I did not listen to the first book, I saw the movie with my son and husband who both read the book. I liked it enough to want to listen to the second and third book. I have listened to about 20 audible books and this was one of my two least favorite narrators. Her voice sounds much to old to be the main character who is 17 years old.
Other than that, the story is great and I was not lost at all by not having read the first book. I am about to buy the third audible book, even though we have the hardback, and we have it on Kindle, but audible lets me do something else at the same time (in my case, quilting). I just won't get anything else with this narrator in the future.
The first book of the series, The Hunger Games, left me wanting to know more. I wasn't overly fond of the story, but I did appreciate the character development and the great imagination of the author. The story was most imaginative and I was hooked on discovering the end of the saga. The second book, Catching Fire, was most disappointing. It came to an abrupt end and the whole story line lacked the involved development of the original book. What a let down from the great success of the first book in the trilogy. It's like someone said "times up, hand in your work now" Both the writing and the editing left much to be desired.
I felt the reader did a great job.
not at all.
There are so many great books out there but this one is not worth reading or listening to. Leave it after the Hunger Games and you will be much happier.
No. I would read it again. Just a personal preference, I didn't care for the narrator.
Any readers who enjoyed the first Hunger Games books or any of the Twilight books will enjoy this book. It is a well written story with a combination of action, love, and interesting political statements.
I didn't care of the narrator's interpretation of the story. Her voice was monotone at parts where I wanted to hear emotion and got high pitched when it was full of emotion. Its just a personal preference of mine.
No. Once I got into the second section, It did move faster and I listened in longer segments.
While the first book was a good story, I feel that the author did a lot more to develop the characters in this book. Great middle book, it answers some questions, but leaves you wanting more. I can’t wait to read the last one.
Optical Engineer from San Jose, CA.
This book was a very entertaining read. It continues the Hunger Games story with just as much action as the first book, but more character development. I really found this story to be compelling because of how flawed the main character is.
Just Fabulous!!!! I devour books, and cant ever say I have a favorite, because there are so many I love. THIS IS ONE OF, IF NOT MY FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME!!!! It just gets better and better every time!!!!!!!!!!!
The fact that the Hunger Games did not END
That strategy became the goal for the rebels.... it really is the capturing of the dilemma of activism.
Yes, Hunger Games.... this one was just as good
What a great story! I found myself unable to stop listening. Superbly written and read.
You thought the game couldn't get nastier from the first book? You'd be wrong. This time the game field is set-up to wreak havoc.
Carlolyn breaths life into the words.
I cried several times. This is a great story.