Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias' point of view.
Listeners first encountered Tobias as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Listeners will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When taken together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias' life. The first three pieces in this volume - "The Transfer", "The Initiate", and "The Son" - follow Tobias's transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, "The Traitor", runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving listeners a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty - and love - that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior.
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I read the book first, then I listened to the audiobook. I was about turn off my phone when I heard, "Keep listening for more..." Really? More? Yes!!!! There were three additional stories that were not in the book!!!!
In Allegiant, Four's voice wasn't very well developed. While his thoughts were clearly his own, Roth didn't successfully vary her writing to differentiate between Four and Tris. The first of the novellas in the book also suffered from the same lack of differentiation, but the other stories were much more obviously Four's voice. While she still had Four waxing philosophical as Tris did, he had a much more male edge to his voice.
I will avoid spoilers...Four's Fear Landscape was by far the best scene.
I wish I could have listened to the audiobook in one setting, but the reality of life intervened.
Aaron Stanford has captured the essence of Four. He enhanced Roth's writing and really brought it to life. I am frustrated that there were a few scenes from Divergent that I really wanted to hear from Four's perspective that Roth did not include. At the same time, I'm not sure how well those scenes would have transformed into independent story arches.
It was a more in depth look into Four and gave you a better understanding of him. It is not
nessasary but nice.
Getting to know Four
I thought he did a good job
I thought it was worth every minute as I wanted to know him.. I know some will think it would be a waste of time expecially if you read it after the other books,
I really enjoy the way Roth has written Four. It is very insightful getting the story from Four's point of view. There are a lot of details that you can guess at from the stories as told by Tris, but this fills in so much more detail. I also really like the character of Four, so I'm glad I got to hear more about him.
What I liked most was seeing how his relationship with Tris affected him.
Aaron Stanford has a voice that really fits the character of Four. He is easy to listen to.
It's a side story of Divergent and very nice
No need - it's alredy out. I think the producers would do well including those stories in the movies
I look forward to more stories from Four's point of view. I am a real fan of Veronica Roth, but since I saw the movie my passion has even increased, if possible.
It was not a story and added nothing to the series
It was not a story. Why did she bother just tossing garbage in at the end?
No one should have read this book
There wasn't any
Hate that this was just thrown in. The reader switched into very weird voices. There was no story, simply fragments that went no where.
the only reason I would recommend it is if they were absolute fans that can't get enough but I was hoping it would go thru with his point of view of the whole series but itstead it was more of a backstory with no real new information. I wouldn't spend the extra money for it but it wasn't a bad book. just lacking in my opinion.
this one just lacked a bit.
he brings the character more to life makes it more easily pictured in my head
yes!!!! if there was a second book that covered the rest of the series from his point of view it would be nice.
I really enjoyed Divergent, so Four was a special treat. And I had a similar revelation that I've had in other series, and that is that it's a shame we were following the wrong hero! Like in Lord of the Rings how Aragorn or Gimli or Legolas was much more interesting than the hobbits, or like James Potter, Lupin, and Sirius were much more interesting than Harry, Hermoine and Ron, I think Four his fellow initiates were more interesting than Tris!
But in any case, a second chance to visit that world, learn some new things and get some new insights, and enjoy the familiar story from a different point of view is pretty neat. I wish more authors gave their fans a similar opportunity!
good follow up to the Divergent series....love Four! It was nice to get his side of things. You really got an even better feel of his character
The Highest ranking!!
Four, because he's strong and you hear it in the way Aaron reads it.
Intensity, raw emotion, depth!!
Not sure, but I would cast Aaron just for his voice alone. (No offense to Theo because I love him as Four too.)
Just tell Aaron he has to give his voice for other audiobooks too. I can't wait to hear him read again, especially since I've finished Allegiant and the Four Series. I'll be re-hearing them both until a new Audiobook with Aaron Stanford comes out.
I enjoyed the back story on one of the main characters. This explains many things about Four, where he came from, and why he acts the way he does.I did not put this book down until I finished listening to every word! Good job! Alright Ms. Roth what's next?
The most memorable moment for Four was when he was made the decision to switch factions. Heroic move!
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