Google+ Reading Teen: [Vlog & Audiobook Review] REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver

Friday, March 29, 2013

[Vlog & Audiobook Review] REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver

Delirium #3
by Lauren Oliver
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (March 5, 2013), Harper Audio
Narrated By Sarah Drew
Language: English
Buy the Book: Amazon
Buy the Audio: Audible
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Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.

After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven. Pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels.

As Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain of the Wilds, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor. Requiem is told from both Lena and Hana's points of view. They live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.

Audio Review:
by Andye

Requiem was narrated by Sarah Drew.  I don't think, in all the times I've listened to audiobooks,  I've ever heard a reader that got into their character as much as Sarah Drew did with this book.  It was intense.  She reminded me somewhat of Kate Simses who read Shatter Me, which I loved.  Sarah did a really great job of making me feel ALL THE THINGS.  It was easy to believe she was sad, scared, angry, or whatever she was expressing.  I also liked that Lena and Hana had different voices.  Lena seemed almost like she was a girl at one of those intense poetry readings, strong and intense, while Hana seemed reserved and quiet.  If you still haven't read this series or this book, give it a try on audio!  Check out a sample here.

Book Review:
by Kit


  1. I was so disappointed in this last book in the series. I loved the first two books so much, but this last one seemed to lack emotion for me. Maybe the audio would have been a better option. It still doesn't change that ending though...

    1. I actually haven't finished the book yet, I'm about 1/2 way through. I hope I end up liking it, I've heard a lot of people are disappointed. Kit loved it though, so....*crosses fingers*


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