I have been resisting this book because I just couldn't get into the plot description, but it was terrific and worth the ride. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. It was interesting reading a mostly first-person narrative that kept you interested and excited about her and all of the other characters at the same time. The concept was interesting and, although it kind of glossed over the history of how the games started, it was still good enough to quench your thirst for knowing why. What left me "un-quenched" though was how the entire country "disappeared" in the first place.... I'd love to read the story of the back-story....!!!!
My two credits for next month are going to Part 2 and 3..............!!!!
I enjoyed this book much more than I thought I would. I would have liked to have given it five stars but some of the plot elements were a little under developed and it took me a long time to get over the 1st person present tense writing. I guess this is a popular trend in young adult writing now but it seems counterintuitive and awkward to me.
This is a great book! I could not stop listening and I ended up staying up late two nights in a row to finish it after I would get home from work. I loved the characters and the story line. However, I did not care much for McCormick's narration. She sounded like she was trying too hard to sound like a little girl every time that she read for Katniss. Her voice for Gail seemed a bit too harsh, as did much of the dialouge between Katniss and Peeta. I was able to imagine in my head how I thought the dialouge should have sounded, but it did detract from the reading as a whole. However, I would still recommend this book. It is a wonderful, addicting read and I cannot wait to read the next two in the trilogy.
Casey Helmick is a 21 year old male who dedicates his time to writing his own fiction and studying self help and psychology.
Hesitant to jump on what seemed to be the days fad, I eventually broke down to give it a try. Suzanne's writing style seemed a little hard to get into at first, the narration and inner monologues seemed force at the beginning but a few chapters in her unique style grows on you. The plot doesn't waste time getting bogged down with filler or boring periods and instead each event thrusts you forward into the next pivotal moment of the book. I think the thing that appeals the most with this book is that it is a light read, it's something anyone can pick up and easily read without the burden of a more serious college level book, however the plot will keep even the more complex readers intrigued long enough to finish and start eyeballing the next book.
Reading and listening goes straight into your medulla oblongota and you learn through thought memory. It's like being programmed into intelligence. If you read this, you just learned that the best gifts are free. Or One Credit... and that's kinda free.
Visual, Tiring, Interesting
Lord of the Flies
First time. Took a bit, then grooved to a stop and go and see style.
Nope...string it out...fell asleep to it many nights....woke up worried about Katness.
Nice touch of a story - enjoyed the feel, nice turns.
It's a good book – a "page turner" (as much as an audio book can be) for sure. I enjoyed the main character in many ways but ultimately felt frustrated by her. She knew the injustice of the circumstances, but dealt with it in a passive aggressive way. I kept waiting for the moment when she'd get past it and inspire people far and wide to rise up against their oppressors. It didn't happen, so that was disappointing. But the story was good and decently written. The author thought through the system and details of the world in her story very well.
The narration was okay. Not great, but serviceable.
I do recommend the book and can see why they're adapting a film series from it, but it's not quite a Harry Potter.
Love, Courage, Survival
The way it was written and also the futuristic view of the world.
The moment Katniss and Peeta was the only ones left and the organizers just announced there will only be one winner. Katniss and Peeta was about to eat the poisonous berries but the jury stopped them and pronounced both as winners instead.
At the time Rue, the kid on District 11 died on Katniss' arms...
Love this book..it's a great choice. I've seen the movie and it was as good as the book itself as well..
In contrast to some of the other reviewers, I loved the performance of this book. I thought the narrator brought a sense of drama and urgency to the reading. The story itself is excellent for a Young Adult book! I can't wait to read the next installment.
This is my first audio book and I am hooked.
My sisters and I had to drive 6 hours to a funeral. We listened to this book all the way to and home from the funeral and the time flew by! Great way to make a long drive feel like several hours! This book was incredible! I actually laughed out loud and even cried! Highly recommend this book if you want to be entertained for 12 hours straight!
Quick listen, keeps you interested
Enjoyed listening to Katniss apply skills acquired through every day survival, watching as her cunning and urge to survive kicked in at various levels of the game.
Katniss followed closely by Peeta
Listen during a drive.