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Insurgent Audiobook

Insurgent: Divergent, Book 2

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One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves - and herself - while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.

Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable - and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

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    Kelley 08-29-14
    Kelley 08-29-14
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    "Too juvenile for my taste."
    What disappointed you about Insurgent?

    It was worse than Divergent. I wasn't real impressed with the first book in the series but I muddled through it and decided to find out what happened next. I'm sorry I wasted my credit.


    What was most disappointing about Veronica Roth’s story?

    The story itself has great potential. The characters, however, are self-absorbed, petty, and uninteresting. I stopped listening and just asked one of my friends to give me a synopsis of the overall story.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emma Galvin?

    Davina Porter


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I felt irritated with the characters as well as the narrator.


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    Sunsmuckers 08-25-14
    Sunsmuckers 08-25-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Not as good as the first"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed listening to the narrator, and she does a good job with the pace as well as distinguishing between characters and scenes.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Trish needs to be less "woe is me". It is the main theme of the book, but or thus, it is too excessive.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Haven't finished it yet. Don't think I have a favorite scene though.


    Could you see Insurgent being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I hope they make the movie but with less of Trish's self-loathing. Same actors as the first.


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    Nathan Dewyea Salt Lake City, UT 08-18-14
    Nathan Dewyea Salt Lake City, UT 08-18-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Book that embodies Teenager Angst"
    Any additional comments?

    The fact that this book was written by a very young woman author is obvious from page one. The main character is chronically worrying over trivial relationship dilemmas of her own making and you have the dubious privilege of listening to hundreds of pages of her mental struggle to find inner peace. Unfortunately, it is a loosing battle as she decides repeatedly that the best way to win love and friendship is through deception, when there exists no reason to lie about past actions and future plans that are obviously justified.

    As for the plot, it is juvenile in that the world described is creative, but overly simplistic. This carries over into character development or the lack thereof. All characters are one dimensional, with few exceptions you always know how a particular character will act. As more of their past comes to light, they do not gain additional depth, rather their current character profile is just reinforced.

    The book starts very slow, but does have some action near the end. More action with less internal diatribe would have been welcome. Though I would love if books and Hollywood would cease to insist that a fit 100 pound girl could successfully take on a fit 200 pound guy with equal combat training. It seems that our overly politically correct society has decided that admitting that large men are more physically capable than petite woman is taboo.

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    Carol Vanstee Minnesota 08-09-14
    Carol Vanstee Minnesota 08-09-14 Member Since 2017

    I'm a caffeine zombie suffering from constant book hangovers.

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    "worth merit"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    highly recommended to friends and acquaintances alike purely for the fact that it is a staple in the diet for teens but that being said it is not lacking worth.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Insurgent?

    without leaving any spoilers I would say the ending mainly because unlike the first book in the series (divergent) this sequel has an cliff hanger that leaves you intrigued.


    Which character – as performed by Emma Galvin – was your favorite?

    I would have to say Uriah.


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

    when a certain character whom thought they had a death wish faces their fears and realizes they don't want to die. it was a pivotal turning point and leaves me hoping for even more character development in an already dynamic, multi-faceted character.


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    Margaux 08-05-14
    Margaux 08-05-14 Member Since 2016

    Taking recommendations!

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    "Plain and simple, not good as the first!"
    Any additional comments?

    Different type of world and writing then the first, much darker. Plain and simple not good as first.

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    Amazon Customer 07-14-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Not bad, not great."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Books 2 and 3 feel like they were thought up after the fact. Maybe authors are forced to sign three book deals since movie trilogies are so popular. The first book was pretty solid, but 2 and 3 have a lot of oddities and plot holes. Books 2 and 3 make the same mistake that The Hunger Games sequels make, the main character becomes a douche and constantly makes all the wrong decisions and screws over everyone close to her over and over again. This aspect of the story is frustrating, the character is constantly being taught a lesson, but refuses to learn. The story in 2 and 3 is just less interesting in general, so don't expect too much.


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

    The most interesting thing is the wonder about what is outside the fence. The least interesting is how bad the main characters behavior is.


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

    I'm not sure, but she was good in these books. The audio quality seemed to be good.


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

    Yes, and it has one, or well two.


    Any additional comments?

    Books 2 and 3 are kinda blah compared to the first book, but they are worth listening to anyways.

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    Kaitlin 07-08-14
    Kaitlin 07-08-14 Member Since 2011

    A scientist in training with her head in the clouds. With no time to read but plenty to listen, audible has changed my life forever.

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    "An OK folowup to the previous story"

    I have mixed feelings about this sequel, but it was fun to see the worlds of the other factions, as well as the progression and fall-out that continues from the first book. I recommend it if you loved Divergent.

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    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 07-08-14
    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 07-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Just as good as Divergent"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Divergent is one of my favorite Dystopian series. The characters are well developed and come to life on the pages. The struggles seem real and include personal struggles as well at against outside forces.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Insurgent?

    I really enjoy watching the relationship between Tris and Four.


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

    Emma Galvin has a young teenage sounding voice so she fits well with the Tris character.


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    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 07-04-14
    GameMaker Portland, OR USA 07-04-14 Member Since 2012

    Mainly a sci-fi, and fantasy junkie who also enjoys horror, whodunnits, and books about animals and sports. I'm also an amateur filmmaker.

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    "Good, But A Bit Harder To Identify With Tris"

    I really enjoyed Divergent, and in many ways enjoyed this one just as much. Lots of action and combat and drama, and an ending that was somewhat of a surprise and was pretty good. The only thing I didn't like about it is that for me, the character Tris is getting increasingly more difficult to identify with. She keeps lying to and betraying her friends over and over again. That's tough for a main character to do that.

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    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 06-27-14
    Tommy NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States 06-27-14 Member Since 2012

    I want to feel good when I complete a story & am a little harsh on depressing ones. There are a few sad ones that I love but not many.

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    "A very good follow-up"

    I enjoyed the second installment. I was taken by the plot twists and Roth is a bit raw with this one. Well written again and a deeper storyline. Not as enjoyable as Divergent but a must to see what happens. I am concerned about the progress of the series. I am into book 3 and not very happy and I see 4 is available for pre-sale. I hope 3 picks up because the series has potential.

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    NEATH, United Kingdom
    5/28/12
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    "An amazing sequel!"

    INSURGENT LIVED UP TO MY EVERY HOPE!

    The dystopia in which Tris lives becomes even more vivid in Insurgent. The politics and power-struggles are more fierce, the themes of control and rebellion are more poignant. I loved the direction that this book took.

    Tris and Four's relationship hit some speed--bumps in this book, which is common in sequels. However, I'm glad that this remained a background conflict. Both Divergent and Insurgent keep the love interest as a pleasant aside, instead of making it the heart and soul of the story.

    I particularly loved the exploration of each faction in this book. While we saw a lot of the Abnegation and Dauntless factions in the first book, there were more situations involving Amity, Erudite and also The Factionless in Insurgent. I also really enjoyed how much more we learned about Tobias/Four's family.

    In my opinion, the book had only two teeny-tiny little drawbacks. Nothing so big that I'm going to give this any less than five stars! The first was that Tris kept shutting Tobias out. I always find it irksome in books when characters don;t just talk about things which are blatantly going to cause trouble. Still, it did up the conflict. The second thing was something which always annoys me about sequels...

    You know when you watch a TV show which ends on a big cliffhanger and then you have to wait a week for the second part? Well, before part two airs there's always a catch up, right? A quick 'n' dirty thirty-second recap which just refreshes the ol' noggin. Well, the older I get and the more books I read, the more I think all series books should have a paragraph or two at the start which reminds people like me what the hell is going on! Like I said, I'm not gonna take a star off because I get confused easily! He he.

    All in all, this rocked. I can't wait for book three to come out. The ending of this book promises BIG things and it's going to be an agonising wait!

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  • Miss Victoria Hicks
    Bristol, UK
    4/7/13
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    "Another strong dystopian piece from Veronica Roth"

    Like the first book in this trilogy, Divergent, i love Insurgent and have it in Paperback, Kindle e-book & Audible audiobook.



    Insurgent starts where Divergent finished and in this installment the dystopian world is thrown into chaos.

    With fierce political and power struggles, the sub themes of political control and social rebellion are even more enhanced.



    In this book the reader/listener gets to discover and experience more about each faction and the factionless.



    Remaining questions for Divergent are answered while new ones are created, some of which are answered before the book ends and some are not, leaving you wanting more.



    The return of Emma Galvin as narrator is very welcome, she does a brilliant job.



    I cannot wait for the third and final book in this awesome trilogy.



    Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    LEEDS, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
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    "Good series !"

    I really liked this series and am especially looking forward to the next instalment however I don't think( as many of the marketing campaigns would suggest) it is on a level with the hunger games. It seems to draw on many of the hunger games themes and ideas ( different segments of the city etc) which is annoyingly repetitive.

    The novel pretty much starts off where the first one ended, making it a bit difficult to follow with out a bit of divergent catchup. However once properly settled the plot really takes off and I found it difficult to put down!

    Be warned the ending is a cliff hanger, not a brutal one but one never the less, so anyone looking for closure might be better off elsewhere!

    Overall highly recommended!:)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debbie
    Hitchin, United Kingdom
    6/11/12
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    "Easy Listen"

    Not quite as good as the first book but definately still an enjoyable listen and am now just waiting for the final installment.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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