The main character is strong/tough but cries constantly. The world she lives in is no picnic, but I was surprised at the frequency of her break downs.
Her love interest is supposed to be a strong/tough/brute guy. She betrays him over and over, by her words and actions, yet it just seems to roll off his back. A man like that would have a much stronger reaction to her first betrayal and wouldn't be with her after the second!
Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.
but I can't seem to believe the world Ms Roth has created. It constantly feels more like the world a 16 year old would imagine than a world that could actually exist. I kept trying to set that aside. It was easier to do in the first book which focused on the initiates, their training and the outbreak of war. Even then I couldn't help thinking that in a world that was being described war was a long time coming. This book focuses more on the factions. I can buy that these sorts of factions would exist within a larger society. But describe a world where the vast majority not only belong to one of them but even have a proclivity to a certain one and they no longer seem like people. It also doesn't help that Tris continually acts like a 16 year old and none of the adults around her point out to her the flaws in her logic or even tell her she's acting like a child. It's like the whole world is populated with adults no more mature than a 16 year old. The politics and the situations end up feeling far too contrived. This is far from the worst young adult fiction I've listened to but it doesn't rank with the best. But like I said, maybe it's just me.
Characters are developed well, author explores them well and their relationships.
It is predictable and very hunger games. The Hunger games is a better story, it was almost a copy cat.
This was an excellent story. Although fiction, the story seems plausible to me.
Emma Galvin's reading made the book come alive.
I don't know that I'd try another, the first was ok, I thought as popular as the series is the following ones would be getting better but if this book is an example I'm done with the series.
Probably not. These books did not live up to my expectations in the least.
Narrator was ok, I can't complain at all. Her voice was a little thin but she read well.
I don't know, I don't think the story kept my attention Errol enough to follow it that closely.
Its a fascinating tale that would begin on may 5th, 1989 in Mease Dunedin hospital and from there the legacy grew. I am adult now.
Fantastic Epic Sequel
Four's Secrets he tried to keep hidden revealed
I have stayed with Emma Galvin's unique sense of narration and perfectly drawing me as a listening. She has a soothing voice. Each character description and character detail is forever stored with in my mind.
Some truths are worth dying for.
In love with audio books!
emotional, deep, moving
The bravery of all characters, the love story that continues to develop.
When Tobias was washing Tris's feet in the bathtub and a few moments later she says he loves him and he asks her to repeat it.
Wow, not for lack of better things to do but I listened to the entire thing in less than 3 days.
Mother. Artistic. Dreamer. Loves fiercely.
The second book in the Divergent series is definitely faster paced. It jumps in right where the first one left off and is more action-packed than the first book from start to finish. I especially love the "plot twist" at the end. (Though, I kind of saw it coming.) There's a lot more that is going on in this book and I think readers will enjoy it.
I would have to say "Uriah" is my favorite character of the first two books for the "comedic relief".
Galvin can "voice act" the characters well. As long as you don't sound monotonous or ridiculously cheesy you're good in my book. ;)
Yes! This series is coming together. It makes since and has a good story line.
Emma has done a good job.
I will buy book 3 and 4 and so on..
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!