Insurgent by Veronica Roth | Audiobook Review

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth | Audiobook ReviewInsurgent by Veronica Roth
Also by this author: Divergent, Allegiant, Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
Series: Divergent #2
Also in this series: Divergent, Allegiant
Narrator: Emma Galvin
Length: 11 Hours 22 Minutes
Published by Harper Collins on May 1st 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Values & Virtues
Pages: 592
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
Buy on Amazon
ISBN: 9780062114457

Now includes an excerpt from the upcoming Four: A Divergent Collection.
One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves—and herself—while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love.
Tris's initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable—and even more powerful.
Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships, Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth's much-anticipated second book of the dystopian Divergent series is another intoxicating thrill ride of a story, rich with hallmark twists, heartbreaks, romance, and powerful insights about human nature.

Why Did I Listen To This Book?

I listened to Insurgent by Veronica Roth as a way to re-read the book in anticipation of Allegiant. Straight up, I will admit that I was holding off forever on reading Allegiant because I stumbled on the spoiler on Instagram or something back when the book first came out and so, while that doesn’t entirely ruin the story for me, I just felt no need to immediately get to it. And so, when my boyfriend began reading the Divergent series after I was like OMG JOSH YOU NEED TO READ THESE BOOKS, he got pretty much almost to Allegiant and that’s when my arrogant you cannot be first self reared its ugly head, and I decided to buckle down and listen to Insurgent and then Allegiant.

What’s The Story Here?

Okay, so as you remember, in Divergent, Tris finds out that she is indeed, what is called a Divergent, which means that she has aptitude for more than one faction and is not quite as susceptible to certain serums. Anyways, the gist of this sequel is that Tris is pretty much on the run with a few other Dauntless friends because the factions seem to have lost their marbles. Also, she’s on the search for answers, pretty much.

How Did I Like Insurgent This Time Around?

I actually did not love Insurgent quite as much as my first time actually reading the physical book. I don’t know, there’s just something that was different with it. Maybe because I did not have all this anticipation and excitement and I already knew what would happen with this book? Some of the shine has kind of worn off for me. That is not necessarily the worst thing in the world, just I do not think that this book really held up on re-read for me. Also, another issue I had pretty much is not the book’s fault but did affect my experience with the book and that is that iTunes was being a jackwagon and would not load this audiobook on my phone, so I had to listen to this audiobook using CDs that just would not rip and FYI I had some resentment feelings which are unfair to let color my view, but in the interest of transparency, that is something that definitely affected my reading.

How Is The Narration?

Veronica Roth’s second book in the series, Insurgent is narrated by Emma Galvin who also narrated Divergent. I’ve listened to tens of Galvin’s narrated books. And pretty much I say the same thing every time, all hail Galvin who is a master narrator. I love her inflections and voicing and infusion of emotion that she puts into narration. She’s the ideal narrator for a young adult audience. Her voice is young and fresh, and has a bit of a teenage attitude to go with it. It just works so completely. I could not imagine a better narrator for this series.

Sum It Up With A GIF:

Oh, this book.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


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