The Diversion Offered by the Divergent Audiobook Series

Just like its written version, the Divergent Audiobook should be something worth considering for those who find the plot exciting. After all, the audiobook format is something that can be enjoyed anytime of the day, but preferably when there is some free time to spare.

Practically everyone knows what the story contained in the Divergent Audiobook and in the original novel by Veronica Roth is all about. The lead character, Beatrice “Tris” Prior, is a typical teenager who unfortunately grew up in a ravaged and divided world where human lives are decided by five different factions.

As she turned 16, Tris is required by existing laws to choose the faction where she will be devoting the rest of her life. Normally, the aptitude test should show the unique personality trait that she possesses and will determine if Tris will enter the faction of Erudite or the intelligent, the Abnegation faction or the selfless, the Amity faction or the peaceful, the Candor class or the honest, or the Dauntless faction or the brave.

However, the test indicates that Tris has several personality traits, an indication that she is a divergent. This is where her journey begins, and where the conflict in the story rests. As the resident enemy prepares to take control of a devastated society, the principal character has to make a choice that will ultimately decide her fate as well as that of the world where she lives in.

The plot presented in Divergent is not entirely unique if critics are to be believed. Still, it has captured the interest of people, especially those belonging in the young adult age bracket. As a result, two sequels have since been made, all from the creative mind of Roth. These include Insurgent which is the second book, and Allegiant, which is the third installment in the trilogy series.

Just like the original book, the story can be listened to in audio format, Insurgent and Allegiant can be enjoyed in their respective digital versions. This should make this action-packed trilogy offering more enticing for those inclined to enjoying stories in their digitalized formats.

The Final Conclusion to the Hunger Games – Does it Live up to the Original?

Mockingjay, is the last book in the Hunger Games trilogy. It has garnered, generally, favorable reviews from critics, but received a lot of mixed reviews from its fans. Some who were expecting the same kind of tone and action-filled scenes as in the previous two novels, the Hunger Games and Catching Fire, weren’t as thrilled with the book probably because this time there were no scenes from the arena anymore. However, this doesn’t mean that the novel should be considered a disappointment. The intensity of the plot and the unpredictability of each scene, will keep you turning one page to the next.

The third novel shows us a Katniss Everdeen that is forever altered and hardened. Who can blame her after being thrown into the arena as a tribute twice and narrowly surviving each time? Here she formally takes on the role of the “Mockingjay”, the leader of the rebellion against the Capitol.

To recap, the second book, Catching Fire, ended with Katniss successfully blowing up the arena’s force-field, which in turn ended the 75th Anuual Hunger Games. In Mockingjay, she is rescued by District 13 rebels, and ends up holding hands with their leader, President Coin, to be the figurehead of the rebellion. The plot, this time around, takes us into Panem’s political make-up and tells us of the oppression it has suffered under President Snow’s rule. The book highlights the change in Katniss and the helplessness she feels in her new role as a rebel leader. She is unwittingly swept along the power play between the leader of the Capitol and District 13. The book also takes you through the character developments and drastic changes, not just of Katniss, but of our beloved Peeta and Gale. The plot is heartbreaking and chilling. It echoes similar truths and issues present in our own society; matters regarding rebellion, independence, and humanity.

Let Suzanne Collins take you through the final chapters of her fantasy world. The Mockingjay is a novel that you simply cannot pass up on.

Suzanne Collins Hunger Games Trilogy – Availability of e-Books

The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins in 2008, is set in an unspecified time in the future in a nation known as Panem after a great catastrophe destroyed civilization. As of November 2012, The Hunger Games is one of best selling Kindle books of all time, and was released as a movie adaption in the same year.The story follows the life of Katniss Everdeen, a young girl from District 12, one of the 12 districts surrounding Panem’s Capitol. Strong-willed and self-reliant, she uses the hunting skills taught to her by her late father to provide for her mother and little sister.

The titular Hunger Games is an annual contest held by the Capitol as a display of their power and control wherein each District is made to select two residents as tributes to engage in a battle to the death for the entertainment of the Capitol’s citizens, with the victor and his District reaping great rewards.

When District 12’s residents were called upon to select their tributes for the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss is shocked when she hears her sister’s name called and thus volunteers instead to take her place. She must then work with Peeta Mellark, the baker’s son and second tribute, and Haymitch Abernathy, fellow District 12 resident and winner of the 50th Hunger Games, to figure out how to survive.

The books was met with general critical acclaim by critics citing brilliant plotting, excellent world-building and a strong female lead. Time Magazine said that it “is a chilling, bloody and thoroughly horrifying book” Writer Stephen King likened it to arcade shooters that you can’t help inserting quarters but found parts of the writing lazy and typical of young adult fiction. Author of the Twilight series, Stephanie Meyer, praised the book on her website, saying “I was so obsessed with this book.”

One widespread criticism of the book was that it shared many similarities to the Japanese novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami. Suzanne Collins denies knowledge of the book’s existence when she was writing The Hunger Games.

A Song of Ice and Fire Series by George R.R Martin

A Game of Thrones is the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire series by American novelist George R. R. Martin. The book debuted on August 6, 1996. A Game of Thrones won the 1997 Locus Award and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award and Nebula Award in 1997. It took a while before the book topped the New York Times Bestseller list in July 2011. The book presented a unique way of unfolding the story. It focused on different plot lines and points of view. The book was later adapted into a television series that ranked as one of the best.

In the Seven Kingdoms

Eddard Stark, the leader of Winterfell, must execute a traitor from the Night’s Watch on behalf of the Seven Kingdoms. During their journey back to Winterfell, the sons of Eddard find six direwolf pups, which are then given to Eddard’s six children, including his bastard son. King Robert entrusts Eddard as the new Hand of the King after the death of Lord Jon Arryn. Bran Stark found out that Cersei committed incest with her twin, Jamie Lannister. After witnessing the event Bran Stark was thrown from a tower by Jamie Lannister to keep the incestuous relationship a secret from everyone. Bran Stark miraculously survives the fall but falls into a deep coma.

On the Wall

The novel also explores the Northern Kingdoms in Martin’s world. The Wall is a 700-foot high and 300-mile long barrier made of magic, stone, and ice. The Wall serves as a shield of the Seven Kingdoms from what lurks in the North. The Night’s Watch is tasked to manage The Wall and those who enter and leave. The Night’s Watch swears an oath to manage The Wall for the rest of their lives. At the North of The Wall, the Rangers of the Night’s Watch meet the Others, a race of evil beings that were originally thought to be dead and gone.

In the East

The twenty-one year old Viserys Targaryen, along with his thirteen year old sister Daenerys, lives in exile in the Free City of Pentos. Viserys is the one and only male heir of Aerys II of the house of Targaryen. The House of Targaryen has ruled as dragon lords over Westeros for 290 years, but their power and dragons are waning.

The Game of Thrones is a thrilling book that has excited readers for more than a decade. You can now dive into the world of The Game of Thrones in audio book format. Enjoy the story as it unfolds in audio book format.