Written By: Lauren Oliver

Narrated By: Sarah Drew

Date: February 2011

Duration: 11 hours 48 minutes


Lauren Oliver's powerful New York Times bestselling novel Delirium—the first in a dystopian trilogy—presents a world as terrifying as George Orwell's 1984 and a romance as true as Romeo & Juliet.

In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistakes.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

Delirium received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, and was named a Best Book of the Year by USA Today, Kirkus, Amazon.com, YALSA, and the Chicago Public Library and was selected as one of NPR's Top 100 Best Ever Teen Novels.

Supports the Common Core State Standards


  • Dezarae M.

    Love love loved this series

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Myriam Diabagate

    The narrators voice for alex is just about the most annoying thing I've ever heard and her voice for Hannah coming in a close second

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    The premise of the book is kinda corny, but the characters make up for it. After I got past the ridiculous idea of the storyline, and just how completely insane and unbelievable the government is, I really liked it. Kinda a mixture of The Hunger Games and The Host, just all the aliens are really evil instead of kind. I love books where the little people rise up to fight against a stronger force, so I was bound to enjoy this. Not much actually happened in the first 7/8ths of the book, but it still kept my interest, that really says something for quality of writing! The narrator did great. I am looking forward to see what happens next

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Dylan R.

    First, I thought the narrator's depiction of the main character was amazing! I could not have wished for a better narrator for this book. Her inflections and nuances brought interesting clarity to so many situations, I am almost certain if I read it myself I would have missed certain situation's importance and impact. To the plot! Some say in their reviews that the plot is dull or corny or over the top, however when we compare such a book as the Hunger Games or the Divergent series to this series, I think we can say that all the plots are fairly over the top, but that is the point! I did not think the plot was too out there or unbelievable, just a different take on how society will twist the truth to manipulate people in different ways. Throughout the entire story, I was hooked. I could not stop listening and absolutely loved the characters and their interactions with eachother. I could relate to nearly every part of the story. For anyone who is on the fence about giving this book a try, I saw 100% go for it, you will not be disappointed. I am more than excited for the next two books!

  • Kimberly T

    it was a great audio book to listen and it was well written

  • carol c

    this is a really interesting book. I loved listening to this book.

  • Nicole Perras

    Terrible narration. Plot is predictable. But it was the narration that really turned me off

  • Alexandria Venable

    I am seriously so glad I choose this audiobook! It's well written. It seems kinda corny, but it's the really good kind of corny. It's a gut wrenching, heart stopping, post apocalyptic vibe romance story. I seriously could not get enough of this book! My only regret is not knowing other people who have read/listened so that we could talk about it!! The girl who reads the book does a really good job making voice differentiations, even for the male roles. Something about how she does the main male, totally makes me think of Evan Peters. Let's face it, any book where the mental image of the male is Evan Peters is going to capture any modern females attention! *drools*

  • Ashley Blue

    At first I wasn't sure about the story, sounding like a typical YA scenario, but as I kept listening I was dazzled from the story telling and the story itself. This is a beautiful novel that I couldn't put down and the narrator was too perfect in conveying the characters. 5 stars!!!

  • Norma Tuiz

    It was a good "read"! I enjoyed it very much, the narrator did a fabulous job!

  • Christine Shaffer

    Loved the way the narrator did a great job getting the characters' personalities with her voice. The book was very good and I have been waiting to find one I liked this much since I first read Twilight wayyy back in 2008.

  • a b

    good storyline but kind of mind numbingly slow at times. But a good read and original, The narrarator was amazing . One thing that is a vital part of listening to a book as apposed to reading one urself, is to hear the characters emotions, its what brings them and their world/story to life its what fuels the reader and makes us feel everyrhing they feel and she nailed it. I would reccomend this book on that alone

  • Cheryl Zweibohmer

    This book has you HOOK, LINE, SINKER in the first 10 minutes. Excellent writting. Lauren Oliver is one my new favorite authors. Two thumbs up.


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