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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.

  • 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!

  • Lisa LaPorte

    The book was fantastic enough for me to want to listen to it after I had already read it. I couldn't put the book down and didn't want to hit pause getting out of my car. The narrators voice seemed spot on to what I envisioned Tris's voice to be like not young or high pitched but low and serious. Perfect match!!! Great series!!!

  • Joe Madron

    Started off a bit slow but quickly became addicting. The book was exciting and fun. Definitely recommend!

  • Heather Puebla

    Loved it couldn\'t put it down. Kept me on of my seat. ready for book two.

  • Ava Solecki

    Yassssss love ild like hold up did I say it was the best book eva. Like OMG YAZZZZZ!!!!