I don't know. I've read the first book in this triologhy in the printed version but decided to buy and listen to the audio versions of the second and the third books.
That dark feeling...
Again, great characterization, and plot. The descriptions of the game are by far and away my favorites.
The scene in District nine
Continues the story line, and does end on a cliff hanger. I immediately started the third book once this one was complete.
I started listening to audiobooks from the library while driving around in my truck and soon found myself bringing the books inside with me. Once i got an ipod the books went everywhere with me. I work with my hands so audiobooks are great for me. I now listen to audiobooks about 8 hours each day. If i am not talking to someone or at home in my chair, then i have earbuds in listening to an audiobook.
This was pretty good of course, but i sort of feel like this book was unnecessary. I was shocked how similar this one was to the first. the first 3/4 of this book should have been a few chapters, and spent the rest of the time on new material. overall i enjoyed it, but i do feel a little cheated
Loved it! loved it! loved it! What an excellent sequel. Thought it couldn't get any better than the 'Hunger Games' but boy! was I wrong.
If the narrator had not sounded as though she was reading from a page I would have rated this book with 4 stars. I enjoyed reading the book itself and I thought I would try the audiobook for my commute. I can't recommend this narrator at all. She just doesn't understand how to pace and lend expression to a sentence or paragraph so that it carries you on through the story. Her diction is perfect but she sounds stiff, unrehearsed and generally flat.
I would recommend reading the book. Skip the audiobook, it isn't worth the time or money.
I'm not sure who I would cast in place of the current narrator but I do think that a younger person with a younger voice would help to relate the narration more closely to the character.
I couldn't even finish listening to the book. It really put me off.
I made the mistake of not listening to the sample beforehand. I really should have checked it out first. This is the first Audible book that I regret buying.
This book really got to me. I really got deep into it. Listened to it on my way to work and at the gym. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next!
Betrayal, Struggle and again, Perseverance
I'd have to say what I enjoyed the best is when the tributes banded together to help each other, knowing they may not come home because of the pact they made to keep Katniss safe. Hmm, sorry, guess that is a spoiler but just when they looked out for each other when the whole idea behind the arena is to kill or be killed.
When Katniss came up with her list of negotiations for Thirteen; she is a very clever girl, but still just a girl, and I just loved her thought process there. Its hard to not give away too much in case someone who has not read the book is reading the review to decide whether or not to read the book!
Katniss' character of course with her dry humor always made me laugh but I had some moments of shock and sadness which I always enjoy in any book I'm reading; I like to be surprised!
I liked the book, it had me glued to the book until I was done.
It was as good as the first one.
Her going back home.
It made me cry.