I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex, pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, push, push, push, like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.
Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times best seller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.
©2012 Laura Schechter (P)2012 HarperCollinsPublishers
She is dimensional with her characters and it is phenominal work.
The death of Blue!
Worth the precious credit.
Once you get past the bizarre premise of this trilogy, this book takes you away...It is an escape... it is an adventure that you can see, smell and taste. I couldn't stop listening! My husband even enjoyed it! My only complaint: the final book has not been released yet!
Enjoy the ride :)
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
I really loved this book. I liked it more than the first book for sure.
I didn't think at first I would like it, but the past/present format of the book really worked for me! It was very cinematic for me, flashbacks are very cool. I could picture how it would look in a movie, so that was great.
Spunky, fun voices.
What is up with these endings???? Lauren Oliver, you're killing me! When does Requiem come out? What is going to happen??? I need to know right now!
The narrator did a great job you really felt like you were in the story
She pulls you into the story and brings the characters to life.
Pandemonium is the fast-paced sequel to Delirium by Lauren Oliver. It's not my all-time favorite audiobook, but I did enjoy it.
The story picks up where Delirium left off, and doesn't waste too much time re-telling the original story. Although the story was good, I preferred Delirium. The timeline in Pandemonium bounces back and forth between the past and the present, making it important for you to pay attention to the words "NOW" and "THEN" at the beginning of each chapter. Pandemonium was at times a bit predictable and the main character, Lena, seemed to whine a bit too much for my liking. I do, however, love the characters and am eager to see what happens in the next installation of the story.
Sarah Drew does a good job with the narration, but there are a couple of times when her voice was too quiet for me to hear the words clearly.
Although this review may seem harsh, I DID enjoy the audio and I am anxiously awaiting the next installment.
Lauren Oliver is a great writer, with lovely prose. She has created characters that are real, full, believable. Her dystopian world is stark, violent, disturbing. It's a world where emotion is disease and anathema, but the removal of such leaves people with no capacity for care or compassion, much less the deeper emotions.
In Pandemonium, Lena struggles to cope with her new life in the Wilds, with the rebels, fighting to survive. It is clearly a middle book, the story moving to a climax that can only be resolved in the as yet published Requiem.
It isn't as good as Delirium, but I still enjoyed the book. The narrator is excellent.
Now I'm with the others waiting for book 3.
Absolutely, I would, and have already! I loved the uniqueness of the main story, we've all read the boy meets girl and falls in love although it's forbidden, but it's the WHY that I found so interesting.
As I just stated, the circumstances under which the characters try to live was something I've not seen/read before. It had me wondering ” What if that were real?”. It certainly kept me interested and entertained.
All of them, but Hana and Lena are my favorite!
Oh heck, I don't know, lol.
Read this book,and the others
Really enjoyed the continuation of the story from book 1. The book flips back and forth between past and present and I liked that. A good way of giving context to the events in the current time.
The ending. I won't spoil it but there was a significant surprise. Can't wait for book three to see how that all unfolds.
Yes. I didn't listen to it in all one sitting, but did listen to it fairly quickly.
This is a great follow up to Delirium. Can't wait for Requiem! It expands on so much of the world Lena now lives in and we meet a whole new bunch of characters.
The introduction of the new characters, I connected with them much more than I did with the characters of Delirium.
I have only listened to Sarah Drew in this series and I liked her narration in both Delirium and Pandemonium.
I prefer audio books over reading, but that's just me!!!
The very end!
The first book of the series was the same narrator and I felt she did a great job.
It's A Small World After All
This book was adventure 24/7 and kept me wanting more!
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