This book was a far take from the lighter fare of many "sci-fi" books. The characters are deep with a lot of development that seems to come easy to the author. The story is at times disturbing, but in an appropriate way, not just for the sake of gore or violence. It all has purpose and makes the book all come together. The whole series was like that, deep and appropriate. It is not a light, fluffy book, so take it on as such, but it is very good.
Mags walking into the fog.
She performs all characters well and delivers a believable story.
My husband...who has little interest in books...has been tuning out sports radio and walking around the house with his headset on so he can listen to more of the story (I suspect he may be drivng around aimlessly as well). Need I say more?!
The first book, as usual, was the best, but this, the second book, was true to the first, in that it is full of surprises and unexpected twists and turns. A must read. I could not stop listening!
Petaa soothing the the dying morphine addict by talking about colors.
She played up the young girl a little too much. She came out sounding rather lame and dumb, which the character was not. Katness is a very strong character and could have been handled better.
The main people are very beleivable, and keep you wanting the good guys to win. The only reason I can see to call it a teenagers book is because it is without bad language or sex sceans. It is full of action and unsavory individuals. I think it is as good as the Harry Potter
The uncertiotony of first love as it unfoldes,is something we can relate too, even thought
it seldom has that much pressure. It took Katniss a while to realize it wasn't just for show when Peeta first said he loved her.
This is my first . I have listened to other readers who have used more voices to make the people seem more individual.
I laughted and cryed both at the moments of great joy like when they realized they were not going to dye. I cryed when some of the contenders were dying and laughted when others
made stupid moves that lead to their deaths such as the time Katness shot the nest from the tree.
I have read all of the 3 books , what else has Suzanne Collins written?
Suspenseful, engaging and energetic
The developement of characters was terrific. The descriptions of the surroundings gave me a very distinct and detailed visual image which further allowed me to immerse myself in the story. I felt like I was right there with Katness throughout her journey.
I've listened to the other two books in this series. She does a fantastic job with the female voices. The male voices all sound alike and not quite authentic. But then you can't expect a female reader to excel in both genders.
If I had the time, yes.
Highly recommend this series!
My hubby and I drive in the car almost every week-end for a 5 hour ride each way and we really love to listen to books on the drive! The Hunger Game series has made us not want to quit reading (listening) and when we arrive at our destination we sometimes sit in the car to listen a little longer! Also if we hop in the car to run to the store we will turn the book on because we can't wait for just a little more!
Katniss is a great heroine and you'll love her character and she endears herself to you! She isn't always the smartest but with Peeta and/or Gale by her side she picks things up!
Keep in mind that the Hunger Games is a futuristic book with teens being forced to kill one another. This is a little gory but if the world was taken over and there was one winner who could subject their will upon the world, something like this could happen ( well likely not the exact thing but where the winners will is forced upon us) This has happened in communistic countries and is just a different spin on things! See how the kids fight back!
Loved the series and could not put it down!
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I can't keep my mind from the wars in the middle east and against OWS. I am not a science fiction fan but somehow found my way into this series through Audible. It seems likely this is a common thread in sci fi stories but since it is new to me it's different for me. It's always hard to rise against the powerful even when the powerful are so clearly evil. So many people have been trampled and starved by their governments yet we can only see the evil of it in fiction.
I feel like the story came up short. I didn't think it was going to go the way that it did. I wish it didn't. I am glad I finished it so I can read the third. The ending was good. It gave me something to look forward to. But most of the story was BLAH. Nothing too suspenseful. It wasn't like the first book. But i think it will make a better movie. Hopefully the third will be better. But if you read the first you should read the whole series.
Very good sequel.
The end of the story makes an excellent start for the third book.
Another excellent performance as usual. McCormick's ability to change her tone for each character makes the story captivating.
This book makes me thirst for more of the story.
You might as well listen to the whole series, and the first and third books are worth the slight sag in the middle that's in the second. As a stand-alone, it would still be pretty decent.