Divergent by Veronica Roth audiobook

Divergent

By Veronica Roth
Read by Emma Galvin

Katherine Tegen Books

The Divergent Trilogy: Book 1

11.18 Hours Unabridged
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This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers. Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language. One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous. And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!

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Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A 2011 NPR Best Book

A Chicago Tribune bestseller

Selected for the Summer 2011 Indie Next List for Young Adults

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children’s Fiction

Winner of the 2011 RT Award for Best Young Adult Protagonist

Nominated as an ALA Top Book for Teens in 2012

A 2012 Booklist Best Book for Young Adults

A 2014 Abraham Lincoln Award Nominee

This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers.

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A captivating, fascinating book.” James Dashner, New York Times bestselling author of The Maze Runner
Divergent clearly has thrills, but it also movingly explores a more common adolescent anxiety—the painful realization that coming into one’s own sometimes means leaving family behind, both ideologically and physically.” New York Times
“Edgy…Roth’s descriptions of Tris’ initiation process are as spellbinding as they are violent, while the tremulous romance between Tris and her protective and demanding instructor, Four, unfurls with heart-stopping tenderness. For those who loved The Hunger Games and are willing to brave the sometimes sadistic tests of strength and courage Tris must endure, the reward is a memorable, unpredictable journey from which it is nearly impossible to turn away.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Emma Galvin’s blunt narration of this dystopian novel portrays Tris’ gruff exterior as she defies expectations, her own included, with her choice. Galvin conveys Tris’ emotional growth as she moves through a brutal initiation, making new friends and finding first love. Though Galvin’s narration is concentrated on giving Tris the perfect voice, she never neglects the secondary characters. Poignant moments with Tris’ mother and Four, her leader and love, are subtly nuanced to let listeners hear the terror Tris often hides. When she discovers a plot to overthrow the government, the pace never slackens, and listeners will hold their breath waiting to see if she can survive the day.” AudioFile
“While Divergent will attract fans of The Hunger Games, Roth’s nonstop action, excellent voice, and simple yet accessible writing style will draw in many new readers to the genre. The themes are particularly poignant for young adults trying to identify their place in the world—having the choice to follow in your parents’ footsteps or do something new. The budding relationship between Beatrice and her trainer will entice those with a taste for romance as well as action. This is a fast-paced and fun read.” VOYA
“Roth paints her canvas with the same brush as Suzanne Collins. The plot, scenes, and characters are different but the colors are the same and just as rich. Fans of Collins, dystopias, and strong female characters will love this novel.” School Library Journal
“Roth is wisely merciless with her characters…[and] there is no doubt readers will respond to the gutsy action and romance.” Booklist
“Riveting. Roth has taken the the standard sci-fi dystopia and transformed it into an action-packed psychological thriller with romance. Beatrice is a believable and relatable character, and her journey will keep you up late reading!” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

Reviews

Reviews

by Jonty 9/13/2017
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Dystopian YA with some powerful ideas

There are really two stories going on at once here. One is a YA-type tale about a teenager doing her level best to fit in with her peers. The other is about a power struggle between the book's five factions. And it was never that clear in Divergent which one was meant to be the subplot.

But for all teen angst and love interests, Divergent does present some intriguing ideas, which the sequels will certainly expand upon. The factions, and the logic that created them, are quite an interesting world concept.

I feel the movies do a better job of bringing this world to life. They are also free of Emma Galvin who, while a confident narrator, did come close to boring me a few times with her monotone.

While I did prefer it on the big screen, I was still glad for having read the books first. They did add somewhat to my enjoyment of the movies.
by Kathryn 9/13/2017
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More Dauntless than The Hunger Games

I liked the narrator more as the book went on. I agree with the other reviewer that it's very similar to "The Hunger Games", but that Tris (the protagonist) has more personality- which is great. It's Postapocalyptic-Dystopian-Young Adult-Fiction, and I enjoyed the performance (while in my late 20's). The one drowning point that I had with the concept of the book can be summed up by saying "Psychology run amuck."
by Kathryn 9/13/2017
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I completely agree with your assessment!
by Holly 9/13/2017
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Great for teens, good for older readers

For fans of The Hunger Games and other young adult postapocalyptic fiction, this is a good story. I’m past the age of young adult and I still found it to be a good story, though the ridiculous teen angst got on my nerves. Overlooking that, this book has some pretty interesting characters, a unique take on the postapocalyptic world, and plenty of action and suspense. Fortunately, Tris, the main character, has more personality than The Hunger Games’ Katniss, though at times she’s not any more likeable. Once again the male characters are the most likeable and interesting characters.

I do recommend this book, and Emma Galvin’s performance is pretty good. Just be warned: teen angst abounds! For its intended audience it’s great.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 11.18
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English