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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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    Melisa MOSS BEACH, CA, United States 05-23-14
    Melisa MOSS BEACH, CA, United States 05-23-14 Member Since 2012
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    "I can't believe it is over!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Requiem to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Sarah Drew is an wonderful narrator. I think she brought a lot of depth to the characters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Requiem?

    The end, which was very bittersweet,because i loved what was happening but I was SO SAD that it was over.


    What about Sarah Drew’s performance did you like?

    Everything


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

    Yes, both!


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    Heather 07-23-13
    Heather 07-23-13 Member Since 2009

    Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.

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    "Ambiguous but satisfying ending."

    Lauren Oliver is really a joy to read. Her skill level is definitely higher than I've come to expect from YA authors. I also was fortunate to listen to the audiobook version of these books which are narrated by the very excellent Sarah Drew. She especially shined in this book doing both Hana and Lena's voices.

    This book has the perspectives of both Hana and Lena. Usually this method doesn't work well but for this story particularly it was great. We get to see the unraveling from the resistances' side and also the cured side. It was especially interesting to me to see how Hana changed after the cure as this concept was intriguing to me from the beginning.

    You still have a love-triangle technically in this book but I was okay with it due to the personality change in Alex for the last two books. It's an interesting foil. I also appreciated that there wasn't a lot of make-out scenes. She focused on the real story here - the desire for the freedom to choose.

    Female YA authors often can't close the deal on the story. Although I felt it was obvious how the series would end, it was neat to see the details and think about the ramifications on the society. And no epilogue yea! She doesn't feel the need to lay out exactly where things will go but there's enough hints to leave you satisfied.

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    Courtney Columbia Falls, MT, United States 06-11-13
    Courtney Columbia Falls, MT, United States 06-11-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Trilogy - this one not as good as first two"
    What did you love best about Requiem?

    I enjoyed the book as part of the trilogy


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

    It left me wanting a different ending


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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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    "Perilous times"
    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

    Parks Horseshoeing

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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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    Amazon Customer 05-26-13
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    "really good"
    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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