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Insurgent: (Divergent, Book 2) | [Veronica Roth]

Insurgent: (Divergent, Book 2)

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future. Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever...because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.
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Publisher's Summary

Fighting for survival in a shattered world....the truth is her only hope.

The thrillingly dark sequel to New York Times best seller, Divergent.

I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am.

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever...because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.

©2012 Veronica Roth (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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    RedLady 05-07-14
    RedLady 05-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Got through it"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    He said, she said over and over again, please veronica think of something else to say instead! I have never heard these words repeated so often in a audio book.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    Most interesting was 4's relationship with his family.


    What three words best describe Emma Galvin’s performance?

    Good


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    01-01-14
    01-01-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "Meh."

    While I enjoyed the first book in this series, based on this book, I will not finish the trilogy. It lacked so much that the first book had. I didn't care for any of the characters, didn't feel for any of them and I couldn't have cared if they lived or died. Frankly I don't remember who is doing what and where or with who because I just stopped caring. Perhaps a second listen could convince me otherwise but I doubt that I'll bother.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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  • Johanna
    United Kingdom
    5/24/14
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    "Only read if you can take it."
    Would you try another book written by Veronica Roth or narrated by Emma Galvin?

    I thought Emma Galvin did a wonderful job reading so I'd definitely try her work again. As for Veronica Roth, I'd probably tread carefully from now on.


    What was most disappointing about Veronica Roth’s story?

    It was simply too brutal for me. I thought the first book was interesting, the characters well rounded, but eventually it became the book equivalent of an ego shooter game for me. It turned so bleak that I simply couldn't stick with it anymore.


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

    No, this was my first.


    Do you think Insurgent needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Well it has a follow up book. I read a plot summary and decided to stop listening immediately when I did. There is only so much bleakness I find enjoyable.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a well written book. If unhappy situations don't put you off then I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'm too sensitive though and if you're a parent reading this, I'd certainly think twice before letting my child enjoy this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. P. L. Norris
    United Kingdom
    12/9/13
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    "Absorbing dystopian fiction"
    What did you like most about Insurgent?

    Beatrice's world is convincing and intriguing, and I enjoyed the way the story progressed, revealing more about the factions and their relationships as the book goes on.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The initiation process Beatrice goes through to join her chosen faction.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Gavin – was your favourite?

    It'd have to be Beatrice, as it's told in the first person we get to know her pretty well!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I believe the film is already in production, but something like:
    'In a world where your choices are made for you, one girl will learn to think for herself...'


    Any additional comments?

    The reader is very good, I find female narrators a little shrill sometimes, but Emma Gavin has an expressive and pleasant voice, and she convinced as Beatrice. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games, then this book shares much of its tone and themes, I recommend it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
    8/15/14
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    "Ok, but not a great YA novel, bit formulaic"

    A good light read, nothing too Earth shattering, with ok writing. Not as well written as The Hunger Games, not as amazing as The Knife of Never Letting Go, or as harrowing as The Way I Live Now. There are many other much better written YA books out there, but this is still fine, and well read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 98vicmou
    Sutton Coldfield, UK
    7/16/14
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    "Where is this story going?"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    im not sure the author actually knew where she was going with the plot of this book. It took forever to reveal the secret that marcus was keeping, and even then it really wasnt clear. Why does Tris keep making promises she doesnt intend to keep? it just doesnt make any sense why four is with her!


    Would you be willing to try another book from Veronica Roth? Why or why not?

    i loved Divergent, friends recommended i didnt bother with allegient - i read he synopsis on wkipedia, the plot goes crazy.


    What does Emma Galvin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    love her as the voice of Tris, she has a very natural - teen sound.


    Was Insurgent worth the listening time?

    yes if you want to know the big secret


    Any additional comments?

    didnt bother with allegient - it just seemed to get weirder

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Taha Sharieff
    7/13/14
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    "Brilliant trilogy"
    What made the experience of listening to Insurgent the most enjoyable?

    The reader's voice is very soothing and perfect for the role of Tris. The entire trilogy was brilliant because of her voice.


    What other book might you compare Insurgent to, and why?

    Hunger games trilogy. The plots are very similar


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

    No. I believe this was the first


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trevor
    Llanyre, United Kingdom
    6/29/14
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    "A very good follow on book"
    Where does Insurgent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is not a top ranking book but a good book to fill time when doing boring tasks, not one i would just stop everything to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the first and now the second book, if you like the rise and fight back of the down trodden then you will enjoy this, also has a few good twists like the first book. Will definitely get the third book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Ashford, United Kingdom
    4/18/14
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    "Captivating and exciting, well read"
    What made the experience of listening to Insurgent the most enjoyable?

    The story is really interesting and very easy to follow in audio form. The characters are built up brilliantly and there is always something to make you want to listen further. The author doesn't hold any punches, and there are a lot of twists and turns in the plot. The main character is interesting and seems invincible! There were lots of ahh moments for the romance, and lots of oo! moments for the exciting bits and awwwww! moments for the sad bits. Even a tear or two was shed!


    What other book might you compare Insurgent to, and why?

    It's as exciting as the series by Rodererick Brown called Tunnels. It's at that level, some love interest, some excitement and pretty gritty with slight gory descriptions.


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

    No, haven't listened to any others, but she is excellent. Her performance is outstanding and expressive at the right time. I had to return a book previously because the narrator was so awful, but Emma Gavin does not disappoint.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I think the moments that her parents were killed were really heart breaking. And also the point where Tobias was pointing a gun at Tris in the control room. Very gripping.


    Any additional comments?

    Have downloaded the other two, can't wait to listen to them!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matt
    Marchington, United Kingdom
    4/6/14
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    "Very good listen, well performed, interesting idea"

    Similar to Hunger games in some ways but a nice idea and really well read and exciting. Want to take the kids to see the movie now. Will definitely download the sequels

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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