I could watch my grandchildren in the water and listen to the story. Most enjoyable
The Girl With the Dragon Tatto was equally as good.
Yes, if they liked the first book.
Someone a little better with character voices and not quite so dramatic.
Great story, decent writing, but the narrator's reading doesn't seem to reflect match the character's personalities, or the author's intended tone. This is one series where I wished I'd read the book rather than listened to the audio version.
I can always tell how much I like a read/listen from my ability to put it down. Catching Fire was another listen I made time for. On the lawn mower, driving down the road, doing reports at work, putting the kids to bed. I couldn't wait to hear the next sentence and the next and the next.
That is a hard one. I saw the movie first so in my minds eye most of the characters had a personification already. If I had to choose who grew on me unexpectedly it would be Peeta. He is steady and true and I found myself imagining what I would have done faced with his situations. I would be dishonest if I didn't say I would have been less noble.
This was the second, the first being Hunger Games. She is truly talented. I was a Law and Order Fan for years.
Understatement, tears, cringes, out loud laughter, furious anger. This was a rollercoaster.
I first saw the Hunger Games at the theater (it was my introduction to the trilogy). I downloaded the Hunger games to listen in my leisure. I consumed it like it was the best meal I'd ever had. Once finished I immediately downloaded Catching Fire, and then MockingJay. I will be buying the books next to read each word. Perhaps the written media will have a different taste as well. I look forward to finding out.
From captivating dark story to well-done narration, this audio book is sure to be a favorite of mine for multiple listens for years to come.
Catching Fire had the same thread of the "reluctant Hero" as my all-time favorite Salvatore works featuring Drizzt Do'Urden.
Every character in this book has a level of human imperfection that we can all find believable.
Even through the Darkness Katniss remained likeable, perhaps even more so because.of her self-deprecation.
A little shallow, not a very deep or well thought out plot, but definitely very entertaining and engaging. I'll watch the movie next, and will probably read the next one too. But don't expect deep or meaty or chewy or even Hans Solo. Try Ender's Game instead?
I love reading fiction, but also enjoy poetry and nonfiction. I love stories full of mystery, suspense, charm, and alternate realities.
I recommend this book. The plot is captivating and raises procative issues that apply to the world we all inhabit.
Cinna continues to design amazing costumes for Katniss.
Not only has Suzanne Collins written an unforgettable book, but Carolyn McCormick's performance brings the story to life. Her tone is pleasant and she employs good vocal variations for the different characters in this story.
The humanity displayed by many in non-humane situations is touching.
great story made marginal by unimpressive narrator. At times the narration was so distractingly unimpressive that storyline was missed
The actual games this time, the setting was so much more original compared to the one in the very first book... it's too bad though that the author focused more on the pre-game part and was a bit too rushed in the end
The ending... a true cliffhanger... made me wanna get the third book immediately
she is very emotional, really got you into the part
I loved the book and wanted to let you know that the narrator made this book even more enjoyable
Wonderful novel series to read if you enjoyed Harry Potter series. I didn't feel like character development was as good as in Harry Potter but still an excellent book that you won't be able to put down!