I saw the first movie, and the family asked for the audiobook. The plot has some interesting twists, too bad that those twists and turns don't happen in a believable world. It's not so much that the simulation drugs are beyond believable, I can "suspend belief" for more far-fetched concepts, but the whole world of the story lacks substance and the basics of civilization, while still pretending that some civilization exists. No one actually picks up trash, or cans food, or runs powerplants. That is all some distopian fantasy with a given invisible infrastructure, that wont actually work for the factions described. I can pass over the teenage raging hormones is the middle of battle, But the heroine's giving in to her inherent weakness compared to all the males around her, just seem to be the finishing blow. She spends too much time feeling the victim, for me to enjoy the story. I'll be interested in the conclusion enough to see the last movie, but the book/audiobook isnt really worth my time.
This was the 1st audio book I ever purchased. I really enjoyed having this on my road trip to pass the hours. This is a fantastic series. Loved hearing Emma Galvin's voice bring this book to life. I will be buying more audio books in the future. I will recommend this book to all my family and friends.