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.
I think you should read all 3, but I didn't like this one
This was the worst of the 3 books
My favorite part of the book was when the tributes are placed back in the arena. I think the scenes in the arena is better than the first book.
The most memorable moment was when Katniss was called to be a tribute again and the stark terror was palpable.
The story line
I enjoyed all three books of The hunger games
Enjoyed intire book/s
Found it hard to put down
It continued with some characters that I had already come to love
cant pick one
when katniss was aware that she had really come to care for peta more than she thought
Bought the book to listen to because it has been so popular. As an adult I read a fair amount of Teen literature to unwind. The first book in the series was a worthwhile listen - not amazing but entertaining. Not sure I will listen to it a second time though.
Own a small business and took up listening to books so I could multi-task. Am now hooked and only read when I can get whisper-sync.
I read the book before listening to it. When I read it, I wasn't emotionally connected to the characters. But, when the book is read, you find yourself becoming part of the story. You feel what Katnis feels, you hear what she hears, you see what she sees.
The reader of all three books, Carolyn McCormick, makes the story come alive.
The story is one of challenge against adversity. It illustrates how humanity can go awry in its desire to punish and protect what is important; how power can corrupt. But, the strength of the story is the way the author shows that all it takes is one person to change the course of said humanity.
As I mentioned above, Carolyn McCormick has read the entire trilogy of the Hunger Games. I hadn't listened to her before the first in the series. Initially, I felt her voice was off-putting. (I kept hearing the character she played in Law & Order). But, once she got into the story, all was forgotten except her excellent portrayal of all of the characters. She gave them each their own voice, personality, and life. She was able to carry the listener into the world of PanAm. She got better and better with each book.
If you are considering seeing the movie, don't. Listen to the books. Allow your mind to imagine the world, the people and the challenges they face. Let the Suzanne Collins' story, read by the amazing voice of Carolyn McCormick, carry you into a world where life is precious and death is swift. Allow yourself to become emotionally involved in a story that has depth and meaning for the world today.