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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I just don't know if I am a fan of this author. Her story lines are rather basic and I had a really hard time getting into the book. I got through this book before I started the Twilight saga. Audio is good overall.
i wasn't sure at first if i would enjoy this book or not. i should not have worried. it was a great book and i even learned a thing or two while listening to it.
This one has it all! Told from the viewpoint of an alien parasite, I documents her epiphany about her kind. Characters are convincingly developed as she develops a liking then a love for her host and human friends and associates.
There are adventure, romance, and thrills here and the tale is totally involving. Highly recommend this great listen.
I've already read all of Stephenie's books from the Twilight saga and liked them all specially the last one, Breaking Dawn, but by far Host is my favorite. I really, really hope there's a second book!
While I really enjoyed this book, I cannot agree with those that rate this book in the same league as the Twilight series. The narrator is okay, but I found myself dreading the narration when the main characters were emotional. To be fair, I think the narrator for Twilight (Ilyana Kadushin) was amazing, so it's always harder to enjoy the next book even when the narrator is good.
After reading the Twilight series and this book by Stephanie Meyer, I do see some patterns and hope that her next books will not depend so heavily on the love triangles, which seem to drag out a little too long.
I still highly recommend the book.
I haven't been a member very long, but I've listened to about 6 audiobooks, and several podcasts. I really liked the reading done by Kate Reading. She uses different inflections for different characters, which really enhanced my listening pleasure, imbibing their voices with the characteristics described in the narrative, and helping flesh out the picture in my head.
I'm currently 2/3 of the way through, and sad that I'm on the downward leg of the journey, as it's so good I don't want it to end. But I'll be looking for another read by Kate for my next one!
I really liked this book. It was very well written and had an interesting story. I had a hard time putting it down. I also thought the narrator did a great job reading it.
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. I only finished it to see if it got any better but it didn't. Don't waste your time or money.
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