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The young adult fiction novel Divergent Audiobook has propelled American writer Veronica Roth to instant fame and stardom. This is the first book of a trilogy. The two others are Insurgent and Allegiant and the books carry the appeal of the Hunger Games as well as the Maze Runner. Roth targets the young audience with her books by presenting a survival theme in a dysfunctional society.

The story is set in Chicago, but the city is so different from the one we know today because it has been set at a post-apocalyptic time. The Divergent universe is where the protagonist, Beatrice “Tris” Prior tries to explore the limits of her freedom and searches for her true identity. There are factions in this chaotic universe – yet Tris (who belongs to the Dauntless faction) is still able to find love with one of her trainers. In true young adult novel fashion, the guy is nicknamed Four (Tris means three).

The novel was written by Roth while she was studying at Northwestern University to secure her creative writing degree. It was quickly picked up by a mainstream publication and was released by Harper Collins. Divergent was the first book, which was in October 2013 and was also bought by a media outfit and was turned into a movie.

Plot Overview

The plot focuses on a society divided based on a person’s personality type. There are five main divisions:

  1. Abnegation is the division for the selfless
  2. Amity is the division for the peaceful
  3. Candor is the division for the honest;
  4. Dauntless is the division for the brave
  5. Erudite is the division for the intelligent.

Like the sorting hat ceremony in the Harry Potter film, young adults are classified via a battery of tests. They take these tests when they reach 16 years of age and the results will send them to which division or house they belong to. The young adults, however, have the option to choose to stay in their division or move to a new faction. Those who are unable to complete the tests or refuse to take the will remain “factionless”. The consequence of this is that they will be forced to live poor on the streets because they have no division and elders to care for them.

Let’s Meet Beatrice

The heroine of the story was born into an Abnegation family. However, she feels like she’s been in the wrong house for so long because she doesn’t feel like she’s selfless enough.

Her aptitude test also shows that she could easily belong to any one of these three: Abnegation, Erudite or Dauntless. The fact that she could belong to any one makes Tris a Divergent and this is something that the testers don’t want her to share with other people. When it came time to choose her faction, Tris decides to abandon her own family and join the Dauntless division. He brother Caleb, in turn chooses Erudite. But it’s not going to be an easy ride. Not everyone who wants to join Dauntless will be accepted and this is where the romance beteeen Tris and the trainer Four will start to blossom. She finds new friends and allies in Christina, Al, and Will — and was also quick to start friction with Peter, Drew and Molly. The initiation rites are also one of the highlights of the novel.

What draws people to these kinds of novels, beside the adventure and romantic theme, is the sub plot of survival. As humans we know that other species have been on the earth far longer than we have and that people will do anything and everything to survive.

Divergent and the rest of the books in the series are a very interesting read. However, for those who do not have the time, or the eyesight of a young adult, there is another alternative. The Divergent audiobook allows you to listen to the book and makes the storytelling and prose of Ms. Roth come alive. You can still be engaged in the story while you are on the train or driving back home from work. It can also be something that you could listen to while you’re jogging or exercising at the treadmill.

The Divergent audio book will is fast becoming one of the most popular young adult fiction stories of the year. Pick up your free digital download by clicking offer link at the top of this page. Enjoy!

Also, check out the second book in the series: Insurgent Audiobook here.

Divergent
Format: Audio Book

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Duration: 11:14
Date Published:
Language: English
ISBN: 0062067591