The narrator is horrible. She sounds as if she is doing an extreme exaggeration of what a silly, dramatic narration would be like. I also felt like she added so much interpretation to characters' moods in the book that I did not agree with. So the whole time I listened, I had to try and reinterpret in my head what the characters were doing/thinking. It's also much clearer that this is a child's book (as compared to the first book, which I think does a better job with adult readers as well). Everything is over explained and in a sense, "beats the dead horse," with the exception of a few key points that are confusing...and barely get explained at all! The reason I keep reading the books is because they are ingenious and so clever, but unfortunately, in my opinion, not because it's particularly well written.
I really enjoyed listening to this book of the series but again, I found it hard to not want Catnis to be less dramatic when she was reflecting. I can understand some drama to the event but to go on and on for several minutes just seemed to irritate me a little. Other than those episodes of hers, I was moved by the series and found mself looking forward to the next day of driving on my long trip.
It filled in some of the missing knowledge from the first book
Hamich, she could truly reflect his drunken states
there are several parts of the book that lend themselves to either tears or laughter
Intriguing, motivating, well-written.
I love Peeta, he is motivated and knows what he wants.
I think that Katniss was done beautifully. Carolyn McCormick is an amazing narrator, I have plans to listen to other books she has narrated.
There are so many points in this book that I loved, that made me late to work just so that I could finish listening to a cartain part.
Beetee. The way he is with the rest of the victors but when they look at the tapes of the past victors they see his abilities. Shocking!
I love this series and my students love them too
The narration was brilliant. The narrator inflexed her voice appropriately and consistently, not distracting but adding to the style of the story.
My favorite character is Hamish, he is just as honest in his druken stupier as he is in the few times he is sober. Yet very smart, working overtime not to seem like the caring gentlemen he really is and wish he could be if circumstances were different.
When Gail and Catnus had their first kiss
It made me teary when Gail was beaten and the 3 persons were killed in Rou's district.
I can't wait for book 3, i'll need to get some sleep before I begin to read it though. I'm exhausted as a stayed very late reading this one! Loved it
I always get concerned when embarking on the final book in a series as I've been horribly disappointed on several occasions, a condition initiated by The Sword of Truth series and its abysmal ending. Well, any reservations I might have had heading into this finale were completely doused within about an hour of starting this book. What an amazing finish. Just enough twists to keep you guessing, and just enough predictable outcomes to make you feel comfortable.
If you have not started this series yet, I recommend grabbing it immediately, if only to have the pleasure of listening to this finish.
yes. good characters, good dialogue and character development.
the scene in the cave in which peeta and catniss learn about each other.
The excitement Collins manages to keep through the whole book. I like the way she also manages to bring you into this fantasy world making you almost feel you are there.
This is only half the remaining story. It need the final installment to finish the story arc. I listened to all three books one after the other and the constant angst Katniss has over Gayle and Pieta begins to grate.