30+ IT/Geek Male. Used to read lots, but now the "reading" is best done via audible.
So I have heard that not many people are big fans of the ending, so I am posting this now, roughly 2/3's thru the book. I just don't like Aaron Stanford as Tobias. I Still Love Emma, but I find that knocking the performance by two stars is worth it, because I have to keep "selling myself" on Tobias voice acting, where as I don't doubt for a second that I am listening to Tris. --- This book has a totally different pacing and feel from the other two books. If you made it thru the first two, it's requisite to finish the story I feel, but I don't think you will eat it up the way anyone did Divergent and Insurgent.
I knew it was coming and I hoped it wouldn't...but like a candle in the wind, the flame burns out all too fast.
Highly unexpected finale
The end of this story was mind blowing.
I am not sure which was my favorite but I was not a fan of how the author handled the end of the story in regards to the main character.
Yes, I was instantly upset, and while this trilogy was definitely and instant must read from page one of Divergent, at the conclusion of Allegiant I wish I would have never read the series...since then the shock has worn off and I will listen again, it might be a while though.
If they changed the ending or at least created some drama around what should have been a couple great plot twists.
It was almost like they changed the original ending they had planned. I find it hard to believe this was the outcome Roth wrote the first books to lead up to. I agree with everyone else. This book fell apart. The characters we fell in love and hate with in the first two books loose their luster when submerged in a plot I can only describe as lazy. There was so much potential for drama with the characters and where they ended up but instead this book dwells on boring insignificant subplots and characters like Peter and almost skips over the fates of the characters and the moments when friends are lost. Just blah... I hope they change the ending if they do make a movie out of this one.
I love to read. I just don't always have time. Thank God for Audibles, aye? Who knew daily chores could so much fun now?
The first two book of this trilogy was outstanding. I recommend them to everyone. BUT... Just stop at Insurgent and use your own imagination to end the trilogy. Veronica Roth screwed up her attempt. The writer had a intriguing setting, developed characters with intriguing personalities, and even had a plot twist at the begin of this book that would have captivate readers for many years. However, what you go was a cop out. The writer just fizzled at the end of this book. It is like she said "I don't know how to end this, so I will just kill people off and write about everyone's depression and pain."
Probably not, I was left deeply disappointed in her ability to end a great story. I don't want to read about death or coping. Reading is my recreational time. This is the only book/trilogy I recommend knowing the ending before you invest your free time. Plus, the Hungary Games similarities are just too numerous.
I have listened to both of these performers in other books. They did a wonderful job with this trilogy. Emma Galvin has a youthful voice that matched the ages of the characters. Aaron Stanford portrayed Four very well.
Nope. Not a one.
Let's hope that IF this book gets made into a Movie (since Divergent was a great movie) that the producers decide to NOT follow the storyline. This storyline deserves a better ending.
What happened? The first two books were amazing and then this? Don't read it. Make up your own ending.
This was the perfect ending to this trilogy. I loved the action, I swear I could hear every footfall, siren and kiss. I loved the emotion, the breathlessness, the excitement and the and the lust for life.
I have consumed the three books in less than 5 days, what a thrill. These are listed as books for teens but there is a message for all who want to listen to it.
So many negative reviews have been given that I hesitated to purchase this listen. However it was worth every moment.
I love audiobooks and I'm so addicted!
Contains spoilers !!!!!
Loved the narration by Emma Gavin and Aaron Stanford!
This last book in the series was raw, beautifully written, and heartbreaking sad. The ending had me in tears. I really really wanted a happy ending after the struggle that Tris an Four faced but I understand the realities of the world they were in and the consequences that they faced in trying to fix the chaos around them. As much as I hated the ending and that is again cause I wanted a happily ever after, however I thought the writing was beautiful in that the emotions were real and I felt the heartbreak that all the characters faced in trying to restore their broken world and trying to move forward in a new future.
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.
I'm going to go ahead and disagree with the reviews with the most "helpful" votes and say that I thought this was the best book in the trilogy. If you've read my reviews of the first two you already know that I had a hard time making sense of the world. This book goes a long way in explaining the Divergent world. It also explores hard topics like prejudice, discrimination, violence as a means for change, the role of genetics in behavior and the meaning of sacrifice. Both Tris and Tobias grow and mature. My biggest complaint is that I wish we had gotten to these themes earlier in the series so they could have been addressed more thoroughly. Both Emma Galvin and Aaron Stanford did a great job as Tris and Tobias respectively. I normally don't like books with multiple narrators, particularly not when one is male and the other female. I'm not sure if this book could have been done any other way and they managed to merge well enough. If they were better able to differentiate between the voices of the different characters I would have rated them higher.
Ill say first off, I LOVED THE FIRST TWO BOOKS! I waited not very patiently for this book to come out and was terribly disappointed in the quality of the writing and story line. It seemed very rushed and not anything like the first two. My biggest disappointment was how whiney the characters got. They weren't the strong characters I loved from the first books. Fours perspective was a major downfall in this area, he went from being strong and mysterious to whiney and unattractive. I guess this is what happens when authors get a movie deal without finishing the series first....
major thumbs down.