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Divergent: (Divergent, Book 1) | [Veronica Roth]

Divergent: (Divergent, Book 1)

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.
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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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    Mrs. L. Smith Hartlepool 06/04/2014
    Mrs. L. Smith Hartlepool 06/04/2014 Member Since 2013

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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Diane 08/07/2014
    Diane 08/07/2014

    I love reading but have little time. Audible allows me to listen whilst I work, with plenty of books to choose from covering all genres.

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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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Miss H. M. Mitchell 12/07/2014
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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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer BRADFORD, United Kingdom 07/07/2014
    Amazon Customer BRADFORD, United Kingdom 07/07/2014 Member Since 2012
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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
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    Ossilton 21/02/2015
    Ossilton 21/02/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Brilliant!!!"

    finished in a few days. loved it. great narrator for the tris and rest of the character.

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    DAVE KELLY 06/02/2015
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    "Gripping"

    Great narrator! Kept me interested all the way through.
    This is the second book i have listened to by this narrator and voth have been really good

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    C. A. Knight 28/01/2015
    C. A. Knight 28/01/2015

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    "fantastic"

    having seen the film, i decided i needed to read the book, or in this case listen! as with all book to film conversions the book is slightly different in storyline and better. very enjoyable.

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    Donna 26/01/2015
    Donna 26/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Love It"

    love it the story was fantastic and the narration was enthralling! would recommend to all

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    Enn Carrickmacross, Ireland 21/01/2015
    Enn Carrickmacross, Ireland 21/01/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "One rare good book"

    Good story and good narrator. Couldn't stop listening before it was over. recommend to everybody

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    Amazon Customer 14/01/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Divergent"

    This book totally met my expectations, I feel like I was living in tris's mind. Emma Galvin reads this extremely well and I can imagine her voice would be tris's. This is one of the best books I have listened to, and love the rest of the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Michael
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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.

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  • 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
    07/05/14
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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


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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