expect. I am so excited for the next book,
It was worse than Divergent. I wasn't real impressed with the first book in the series but I muddled through it and decided to find out what happened next. I'm sorry I wasted my credit.
The story itself has great potential. The characters, however, are self-absorbed, petty, and uninteresting. I stopped listening and just asked one of my friends to give me a synopsis of the overall story.
I felt irritated with the characters as well as the narrator.
I enjoyed listening to the narrator, and she does a good job with the pace as well as distinguishing between characters and scenes.
Trish needs to be less "woe is me". It is the main theme of the book, but or thus, it is too excessive.
Haven't finished it yet. Don't think I have a favorite scene though.
I hope they make the movie but with less of Trish's self-loathing. Same actors as the first.
The fact that this book was written by a very young woman author is obvious from page one. The main character is chronically worrying over trivial relationship dilemmas of her own making and you have the dubious privilege of listening to hundreds of pages of her mental struggle to find inner peace. Unfortunately, it is a loosing battle as she decides repeatedly that the best way to win love and friendship is through deception, when there exists no reason to lie about past actions and future plans that are obviously justified.
As for the plot, it is juvenile in that the world described is creative, but overly simplistic. This carries over into character development or the lack thereof. All characters are one dimensional, with few exceptions you always know how a particular character will act. As more of their past comes to light, they do not gain additional depth, rather their current character profile is just reinforced.
The book starts very slow, but does have some action near the end. More action with less internal diatribe would have been welcome. Though I would love if books and Hollywood would cease to insist that a fit 100 pound girl could successfully take on a fit 200 pound guy with equal combat training. It seems that our overly politically correct society has decided that admitting that large men are more physically capable than petite woman is taboo.
highly recommended to friends and acquaintances alike purely for the fact that it is a staple in the diet for teens but that being said it is not lacking worth.
without leaving any spoilers I would say the ending mainly because unlike the first book in the series (divergent) this sequel has an cliff hanger that leaves you intrigued.
I would have to say Uriah.
when a certain character whom thought they had a death wish faces their fears and realizes they don't want to die. it was a pivotal turning point and leaves me hoping for even more character development in an already dynamic, multi-faceted character.