She turns to the future in a world that’s falling apart.
For 16-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.
Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead….
A debut novel that will leave you breathless.
©2012 Veronica Roth (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
"Though Galvin’s narration is concentrated on giving Tris the perfect voice, she never neglects the secondary characters. Poignant moments with Tris’s mother and Four, her leader and love, are subtly nuanced to let listeners hear the terror Tris often hides.... listeners will hold their breath waiting to see if she can survive the day." (AudioFile)
The story line is interesting and despite comparisons to The Hunger Games, I think that it is different and something I haven't heard before. You get to know the characters layer by layer so it's keeping me intrigued.
It would have to be The Hunger Games as it's aimed at the same audience level so easy to listen to and captures my interest even though I'm in my late 30's. It also has a similar theme being that there are young people making choices because of the system of how the world works...
Love Emma's narration. Her voice sounds the right age of the main character who is narrating the book, but she also has subtle changes in her voice for other characters so you hear the change but it's not ridiculous.
More intriguing than the hunger games!!
I only bought this book on Monday and it's now Thursday and I've only got an hour to go. I find myself driving around and around to hear more. It did help I had a 7 hour work trip through the week but I have just purchased the second book before even finishing this one. This is the first audiobook I've ever had and I love it.
This book takes a while to get started, but its all about character development. Only in the last quarter of the book does anything really happen. But its worth the wait and I'm thinking that the next book in the series will benefit from this prolonged character development.
The hunger games, but the hunger games is better :).
I have to admit that the scene where Tris admits that Four/Tobias was in her Fearscape was refreshingly innocent and kind of funny.
Not the way that the Hunger Games did but i still found this book kept my curiosity intrigued
This is a pretty good read. Its enjoyable, fairly original and I found it difficult to predict what was going to happen next, which is a good thing. I hate it when you can predict everything that is going to happen... I'm looking forward to reading "Insurgent" and "Allegiant".
I had already seen the film and bought the third book to see how it all ended, but I enjoyed Emma's reading so much, I bought this one to enjoy her rendition. The film actually constructs a more exciting ending than the book, but it otherwise sticks pretty close. A very enjoyable listening experience. Emma *is* Tris.
Great story for a long car ride. Intriguing and exciting for the whole family. Audio had great expression and the storyline was fantastic. Next novel already downloaded.
Really enjoyed this im getting straight into insergent.glad its read by same person. I never have time to read. so this was great.
"Good, but rushed at the end."
Bit too rushed at the end. The sudden change in atmosphere is a bit too sharp and fast. But overall good.
"Interesting concept but..."
Divergent is actually an interesting book. In particular the concept, however the series overall is extremely disappointing.
I read the Hunger game series years before this series and this series is lacking in comparison. I enjoyed the concept/idea of this book, but be warned this is a trilogy.
I enjoyed her reading of the book(s) Pity the series overall is so lacking.
The first book is great. The second book is also pretty good. I hated the third book and not because of it's ending. I just could not finish the book. So for me this series would get 1 star. The only reason I know about "the gasp" ending is because someone it work asked me if that's why I didn't finish it. For anyone who enjoys a good, solid, well written ending to a series this series is not for you.
"He said, she said, I said SCREAM"
Yes I enjoyed reading the book and Emma Galvin is a great narrator
Ok, honestly I thought I was going to throw my phone to the ground if I heard 'He said' 'I said' 'she said' one more time. It was doing my head in and I some how put up with it throughout the next two books
Yes, the differences where there
I purchased this book as I had seen the film, and it did not disappoint.
The screenplay remained true to the book. It was easy to read but descriptive and engrossing. Listed as a book for teenagers, I found it enjoyable in the lack of adult themes. With an open mind, give it a try.
in line with Hunger games and The Host
She is a fantastic narrator, no silly voices
Give it a go, you will soon be enthralled.
"Great for a teenager"
I loved the concept of the book - absolutely brilliant! I enjoyed the characters but from an adult perspective it seemed too simple and lacked the complexity that could have made it so much more believable. It all seemed weird that an instructor falls for a child - a bit uncomfortable for an adult male to read in the last third of the book. Military structure and societal structure seems too unbelievable too but good enough to listen, and finish the text. It probably didn't help that I'd completed commando training, and listened to the book only to verify before allowing my child to read it! Needless to say this text is not suitable for a ten year old highly able reader. I do wish books had an age appropriate rating.
"Took me three days cover to cover:)"
Oh gosh I get that many may criticise it for being very basically written but as a sixteen year old myself I found it was engaging and easy to listen to throughout. The film is pretty boring in comparison and it still escapes me why they wouldn't develop the relationship between tobias and tris as much as there is in the book, and there is a lot more. Well over all I'm very very happy and can't wait to buy the rest of the series which I heard aren't as great of but I will hope anyway haha
This is a good book, but I found myself very tens through it at times, do think I will read the next book. Wendy
"Lover of dystopia"
So yes, it's a little like The Hunger Games, Uglies, Matched etc... but only in the same way that Pride and Prejudice is a little like Sense and Sensibility. Dystopian novels have become some of the most popular novels recently, and with the success of the big ones like The Hunger Games being transformed into high budget cinema I think it puts people off seeing dystopian novels as good literature. But in truth they make for such a great story because it's true escapism. The world is nothing like ours and there's always a complex political issue overriding all the smaller concepts of friendship, acceptance and usually a perfectly cheesy love story.
This book has all that. And I love it. Pure escapism. So what if the story isn't 'new'. Can't wait to read the next one...
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, as well as the rest of the trilogy, and I was surprised that there wasn't too much of a difference from the movie.
As a lover of sci-fi books, and movies, it was nice to read something that was slightly different from the norm. Comparable to Hunger Games, you can easily find the links between the "world" and factions described in the book with reality.
I felt an instant connection with Tris and the pull between that of the introvert vs the dare devil side of her.
Although there is the common theme of "teen in love" running through the story, the rest is real and gritty.
A really great read, and fantastic trilogy!
"Not living up to the hype"
Maybe it's just not to my taste but even the film was work for me. This is just not as good as the hunger games. I haven't moved on with this series and have no intention of doing so. It didn't grip me and i found the story dragged itself out in the places you wanted less and was too quick in the areas you wanted to know more. Many others think this is an excellent book, but for me, only ok.
This audio book was performed beautifully, really bringing the characters to life and lends to the listener really getting into the story and the characters on an emotional level, something not as easily accomplished with a print version.
I think most people would go for the climax to the book ( I won't give it away if you haven't read it!), but honestly I couldn't pick one moment. The introduction to the characters, watching their stories unfold, how bonds are made and enemies are created before the main event, was equally as gripping to listen too.
Emma Galvin's performance of Divergant, and the other books in the series, was truly spectacular. For me personally, she is one of my favourite voice actors of any audio book. She has clearly thought through all of the characters and really gets into it, making it all that more compelling a read for the listener.
Well there is a film that has been recreated already (which I would also highly recommend) and that uses 'What Makes You Different, Makes You Dangerous'. I think that perfectly sums it up.
If you love any kind of romance story, you'll love this. This was my first kind of 'action/adventure' read and was completely unsure of it when I started, but now I'm completely hooked! Definitely give it a listen!
"Ok if the 3 book novel had been condensed to one"
The novel was gripping enough that I wanted to know how it ended but beware that means working through and paying for 3 books. Overall that was not worth it in my view. The cheap trick of mind bending drugs meant it was easy to build up characters as trustworth only to show them later was not trustworthy and visa versa. The relationship developed between the characters also at first seemed ok but later became irritating. So if all 3 books were condensed to one it would be a good read but as it is it just drags on.
The performance of the reader was good.
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