I read the book first, then I listened to the audiobook. I was about turn off my phone when I heard, "Keep listening for more..." Really? More? Yes!!!! There were three additional stories that were not in the book!!!!
In Allegiant, Four's voice wasn't very well developed. While his thoughts were clearly his own, Roth didn't successfully vary her writing to differentiate between Four and Tris. The first of the novellas in the book also suffered from the same lack of differentiation, but the other stories were much more obviously Four's voice. While she still had Four waxing philosophical as Tris did, he had a much more male edge to his voice.
I will avoid spoilers...Four's Fear Landscape was by far the best scene.
I wish I could have listened to the audiobook in one setting, but the reality of life intervened.
Aaron Stanford has captured the essence of Four. He enhanced Roth's writing and really brought it to life. I am frustrated that there were a few scenes from Divergent that I really wanted to hear from Four's perspective that Roth did not include. At the same time, I'm not sure how well those scenes would have transformed into independent story arches.
Just a small comment... Sebastian York was fantastic as Andrew, but the female narrator drove me nuts. Almost every sentence (and sometimes phrase) was ended with a sharp intake of breath. Besides being horribly annoying, it made it sound like Aubry was on the verge of tears, constantly. Plus, almost every line was delivered with a shaky, immature disposition, making it unbelievable that Andrew would even put up with her for a minute. My rating is an attempt at looking past her performance, plus I'm taking into account that York was great, and given I've heard him play a VERY different character in the past, I can comfortably speak to his voice character range.
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