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Insurgent Audiobook

Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

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©2012 Veronica Roth (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Chrissie Barnett 10-02-14
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    "Couldn't get into it."
    Would you try another book from Veronica Roth and/or Emma Galvin?

    no


    Would you ever listen to anything by Veronica Roth again?

    no


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her voice was to high pitched and girly. She made the book seem like a lark even in the most serious scenes.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No, I had to force myself to listen to it.


    Any additional comments?

    This series seemed to start off well enough. While, I didn't much care for the first one, I read the second hoping it would get better. It did not, it got worse. The stories pace is so slow it would have put me to sleep if the narrator's voice wasn't so piercing and annoying.

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    Courtney 10-01-14
    Courtney 10-01-14
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    "Boring"
    Would you try another book from Veronica Roth and/or Emma Galvin?

    Probably not


    What was most disappointing about Veronica Roth’s story?

    Boring. Took off too slowly. Fell in love with the first book but tried reading and listening to the second and couldn't get into it


    What three words best describe Emma Galvin’s voice?

    Eh childish empty


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I didn't make it through very far to find many


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GAM 09-28-14
    GAM 09-28-14
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    "Too slow....draw out"
    What would have made Insurgent better?

    Moves far too slow!


    What was most disappointing about Veronica Roth’s story?

    As one reviewer said "I want to tell her to get over it all. Her guilt, her self-doubt, her lack of self-esteem...she seems to go on and on. And I find it difficult to determine whether Tris is talking or thinking to herself due to the narration." I totally agree with that statement. I found it to be almost painful!!!


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    There was too much Tris and not enough of Four!!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, it showed how important it is to guard our freedom!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marjory 09-28-14
    Marjory 09-28-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Surprisingly great"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended the book to my friends and sister because I think the evolution of the story is just breath taking. Every time I listen to it I'm in another world living at Trice's place.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Insurgent?

    There's many memorable moments in this book but (without giving away to much) I'd say that the execution is my favorite one.


    Have you listened to any of Emma Galvin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listen only at Divergent from Emma Galvin's other performances and this one is pretty close since it's the second book of the trilogy but I feel like this one is deeper and it gave chills.


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    Alexandra 09-21-14
    Alexandra 09-21-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Will See the Movie, Couldn't Listen to it Twice"

    I listened to the Divergent series about a year ago, and remembered the second one being not as good as the first, and third one being downright awful. Having recently seen the Divergent movie, I tried relistening to the second book. I had to stop halfway through. The narration is pretty hard to listen to (after mostly listening to Barbara Rosenblat and Steven Briggs). I think a lot of the appeal the first time through came from wanting to know what happens next; once you know, it's a lot harder to put up with. I'll definitely go see the movie, but I think I'd have to be pretty desperate to listen to the rest of the novel again.

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    Patricia C. 09-19-14
    Patricia C. 09-19-14
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    "BEST EVER!!!!!!!"
    Any additional comments?

    YOU WOULD NOT GET ANY THING IF YOU ARE NOT A TEEN!!!
    THIS IS THE VERY BEST BOOK FOR TEENS THAT LIKE LONG CRAZY SI-FI BOOKS ABOUT CHOICES!

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    Cristina Reyes 08-30-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this book to a friend. This book ended in a way that I did not expect. I am so excited for the next book,


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kelley 08-29-14
    Kelley 08-29-14
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    "Too juvenile for my taste."
    What disappointed you about Insurgent?

    It was worse than Divergent. I wasn't real impressed with the first book in the series but I muddled through it and decided to find out what happened next. I'm sorry I wasted my credit.


    What was most disappointing about Veronica Roth’s story?

    The story itself has great potential. The characters, however, are self-absorbed, petty, and uninteresting. I stopped listening and just asked one of my friends to give me a synopsis of the overall story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Galvin?

    Davina Porter


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I felt irritated with the characters as well as the narrator.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Chew 08-25-14
    T. Chew 08-25-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as good as the first"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed listening to the narrator, and she does a good job with the pace as well as distinguishing between characters and scenes.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Trish needs to be less "woe is me". It is the main theme of the book, but or thus, it is too excessive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Haven't finished it yet. Don't think I have a favorite scene though.


    Could you see Insurgent being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I hope they make the movie but with less of Trish's self-loathing. Same actors as the first.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan Dewyea Salt Lake City, UT 08-18-14
    Nathan Dewyea Salt Lake City, UT 08-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Book that embodies Teenager Angst"
    Any additional comments?

    The fact that this book was written by a very young woman author is obvious from page one. The main character is chronically worrying over trivial relationship dilemmas of her own making and you have the dubious privilege of listening to hundreds of pages of her mental struggle to find inner peace. Unfortunately, it is a loosing battle as she decides repeatedly that the best way to win love and friendship is through deception, when there exists no reason to lie about past actions and future plans that are obviously justified.

    As for the plot, it is juvenile in that the world described is creative, but overly simplistic. This carries over into character development or the lack thereof. All characters are one dimensional, with few exceptions you always know how a particular character will act. As more of their past comes to light, they do not gain additional depth, rather their current character profile is just reinforced.

    The book starts very slow, but does have some action near the end. More action with less internal diatribe would have been welcome. Though I would love if books and Hollywood would cease to insist that a fit 100 pound girl could successfully take on a fit 200 pound guy with equal combat training. It seems that our overly politically correct society has decided that admitting that large men are more physically capable than petite woman is taboo.

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  • @Scattered_Laura
    NEATH, United Kingdom
    5/28/12
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    "An amazing sequel!"

    INSURGENT LIVED UP TO MY EVERY HOPE!

    The dystopia in which Tris lives becomes even more vivid in Insurgent. The politics and power-struggles are more fierce, the themes of control and rebellion are more poignant. I loved the direction that this book took.

    Tris and Four's relationship hit some speed--bumps in this book, which is common in sequels. However, I'm glad that this remained a background conflict. Both Divergent and Insurgent keep the love interest as a pleasant aside, instead of making it the heart and soul of the story.

    I particularly loved the exploration of each faction in this book. While we saw a lot of the Abnegation and Dauntless factions in the first book, there were more situations involving Amity, Erudite and also The Factionless in Insurgent. I also really enjoyed how much more we learned about Tobias/Four's family.

    In my opinion, the book had only two teeny-tiny little drawbacks. Nothing so big that I'm going to give this any less than five stars! The first was that Tris kept shutting Tobias out. I always find it irksome in books when characters don;t just talk about things which are blatantly going to cause trouble. Still, it did up the conflict. The second thing was something which always annoys me about sequels...

    You know when you watch a TV show which ends on a big cliffhanger and then you have to wait a week for the second part? Well, before part two airs there's always a catch up, right? A quick 'n' dirty thirty-second recap which just refreshes the ol' noggin. Well, the older I get and the more books I read, the more I think all series books should have a paragraph or two at the start which reminds people like me what the hell is going on! Like I said, I'm not gonna take a star off because I get confused easily! He he.

    All in all, this rocked. I can't wait for book three to come out. The ending of this book promises BIG things and it's going to be an agonising wait!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Victoria Hicks
    Bristol, UK
    4/7/13
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    "Another strong dystopian piece from Veronica Roth"

    Like the first book in this trilogy, Divergent, i love Insurgent and have it in Paperback, Kindle e-book & Audible audiobook.



    Insurgent starts where Divergent finished and in this installment the dystopian world is thrown into chaos.

    With fierce political and power struggles, the sub themes of political control and social rebellion are even more enhanced.



    In this book the reader/listener gets to discover and experience more about each faction and the factionless.



    Remaining questions for Divergent are answered while new ones are created, some of which are answered before the book ends and some are not, leaving you wanting more.



    The return of Emma Galvin as narrator is very welcome, she does a brilliant job.



    I cannot wait for the third and final book in this awesome trilogy.



    Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    LEEDS, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Good series !"

    I really liked this series and am especially looking forward to the next instalment however I don't think( as many of the marketing campaigns would suggest) it is on a level with the hunger games. It seems to draw on many of the hunger games themes and ideas ( different segments of the city etc) which is annoyingly repetitive.

    The novel pretty much starts off where the first one ended, making it a bit difficult to follow with out a bit of divergent catchup. However once properly settled the plot really takes off and I found it difficult to put down!

    Be warned the ending is a cliff hanger, not a brutal one but one never the less, so anyone looking for closure might be better off elsewhere!

    Overall highly recommended!:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
    6/11/12
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    "Easy Listen"

    Not quite as good as the first book but definately still an enjoyable listen and am now just waiting for the final installment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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