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The Host

Written by: Stephenie Meyer
Narrated by: Kate Reading
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Publisher's Summary

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves - Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies, The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

©2008 Stephenie Meyer (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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Excellent!

Cette histoire est absolument captivante et la narration impeccable. Vous ne regretterez pas cette expérience.

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This is one of my favorites

I originally read this years ago, and fell in love with the characters. Therefore I try to read it once a year. This is very much a story that is centered on the characters, and the mind of the main character. I love seeing how every character evolves throughout the story, and I hope that someday there will be a book two.

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Favourite book

Used to be my favourite book when I was younger so I decided to go back to it to see if it was still my favourite.
Still as amazing as I remember! I absolutely love this book. Its so captivating. Slow start, I'll admit. But still great.
the narrator seems a bit too...old to be reading first-person as a young 20-year-old.

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Amazing.

I Wish the second book "the seeker" was available here. When will it be?

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I laughed, & cried at this wonderful story! bravo

Stephanie Meyers did an amazing job especially with the character architecture! years ago I watched the movie and loved it but the book was even more amazing!

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Excelent performance and one of my favourite books

I had read this book before listening and Kate Reading's performance brought it to life in new ways while also being very appropriate for the characters, which are many. This book has much better writing than the Twilight saga too, which I like but is undeniably cringy at (many) times.

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Was an absolute fantastic book

Watched the movie years ago and liked it this blows the movie outta the water. Now i want a stand alone sequel (same universe diffrent cast of characters) or a gender bend like she did with life and death.

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Love it!

I love this book and the narrator is excellent- great voices for uncle Jeb, Doc etc.

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Great book!

I’ve read this before and loved the story. The concept is so neat! The narrator was not very good though, so that was disappointing, but I got through it because I knew the story was good!

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beautiful story.

I loved the book, the movie and now the audiobook. The characters are so we'll developed and her description of the world they live in is rich and complex. The narrators voice for the seeker is a little irritating but so is the character. Will definitely be a reread in the future.

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