The Host: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2008
23 hours 3 minutes
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their 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.
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Daniel artz

i didn't think I'd enjoy this as much as i did, Stephanie Meyer really knows how to make you feel for her characters and this book is one of the best examples out there. Add to that the captivating voice acting of Kate Reading and this book is more than worth a listen, this one i have saved to my phone!

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Elizabeth T.

One of my favorites books from when I was a teen! The narrator does an amazing job.

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Just L.

Like this book actually a lot even tho it was a little young it had me wanting know what was next most time I could gues what was said next bc I knew character or bc it was not too thick of plot? Idk but I do wish their was sequel and the movie was so bland

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Jocelyn McDonald

My favorite book of all. Great characters and character development, amazingly imaginative.

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Love this book, its breath of fresh air and new ideas.

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An interesting story but the narration is honestly top notch and why I've re-listened to this book 3 times.

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Sherie P.

I love this book!! I enjoyed the plot and the characters … I only wish the movie could have captured the characters as the book does… I think Jeb was the only one that came close… it made me think how the world could be if we worked together as the aliens did.

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I was so excited for another book to be out by Stephanie Myer's. I read it and it was a bit different than twilight. I didn't know what to make of it. it was ok .

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Kristen Simler

Loved loved loved this narrator! Parts of this book are slow moving but she made it completely bearable. This book is definitely worth the listen.

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Brittany Sorrell

This is one of my favorite books. I love the characters, the conflicts, and how much they grow and change through out the book. The plot takes a little while to set so don't give up! Once you get a few chapters in you won't be able to stop listening!

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arvid reiser

Grat Story

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Crystal Shipley

Loved this book!! Had to watch the movie right after, it didn't do it justice.

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Brad Weinzatl

A little hard to get into in the beginning but after the ball starts rolling I couldn't put it down

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Limor Yakoni-Blum

The narrator was amazing, she took a great book and read it just perfectly.

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Ashley Dean

The narrator was a perfect fit for this book. The book was amazing!

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I like the story but man o' man it took her a long time to tell it. It was too long and boring. Go back to Bella and Edward.

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Stephenie Meyer has a true gift. The characters in this book are rich and compelling, the story is heartbreaking and beautiful and the journey is worthy of the length. The first few chapters are a little slow but once the story gets going it's amazing. Love, humanity, compassion - and aliens, of course. Even my husband enjoyed it!

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I was hesitant to read "listen" to this book because I don't "do" sci-fi, but It was great! I would even say better than the twilight books! It is written for adults so the teenage angst that bored me in the twilight series is not presented. The trivial is not played upon because the environment in which this story is based doesn't allow for it. Loved it!

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