For as much hype as this series is getting I am greatly disappointed. The protagonist remains clueless and useless throughout the series. There is nothing satisfying about the story. Vengeance is never reached, the characters that are killed-off are the worst possible selections... basically you, the reader wait and wait for something good to happen and are never given a single crumb. If the final scene was meant as the gift to the reader, it is laughable. If only a gift receipt were included so I could return it. This series had much promise but the author fails at every step.
If you read/listened to "the Hunger Games," you can save your time and money. While I am only 2/3 through this book, I really have lost interest. It's pretty much the same book once again.
I might read something else by Collins because she is a good story teller, but I hope she comes up with another plot-line
Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.
This is my favorite of the 3 Hunger Games Books because it has the most action and explains the most. The first book is a fast train and you are just trying to keep up and figure out what is going on. This book gives you what is missing from the first book and elaborates on the characters as well as introduces new ones. It is also fast paced but in a different way because after reading the first book, you feel more connected to the people.
When the monkeys attacked, the viciousness of that scene was a surprise.
She brings the extra emotion, the inflections that help you to feel what the characters are feeling.
Yes and yes. All 3 books evoked these emotions.
Finally a series that lives up to the hype!! This is no Twilight series, full of teen angst, this series was made for all ages, everyone can relate.
Book 2 of the Hunger games trilogy was a poor imitation of book 1. While book 1 had a somewhat interesting plot, the relationship between the characters border lined on adolescent mush. However difficult it was to take book 1 serious,it was impossible with book 2. The childish romance and hard to believe characters in book 1 were at least geared to the proper audience. High school. Well maybe middle school. But book 2 dropped the interest level a few grades and would impress those who forgot that they had just read book 1, which was tolerable. For a grade school kid, book 2 might keep his or her interest. But then again..... Ron
I quite enjoyed the continuation from the first book to this one. There were some nice twists and the story built to a great close making me look forward to the third and final book.
The performance on the other hand was very annoying. Listening to this audiobook made me think that everyone in that universe is whiny and dumb. If you can get past the poor performance, the story is worth listening to.
Never read the print version so yes.
Katniss because of the change in focus of the character
HUnger Games rocks
Yes, it was so well read with the emotions the author is trying to say for the reader.
When i found out Katniss goes back in the arena.
When Katniss kisses Gale when he is injured.
The strength and will power Katniss has. She never gives up at all.
I can't wait to read the last book!
I've listened to many audio books and I have to say that I'm not impressed with this narrator. Much of the time I feel like she's yelling and she reads with too much over-dramatization. My suggestion - just read the book.
Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
High. As part of the trilogy rates among the best
She is a true professional
Expect the unexpected
This reader sent me to a print copy. The first person narration is stripped of all depth by an overblown style that reminds me of high school plays-bad ones. I just couldn't bear it after a while. It may not bother others.