Aging dyslexic addicted to audible
I started this series way after the movie and the hype... but now I can see how it became so popular. The narrator is great and makes pressing pause hard for me. Though there is no magic or wizards, the world and life styles depicted in the story remind me of Harry Potter. I can not stop thinking about the characters.
I've done some crying
worth your time
A nice second book in the series, but unfortunately she chose to end it as a clear set-up to the third book. More interesting characters added to survivors of the Hunger Games group and a good storyline. Only complaint is the way the book ends, but it gets you to buy book three right away.
Absolutely! The story line is addicting right from the start so you naturally have to continue on from the first book all the way through to the end of the third. I was also impressed with Carolyn McCormick changing her voice for each character and being able to hold to that throughout the entire series.
Suzanne Cook paints a very vivid word picture, so being able to see this story unfolding in my mind was easy. I enjoyed the detail that she provided about the characters, their surroundings and history that made understanding the trials and tribulations so much easier. (So much of this was lacking in the movie but movies are only allowed to be so long.)
Katniss Everdeen was my favorite. The 'voice and tone' used by Carolyn McCormick throughout the series allows you to really know Katniss, her thoughts, her heart. It's great to see a young lady display this type of 'take charge' attitude with regard to taking over the responsibilities of her family after her father's death due to her mother's inability to do so due to her own personal grief. Even after winning the first Hunger Game, she never changes her personality and allows the Capital's way of life to swallow her up. Her focus remains the same; protecting and taking care of her family and those closest to her.
Yes! I wanted to kill President Snow myself. I laughed and cried at different times throughout the series.
While the author has done a fabulous job, I'd like to especially thank Carolyn McCormick for her talents in performing this series. I've already begun shopping for other books that she's performed.
Great to see the progression of the story. More action and introduction to a whole new world/arena.
Not a big fan of the narrator's voice and style unfortunately but it doesnt take away hugely from the adventure/story.
Found the first book a lot more interesting and the story was a lot more complex. This book was ok but too much emphasis on the political side of Katniss' country than her personal story. It was writen by the same recipe as the first book. Doesn't compell me to download the third book though. I think Carolyn McDomick does an excellent job reading it and have no criticism at all about her performance.
Yes. Thought he book was a good follow to Hunger Games. Good story.
All was good
All was good
Yes. We listened on a drive and could not wait for each part.
What can I possibly say about the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy that you haven't already heard during the promotion of the Hunger Games movie? Well, I can say that I enjoyed it as much as the Hunger Games. Collins continues the story of Katniss and Peeta taking us further into the darkness of the Hunger Games ensuring us that even winning isn't what we hoped. Katniss finds herself suddenly thrust into a role she never imagined as she and Peeta are taken on their Victory Tour of the Districts only to feed the fire of revolution that has been burning only as embers until now.
If you thought the Hunger Games was brutal, dark and somewhat hopeless, Catching Fire will not change your mind. But as your anger grows against the Capital, you begin to feel Katniss' pain and indecision; her fear and anger; her love and hate.
I highly recommend this audio book but only if you have listened to the Hunger Games first. As the second part of a trilogy, you'd be lost without the foundation provided by the first book.
I found the narration pleasant. Carolyn McCormick does a great job telling the story in first person. I found no distractions in her voice, tone or pronunciation. (And no sighs or deep breaths during the reading as well. Big Bonus!).
Good story, enjoy this narrator
If you liked the first one this is more good stuff
I really enjoyed the 2nd Installment of this series. It took no time at all to ramp up the urgency with Snow's ultimatum to Katniss. You can sympathize with Katniss as she tries to decide between flight or fight. The design of the 2nd arena is genius. I love how all of the characters grow and their relationships get more defined. It is a very emotional story and again it dragged a lot out of me. I love Katniss as a heroine ( or hero period ). For some reason I have cared about her more than any protaganist in any book that I have read so far.
Don't stop with the first book, carry on and pick this title up!
Carolyn McCormick does a great narrative, she is easy to understand and has good emotion. Again, the only beef, is it could have been done by someone younger, but she does a really good job.