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.
I love audible. I discovered it as a solution to my long drive (30mi each way) back and forth to work. This is my down time after work.
I'm on fire!
I believe it to be in a league all of its own. The whole series that is. I believe it to be more than just a love story. It makes a very large political statement.
Katniss' realization when she wakes up at the end.....
I hate spoilers in reviews, so I will not spell it out.
It made me think. It impresses me that it is being used in collegiate level literature classes for analysis.
This was a great story it made want to read the next book.
The whole book
Great for young adults and older adults. I loved the story and the actors.
You feel several emotions.