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!!!
This series was probably written with 15-25 year olds in mind (I'm 56), but I loved the story, character development, narrator. I loved book one! Couldn't stop listening. Author gives a slightly new twist on a future world and it is nice to have a heroine front and center. I recommend this series, although I did think book 2 dragged a tad. Give it a try.
family tree buff
Of course! It is fantastic. The narrator definitely adds to this book. I wish I would have listened to, instead of read the second two books in this series.
I loved everything about this book.
I did love her singing. I don't think my imagination could have performed like she did.
Yes, I was hooked on it.
I want to find books that flirt with and then seduce me. I want reads with lasting power, leaving me breathless and aching for more!
This book (and audio listen) has it all: friendship, heartache, action, romance, wit, suspense. I oohed, aahed, winced, cried, got really angry, cheered, booed. I did it all. I really didn't think I'd be able to support adolescent characters who are thrown into a brutal, real-life survivor arena with the need to fight to the death, but somehow Katniss, Peeta, Rue and a host of other characters took up residence in my heart. This book took me by surprise and I'm so glad it lived up to all the hype. Plus, what's not to love about a strong, self-sufficient, butt-kicking female lead!
I am not an avid fiction reader but I fell in love with this trilogy. I would recommend this series to all ages and genre readers. Its just so captivating !
This would be so much better if read by someone <40. I read the book first, and got the audible to re-read it because it was so amazing. Unfortunately, this reader is ruining it for me. :(
Only if the character is supposed to be >30. I won't buy another Hunger Games audible.
Variety...the spice of life! I read a variety of genres. From historical fiction, to murder mystery, to vampires and on to teen fiction.
Yes. I was captured from the start and couldn't stop listening.
Every moment is memorable.
No...this was my first.
The survival strategies of the main character.
This book is sooooooo darn good. I can't wait to see what happens in the next one.
I am a mother of 16 yr old twins..Mikael&Miranda. My kids think I am a big dork listening to my books. I love to read but its nice to read twice as many books and listen while working.
I loved it, I usually listen to the same music on my android while working. I am a vender so I am in and out of different stores for 8-10 hrs twice a week. I got my first book last week and finished about 3/4 of it. I am a full-time student right now so I don't have time to read any of my books that I was reading about 3-4 a week. I can't wait to download my next book!! Although, I think I need change my monthly credit 1 is just not enough!!!
No I haven't but am looking forward to more.
People who are numb to senseless violence.
Reader didn't get inthe way
About half of the deaths. I skipped about six of them. Boring and depressing.
I get the point about reality television in the extreme. I am seriously concerned if this is typical of YA books.
I'd recommend this book only for the sake of taking it as a trilogy. This first book has countless little storytelling problems, with really bothered me after having read some very respectable science fiction authors.
McCormick's performance becomes better by the 3rd book, where I was consciously aware of how she was truly adding to the emotion intended by the author. But this first book makes a 16 year old girl sound 12. This is probably because the character is written to behave as if she's 12 sometimes. I could probably handle the writing or the narration, but not both :)
Also, the Haymitch character is fundamentally a drunk, but McCormick reads him as if he's perpetually wielding a bottle in his hand. I felt like this was a pretty silly interpretation of his character. She's always slurring his words and stuff, even when it's completely illogical that he'd be again drunk right then and there.
The story is an interesting one, but a number of things ultimately bothered me in this first book. For example, it's really not until partway into the second book that the reader gains any actual understanding of the Districts themselves and the technology levels their world consists of. The author just doesn't throw you any bones in the first book, so you're trying to reconcile things like coal miners and hunting and shabby town squares with mandatory TV broadcasts and lethal hovercraft. I feel that it works out in the end, but it's not really thanks to the first book in any way.
The author also has this ridiculous method of making you feel like she didn't plan the story out in advance, so details about the main character's father, her past, and the fundamental setting of the world are all left out until she wants to fill story out during a contemplative moment for the main character. I feel that a more sturdy foundation for the story would be to lay down all of the details early on, and then trust the reader to be invested enough into the story to pay attention and to connect the story points as she tells tells them. As it is, going through this book is like listening to somebody tell a story that they forgot to set up as they went. It can hardly be called