Awesome..... simply Awesome. The continuation draws you back into the life of Katniss Everdean and Peeta. The struggles and triumps... being drawn into the whole mess of things as victors.
I don't have one favortie, they all were.
the whole book kept me glued to the chair feeling every minute of the suspense, thrill and love.
I really enjoyed this series. The narrator was fabulous. The story line is compelling. It was very hard to stop listening.
It is probably up there about 2 or 3.
My favorite part was the alliance working together to try to get the two that were not in their group. The gold wire, Joanna attacking Catniss and taking out the tracker. I had an idea before that there was something going on between this group and the rebellion, but when Joanna cut Catniss' arm, I knew for sure.
Yes, when Catniss and Peeta were standing watch together. The kisses they shared and the fact that she recognized there was something more there than just a kiss.
Great, exciting book. My husband and I listen to books whenever we take trips anywhere. This one certainly kept us wide awake and wanting more.
Collins seems to have had a harder time filling up the pages in this sequel. The ratio of plain action scenes to thought-provoking moments rose significantly. Disappointing after such a decent start.
Yes. I enjoyed the book. Captures your attention. But ... do I think it was as good as the first one? No. I haven't started the third book yet, but wonder if it's going to be the same old thing and tire on me quickly.
The realization that the group in the districts have a plan to overthrow the capitol.
Good, but I give the first book a higher rating than the second book.
The end is never as near as you think it is.
It is fast paced and easy going enough to keep you interested great second book
IT KEPT MY INTEREST FROM BEGINING TO END
YOU DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT
THE END OF THE STORY
Catching Fire ranks in the lower third of the books I've listened to.
Carolyn McCormick brought passion and perspective to the characters, all of whom were distinctive by her performance.
I listened to this recommended trilogy, though I should have known its brutal premise would be difficult for me. I had hoped, after struggling through the first two books, that the final book would bring a resolution that I might dub "happy." I felt the resolution was not successful, barely tolerable and discouraging. Again, part of my assessment is colored by the fact that this kind of violent premise, with its accompanying relentless heartlessness and suffering, is not my kind of fiction.
Suspenseful, Frustrating, Hopefully Optimistic
I liked that the plot was unpredictable. I never saw the Quarter Quell surprise coming and how the 75th Hunger Games played out in the arena. That Haymitch is really a surprising character as well. I also enjoyed the dynamics of the love triangle of Katniss, Peeta, and Gale.
I have listened to the Hunger Games Trilogy narrated by Carolyn McCormick and I thoroughly enjoyed her performance in each of the books.
Katniss will not be defeated!
Carolyn McCormick has a pleasant voice, and Catching Fire was engaging enough for me to try not to fall asleep while I listened to it on the bus.
While I have enjoyed this book, and the Hunger Game series, I have found it very predictable. If you like a plot that can shock and surprise you this may not be able to deliver to all audiences.