As others have said, I don't think the narrator was the best choice for this series of books. Beyond that, Catching Fire is a worthy sequel to The Hunger Games. It's biggest strength is in Collins' description of the world that the characters occupy. Great details and imagination.
However, for this story to really pay off, our hero Katniss needs to get with it. For all of her intelligence and skills, she can't seem to see the forest for the trees. More often than not, she acts more like I would expect a real 16-year-old girl to act instead of the hero that she needs to be. Some might say "well, that makes her easy to relate to." I couldn't disagree more. Peter Parker is still able to act heroically as Spiderman in spite of his teenage years, and we still relate to him. As in the first book, I kept wishing Katniss would step it up, stop feeling sorry for herself, and see what the heck is going on around her a little more clearly.
The ending gives a pretty good cliff-hanger. If it weren't for that, I think I might not get to the third book, due to my frustration with the protagonist. But I'll read on in hopes that she shapes up.
If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again there is no use in reading it at all. Oscar Wilde
I think with the excitement of peeta and katness love triangle and the curiosity of the next quell games you can't help feel the excitement of the book.
I think Fennick was my favorite character. I like how the author gives the impression that hes a strong ladies man only to find out theirs more behind his story.
She has a way of bringing the book to life.
There were so many emotions in this book that this book brings out, the one that got me the most was when peeta and katniss get seperated in the quell to bring down the arena.
Continues story and leads to unexpecting twists, as Katness struggles to keep track of the enemy, and who she is. The unbeleiveable circumstance she is thrown into.
It is very intriguing story line as the characters weave the story together and take unexpected paths trying to figure out who they are and who they can trust. How katniss feels responsible for so many people and how she can protect them.
I really enjoy her voice emphasis and voice change for characters. She does a great job of keeping you intrigued as if you were watching a movie. Her inflection is great.
Intriguing and unexpected twists, who to trust.
I like how the author has made Katniss strong yet so unsure who to trust, just like a teenager, thrown into something so much bigger then she can imagine. And to feel all alone, unknowing who to trust.
Very goo. Top twenty.
Peeta. For his views, his decision to work at everything as hard as he can for an outcome he wants.
I have always loved her as an actress. She is also an extremely good voice actress as is very obvious in this series of books. She has a warm voice with great range and her enunciation is wonderful.
The announcement previous winners of the games were the new gamers.
Good books, great voice artist and wonderful characters.
I loved the captivating story, and how detailed everything is when they get into the arena.
What the quarter quell recommendations are.
The thrill of listening to her, and bringing the characters to life with different voices, and different colors.
When Peeta and Katnis are there to comfort one another.
I liked the book, the ending was pretty good and sets you up to want to listen/read the 3rd book. I could have done without the long description of the characters dress and more battle/dialogue in the arena
I have heard the whole Hunger Games series described as a mix between Survivor - the reality TV show, The Truman Show - the movie, Running Man and 1984. I would have to agree with this.
I'll probably now download the 3rd book. It's leaves a nice cliffhanger.
I would listen to this story again. I found that even though this is written simply, the story is fantastic. I feel like there are so many details, I would find something new every time I listen to it.
The plot. This is the kind of story that draws you in and wont let go!
No, but I think she is wonderful.
I want to find books that flirt with and then seduce me. I want reads with lasting power, leaving me breathless and aching for more!
Picking up where Hunger Games left off, this second installment propels the reader forward with vigor and intensity. The pace seems much faster than the first, almost a sense of urgency, which matches perfectly with the plot and storyline. I spent one morning driving to work flooded with an array of emotions including gasps of shock to tears of sadness to downright anger leaving me with a desire to scream at my audio device. Upon finishing the second book I immediately started the audio for Mockingjay. This book left me on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen next in this often gut wrenching plot with characters so real my heart bleeds for them.
I enjoy this time and consider it well spent exercising my imagination. I now have these other worlds to tell you about. I have value.
Just like the first book ,this story has you on the edge of your seat and explodes as you would want it to at the end. Although your wish is split in 2. The writer eludes to so many things that are either hidden in the story from the first book or earlier in this book.It really starts playing out in a way that makes you a fan. The narrator draws you in even more in this book than the first. She knows the characters and introduces you in the same way they are introduced to Catniss. Kids book smids book. Im an adult and I enjoyed everyminute of it. Now lets check out the third one.
I haven't read the print, however the audio was fantastic and expressive.
Katniss - for her morale compass
Story about how the Mockingjay pin was received and the meaning.
Lots of moments, either of shock, sadness, or a chuckle.