I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.
The Hunger Games series is enticing! The story reaches out and grabs the reader by the throat and asks the question "What if our government worked in this fashion?"
Certainly this fiction story is fiction, but what if it weren't? Do we accept the deal because everyone else is accepting?
In the Capitol city people are always doctoring their bodies, coloring their hair, piercing, tattooing and making very crazy alterations to their bodies in the name of fashion. Does this seem so different than what we see on the streets today?
The performance and story are amazing. They are certainly thought provoking and should make anyone desire to visit local political meetings. We never want to go there. Katniss is a strong person and she is the epitome of what it takes to be a winner in any game.
I can't imagine another reader. Exceptional choice!!!!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was my favourite book of the series.
Unfortunately the recent movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” did not live up to it's name. However, as a reader and lover of this series, I implore you to read this book. Don’t let the movie make you think the story goes downhill after book number one "The Hunger Games", trust me, it doesn't and it’s worth the read.
Worst reader, pretty good book.
The reaction to the quarter quell annoucement
... Anyone? I don't know enough narrators.
"Because movies that are already on their way to theaters need to get remade already!"
The reader was very odd, read everything _so_seriously_.
If you enjoyed Hunger Games you should get this book because it’s a great continuation of the story. The story kept me captivated. Best of the series!
I thought this one and the first book were the best books i've ever read.
When all the victors hold hands.
She has a great way of painting a picture in your mind.
It choked me up a few times.
It was weak
The narrator sounded like a tranny
I still can't get the tranny's voice out of my head. she ruined the whole book. I stopped listening to it. AHHHH!
This is an interesting extension of the original story. I enjoyed it so much that I completed listening to it within 4 days.
It just didn’t catch me like the “Hunger Games”. While still a good book, it is not as dynamite and fast paced as “Hunger Games”. In fact, it is rather slow in places.
There was just too much indecision on the part of Katniss: is there a secret district, does she love Gale or Peeta, does she believe there are rebels organizing in the districts, should she rebel, and who should she trust. 17 yr. olds usually “know it ALL” and have very definite opinions. Katniss does not sound like a 17 yr. old in this book.
Everything is a summary of what happened when she and Peeta came home. I wanted to hear about the first meeting Katniss had with Gale after she returned and about getting her life back together. None of this happened and that is why it was slow.
FINALLY, the Big announced about the 75th Hunger Games is made and then the plot thickens and picks up pace. It is then back to feeling like the original book. There's plenty of action in the last chapters of the novel but it just wasn't as gripping. More action and emotion was needed throughout the book. I wish Collins would have done more development of the life under a totalitarian government. It was worth the read but not nearly as good as the first book.
I write, I read, I cook, I watch movies...I'm a big kid.
It's the end and I'm glad. I wish I could keep on reading this wonderful story, but these characters deserve a rest after what they've been through. This isn't the ending I imagined in the begining, but it is the right ending. Right and wrong should be black and white, but sometimes there just is a gray area that we as humans must accept. This story gives me hope.