The first book of the series, The Hunger Games, left me wanting to know more. I wasn't overly fond of the story, but I did appreciate the character development and the great imagination of the author. The story was most imaginative and I was hooked on discovering the end of the saga. The second book, Catching Fire, was most disappointing. It came to an abrupt end and the whole story line lacked the involved development of the original book. What a let down from the great success of the first book in the trilogy. It's like someone said "times up, hand in your work now" Both the writing and the editing left much to be desired.
I felt the reader did a great job.
not at all.
There are so many great books out there but this one is not worth reading or listening to. Leave it after the Hunger Games and you will be much happier.
No. I would read it again. Just a personal preference, I didn't care for the narrator.
Any readers who enjoyed the first Hunger Games books or any of the Twilight books will enjoy this book. It is a well written story with a combination of action, love, and interesting political statements.
I didn't care of the narrator's interpretation of the story. Her voice was monotone at parts where I wanted to hear emotion and got high pitched when it was full of emotion. Its just a personal preference of mine.
No. Once I got into the second section, It did move faster and I listened in longer segments.
While the first book was a good story, I feel that the author did a lot more to develop the characters in this book. Great middle book, it answers some questions, but leaves you wanting more. I can’t wait to read the last one.
Optical Engineer from San Jose, CA.
This book was a very entertaining read. It continues the Hunger Games story with just as much action as the first book, but more character development. I really found this story to be compelling because of how flawed the main character is.
Just Fabulous!!!! I devour books, and cant ever say I have a favorite, because there are so many I love. THIS IS ONE OF, IF NOT MY FAVORITE SERIES OF ALL TIME!!!! It just gets better and better every time!!!!!!!!!!!
The fact that the Hunger Games did not END
That strategy became the goal for the rebels.... it really is the capturing of the dilemma of activism.
Yes, Hunger Games.... this one was just as good
What a great story! I found myself unable to stop listening. Superbly written and read.
You thought the game couldn't get nastier from the first book? You'd be wrong. This time the game field is set-up to wreak havoc.
Carlolyn breaths life into the words.
I cried several times. This is a great story.
I read the book in 1 day and I am also listening to the Hunger Games during that time. I am a speed reader and like to listen at my leasure.
How that all the Victors had to go back to the hunger games and they half of them were allies of Katnis.
Tell us about yourself! I am a French woman and live in Paris. I love to read - I read almost EVERYTHING! I like also to speak English
Catching Fire is a stunning sequel to the first book The Hunger Games. So, first and foremost if you haven’t read The Hunger Games, you will find yourself lost by this book. My advice would be that you start to read the first book because in this book Suzanne Collins picks up exactly where the first book ended.The author made this book as good a first. The storyline is quite an amazing ride; the characters are even more engaging than they were in the first book. As a reader I wondered how Katniss will tangle up in the games since she won them all.Katniss and Peeta won the Hunger Games against The Capitol wishes and all odds, they were planning to go back in District 12 and enjoy their victory, but it soon turns out that it won’t the case. Indeed, is not exactly what President Snow had in mind since Katniss defies the Capitol in the arena, she has to pay for what she has done. Therefore the victory bears a bitter taste for both candidates. katniss soon realize the full extent of her defiance.So the book starts with Katniss as the face of the rebellion. Rebellion start to grow, the President Snow sets up his revenge to punish Katniss. I was shocked to see what they have to endure, it was cruel. It makes you want to grab up a weapon and join the rebellion.One thing bothered though, I have a little problem with Katniss, she is a bit slow to figure out things that were obvious to the readers. Also, as in the first book, things were pretty much predictable.But, above all, Catching Fire is splendid stuff and a riveting read.