One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable - and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.
©2012 Veronica Roth (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
Loved her voice. Made the books even better.
This book wasn't as good as the first but overall really enjoyed all 3.
Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant
A bit more YA than “Divergent”, “Insurgent” takes the reader through the time between the simulation attack through the attack on the Erudite. There’s a good mix of action and plot building, but it’s predicated on the main character, Tris, acting stupid and annoyingly. If she acted like this in book one I probably wouldn’t have read book 2 but here we are. The story leaves you with a cliff hanger to pull you into the last book. The story (and my curiosity of how it ends) is told well enough for me to deal with Tris (assuming she doesn’t get much worse).
Perfomance was very good!
Husband, Father, Son.
Heck yeah!! I thought it was great and most people that like stories like this need to listen or read this book.
Hunger Games is similar but no where near the same.
Nothing really stood out.
No, just left it open for 1 more book. Reading it now!!
The Tris / Tobias elements were enjoyable in an otherwise tense story
This is a good development from the first book, a great expansion of the story. However, I was bitterly disappointed in Book 3 so it's tainted my perception of the whole series.
The Legend Series. Similar series because it is dystopian environment and a young girl is already in the collegiate environment after taking her test at 10 years old. Her path crosses with Day a young criminal of the Republic. The story takes off from there it’s also amazing.
I loved Tobias because he felt broken, but he pushed forward in an attempt to fell whole again with Tris.
I also understand that obsessive need to understand yourself which he displays in this book.
Listen to it, read it, you would regret it.
It's a good story, with complex characters that don't always act the way in which they "should" but act in ways that fit them. The narration is really good; the lead character's voice fits, and the others are distinctive.
It's a good action story, with some twists and turns.
There's a good pacing to her reading and she brings excitement, fear, pathos.
The book made me want to listen so much that I bought the readable version as well.
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I did not like this book it felt like a transition and came to no conclusions.
I'm the author of the book "Bronx DA" and an attorney.
This is a terrific second of three books in a series. Unlike many series books where the follow-ups don't live up to the original, Insurgent sustains a great, fast moving story. Roth really knows how to build tension and get you invested in the characters, whether you love or hate them.
The fear landscape
Galvin does a fantastic job with the main character/narrator, Tris, but she's also very successful at doing other character voices. I especially like that she's able to do voices for different genders without sounding corny!
This is definitely a high intensity, high energy book. It's not a big laugh or cry book, but it definitely makes you want to bang on your steering wheel and yell at the characters, "What are you doing!"
Great book - already started "Allegiant" and I'm excited to learn what happens to these characters and what the big secret is!
Insurgent is only the 3rd audiobook I've ever listened to; LOVE this series. I am totally taken in. This is on pair w hunger games and I'm so glad I only have to wait a few days for #3 :)
Emma Galvin IS tris; so convincing and when the movies come out I'll have a hard time putting the new voice to the character :)
If I'd had 11.5 hours to sit and listen this would be the series :)
A teenage guy who loves listening and doesn't mind reading books :)
Oh yes! Simply because it is the best buy I have ever made on Audible! The story was great, the characters were great, and the reader was great!
Definitely Tobias (Four). He is the guy every man wishes he could be! Strong, courageous, and hansom!
Yes, I've listened to Divergent. This one was better. Though not by a whole lot
Definitely the Cliffhanger ending! Not gunna give any spoilers, but WOW!!!!!!
Can't wait for the third book (Allegiant).
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