Written By: Veronica Roth

Narrated By: Emma Galvin

Date: May 2011

Duration: 11 hours 12 minutes


Discover or return to the dystopian series that's captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers! This first in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series of books is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet.   

Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.

One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions.

Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous.

And don't miss The Fates Divide, Veronica Roth's powerful sequel to the bestselling Carve the Mark!


  • Patricia B.

    A city of people who pick how to live for rest of your life.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • 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!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

  • Brandon Wickersham

    Love the way this story is told and the idea behind it. great narrating as well, makes the story come alive

    3 of 3 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Divergent is such a fantastic book and Emma is an amazing narrator! The book comes alive when she reads it!

  • Michael Schroder

    I enjoyed the story and the narrator.

  • Melissa6245

    This is typically a book a don’t think I would actually set and read. Being able to listen helped me find a book that was a great story.

  • Tom Yocum

    Very good book if they woulda made the movie just like the book the movie would have been great

  • Terresa

    A favorite.

  • k tho

    really good plot but was a bit difficult to get past the teen sexual drama. just a little tedious but not a deal breaker very cool concept and look into human emotion/personalities

  • David G

    The actual writing itself is mediocre. The lady reading is way too monotone. Ill rate this overall 2 stars..

  • Krista Davis

    Divergent was a great listen. Well written and read with energy. Had a hard time stopping!

  • maya alinoor

    Veronica your the most inspiring author I've ever known love you so much please don't stop writing more books, and Emma Galvin you are unbelievable your voice and reactions make the book even more interesting

  • Joe Aliano

    not as good as the hunger games, I still really enjoyed it

  • Maria Garcia

    I honestly love this book , can't wait to read the rest of the books!!

  • Jeorgina Eastin

    i love this book! Emma Galvin's voice is also pretty awesome!

  • Joshua Harris

    Great book and an ok narration. She could be more involving in my opinion. I can't wait to hear the other books in this series and the the four series.

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  • Kelly Telles

    I loved this book. I listened to it while at work. Love the fact I can listen offline. We have no wifi at work so it is great to be able to listen to it.

  • shayla templin

    LOVE THE BOOK, LOVE THE SERIES! I trully am hooked on this series Im not sure what I'll do once I've finished! The emotion between Tobias and Tris is electrifying. So much emotion, passion and bravery. The narrator is perfect for Tris character. This second book has me on the edge of my seat

  • John Clark

    This was By far my favorite book it was such an amazing experience and there was not one time When I wasn't on the edge of my Seat also the narrator was amazing

  • bonnie Mansfield

    I normally listen to books for my hour commute every day. With this one, I couldn't put it down. I would listen while getting ready for work and right before I went to bed. I love the concept. Emma Galvin was perfect for the narration. She was awesome.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 book...so 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!!!!

  • Brittany Sorrell

    Great Book, and great series. I would highly recommend.

  • Kristin Everhart

    So far I really enjoy the story Veronica Roth wrote and the narration was excellent as well. Now on to #2!

  • corin Hale

    this was an amazing book really enjoyable and kept me on my edge of my seat the whole time. also there are complex characters that you can't help but fall in love with.

  • joshua hopper

    love this book!! so good can not wait for the movie. downloading the 2nd book right away!

  • Stephen Henry

    This is a great book, if you are a fan of the Hunger games you will love this series. It gets just a little predictable in book two. but still grate. Can't wait to see the movie.

  • Christopher Long

    Entertaining, as long as you don't think to long/hard on the obvious plot problems. Then there's that tricky issue of the romance between an adult & a child that would ultimately land 4/Tobias in jail if it happened in the real world.

  • Suzanne Romero

    Good book. Love the strong female character although her indifference frustrates me at times. I like that the book didn't get bogged down with sappy, cloying infatuations; it is there but tastefully incorporated. Exciting plot and keeps you guessing where it will lead. I was left anticipating the next book.

  • Yoshi Begoshi

    I'm crazy for this series as well! Hopefully other people take the time to listen to this!

  • Kylie Messias

    I loved this book. I strong female lead who is not weak and knows what she wants is refreshing. You will not be disappointed with this book or the narrator.

  • Christina Palacio

    I'm so inlove with this series!!!! A must read!!!!

  • Lashawna Singleton

    I really got into the characters and the mystery of it all. Great read! Thank you Veronica

  • Mariah Johnson

    I'm reading this book for my book club and so far it's amazing

  • Michele Barnier

    I was not what I expected, but it was surprisingly better. The book keeps you waiting for the next chapter. It was extremely well read. Loved it

  • donna frerichs

    I like the fact this book was not sexually explicit. At times less is more. Really enjoyed this book. Now to start the second.

  • Limor Yakoni-Blum

    I really enjoyed this book, and while on one hand it seems relatively standard with no mind blowing new ideas, it is well written (and well red), the storyline is interesting, witty and captivating.

  • Michelle Cordle

    Felt silly "reading" it and even more silly that I loved it. It is a fun read and moves quickly.

  • Tammy Medina

    It's was really good. Both my husband and I listened to it to and from work. We are excited to start with the next book. Keeps your attention.

  • Scottie Shelton

    Great book! A "page" turner. Parts made me laugh, parts made me tense, all kept me engaged . A wild ride with a young woman who finds herself on a journey into a bizarre culture of separation. Great narration too.

  • Joyce Chan

    I enjoyed this book alot. I was a little worried at first that it would just be a spin off of hunger games but it did a good job distinguishing its own story.

  • Jessica Roe

    Loved this book. Great story line. Loved the characters.


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