I haven't read the print version of this book, but Clare Danes's interpretation captivated me on so many levels. In her hands, I enjoyed this book probably more than I would have had I read it myself. I would absolutely recommend this audio book to fans of the print book.
I hesitate to say this, but I would compare it to the Hunger Games. The writing is far better in this book and it's a different style altogether, but the dark tone is the same, and the premises for both books is similar. I would say this book would suit those who might want a more literary version of The Hunger Games.
It was so interesting to listen to the story as if Clare Danes was speaking to me as Offred. I believed her so much, it was almost creepy! I'm also finding it's hard to move on to other audio books because Clare Danes was such an exceptional narrator.
I would take Offred. I want to know what happened to her.
I can't stop thinking about this book, and I've actually started listening to it for a second time. It's one of those stories that stays with you.
I was hoping this book would be as engaging as the first one, and I was very disappointed. This one failed to keep my interest. Also I was hoping there would be a big reveal at the end or something to make me eager to read the next installment, but the end was not shocking and it didn't leave me wanting more.
I would listen to something by Veronica Roth again, but as for this series I think I'm done with it.
Emma Galvin did a solid job with the narration; she captured the tone very well and if I weren't so disinterested in the story itself, I would have enjoyed this more.
I did listen to this book all the way through, so it must have kept my interest enough for me to keep going. I though it was interesting to learn more about Tobias's parents, although I found their characters to be a bit flat for the most part.
I wouldn't listen to Divergent again, although I did enjoy it and it kept my interest. I enjoy this genre, and I liked the concept in this book. I was excited to come back to it and I blew through it pretty quickly.
The ending of this book made me want to dive right into the second book. I downloaded it right away.
In my mind, Emma Galvin was the protagonist, Tris. Tris is tough but still vulnerable, and she is constantly evaluating her instincts and changing her behavior to fit each situation.
I enjoyed the moment at the choosing ceremony where Tris chooses a new faction. Even though you kind of see it coming, the tension leading up to it kept me interested.
This was my first download on audible, and I really enjoyed it.
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