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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.

  • David Stegon

    Loved it. Great work of dystopian fiction. Had a hard time putting it down.

  • amy BEHAR

    I wanted to read this after hearing it was in the same genre as the hunger games. Touching on social order, governments, the lack of free will,anld classics like 1984/Brave New world. It did have several good concepts, but a bit more \"for kids\" though I did still enjoy it,I did see the movie way after listening& they are very different. But it was a good light read for the summer.

  • Sarah Lewis

    I have to say that the Narration is deserving of more than 5 stars. 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. always have. (I am not even in my 20\'s)

  • Sajita Chhantyalpun

    I really like this book. Amazing e-reader she has perfect and clear voice

  • Jenn Marshall

    Really, really enjoyed this book! As usual, it was better than the movie and I can\'t wait to start the next one.

  • Jody Miller

    This was my first audio book. Very good narrator. Ordered this for a long drive through the mountains with my teenage sons. Very good book.

  • Christine Keener

    Pretty thrilling for the most part. We really get immersed in this world, and the events that transpire. If you like action and especially if you can appreciate a warrior\'s perspective, you\'ll find this book extremely exciting. The romantic side of it was also something that held my interest. I think the story falls apart near the end, becoming a bit too far-fetched, and this really continues into the next much so that I\'m not at all interested in the third. But the first is pretty entertaining. Some of the problems: I find it hard to believe that in the not-too-distant future, almost everyone has one personality trait. Humans are much more complex than this. It would take some serious inbreeding to create these factions, which would result in a slew of other genetic problems. Also, the simulation serums don\'t seem to have a realistic scientific basis. It\'s not really great sci-fi, but a fun teenage action story. But all in all, it was fun if you don\'t think about it to deeply.

  • Jasmine Schweitzer

    I really enjoyed listening to this novel. Emma galvin is the perfect voice for this story. I can\'t wait for the next one!