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Fighting for survival in a shattered world....the truth is her only hope.

The thrillingly dark sequel to New York Times best seller, Divergent.

I have done bad things. I can’t take them back, and they are part of who I am.

Tris has survived a brutal attack on her former home and family. But she has paid a terrible price. Wracked by grief and guilt, she becomes ever more reckless as she struggles to accept her new future.

Yet if Tris wants to uncover the truth about her world, she must be stronger than ever...because more shocking choices and sacrifices lie ahead.

©2012 Veronica Roth (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Loved the first but this is disappointing

Perhaps I had too high expectations because I enjoyed the first book. This is not worth the time, just finish with book one I recommend.

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great listen

awesome story awesome listen, really enjoyed it a lot. cant wait for the movie thanks

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Great reader; bookmark suggestion

Liked the reader - she was very expressive.
Didn't dislike anything.
Great quality, except I wish the bookmark would just rewind by 5-10 seconds so you remember where you were.

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It was ok

The narrator spoke very clearly. Had all the right intonation and made the book interesting.
Although there was a lot of repetition of the word " frown" and others.
The book was still really well written with a lot of details.

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Not that enjoyable

Very jumpy, unbelievable situations, and annoying circumstances. Hard to follow and just not the best. Will listen to book three but hoping it goes back to being like book 1.

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A brilliant follow up story

A brilliant follow up story, I can't wait to hear the third part of the series especially as the second film is about to be released. The book was a great and fast paced journey except around the two thirds part where I felt it slowed down and stalled just a bit. I also thought the story telling was a little to monotone for my liking and that most likely is not the book readers fault, but probably has more to do with how the actual main characters personality is portrayed. It has a fantastic ending with a twist that I personally did not quite expect that has left me quite literally hanging on the edge of my seat to hear the next part of the story.

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Got through it

Is there anything you would change about this book?

He said, she said over and over again, please veronica think of something else to say instead! I have never heard these words repeated so often in a audio book.

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

Most interesting was 4's relationship with his family.

What three words best describe Emma Galvin’s performance?

Good

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Meh.

While I enjoyed the first book in this series, based on this book, I will not finish the trilogy. It lacked so much that the first book had. I didn't care for any of the characters, didn't feel for any of them and I couldn't have cared if they lived or died. Frankly I don't remember who is doing what and where or with who because I just stopped caring. Perhaps a second listen could convince me otherwise but I doubt that I'll bother.

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  • Mrs. P. L. Norris
  • 12-09-13

Absorbing dystopian fiction

What did you like most about Insurgent?

Beatrice's world is convincing and intriguing, and I enjoyed the way the story progressed, revealing more about the factions and their relationships as the book goes on.

What did you like best about this story?

The initiation process Beatrice goes through to join her chosen faction.

Which character – as performed by Emma Gavin – was your favourite?

It'd have to be Beatrice, as it's told in the first person we get to know her pretty well!

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I believe the film is already in production, but something like:<br/>'In a world where your choices are made for you, one girl will learn to think for herself...'

Any additional comments?

The reader is very good, I find female narrators a little shrill sometimes, but Emma Gavin has an expressive and pleasant voice, and she convinced as Beatrice. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games, then this book shares much of its tone and themes, I recommend it!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Angela Heather
  • 01-01-15

Didn't keep me as gripped as Divergent

I can't exactly put a finger on why exactly, but i did not find this as entertaining or gripping as the first one. I am looking forward to seeing the films and glad I've read the books first.

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  • Jon-Paul
  • 12-31-14

An excellent second chapter

Emma Galvin performs this audiobook extremely well. Although she could do more with her voice tone to distinguish between the male and female characters a bit better. My only critique with the author is that the personality of Tris is so inconsistent. She has so many mood swings...

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  • Cherry Kane-Horton
  • 11-19-14

Great story, struggled with narration

Would you listen to Insurgent again? Why?

I would not but that is because I am not one for re-reading events

What other book might you compare Insurgent to, and why?

I cannot compare it to another book it is quite unique. A teen fiction of sorts I read years ago and decided to listen to this again after the film came out.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

I enjoyed reading the story however I don't like the narration in the audio version, the accent seemed to flat.

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

There are some parts that have a level of humour and scary parts as well.

Any additional comments?

I would be more inclined to read this rather than listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 98vicmou
  • 07-16-14

Where is this story going?

Is there anything you would change about this book?

im not sure the author actually knew where she was going with the plot of this book. It took forever to reveal the secret that marcus was keeping, and even then it really wasnt clear. Why does Tris keep making promises she doesnt intend to keep? it just doesnt make any sense why four is with her!

Would you be willing to try another book from Veronica Roth? Why or why not?

i loved Divergent, friends recommended i didnt bother with allegient - i read he synopsis on wkipedia, the plot goes crazy.

What does Emma Galvin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

love her as the voice of Tris, she has a very natural - teen sound.

Was Insurgent worth the listening time?

yes if you want to know the big secret

Any additional comments?

didnt bother with allegient - it just seemed to get weirder

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Pinkey
  • 07-13-14

Brilliant trilogy

What made the experience of listening to Insurgent the most enjoyable?

The reader's voice is very soothing and perfect for the role of Tris. The entire trilogy was brilliant because of her voice.

What other book might you compare Insurgent to, and why?

Hunger games trilogy. The plots are very similar

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

No. I believe this was the first

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

YES

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Trevor
  • 06-29-14

A very good follow on book

Where does Insurgent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is not a top ranking book but a good book to fill time when doing boring tasks, not one i would just stop everything to listen to.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed the first and now the second book, if you like the rise and fight back of the down trodden then you will enjoy this, also has a few good twists like the first book. Will definitely get the third book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Johanna
  • 05-24-14

Only read if you can take it.

Would you try another book written by Veronica Roth or narrated by Emma Galvin?

I thought Emma Galvin did a wonderful job reading so I'd definitely try her work again. As for Veronica Roth, I'd probably tread carefully from now on.

What was most disappointing about Veronica Roth’s story?

It was simply too brutal for me. I thought the first book was interesting, the characters well rounded, but eventually it became the book equivalent of an ego shooter game for me. It turned so bleak that I simply couldn't stick with it anymore.

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

No, this was my first.

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

Well it has a follow up book. I read a plot summary and decided to stop listening immediately when I did. There is only so much bleakness I find enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

This is a well written book. If unhappy situations don't put you off then I'm sure you'll enjoy it. I'm too sensitive though and if you're a parent reading this, I'd certainly think twice before letting my child enjoy this.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah
  • 08-15-14

Ok, but not a great YA novel, bit formulaic

A good light read, nothing too Earth shattering, with ok writing. Not as well written as The Hunger Games, not as amazing as The Knife of Never Letting Go, or as harrowing as The Way I Live Now. There are many other much better written YA books out there, but this is still fine, and well read.

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  • RachelRavenclaw
  • 10-17-17

Good to lose yourself in

I've been out of reading for a few years, and this series is good to reintegrate myself into the sway of burying myself in a story. Emma Galvin's performance is amazing, she truly gets into the character of Tris, and it's beautiful.

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  • Kari Elise
  • 04-14-16

Very enjoyable!

Loved this. So well read and performed. I'm off to download the next in the series now.

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  • Carmen
  • 07-22-17

excellent!

a brilliant sequel to part 1 Divergent. i will listen to this many times over

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  • Lydia
  • 04-25-17

The best books I've ever read

I just liked every part of the book
I recommend it to everybody over 10

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  • Kaarpy
  • 08-08-15

Ok, but Parts 1 and 3 are better.

Enjoyable story, but there are a few plot points in the proceedings that I think the film actually improved on, particularly the ending. The narrator does such a good job of Tris with her intensity, seriousness and strong sense of justice. The corresponding film also falls a little flat, but it is only matching the book. It's very hard for a part 2 in a trilogy not to be mostly a build-up to the third part. The story on its own would not stand so well, but it's not really meant to. It's worth listening to if you're enjoying this trilogy.

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  • emily
  • 04-17-15

Good

Great, addictive book. I like the characters. The voice actor does a great job of portraying Tris.

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  • Janeen Hicks
  • 02-22-15

Great story!

The book was great. .. Emma Galvin was intense to listen too, but certainly made the story powerful.

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  • Sally
  • 09-23-14

Love this series

Would you consider the audio edition of Insurgent to be better than the print version?

Yes, because I work long hours & wouldn't get a chance to sit down & read however can listen when I'm travelling for work.

What did you like best about this story?

This series is full of surprises, nothing is predictable.

What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

The way she tells the story makes me picture what is happening, like a movie in my head.

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

Yes, it kept me up nights!!!!

Any additional comments?

My new favourite series. Love the storyline & characters.