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Unabridged Audiobook

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Narrated By: Emma Galvin

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: May 2011

Duration: 11 hours 14 minutes


In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue'Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is'she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are'and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series'dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.


  • Amanda McMurray

    I am not a teen- but I loved this book. I was on the edge of my seat for a lot of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Brionne Roberts

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this novel. Even though I was completely lost at the beginning, I was soon pulled in by the characters and the story line. I found myself looking forward to time in the car because it would allow me to listen to the story of Trice and Four as it unfolded.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • nab6215

    It's a very interesting concept that society's ills were caused by the five groups of people: the dishonest, the selfish, the cowardly, those that stir up trouble and the stupid. These are well known no-no's in Scripture. However setting up a society based on strict factions of the opposite of these problems also seems to have its problems, including creating a caste of the factionless who have no status. The book had a good mix of characters to root for and despise. It ran at a good pace and was over before I knew it. I look forward to reading the sequel.

  • Nathan May

    Excellent listen! I'm not a teen but still very much enjoyed it.

  • Michael Thompson

    Great "read" Sometimes the narration voice just doesn't work with the story, some people seem to have to drastically change their voice to the point that it can be distracting. Emma Galvin has a nice balance. I too am not a teen. However, I enjoy Young Adult Sci-Fi.

  • Bryan Jacobs

    I really enjoyed this book. I did not read it until after i had watched the movie. This is a fun read, but the narration is awesome. Emma Galvin is one of the best narrators i have heard. I have listened to several other books she read. She uses such good inflection and knows when to pause and how to ACTUALLY read a book. EXCELLENCE!

  • Suzy Laske

    I drive over a hour each day to work and this was a great book and well told to keep my entertained through the heavy traffic!

  • Sarah Wolfsheimer

    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like I\\\'m really there

  • Chagai Mendelson

    The book sits well with the hunger games genre, yet it feels a bit heavy handed. Perhaps it just caters to a younger audience. The narrator is good, the three stars are not meant as an insult, it\'s just an average reading that does not add or detract from the book

  • Samie Sauls

    Absolutely love this!! I don\'t have time to read the book so this all lows me listen to it instead.