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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Audio Review: The Host by Stephenie Meyer

Title: The Host
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Narrator: Kate Reading
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Format: Unabridged Audio
Length: 23 hrs 5 mins
Publication: May 6, 2008
Source: Library 
Genre: Science Fiction

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, didn't expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

As Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she's never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.

My Thoughts: This is one of my favorite novels. I have not seen the movie and read this long before a movie was even in the makings. Melanie and Wanda are two strong women and when wills like theirs share a body trouble is bound to happen. It was so easy for me to connect with both Melanie and Wanda. Their love/hate relationship is akin to sisters. By the end of the story it was easy to tell that they felt the bond as well. I know that 2 other books are in the works and I'm ready for the next book in the series. 

This is a single-voiced unabridged audio production performed by Kate reading. This was my first audio with Kate Reading as narrator. The original novel lends well to audio presentation. Each character is clearly differentiated. The narrator makes the characters more understandable and gives them life. Pace is well maintained throughout the productions and the plot flows without interruption. 

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