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Four: A Divergent Collection

Narrated by: Aaron Stanford
Series: Divergent, Book 0.5
Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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Summary

Fans of the Divergent series by number-one New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by Four: A Divergent Collection, a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories told from Tobias Eaton's point of view. Divergent - a major motion picture in 2014.

Listeners first encountered Tobias Eaton as "Four" in Divergent. His voice is an integral part of Allegiant. Listeners will find more of this charismatic character's backstory told from his own perspective in Four: A Divergent Collection. When heard together, these long narrative pieces illuminate the defining moments in Tobias Eaton's life.

The first three pieces in this volume - "The Transfer", "The Initiate", and "The Son" - follow Tobias' transfer from Abnegation to Dauntless, his Dauntless initiation, and the first clues that a foul plan is brewing in the leadership of two factions. The fourth story, "The Traitor", runs parallel with the events of Divergent, giving listeners a glimpse into the decisions of loyalty - and love - that Tobias makes in the weeks after he meets Tris Prior. Exclusive scenes included!

©2014 Veronica Roth (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

Praise for Divergent:

"The next big thing." (Rolling Stone)
"If you like Hunger Games & Twilight, then get stoked for Divergent! Trust us on this - this baby is going to blow up BIG! And if you chose to remain factionless, then you're gonna be one lonely soul." (PerezHilton.com)
"A memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away" (Publishers Weekly)
"A taut and shiveringly exciting read! Tris is exactly the sort of unflinching and fierce heroine I love. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." (Melissa Marr, bestselling author of Wicked Lovely)
"Divergent is a captivating, fascinating book that kept me in constant suspense and was never short on surprises. It will be a long time before I quit thinking about this haunting vision of the future." (James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner)

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Love it!

Amazing to listen to the story from Four’s perspectives... I never wanted it to end! 😒

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Fantastic! addition to the series

Would you consider the audio edition of Four: A Divergent Collection to be better than the print version?

This audio version of four is brilliant, it takes a little getting used to hearing the full book from fours perspective but would definitely recommend it. If you loved the Divergent collection and was sad when it ended this extra edition just gives you that little bit more.

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A different point of view

Insightful, but when running it straight after Divergent as I did the similarities can at first feel like an error in writing, like the author can only describe the same things we encounter with both characters one way, even though it's through the eyes of Tobias instead of Tris.
It's only when you press further in and the story being told opens up do you feel you are getting a fuller picture of the events of the first book, and prior to it.

Excellent voice performance, and the way he relates his life with his abusive father. You can feel the conflict within him and how it has affected his trust issues.

All in all an excellent addition to the audible library.

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good book

this was a very interesting story and one that got u thinking a lot.
as could this happened

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Four

Amazing 10/10 would recommend.
One of the best books I have read so far.
Enjoy

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Enjoyable but there could have been more!

Great story - nice to find out about the other side of what went on in the original books. BUT, it would have been nice to have followed Four a little bit more.

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Blown away!

This is a collection of short stories which fill in the backstory of Four, and tell some of the events from the Divergent series from his point of view.
What makes this so good, however, is the performance by Aaron Stanford, who manages to make every character come alive.

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Just wish there was more

All good just always leaves me wanting more. Answers a lot of questions though. very good narration.

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Great book to read if you are a divergent fan

Gets in the story shows more of four side of this it only get in to the divergent side of the story not the insurgent side and there is end short chapters which are ok

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Emotional and Interesting

The book was a great listen, intriguing throughout! I loved the storyline from Four's perspective as you don't see that much in the films and other books :)