Maybe all the foul language. I'm not sure it is really necessary to the characters development.
tone down the language. I don't mind an occasional "f-bomb" but it did get a little abrasive after awhile.
The final scene when all is done and you see the characters putting things back together followed by the scene in the concrete tunnel (totally creepy)
It was, more than once, and they did a good job with who they picked
Probably not since I don't have a lot of time to re-listen to things and there are a lot of other books I want to listen to but maybe because it was good. I think I could get more out of it if I did reread it.
The fact the author didn't make it a happily ever after ending. When characters have gone through as much as these had it would be insulting to the reader to make it all go away.
It's a little slow but not too much so
When Buttercup comes home in the end. I cried.
I think that the story does drag on a little with America taking forever to get over Aspen and make a decision, but it was still a good book.
The most interesting aspect was the ending when America finally makes a choice and we see Maxon finally become more than a door mat. It was good to see him as something other than "Prince Charming" with no worries other than nervousness about having to pick a bride.
Yes I would. She was easy to listen to.
If you are interested in a easy light hearted read then yes it was well worth the listen.
I would try another book by Kiera Cass. I found her writing fun and easy to read.
I hadn't listened to anything by Kiera Cass before but I enjoyed it just the same.
Mild, appropriate, relaxed
to read the next book in the series
In the second novel the story really begins in ernest. The first book just gives some background info for the second book where the action really gets started.
After reading the first novel I had been reluctant to read the next books in the series, however I was pleasantly surprised when the second novel started to move away from the light young adult fare and really delve into a more mature dystopia novel about polite, war, and the effects of PTSD. While the first novel sort of stood alone, the second novel is where the story really picks up the pace and gets started.
Carolyn McCormick does a good job narrating but I think it was a case of her not being the right narrator for this set of books. I would like to hear her do other novels though.
I did not have any strong reactions to the book but I did enjoy it. It made me look forward to the next book.
So I'm not a huge fan of YA novels but all my students said I HAD to read this one. The book had been hyped so much I expected another Harry Potter. It's not quite in the same league but I still enjoyed it. While "The Hunger Games" got all the hype, it was really just a jumping off point for the other two books. And, while the fist book is definitely young adult, the other two novels are more mature. Definitely worth a read, or rather a listen.
Rich, exciting, engaging
Listening to the Page's first foray back into London, mouth sealed shut, mask distorting her features, forced to fight the people whom she regraded as family, was thrilling so was the scene where she kills Warden's cousin with pollen! Such ugly detail made it so alive.
No I haven't but I'm now looking for other books she has narrated. I was amazed at how she made the book come alive! At one point I lost what was happening in the story because I was so enthralled by the tone and timbre or Alana Kerr's voice.
I have read many dystopia novels, most all young adult, and found this one the best of the lot. This is written for adults not for tweens and it shows in the rich details and lack of teen heart throb. The relationships are multi-layered and complex, just like the story itself. I must read for anyone who plowed through the Hunger Games or Divergent. Like savoring luxurious deep dark chocolate ganache after eating cheap milk chocolate candy coating.
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