Ok, where do I start on just how horrible this book is. Delirium was good. I loved it, I loved the characters, I loved the relationship between Lena and Alex... Sigh, Alex. What happened at the end was probably the hardest I have ever cried during a book before. And after Alex's potential death, the only reason I picked up Pandemonium is because I had hope that the relationship between Alex and Lena wouldn't have been so perfect just for him to die. I had very high hopes, and a really strong feeling he lived. So I forced myself through Pandemonium, through the ridiculously forced new relationship between Lena and Julian. Which happened way too early after what she just experienced. Ugh. Gross. The second book sucked something major, and once again, I only picked up book 3 because I was right. Alex was alive!!! Though he only got the last 30 seconds of the damn book. So naturally, I just knew her and Alex would end up back together and I had to see Alex get his happily ever after. Requiem was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. Alex was a completely different person. They might have had 3 conversations throughout the whole book, they shared one passionless kiss, and then you don't even find out what happens to anyone!? Does Lena choose Alex? Julian? What happens to ANY of the characters? What happens in the huge battle that's raging on?? I am so dissatisfied -- and since this is the last installment in the trilogy, there is nothing to fix this sense of everything being up in the air. Come on Lauren, serious readers are a very intense and specific creature! They get really into books and they especially get really attached to the characters! They want the characters to get their happy ending but damn, if that isn't possible, then just having some clue as to what happens would be better than leaving us with nothing but unanswered questions!! Ahhhhhhhhh!! Sooooo irritated!!!
I like the way both Hana and Lena had a chance to share their emotions (or lack of) and feelings. They have both changed so much in the last "year" (book time).
eh - just different.
I always want to listen or read a book in one sitting. ALWAYS.
I was a little disapointed in the ending. After having all day to think about why - I've come to terms with the end of Hana's story - I think it makes an excellent point. But, I don't think the love triangle was adequately closed. I think a short epiloge just focusing on the love interest would have been nice.
The first 2 books were great, but I got the feeling that she wasn't sure how to end the story.
Sarah Drew did a great job going back and forth between the 2 characters, even when I had to stop mid-chapter it was easy tell who I had left off listening too.
Audio book addict - completely taken with the YA Dystopia genre, although I also like a good biography or sci-fi novel, especially when it involves time travel . . .
Sarah Drew. She's amazing. She makes the story come alive.
Delirium and Pandemonium, the first two books in the series. There is no comparison I have found for this series; even though there are other dystopian romances out there, none of them have had the emotional charge this one does. I just finished it; I am exhausted.
I loved Lena, but I also loved Alex. He was so complex. And I loved his voice.
Yep. All 10 hours. I couldn't stop listening.
Get ready to be wrecked by the end. This is a true emotional roller coaster.
I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)
I really enjoyed this series and absolutely loved the narrator. I know I am boring but love an ending that keeps ya guessing and crossing your fingers the story could continue!!
I loved all three books and the message they send. I'm sad to see the series end and look forward to future Lauren Oliver books. Sarah Drew is now my favorite narrator, she really brings the characters and emotions alive.
A love story harshly like real life. Mending, Comforting.
The scene when Alex and Lena fight in the woods, before the bear encounter.
Her voice is perfect for a young girl, it matches the cover of the book so perfectly. Sarah spoke in the same intonations I would have read it as in my mind. It was the best audio books I have heard so far.
Will they find their way back to each other?
Feelings, tears, hope.
Good pace most of the time, less silly romance than in the beginning of the series, "Take down the walls!"
Everything! In this book, she was given the best material she could hope for and she made it brilliant! She sounds like a very good actress.
I guess I did :) I think I finished it in a day, I was lucky I got to it on a Sunday.
Well... every narration is an interpretation that changes the way the story and the characters are percieved. I have difficulties reading text, so I only listen, which means I've had to get used to any kind of voice and narration, good or bad, as the only means of getting to the story. Consequently, I'm not picky. But I do appreciate good narrations, and Sarah Drew's interpretation definitely enriched my experience of the book. It's especially in this third volume of the series that she's really perfect! I read reviews from Amazon, of readers of the written text, complaining about the ending. But with Sarah Drew giving me the ending, I was quite satisfied. It might give answers the written text does not? Interpretation? Not sure, but I liked it. There's a wonderful short interview with her at the end, I was sorry it wasn't longer, I loved that, too!
I recently started reading Young Adult Dystopian literature. While waiting for the last Divergent book novel I decided to start this Series. Loved it! Sarah Drew is amazing. Only thing I didn't like about this book and series is the ending. But it was entertaining.
I like the story about Hana and how she was still true to herself. I like the conversation she had with her mom.
I like her voices and especially the parts of the stories when she is yelling or imitating the guys. She really brought the characters to life.
I liked the trilogy, but I didn't like the ending (mostly because it didn't finish the ending). My favorites would still be the Divergent and Hunger Games Series. However, this trilogy was a lot better than the Matched trilogy.
There were times I couldn't wait to know what would happen next.
I'm confused about why the story ended the way it did. Although it was clear who the main character would choose and that the dystopian society would end...everything else was left a mystery. What happened to Hanna? What happened after the walls came down? What happened to all the cured people? It was really frustrating to listen to 3 books and not have all of your questions answered.
Sarah Drew poured so much energy into her performance. She was able to bring the story to life so much more than I recall from the first two books.
I liked that this installment switched between Hana and Lena's POV, to see things from someone who had been 'cured' and someone living outside of society.
Although whenever I hear her voice I can picture the doctor from Gray's Anatomy, she was able to bring energy and interest to the story. She had distinct voices for the different characters, and she successfully brought across the suspense and drama of the plot.