As much as I love music, I'd rather listen to a book. I love being taken far far away while doing everything.
This book mainly continues the story of Divergent. Not in a bad way, but same.
I picked Divergent from the audible.com listing without knowing about the movie or anything else about it, including that it was a young adult series. My first impression was that it was a too violent, dystopian story like Hunger Games. And it is. And, like Hunger Games, I couldn't quit until I'd read the whole trilogy straight through. Unlike Hunger Games, it stays in my mind several days after I finished it. I can't explain why.
Personally I found Emma Galvin flat in her narration. She just always seemed angry, like there was no other emotion. Although some of this is likely due to the way the character was written.
After reading the comments from other viewers I'm a little lost. First of all, the ending was predictable because of the change in format of the book. Secondly, it wasn't like the first two books offered anything very revolutionary in a dystopian novel. This series to me was very much like 1984. Third, I actually thought that the explanation of what was going on beyond the walls was interesting. Yes the GD vs GP seemed like an attempt to create conflict for the novel, it was no different than anything that was done in the other two books. I can't say that the first two books were all that great regarding creativity and character development and so it is not surprising that the third is lacking these aspects as well. I actually liked the ending (maybe because I expected it from the beginning). If you've listened to the first two there's no reason not to finish the trilogy.
They finally start to learn the truth about there lives, and how society can be so arrogant and blind to what is right and wrong morally. She also shows that people become who they are from all different ways, family, friends, experience's. Learning the truth does make someone change overnight, or strip you of all of what you have learned and lived. Our choices and the experiences define who we are.
How they got the serum needed to make the major change.
( I never understand this question) clearly it is the MAIN character. If it was not why am I listening to this book.
I read several reviews from other people, they were very negative, and honestly made me hesitant to listen to the last book. I'm glad I did. While it was sad, it was very good and I guess I liked that the writer did something most other's don't. How she ended the book with the people that died, is not that common. I can't say more without telling what happens.
There was a lot of negativity on how she should or could have gone with this book. I believe that for her to end it on 3 books, she made what happens and how fast and or what falls out more believable. You can't change the world in a day. I think a lot of readers expected that to happen. Everything takes time, and she clearly shows that in this book.
Love best? This book was ridiculous and weird.
I would have changed the end of Divergent and set the story on a different course. It had such potential for a deep, meaningful storyline, and it just got weird. I wanted to like it so much, but alas.
I can't think of a favorite part. The only parts I can think of make me mad or roll my eyes. Like, y u do dis, Veronica Roth?
I may have shed a tear. It was sad. Tobias probably feels bad and he should feel bad. Stupid book.
Don't not listen/read this because of what other people say about it. Finish the series and get your closure. And then burn/delete it and don't worry about it again.
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.