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  • Divergent

  • (Divergent, Book 1)
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,534
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,406
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,405

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy reading

  • By Diane on 08-07-14


5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-06-16

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!

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  • The Master Magician

  • By: Charlie N. Holmberg
  • Narrated by: Amy McFadden
  • Length: 6 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 77

Throughout her studies, Ceony Twill has harbored a secret, one she's kept from even her mentor, Emery Thane. She's discovered how to practice forms of magic other than her own - an ability long thought impossible. While all seems set for Ceony to complete her apprenticeship and pass her upcoming final magician's exam, life quickly becomes complicated. To avoid favoritism, Emery sends her to another paper magician for testing, a Folder who despises Emery and cares even less for his apprentice.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • goog book. Nice recording

  • By Mrs C on 07-10-18

A Little disappointed

4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-10-15

Would you consider the audio edition of The Master Magician to be better than the print version?


What did you like best about this story?

I enjoyed the different magic sections particularly when the specific spells were discussed. There seemed to be a lot of thought put into the factions of magic used in this trilogy.

Which character – as performed by Amy McFadden – was your favourite?

Ceony Maya Twill & Magician Thane

Any additional comments?

I was disappointed by the ending of this book as it was a little predictable. I had imagined that I would have been taken further along the journey of Ceony rather than the ending which was drawn out. It would have been more interesting if I had been taken to the next step as to where her discovery led her, especially given the title of the book. I had thought, upon starting the book, that Ceony would have ended up being given a certificate of "Master Magician" or being given the opportunity to study the other factions of magic however this was left to my own imagination. I just think the book had more to give, especially as the end of a trilogy.