The first book in the Hunger Games was exceptional, and as a result one would expect a similar quality if not better in the second book. Unfortunately, it seems that the author gets too bogged down with the protagonist's personality and her internal struggles. While sometimes appropriate, other times it feel like the author does not know what to make of the protagonist. When the protagonist self-reflects she constantly shifts from sensitive and vulnerable to indifferent and callous every few seconds. This unconformity between the protagonist's personality and the larger plot in the book is poorly balanced. Despite all that, i'd recommend sticking with it, as it does pick up towards the last few hours.
I would recommend this book. It isn't quite as good as the first book, however it's an excellent read. You get exposed to more of what happens after the Hunger Games, but the touring of the districts goes by with almost no details. Everything happens so quickly you almost don't get any depth to the story. New characters are met and the plot with the Capital thickens, and it really leads into book three well. However I don't think this book stands on its own.
Beady. He is very inventive and valuable outside the games.
I disliked the performer's voice and her interpretations of the characters. I thought she did an acceptable job with Katniss, however all other characters were lacking in my opinion. I did grow to enjoy it more the more I listened, however it continuously nagged at me
Not as expected. For a very interesting book like this one, the narrator performance is poor quality.
I love to read. So, Audible has given me a chance to "read" when I normally couldn't. I really enjoy it.
Good for all ages. Good story.
Yes. In the series. The series was really good
Yes, but I couldn't
By being audio you experience the feelings in the words, and the book comes alive in a different way.
Catnus as she comes to understand the meaning of trust and faith.
The scene when Snow visits her in new home to threaten her.
No, but it did want me to start with the third book strat away.
The quality of the Hunger Games continues in this second book of the trilogy.
Good narration. It was very clear which character was "speaking" as she was reading.
i admit, at first it is a bit disturbing to get used to the concept of "hunger games" and what that entails but it's all very well done and exciting--you never know for sure what's going to happen. the narrator does a great job and you really get lost into this whole "hunger games" experience. i highly recommend this series. it's one of the best i've happened on in a while.
No, it is a lot of whining and emotions. Just stop after the Hunger Games and make your own ending.
The second hunger games was pretty entertaining. The least interesting is Katniss's constant rants and ridiculous "emotional" queries. Anytime Katniss is by herself is just plain boring.
very old lady
The reader's voice sounds like a significantly older woman, not that a 17 year old would be better, but there has to be a happy medium.