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Divergent Audiobook

Divergent: (Divergent, Book 1)

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Sally 24/07/2014
    Sally 24/07/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Completely Addicted"
    What made the experience of listening to Divergent the most enjoyable?

    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.


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

    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...


    What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

    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.


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

    More intriguing than the hunger games!!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    BENG 18/07/2014
    BENG 18/07/2014 Member Since 2016
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    "Slow starting, but Great Character Development"
    What made the experience of listening to Divergent the most enjoyable?

    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.


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

    The hunger games, but the hunger games is better :).


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I have to admit that the scene where Tris admits that Four/Tobias was in her Fearscape was refreshingly innocent and kind of funny.


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

    Not the way that the Hunger Games did but i still found this book kept my curiosity intrigued


    Any additional comments?

    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".

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kaarpy 14/07/2015
    Kaarpy 14/07/2015
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    "Beautifully read - riveting"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sandra 25/05/2015
    sandra 25/05/2015
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    "Loved it"

    Divergent kept me on the edge of my seat & makes me think about my characteristics & those of others... I loved the Heroine of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine 16/04/2016
    Katherine 16/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    loved every bit of it. now to read book 2 and 3. great book! :D

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    Adam Sydney 17/01/2016
    Adam Sydney 17/01/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing - intriguing - Fantastic"

    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.

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    Aaron 29/11/2015
    Aaron 29/11/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it "

    Great story, well written, the character development is awesome, can't wait for the next book.

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    lyndall 25/10/2015
    lyndall 25/10/2015
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    "Loved it and the movie. Read well.Great character"

    Really enjoyed this im getting straight into insergent.glad its read by same person. I never have time to read. so this was great.

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    Zach 26/04/2015
    Zach 26/04/2015
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    "Easy listening, couldn't get enough!"

    Great narrator, I enjoyed this more than I thought I would and couldn't stop listening, so glad this is part of a series and I don't have to wait for the next one!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    emily 23/04/2015
    emily 23/04/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "great characters"

    this was an incredibly addictive read. good story. good characters. i would definitely listen again.

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  • Michael
    3/03/15
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • June
    21/06/14
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    "Interesting concept but..."
    Where does Divergent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Divergent is actually an interesting book. In particular the concept, however the series overall is extremely disappointing.


    Has Divergent turned you off from other books in this genre?

    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.


    What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

    I enjoyed her reading of the book(s) Pity the series overall is so lacking.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • RedLady
    7/05/14
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    "He said, she said, I said SCREAM"
    Would you try another book from Veronica Roth and/or Emma Galvin?

    Yes I enjoyed reading the book and Emma Galvin is a great narrator


    If you’ve listened to books by Veronica Roth before, how does this one compare?

    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


    Did Emma Galvin do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes, the differences where there


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


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  • Diane
    Rotherham, United Kingdom
    8/07/14
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    "Easy reading"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. L. Smith
    Hartlepool
    6/04/14
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    "Fantastic book"
    Where does Divergent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    in line with Hunger games and The Host


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

    She is a fantastic narrator, no silly voices


    Any additional comments?

    Give it a go, you will soon be enthralled.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Dan H N
    London
    15/05/15
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    "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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • mrs wendy watson
    15/06/15
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    "Good"

    This is a good book, but I found myself very tens through it at times, do think I will read the next book. Wendy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Miss H. M. Mitchell
    12/07/14
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    "Fascinating!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Divergent to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Divergent?

    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.


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

    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.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    BRADFORD, United Kingdom
    7/07/14
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Catherine
    25/10/16
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    "Excellent!"

    This book was engaging from the beginning and appeals to a wide audience. The action, setting and the relationships between characters are well presented and easy to visualise which means you are unable to stop listening

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • William Baskerville
    Dundee
    24/10/16
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    "In love"

    I am in love with this book, the series and everything about it.

    I am glad that I downloaded it and listened to it!
    I am making why way through the second one now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Splash Green
    2/10/16
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    "Awesome"

    Great action book! The narrator brought the story to life as vividly as the film.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    27/08/16
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    "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...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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