The Host

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Narrator: Kate Reading
Genres: Science Fiction
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: January 2013
# of Units: 20 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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Overview

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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.

Reviews (33)

Written by Jocelyn McDonald on July 23rd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Written by Daniel artz on December 27th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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!

Written by Kristen Simler on October 31st, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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.

Written by Brittany Sorrell on September 6th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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!

Written by arvid reiser on February 8th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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Written by Crystal Shipley on September 21st, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Written by Brad Weinzatl on August 19th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Written by Limor Yakoni-Blum on June 12th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

Written by Ashley Dean on April 1st, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

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

The Host

Written by Mark on January 1st, 2013

  • Book Rating: 4/5

The book was very good. It started out a little slow, but once the characters were laid out it kept my interest. I went thru the book in no time!

Author Details

Author Details

Meyer, Stephenie

"I was born in Connecticut in 1973, during a brief blip in my family's otherwise western U.S. existence. We were settled in Phoenix by the time I was four, and I think of myself as a native. The unusual spelling of my name was a gift from my father, Stephen (+ ie = me). Though I have had my name spelled wrong on pretty much everything my entire life long, I must admit that it makes it easier to google myself now.

I filled the "Jan Brady" spot in my family-the second of three girls. Unlike the Brady's, none of my three brothers are steps, and all of them are younger than all the girls. I went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona, the kind of place where every fall a few girls would come back to school with new noses and there were Porsches in the student lot (for the record, I have my original nose, and never had a car until after I was in my twenties). I was awarded a National Merit Scholarship, and I used it to pay my way to Brigham Young University, in Provo, Utah. I majored in English, but concentrated on literature rather than creative writing, mostly because I didn't consider reading books "work" (as long as I was going to be doing something anyway, I might as well get course credit for it, right?).

I met my husband, Pancho (his real name is Christiaan), when I was four, but we were never anywhere close to being childhood sweethearts. In fact, though we saw each other at least weekly through church activities, I can't recall a single instance when we so much as greeted each other with a friendly wave, let alone exchanged actual words. This may have been for the best, because when we did eventually get around to exchanging words, sixteen years after our first meeting, it only took nine months from the first "hello" to the wedding. Of course, we were able to skip over a lot of the getting to know you parts (many of our conversations would go something like this: "This one time, when I was ten, I broke my hand at a party when-" "Yeah, I know what happened. I was there, remember?") We've been married for ten and a half years now, and have three beautiful, brilliant, wonderful boys who often remind me chimpanzees on crack. Gabe is eight, Seth is five, and Eli is three."