It is just as good as the Hunger Games!!!
The wedding gown transforming into a mocking jay costume
yes, I didn't do anything else while I listened to the story.
I wish that I would have not listened to the hype about this trilogy.I wish that I could erase the fact that I read/listened to them at all. I wish that I never bought them at all.
Hunger Games was the tamest of the three, but all of them detailed starvation, deranged so-called "leaders" who were just plain SICK in all ways imaginable. This book and the trilogy in general just left me with a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. That the Hunger Games was filmed in my state just made it all that much worse. It has been a really long time since a work of fiction has made me feel so much rage for the characters. I felt rage at the injustices thrown at them, the abuse heaped upon them, and the games that these kids were subjected to. **Sigh** How it was classified as a children's book totally astounds me. Do NOT read this book if you have ever suffered any sort of abuse in your life, as triggers are written all through the 3 books.
The Battle Continues...
Johanna Mason is a fantastic addition to Collins's already memorable and richly developed cast of characters. She's a brutal, lawless version of Katniss, without the self-doubt and guilt of taking action. Johanna also gets some of the best one-liners: she has no "filter," she speaks the uncensored truth.
Other than The Hunger Games, I hadn't listened to any of McCormick's other performances. I think she is an excellent narrator, with a clear voice and an "understated" performance that never turns the story into a melodrama. She serves the story well; she made me cry with her performance in the first book!
Well, with the enormous success of the first film adaptation of The Hunger Games, it's inevitable a sequel will follow. The tagline could be, "A Return to the Arena ... A Return to Arms." Something dramatic that references both the 75th Annual Quarter Quell as well as the political turmoil in Panem.
I agree with the other reviewers that the forced love triangle between Peeta, Katniss, and Gale in the beginning of the book is probably the weakest part of the story. Still, it is a brief plot point, and danger from The Capitol looms ever closer -- I eagerly await the conclusion, Mockingjay.
Yes. I really like how the story develops in this second installment. I feel like I get to know the characters better, and the twist in the story keep you on your toes.
I actually have two. Katniss and Cena. I like their nurturing relationship.
Catching Fire: Rise of the Mocking Jay
Catching Fire: The Hunger Returns
Catching Fire: Uprising
Love historical fiction, good light reading, histories, and theological treatises.
Of course, I loved it. How can you not? But I'm hoping that the movies do more to show the other side of the story - that in and of itself would have been a GREAT plotline to follow. I am aware that the surprise was Collins' device to keep you spellbound, but I love a good open plot. In any case, well done, and great story! I was hooked from the first.
A must read.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - as both have a girl as the lead and both books you cannot put down. Brilliant.
the survival part.
I have loved books every since I could read. During my elementary & high school days I spent my time in libraries getting books to read.
After reading "The Hungry Games", I was drawn to the next triology part. My imagination took me to many heights while listening.
If you liked the first one you will like this one. I am not a big fan of the narrator.
this book is awesome!! well read and well written. definitely pick this up with your credit!! remember that these books are read by other people but carolyn mcCormick does a great job capturing the feeling of each character and making you feel that you are truly getting to know every one in the book!!
The whole book was a wreck.
Catness Everdeen is one of the weakest, self centered, idiot heroines that I have ever read. How this book series ever got the ratings that it did just proves how low people's standards are getting. It was a grave disappointment from beginning to end.