Not sure how this book gets rated so highly. I LOVE the Big Brother sort of concept, but you have to deliver. The telling of the story falls short on so many levels. I felt nothing for the characters and believed none of their relationships. The story leads you along like a child and is painfully predictable. I did not believe they were hungry. I did not feel their pain. Nothing surprised me. I never felt they were in true danger. A parachute can appear at any moment after all. The boy's love for Catness started at age 5?? Come on. Falling for a hot little teenage body made more sense, but the author was obviously writing a clean, sappy teen romance novel for girls. It's the murder games theme that gets in her way.
What a "page turner". Best audio book I've listened to in a long time. Simple enough so you can multi-task a bit, but at the same time thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing. (I'd give it 4.5 stars but don't seem to get the option of half stars)
Author of My Zombie Dog
Story is great, but the reader articulates it so slowly and without the emotional range, that it sounds like a Margaret Attwood literary novel. The narrator's pitch and formalilty slows the narrative down.
This is one of those rare stories I "couldn't put down." I usually listen to books on tape in the car, but, every once in a while a book demands to be heard from start to finish. I plugged in the headphones to listen straight through - clean the whole house top to bottom or take long walks until the end. Wonderful!
I loved this book. The subject matter was a real turn off untill I started listening and then I was hooked!! A dictorship and a revolution ingnighted by a young girl. Read all three books!!!
The book was well written and well narrated, no argument there. But, the story was a knock off of dozens of others and shamelessly taps in to the recent fascination with reality shows. The obligatory small group of dissimilar characters bore resemblance to similar groups in dozens of similar stories. The ending was only mildly surprising and did not make me curious or interested in the follow ups.
Better listen to a good book, this one made me feel I wasted my time.
This is probably the most one-dimensional book I've ever read. No character development, and the plot is so linear. Save your credit and get something else.
"Hunger Games" has interesting characters, plus lots of action and plot twists.. It reminds me of the Ray Bradbury and the "Dragon" book series I've read. The author uses wonderful descriptive words that make me feel like I am transported with the heroine to the arena. I have almost completed the entire series which makes me sad because I've gotten to see the main characters grow and mature. This book is a must read for any age group!