This is becoming one of the most amazing series that I've read so far! Both "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" will completely draw you in and you wont want to stop reading/listening! I listened to both of them while on a road trip, and I was very glad that I had such a long uninterupted time to listen to them! Well worth the credits!
Buy the book..not this audio version.
Its a great story & Collins doesnt dissapoint with d second installment of the trilogy. However the audio book narrated by CArolyn McCormac is a disaster. I wish they had found a narrator with some degree of sense as to how to inflect her voice. She made Katniss sound like a whiny air headed stupendously silly girl and put unnecessary or random emotions in perfectly straight passages. Moreover in tense or pulse quickening passages she's completely ruin the moment with an annoying affected rendition of the scene. This woman obviously has no clue how to narrate a story and listening to her only ruins the experience of a book which is wonderful otherwise.
The present narrator is an insult to the great book and its author and she ought to be replaced as soon as possible.
The first book was great, but the second was even better!! There were some expected twist but even more unexpected ones! A must read, but be sure you have time because you won't want to put it down!!! It will be hard to wait for the last book. I do hope that this will be made into a movie someday but only if they do it RIGHT!!!!!
These books were terrible at so many levels. Bad writing, no good grammar, syntax sucks, all in the present tense. Bad character development, none actually and the main character is just a sour, angry, weak personality. Not very likely that someone with a character like that would become a hero or a leader. Bad plot development, especially in book 2 and 3. I had to reread some chapters because it wasn't clear what had happened almost as if chapters had been ripped out of the book. It is clear that the author is a screen writer, because that is what the books are written for a movie; a bad movie!
Hunger Games was my favorite in the series nonetheless this book had a great storyline and was exciting in its own right.
This is a wonderful book. It may be even better than the first. Fabulous character development and I loved how the author twists and turns.
This is the second part of the trilogy that started with Hunger Games. The first book stands alone. This book would not be very good without having read the first book. There is review but it doesn't cut it. If one has read the first book, it is very good, more of the same. In fact, too much of more of the same. The uniqueness of the first book is gone and you are left only with the exciting narrative....good but not as good because it is similar to book one. The annoying thing is the ending. Yes it is a cliffhanger like others have said... but the book does not stand alone without reading book 3. Sometimes you can be left with a little suspense. This is clearly just an unfinished story. They should have been honest and put it all in one book (this and the third part). Book 3 gets back into unique stuff... so it is worth it to read this but expect to read the last book. You will be unsatisfied if you stop here. In summary. Read book one only OR Read all three... OR read one and 3... Don't just read this one!!! or this one and 3...
By the way, I had no problem with the narrator. I thought she was perfect. She matched Catness and her ambivalent, tomboyish character. The fact that Catness isn't very likeable isn't the narrator's fault. it just makes the book more unique.
This second book in a series starts off a little slow, but picks up speed and provides a great follow up to the first book, The Hunger Games. The book is very well written with great character development and surprising twists and turns. You just never know what's coming next. Great read.
I am glad that I stumbled upon this series. If you like twilight series then I am sure you would like this one too.