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.
The name is Katie. Account says Kevin, but I'm the one actually listening and writing reviews.
A wonderful reader and a wonderful story line come together for a wonderful experience.
This was my favorite of the three. Growing to love the characters, being introduced to Panem, seeing the arena in action (and learning to fear it)- it makes for an incredible experience.
Suzanne Collins has an amazing talent with first person writing. Typically I do not enjoy first person writing, however, Collins pulls it off wonderfully. She manages to create an endearing believable character who does not come across as arrogant or unreal. I consistently sympathized with Katniss and she inspired me.
The other characters are memorable as well, with depth and real development.
Collins also approaches the concept of the 'love triangle' in a way that did not irritate me. It's the story of a young girl torn between her familiar world and budding feelings. It's realistic, even relatable.
Finally, I'd like to point out that the political voice in the novels stays consistent and Collins delivers a powerful message with her series.
Definitely one of my favorite series.
Absolutely loved The Hunger Games. Cannot wait to listen to the next one.
Everything except the killing of children.
Well, I do enjoy being read too! This book was very entertaining and kept my interest, the charachters were such an intragral part of the story.
When Katness kills the first time, and when she feels and struggles with survival issues.
Don't believe the naysayers; Carolyn McCormick's performance is perfect. I’m not sure why some of the reviewers listed here, criticized her reading of the book; they didn’t explain it very convincingly. I can say that I enjoyed her performance from the beginning of Hunger Games to the end of Mockingjay. Her inflections, pacing and oral depiction of the various characters was spot-on. I’d like to say she made a good book better but this book was great to start with and her performance kept it so.
v e r y n i c e . Wonderful. Absolutely.
All are favorite characters.Real Good.
I got this book because all my kid could do was talk about seeing the movie. I decided in two days to listen to the book. Having read the book before seeing the movie I tell you to see the movie after the book. The movie tries to play up the drama and sensationalize the story line instead of telling it (old adage sex & war sells news & movie tickets). I was told by someone at the theater that the movie crosses into the second book a little which may spoil it. Either way if you like the 'Running Man' by Richard Bachman (Stephen King) you will like this book. It starts out fast and keeps going through the entire book. I've now started book two and I will see how long it takes me to get through it. This book also relates to what's going on in the world with governments lying to us about the true state of things. The interaction between the characters is true interactions between teens and learning to become adults. Learning to deal with their emotions, so they can understand them and not ignore them. The story is also true about teens bonding together and running a muck without parental over-site to teach right from wrong.
This is an excellent listen overall. Gaps in the storyline aren't answered in the series (I'm on the last of the last set). For example, if someone living in a starving district has
A lot of action; characters grow at a nice pace, being sympathetic without slipping into drippy; you get a nice mental picture of the scenes.
I like how she can shift her voice into the character so that you can recognize the person immediately. What I don't like is the whispy voice she uses for Katniss, and the uber stress that seems to be in every thing Katniss thinks or says - very little is mundane which looses the impact of the honestly serious stuff.
Nope, just enjoyed it.