You're not sure at first but then you really feel for her and you don't want to stop llistening to it. Great book and the narrative also.
The best narration I've heard. I felt like I was in the arena! I dodged fire balls when Katniss did! My heart raced when hers did! Finished this one the day after I started & I'm downloading 'Catching Fire' as we speak. Don't pass this book up.
Great story that kept me on the edge of my seat. If I could have listened to it alll at the same time I would have!
i couldn't wait to listen. I loved the characters. the surprises. Such an amazing and exciting story. Narrator was ok, but she was annoying with the way she said Squirrel and Alive. She was too old to play Katniss and after the 3rd book in the series, I found her portrayal of Katniss made me almost want to kill Katniss myself.
But the story was great.
Martha G. Brady
CHILLING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING, SURVIVOR
Without spoiling the story for you, the one I can tell you is when the main character takes her younger sister's place when her name is drawn to be in the Hunger Game that year. This
When the heroine of the story lets down her guard and makes some alliances. She was not one to trust others, yet in this dangerous environment, she found she needed to have help to survive. In one case, she worked hard to save the life of another more than once. There were some interesting twists and turns in the plot and she figured out how to outsmart her enemies in clever ways!
Her tender treatment of her first ally after she was killed by one of the enemies. This was never done in these games. It was another way she decided to show up the people in charge of the games...and put a human face to what was normally something very vicious.
This was a great story with interesting characters but the concept was very chilling. It is not the genre of book I normally read. I don't like futuristic books. This one came across more ordinary in many ways...just scary. It was closer to what we have only 50 yrs. or so in the future. There were too many aspects of this story that made it quite chilling. I'm not sure I want to see a movie of it. I think it would be too scary to see it in living color even though it wasn't as gory as it could have been!
I enjoyed hearing it on Audible. I could close my eyes and listen or listen to it while I was ironing or doing other things around the house.
I really enjoyed the story and I am waiting with anticipation to see the movie. However, I did not care for the narrator of this story, something about the way she spoke as the younger children just irritated me. I only wish I had had the time to read the novel for myself but thank you audible for making available for all to enjoy no matter how hectic our lives are!
I would not listen to it again only because I want to use the time to listen to something new.
Katniss, of course. She is so young and naive, so unaware of her innate stength, and who she is and who she could become.
My favorite scene is one of the earliest scenes, where she volunteers to be tribute in place of her beloved younger sister.
This book had the same effect on me as when I read about the Romans and the Gladiaters facing lions in the arena.
This book is thought provoking and captivating. I was almost angry though at the ending, very let down! Until I found a book review online and discovered it was the first in a trilogy. Should have realized that the
Story and writing is good. I found myself listening for hours. The reader is a bit slow so I listened on 1.5x speed all throughout the book.