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The Host Audiobook

The Host: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

©2008 Stephenie Meyer; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    Lydia 03-16-12
    Lydia 03-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Very creative storyline"

    While reading this book, you are immediately drawn in to the plot. The narration is very well done and the main characters are very well developed without adding too many non-essential details and narration.

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    Julie Mead, WA, United States 02-16-12
    Julie Mead, WA, United States 02-16-12
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    "Great book but hard to understand in the beginning"
    What did you like best about The Host? What did you like least?

    Loved the story. Thought provoking!


    What other book might you compare The Host to and why?

    The hunger games trilogy...same type of fantasy


    How could the performance have been better?

    Didn't care for the voice of the narrator. To old sounding


    Was The Host worth the listening time?

    I didn't listen to it after the first couple of hours as I couldn't hear the difference of the voices so it was confusing. Loved the story tho so I read the book instead.


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    Kayla 01-17-12
    Kayla 01-17-12
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    "Amazing"
    Where does The Host rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was my first audiobook and I loved it. Lots of suspense. I made a deal with myself to only listen to books on the treadmill or while on long trips. With this book I was doing alot of treadmill time. Had to find out what happens next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Very intense and lots of twists and turns


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Wanda, Melanie, Jamie, Jared, Ian, Jeb


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Both


    Any additional comments?

    Great book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lori 12-30-11
    lori 12-30-11
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    "keeps you guessing with suspense"
    Would you listen to The Host again? Why?

    definitely - unpredictable


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Host?

    when you realize who she really loves


    Which character – as performed by Kate Reading – was your favorite?

    Wanda the wanderer


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, but it took many


    Any additional comments?

    very creative writer

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chelsea United States 12-01-11
    Chelsea United States 12-01-11
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    "Mind boggling and oh so addictive!!!"

    One of the most captivating books I have encountered in a long time. Much like her Twilight series, I became border-line obsessed with this book. The story and its characters draw you in and there is never a dull moment. I was honestly sad when the book was over. This is a definite must read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kera Dayotn, OH, United States 11-26-11
    Kera Dayotn, OH, United States 11-26-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Inside Out Thrilling"

    Getting into someone's head is easy, trusting their instincts can lead to a love you never knew you were capable of on this planet or any other. Stephanie Meyer bends her genius fiction writing mind and pens two determined souls who share one body that must make peace within to survive and find what they cannot live without.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    JAMIE M BEARD 11-23-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Nice read"

    I love to read this book, it is not my favorite to listen to, the narrater is just ok

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 11-05-11
    Amanda 11-05-11
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    "A great book read superbly"

    I loved this book - and even if you hate Twilight etc you should give Stephanie Meyer a chance. This one is clever and mature and is read beautifully.

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    Warfy Colorado, USA 10-22-11
    Warfy Colorado, USA 10-22-11 Member Since 2016

    Warfy

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    "Good story, annoying reading"

    After reading the hard copy of this book, I suggested that my husband check it out. He decided to download the audiobook and we listened to it together. Maybe it's just a personal preference, but when I read this book, I liked the main character because she seemed self-reliant and matter-of-fact. However, the narrator made her seem exactly the opposite, whiny, over-dramatic, and unlikeable Her over-acting completely changed the feel of the story. At least my husband got a good laugh out of it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 10-21-11
    D. WARD Midlothian, Virginia United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2009

    Diana bookworm

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    "Fascinating storyline.....plopped a bit at the end"

    I was pretty hooked at first, its a long long book and I do enjoy that. I got a bit bored toward the end....lots of emotional slop that weakened the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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