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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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    3dega1 Easton, PA 05-29-12
    3dega1 Easton, PA 05-29-12
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    "Different and good!!!"
    What did you love best about The Host?

    I was not expecting this book to be this good. Love the story line... different and well put together. I can't wait for the movie to come out.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jeb was my favorite character, always looking at the possitive side of the sitiation. Also Ian, so loving and always willing to give a second chance to everyone.


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    Leah ruther glen, va, United States 05-25-12
    Leah ruther glen, va, United States 05-25-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "A Personal Favorite"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes yes yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this book. Listened to it 3 times now. Can't wait for the movie in March 2013

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    Erica 05-16-12
    Erica 05-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to all of my friends.


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE ENDING. I won't spoil it but I loved it!


    What does Kate Reading bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I love the different voices she uses when speaking for the different characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I loved Twilight and The Hunger Games, but this book has to be my favorite. A very complicated love story. I laughed out loud and cried out loud. I will listen to it again in a few months. I know I will miss these wonderful and pure characters. Stephanie Meyers writes just for me! lol!

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    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 04-30-12
    Patricia A. Cross Cortland, NY, US 04-30-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it"

    Slow in the beginning, but picks up 1/3 the way in. You'll want an ian in your life.

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    Janel Coraopolis, PA, United States 04-02-12
    Janel Coraopolis, PA, United States 04-02-12
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    "This book is the Bomb!!"
    What did you love best about The Host?

    A little bit of everything. Im a huge fan of sci fi fantasy


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

    When they gave Wanda her own hot bod so she can continue living on earth with her loved ones.


    What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

    I think she did a great job. Made it come to life


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

    Im a dude and I almost cried


    Any additional comments?

    When they make the movie they better not F it up!

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    Deanna Costa Mesa, CA 03-19-12
    Deanna Costa Mesa, CA 03-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A book a listen to time and time again. Love it!"

    I really loved this book, both the story and narration. I got so emotionally connected to the characters and the story hooked me completely. It is rare for me to get so attached to characters that I get choked up, but it happened to me more than once.

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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

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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

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