I am in my 40's and an avid reader. I don't normally read books for young adults but I read so much about the Hunger Games in magazine reviews that I thought I would give it a try. And while I loved the Hunger Games I think this book is my favorite of the series. Suzanne Collins is so imaginative and always keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. It is great to see a character such as Katniss really grow as she faces the challenges of life. I loved this series and cannot wait to see the movies. And I would also recommend listening to this one a second time as I found there were some things I missed the first time around. Highly recommend the who series (but start with Hunger Games first!!)
I think I liked this book the best because it was the center of the story and I couldn't wait to hear each word. Be warned it ends abruptly and will make you run out and buy Mocking Jay as fast as you can!
I love books!
Suzanne Collins is a great writer! This Hunger Games series is very imaginative and creative. I hope we see much more out of this author. I was just expecting another game like the first book but there wer some good twiests and turns. Can't wait for "Mockingjay"!
I never read a book buy Suzanne Collins until I read the first book in this series, "The Hunger Games" This book did not disappoint me a a continuation of the story.
i live in the kentucky bluegrass and enjoy coffee in the morning while listening to a great book.
yeah. i read the first one and thought it was well written etc but the content really bothered me. so in the second book it only gets more ridiculous when they get to go BACK into the ring? oh come on. enough is enough. while everyone else seems to think these books are fantastic, i say move on, pick something else... like say, Shiver or Linger. both fantasies and young adult but far more entertaining than the storyline where kids kill each other. nice.
This author has a way of drawing you into Katniss's world. I thoroughly enjoyed all the books. I don't know how much to attribute to the narrator, who did a fantastic job, or the author. If you enjoyed the 1st book then you have to get all three. They are well worth it.
We all know this movie is going to hit it out of the park - just like the books did! The only question is.... who will play the main characters!!
After listening to the first Hunger Games book I told myself I wasn't going to read the second one. Not because the first wasn't a wonderful book, but because I didn't know if I could take another round with the world that Suzanne Collins created. But after a couple of days I couldn't say no.
Collins has created a completely believable world, horrific, tragic, bleak and miserable, but completely believable. Sometimes you can see what's coming even though you don't want to. Other times Collins pulls out the unexpected, and they're not cute bunnies coming out of hats. Each new twist either makes me want to cry, or enrages me. You can't read these books without feeling for the characters and hoping, against hope, that all will be well.
The sudden ends of the first two books (I surely hope not the third and final) leave you hanging. Like life unfortunately, as you and the characters hope for the best but don't have a lot of hope for it. The best we can hope for is the survival of the heroes, such as they are.
So now that I've finished this one I didn't even both to wait for the next. It's loaded and ready to go.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
Make sure you read these books in the correct order because you need to have read Book 1 to understand what's going on in Book 2. Time went by so fast while I listened to this book - a great story and really good narration.
Is there an easier way to find the books I just purchased & to get to their download links??
I actually have no idea what to say. I think the book has rendered me speechless. All I can say is that I enjoyed this series so much, number two, Catching Fire especially, that I have stopped reading 2/3 of the way into the 3rd & final book probably because deep down, I don't think I can bear to part from the characters & their world. I just cant stand facing the fact that there are not going to be more. I wish, wish, WISH that the author would add several more to this series. I dont even know that its going to be possible once the book ends, but my goodness. I can tell you that I've never felt this way about a book. Cant say its my favorite book of all times or anything like that, but I can say I've never been so emotionally invested in a story for Gods sake! Much less one thats geared to readers who are probaly my son's age (he's just under 16).