This is one of my all-time favorite books. I've worn out two paperback copies over the years. Now that I'm a mom with young kids, it's hard to find ti..Show More »me to sit and read, so when I found Uglies on audible, I was ecstatic. Emily Tremaine is decidedly less so. Not only was the reading emotionless and flat, her odd placement of inflections was maddeningly off on several occasions, distorting the meaning of the dialogue. Scott Westerfeld is an amazing author. Uglies and its sequels deserve the high praise and popularity of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and other critically acclaimed YA series. Would I buy this book again? I probably will one of these days. In print. On audio? Only if someone else is reading it to me.
Before I bought the audiobook I read the whole series back when they were first published. I seem to recall throwing the book a few times in moments o..Show More »f frustration--can't do that to an audiobook. Unfair question though as I almost always prefer audiobooks to their printed siblings.
I absolutely loved the first three books in the series to a point where I just couldn't put it down! Extras was just not a book that kept my interest..Show More » and it was like a chore to read. I do want to thank Scott Westerfeld for the beautiful adventure I found in the other three!