Single mom of two BEAUTIFUL girls and working full time. Never enough hours in the day for myself. Loving Audible!
At first I was a little leery because the narrators voice sounds a little old to be reading as a 16year old girl. I eventually got used to it and moved on. This book was amazing! There is not a dull moment and it keeps you wanting more. The end leaves you yearning for the next book with its cliffhanger. I’ve already downloaded the next two books and am lost in them as well. Great Book and Great Series! I’ve already recommended them to all my friends!
I finally went to the printed version of this book. I could not take the narrator. She was monotone and made the story boring. I had friends that raved about the book, and listening to it I couldn't figure out what the fuss was about. Once I started reading the printed version and able to put emotion into the reading, the story was actually good.
I have read other books of this genre, and not opposed to them. Not my favorite genre, but I read it because so many of my other friends raved about it.
Anyone that has more spark to read a story like this. Has to have more emotion rather than just sounding like she is reading the book aloud.
Only a few chapters in and your hooked! You will find yourself listening while doing activities that you normally would not consider doing while listening to a book. You may even find yourself declining an invitation to a party, to take time to finish the book.
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Story line, just did like what the book was all about. I read about 50 books a year and this one of may-be 5 I have not finish.
I felt that I was right inside this story. I could not put it aside until it ended. A great narration!
There is no lack of excitement. The story is packed with back-to-back surprises and events. A memorable listen from beginning to end.
I cannot choose a favorite.
I had to jump right into Book Two as soon as this one ended.
We just moved from IN to CA and we listened to this book on the drive. It kept us riveted. We enjoyed it so much, we bought the second book on tape.
Her performance was spot-on! Bravo!
My daughter got me onto this series. Thoroughly enjoyed book one. Stirs up emotions!
I want to go back to English class and analyze it!!
it is very interesting and different from anything i've read
the twists and turns
She has just the right voice She makes it very enjoyable to listen to.
watch it and be mezmerised
Let me preface my review: I do not care for the writing style of this novel (first person present tense with flashbacks in past tense-drives me crazy). That being said..when I picked up this novel last year on a friend's recommendation, it didn't take more than the first chapter for me to be sucked in. I was enthralled by the characters, the plot and themes explored by Ms. Collins. I enjoyed it so much that I read the other 2 novels within just a couple of weeks.
When I listened to the audio book the novel became even more enjoyable! I thought Ms. McCormick performed wonderfully.
Listening gave me more time and freedom (less time struggling with writing style) to reflect on the challenges of being true to yourself in a constraining society where every minute is focused on survival. I love the subtle rebellion Cinna practices and the sincere kindness and devotion of Peeta, but I truely identify with Katnis's self aborbed survival mode. Katnis chooses to include a few others in her personal circle of responibility like her sister Prim and later Rue, but generally her choices are self serving through most of the book. Slowly she realizes not everyone acts with the same motivations and she begins to explore her own motivations.
I couldn't stop listening!! Definitely made my top 5 list!!!!
I cried when Prim was called, I cried when I thought Peeta would die.... I laughed when they were finally free... If only for a minute...
Thank you so much!!!