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Requiem Audiobook
Requiem
Written by: 
Lauren Oliver
Narrated by: 
Sarah Drew
Requiem Audiobook

Requiem: Delirium Trilogy, Book 3

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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, March 2013 - One perk of being an Audible Editor is that I am often lucky enough to get my hands on an early copy of a much-coveted book. This was the case with Requiem – the final book in Lauren Oliver’s marvelous dystopian trilogy. And the conclusion was as brilliant as the first two books. Young Adult literature is experiencing a real renaissance right now and I’ve been reading and listening to a lot of it, but this series beats out all the others, in my opinion. Oliver’s world is creepily compelling and utterly unique, and the narration is top-notch. Even though I’ve already read Requiem I’ll be listening to it as soon as I can: Sarah Drew rivals Emma Galvin as today’s best YA voice. —Emily, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

This exciting finale to Lauren Olive's New York Times best-selling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States.

Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.

As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

With lyrical writing, Lauren Oliver seamlessly interweaves the peril that Lena faces with the inner tumult she experiences after the reappearance of her first love, Alex, the boy she thought was dead. Sophisticated and wide-ranging, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to a thrilling conclusion.

©2013 Laura Schechter (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers

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    marzie Roanoke, TX, United States 06-10-13
    marzie Roanoke, TX, United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2014
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    No I liked it all. It ws very enjoyable and I liked the character analysis


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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 05-29-13
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 05-29-13 Member Since 2015

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    "An Awesome 3rd Book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Requiem to be better than the print version?

    Yes, because you can sit back and relax while the narrator paints the picture in your mind!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Requiem?

    The little girl playing with the doll head and singing.


    What does Sarah Drew bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She brings to the book a voice and emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    This 3rd book was as good as the first 2 and left me wanting more. It was a bit slower but I liked how the chapters switched between two characters and their point of views! As a whole, I recommend this dystopian trilogy!

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    If you could sum up Requiem in three words, what would they be?

    It was really good I couldn't wait to rea des it . The only bad part was it ended


    What did you like best about this story?

    Whole different world but not . It just a book that once you started it
    Was hard to put down


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

    No


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

    When she first came face to face with her mother


    Any additional comments?

    The ending left me wanting more. It came to fast

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    Marjorie 05-24-13
    Marjorie 05-24-13

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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    "Way to dark. Couldn't finish it."
    What three words best describe Sarah Drew’s voice?

    Way too dramatic.


    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the first two books. This book was SO dark! Though in all fairness, with Requiem as a title, I should have known. I skipped ahead several chapters to see if the ending was lighter, and even the ending was heavy! Not her best work. Will be requesting a refund.

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    Rose 05-23-13
    Rose 05-23-13
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    "Enjoyed the series...this final book, not so much."

    I felt a bit cheated by this ending. It felt rushed and hollow. If I didn't know it was a trilogy, I would expect another book just to really make the story whole and complete. Overall, it is a beautifully crafted and written story...just needed a bit more.

    Sarah Drew is magnificent and was a perfect choice for this series.

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    Brooke 04-23-13
    Brooke 04-23-13 Member Since 2011

    Audio books are the best :)

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    "Least favorite of the 3 but still super exciting"

    I think I formed a really high standard for this series based off the first two books and this third book just didn't live up to that standard.

    The story was still incredibly exciting and well performed. The author writes beautifully and shared some really interesting thoughts through this last book. I think I was just let down a little by how everything ended; with the story and with the characters.

    I'll stop there so as to not give anything away but I still highly recommend this series, just wanted a tiny bit more from this book.

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    Staci 04-19-13
    Staci 04-19-13
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    "Good ending to this YA Dystopian Trilogy"
    What did you love best about Requiem?

    I enjoyed the way the book took us through the separate decisions that both Lena and Hana ultimately make. Yet there is still a little room for your own conclusions at the climatic end. I read the first two of the trilogy books long before Requiem came out and feel I need to go back and listen to all three when I have the opportunity. Requiem features the changes in Lena from the young girl, new in the wilds, not knowing her way to becoming a young woman who wants to be a leader. There are losses as you would expect in any type of war. I was a bit disappointed in some of Lena's actions as she is torn between Justin and Alex. I guess that has to do with the fact that she is still a teenager despite all she has been through. But in the end, I believe love finds its way to win.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I don't have a favorite.


    What about Sarah Drew’s performance did you like?

    She protrays the extreme highs and lows of youth; including their passions/highs and despair/lows in the difficult situations. I enjoyed her performance. Lena is very dramatic and Sarah plays her very well.


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

    I did listen to it in two days; falling asleep the first night with it on and having to rewind to where I fell asleep the next day.


    Any additional comments?

    In the 6 years since I have been an Audible member, there are some books in my collection that are better than others. I would recommend this trilogy if you like the genre and don't mind an ending that leaves a little to imagination. One of my complaints is the way Lena handles the love triangle with Alex and Julian during the middle of this final book. I guess it means that even when lives are in danger and young people are forced to grow up beyond their years, at times they will still act their age. Nothing wrong with that. Maybe it makes it even more believable.

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    Sarah Lake View Terrace, CA, United States 04-16-13
    Sarah Lake View Terrace, CA, United States 04-16-13 Member Since 2013

    Lover of great stories. Books, movies, tv, oral- From classics to contemporary, fantasy to historical. If I'm not out trying to live my own adventure, I'm enjoying another's.

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    "Disappointed by the final book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Requiem to be better than the print version?

    I know the print version has a short pov from Alex that the audiobook does not include. I disliked how Oliver ended this trilogy so much that I went and found the print to see if this short piece would offer anything more, so for the fact that the audiobook does not include an important bit of story, no, I do not consider the audio edition better.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I was so upset by how the book ended that I almost consider reading the entire series a waste. It was definitely disgruntling. And it's not just who Lena chose, or how, but the whole book as an ending to the story in general.


    Any additional comments?

    I believe that a writer should maintain a style of writing for a series of books. The first book of this series, Delirum, was unfolded in a first person straight narrative. Very enjoyable. The second book flipped between two time periods of the main character. Inconsequential and trick writing to suddenly introduce it, but fine... I'll except that. But the third book flipped between two characters! Yes, the window into Hana's life added a lot of information and progressed the plot, but I found it utterly annoying having to flip lives every chapter. The story has always been about Lena and her struggle with love!

    This last book left me wanting. The characters were stagnant (I'd even say Lena had retrogressed), the plot was weak, and it was left unresolved. As much as the writer wanted to let the readers continue the story themselves after they read the last page, it made it so that the whole book became unnecessary. She started the trilogy as a captivating and refreshing love story and instead of keeping with that focus as she did in book one and two, book three took the background revolution and made it the primary focus with the love story taking a very significant back seat. So unhappy with this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    S. A. Sutphin Manassas, Virginia United States 04-09-13
    S. A. Sutphin Manassas, Virginia United States 04-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "It worked for me!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Requiem to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely! It makes it so much more real.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lena, she has changed so much but still goes on to fight


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

    Sarah Drew is A-MA-ZING!!!! I will look for more books that she has done. She brings such life to the characters


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    some parts made me tear up.


    Any additional comments?

    I read that some people did not feel like the books had a complete ending and that it left you hanging, which made me leery about the final book. I can say that I have no idea what they are talking about. It may not have been a world wide solution and things will continue to need to be fought for but for the world of Lena it was resolved very nicely.

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    D. Johnson The Woodlands, TX United States 04-07-13
    D. Johnson The Woodlands, TX United States 04-07-13 Member Since 2015

    Music collector

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    "Story and narrator are a perfect match."
    Would you listen to Requiem again? Why?

    Yes, I was so caught up in the story and Sarah's performance that I would listen to it again to catch parts I may have missed in all the excitement.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the way the author created the environment for the story. I was able to see the hardship and even at times smell the odors she was describing.


    What does Sarah Drew bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved the emotion that she brought to the characters. Her voice would hitch in the right places and she would shout when the characters were shouting. Her performance brought the story to life for me. I would get so caught up I could see the scene playing out like a movie in my mind. Sarah is my new favorite narrator. I can't wait to listen to more books narrated by her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "Take down the walls." That was one of the last quotes from the book.


    Any additional comments?

    It's a breath of fresh air to read a book by an author who can paint such real environments and fill them with emotional scenes that draw the reader in. I loved her characters and I could identify with all of them at one time or another. The fact that they were all flawed and not perfect made the story come alive for me. I can't wait to read more books by Lauren in the future. Sarah Drew was a perfect narrator for the series. She kept the story going with her wonderful acting skills. No one has brought the characters to life for me as much as Sarah has.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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