His voice was very clear and expressive, he was able to put on various accents for different characters that made the story flow better and his reading sound more authentic
The occasional sound effects were a great addition, but (from the perspective of a performing musician) the music was terrible. It was often out of time, repeititive or just cringeworthy. It's a very small complaint, but nonetheless annoying to hear the same poorly played song repeated for the millionth time.
The realism of the characters and the growth and development of the protagonist during the story.
It's something anybody can relate to having been in high school. Most people would fall into one social category and identify with the protagonist by either being LIKE her or being around (or victimised by) someone like her. This is the story of is like watching Mean Girls through the eyes of one of the plastics- but with her growing as a person and realising that maybe the way she behaves isn't perfect.
Sarah Drew is flawless in any of the books she reads. Being an actress, she's really expressive and able to get the inner feelings of the characters out for you. She has a "voice" for every character that is distinctly different or at least different enough that you don't get confused in moments with a lot of dialogue.
I really identified with one of the characters who is bullied a lot, and there's also a scene in the toilets with a "not cool" girl that makes a big impact. I can't give away too much without spoiling it, really.
This is a must read for high school age kids, parents with teenage children or people who (like me) really like intelligent YA fiction or the writing of Lauren Oliver. Once you get over the initial chapter of the story (which makes it seem like a happy-go-lucky story from a tween movie until the plot takes a sudden turn) , you will be hooked and unable to stop listening.
I already have! The story in this series is so compelling and the wait for the third book is so agonizing that the second I finished Insurgent, I started the series again!
I especially love Tobias. I think the dynamic of Tris and Tobias's relationship very real (complete with the flaws, arguments and trust issues of real relationships) and sometimes painful, sometimes beautiful to see into.
Emma Galvin has such a beautiful voice to listen to. Although she is able to portray the very steady, even tone I would imagine Tris to have, she is very emotive and captures the other characters very well.
Can't tell you because of spoilers, but there are many moments that will move you emotionally in this book.
Bring on Allegient.
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