• Divergent

  • (Divergent, Book 1)
  • By: Veronica Roth
  • Narrated by: Emma Galvin
  • Series: Divergent, Book 1
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-06-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.2 (222 ratings)

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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
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Michael on 03-03-15

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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By JustRead on 06-21-14

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.

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By Diane on 07-08-14

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.

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By Mrs. L. Smith on 04-06-14

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.

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By Sally on 07-24-14

Completely Addicted

What made the experience of listening to Divergent the most enjoyable?

The story line is interesting and despite comparisons to The Hunger Games, I think that it is different and something I haven't heard before. You get to know the characters layer by layer so it's keeping me intrigued.

What other book might you compare Divergent to, and why?

It would have to be The Hunger Games as it's aimed at the same audience level so easy to listen to and captures my interest even though I'm in my late 30's. It also has a similar theme being that there are young people making choices because of the system of how the world works...

What about Emma Galvin’s performance did you like?

Love Emma's narration. Her voice sounds the right age of the main character who is narrating the book, but she also has subtle changes in her voice for other characters so you hear the change but it's not ridiculous.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

More intriguing than the hunger games!!

Any additional comments?

I only bought this book on Monday and it's now Thursday and I've only got an hour to go. I find myself driving around and around to hear more. It did help I had a 7 hour work trip through the week but I have just purchased the second book before even finishing this one. This is the first audiobook I've ever had and I love it.

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By BENG on 07-18-14

Slow starting, but Great Character Development

What made the experience of listening to Divergent the most enjoyable?

This book takes a while to get started, but its all about character development. Only in the last quarter of the book does anything really happen. But its worth the wait and I'm thinking that the next book in the series will benefit from this prolonged character development.

What other book might you compare Divergent to, and why?

The hunger games, but the hunger games is better :).

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I have to admit that the scene where Tris admits that Four/Tobias was in her Fearscape was refreshingly innocent and kind of funny.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not the way that the Hunger Games did but i still found this book kept my curiosity intrigued

Any additional comments?

This is a pretty good read. Its enjoyable, fairly original and I found it difficult to predict what was going to happen next, which is a good thing. I hate it when you can predict everything that is going to happen... I'm looking forward to reading "Insurgent" and "Allegiant".

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