I did not want this one to end. I loved the way it just carried the listener along. There were very few slow spots and those were just long enough to allow you to catch your breath. Yes, it was written for teens so you have to accept a little bit of shallowness in the plot but as an adult, I find that refreshing sometimes.
The love scenes are awkward but they are meant to be. The fight scenes are less graphic than they may be if written for an adult audience which I prefer. Katniss is a little too smart and naive at the same time but just what a teenager might imagine a heroine to be. In this scenario however, it all boils down to great action that keeps you glued to your headphones. I literally finished this in 2 days.
I do think it was written with a screenplay in mind but I thoroughly enjoyed it anyway.
The narrator does a fine job with subtle but distinct voice changes for every character.
I am suggesting that my husband listen to this one next.
When the Katniss and Peeta are finally the last two tributes, the Gamemakers reverse the rule change in an attempt to force them into a dramatic finale, where one must kill the other to win. Katniss, knowing that the Gamemakers would rather have two victors than none, retrieves highly poisonous berries known as
Katniss and Rue
No, but I could have if I had the time. Once I started reading I didn't want to stop.
This is a very good read.
I had been told for over a year to read or listen to this book. I am always hesitant to read/listen to a book when I know a movie is being made about it as I think it takes a bit away from the storytelling if I know too much. The storyline also seemed to be something that didn't excite me enough to ever pick it up...I'm glad to say I was wrong. The writing let me imagine a fantastic adventure that I never saw coming. Thank you!
I think there are probably a few, but who can't love the main character here. Katniss or Catniss maybe...unsure how to spell it.
The audio was good. At times I wasn't crazy about the voice changes, but overall it was well done.
Plenty of moments to be moved by...plenty.
different narrator would've helped, but still wouldn't get it up to a 4 or 5 for me.
I just found the overall story uninteresting. I did not connect with any of the characters -- I tried the 2nd book in the series thinking I'll give it another chance for character development and better story....nope. Ditched the 3rd and moving on with my life. Waste of time listen for me.
I read this series a year or so ago and thought it would be fun to listen to the audiobook. The narrator does a pretty good job of ruining this book with her sing songy whiny voice. Every sentence has the same flow of pitch, from low at the beginning to a high whiny sound. May stop me from finishing. I was sad to see that she narrates the other two as well.
The author did a superb job on descriptions; surroundings, weapons and tools, people, and the costumes. It was so easy for me to visualize a place or a scent or a face. I know there has been lots of controversy about the subject matter, but at the end of the day, it's a story. That's why we choose a work of fiction, isn't it; we want a story? I absolutely loved this book and have since listened to the other two books in the series. This one is still my favorite.Carolyn McCormick had the perfect Katniss voice, in my opinion, and yet she was very believable in performing all the other voices (especially Effie and Hammish). Highly recommended.
Rue (sp?). She was so clever and resourceful and so forgiving. She had a lovely spirit.
Definately the emotion of the characters.
It made me grateful for my life.
Please forgive any misspelling of names - the only downside of an audio book.
Say something about yourself!
At the top! Loved this book and the voice made it come alive!
Rue - She was so small yet full of power and life and her last scene was very moving!
Effie Trinket hands down, I loved her performance SO much that when I saw the film later I was let down by the actor's performance :/
Lots! But Thresh letting Katniss live was very thrilling, sad and sweet.
Book performance SO much better than the movie.
I am very much into post-apocolyptia, as my Dad calls it, but I also just love a good story; from Earth Abides to Art of Racing in The Rain
My niece was reading this book, and was obsessed. This made me think it was for the pre-teen, so I ignored it. It was not until I started seeing the previews for the movie that I thought I should read it because the movie was one that I wanted to see. I am so glad I did! It caught me and never let go. I am a big fan of post-apocolyptic stories, so when I started listening I could not stop. The story is very well written, and performed. The characters are so well developed, which helped when I did finally see the movie. I have read all three in the series, and I can say that I will forever be haunted and enchanted by this story. "Happy Hunger Games...and may the odds be ever in your favor!"
YES - with all the hype with the moview, I thought ok, I have to read (listen) to it, but I was amazed by the story and the coming of age story.
Harry Potter - you fall in love with the characters and they draw you in! I loved it, can't wait to start listening to book 2.
Never heard her before - she did a great job.
Catness going off to find Piter when she knew that they could both go home together - and the dramatic double suicide attempt, to create a movement to save both of them!
Loved it - downloading book 2 ASAP.
If you liked this book as a teenager then try some Richard K Morgan when you get a little older.