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
I felt that The Host was very slow moving and boring in the beginning. An editor should have gone in a cut this book in half and nothing would have been missing from the story.
No. Kate's voice was very off putting to me and if a future book is read my her I will read the book instead of getting the audio book.
The majority of the first half of the book could be cut out.
Just because you are a fan of Twilight does not mean you will like this book. (I loved Twilight)
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
I had no idea the book was even out there until the movie previews. I just didn't go searching through Meyer's book looking for something so note worthy. I have a respect for the author I didn't have before. Do not "categorize" her just as a teen romance writer.
The book is totally unexpected, right out of the invaders side of the story instead of just the human side and point of view. It gives you a real feel of what hope really could be if we lived in their world and ours. Redefines what kindness and self-sacrifice is.
Amazing book. Totally loved it and the narrator hit a home run with me!
The narration was perfect, the story was engrossing, thoughtful, touching, funny.. extremely well written.. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was a little hesitant, due to the poor reviews over the writing of the vampire books, but this was exceptional.
I truely enjoyed the Uncle, and his gruf character. I felt compassion for Doc, who was obviously troubled by some of the things he had to do.
no one favorite. I did, however, think the ending was specacular. When you're way into a good book like this, you think.. how on earth are they going to end this properly... I get nervous and sometimes don't want to finish for fear of disappointment. I was not disappointed!
When Jody was unable to be revived and the soul was put back into her.. it was such a minor part of the book, but so sweet.
After reading the book, I will avoid the movie like a plague. There is no way it can enhance anything.
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
I enjoyed this book but found it quite depressing to listen to. The story line is great but found it very negative at times and had trouble listing in parts.
Plain and simple... Disappointing. Clouldn't listen past the first two hours. I was expecting an all consuming read from this author (as was the Twilight Saga), but found this book ridiculous.
This is the WORSE audiobook I have ever purchased! I love the entire Twilight Series and had high hopes for falling in love with another Stephenie Meyer book. I do understand that plot is different and this book is a whole new ball game but it just sucks. I have attempted to listen to it on about 5 different occasions but end up just turning it off because it is so bad. I don't know how people could give it such high ratings. If i would give it zero stars I would.
I liked the beginning and the premise, but got bored very quickly with the whiny characters and redundant plot...tired of the main character(s) running around in a cave and getting beaten up repeatedly with sappy dialog over a romantic interest without any real motivation given for that interest. It would have been better as a short story.
I liked the unique plot line (would make a good movie, I think) and the narrator does a commendable job. The love triangle (or quadrangle in this case) is expected for Meyer but done with an interesting twist. Fairly predictable but worth a credit if you are a Meyer fan.
An interesting twist to the "body snatcher" motif, but that wasn't enough to keep the story above three stars. It eventually took on the characteristics of a bad chick flick..."let's all discuss our feelings for the next ten hours". Also, the narrator apparently did not know that a Spanish "ll" has a "y" sound (the cholla cactus is not pronounced "cho la", but "choy ya".
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