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
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.
Yes, because I work long hours & wouldn't get a chance to sit down & read however can listen when I'm travelling for work.
This series is full of surprises, nothing is predictable.
The way she tells the story makes me picture what is happening, like a movie in my head.
Yes, it kept me up nights!!!!
My new favourite series. Love the storyline & characters.
"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.
awesome story awesome listen, really enjoyed it a lot. cant wait for the movie thanks
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Got through it"
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.
Most interesting was 4's relationship with his family.
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.
"Absorbing dystopian fiction"
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.
The initiation process Beatrice goes through to join her chosen faction.
It'd have to be Beatrice, as it's told in the first person we get to know her pretty well!
I believe the film is already in production, but something like:
'In a world where your choices are made for you, one girl will learn to think for herself...'
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!
"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.
"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...
"Great story, struggled with narration"
I would not but that is because I am not one for re-reading events
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.
I enjoyed reading the story however I don't like the narration in the audio version, the accent seemed to flat.
There are some parts that have a level of humour and scary parts as well.
I would be more inclined to read this rather than listen
"Where is this story going?"
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!
i loved Divergent, friends recommended i didnt bother with allegient - i read he synopsis on wkipedia, the plot goes crazy.
love her as the voice of Tris, she has a very natural - teen sound.
yes if you want to know the big secret
didnt bother with allegient - it just seemed to get weirder
The reader's voice is very soothing and perfect for the role of Tris. The entire trilogy was brilliant because of her voice.
Hunger games trilogy. The plots are very similar
No. I believe this was the first
"A very good follow on book"
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.
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.
"Only read if you can take it."
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.
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.
No, this was my first.
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.
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.
Emma Galvin is the perfect narrator. Very good listen. I look forward to the next book!
"A bit sequel-ly!"
After the first book I was keen to get into the second of the series, Insurgent. Narration is just as good as the first one so no complaints there. However the story just seemed to lack the strength of the first book, relying much more on some relationships that frankly seemed to get stretched too far at times. That said it is a good enough sequel so if you enjoyed Divergent you will probably enjoy this too, just don't expect to be amazed.
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