I just finished listening to the trilogy. I am a 27 year old guy and even though it is described as YA and features a female character I really enjoyed it. The story has dark undertones that explore the human experience; touching topics of suffering, hope, love, guilt, death and fear. The science fiction part of it wasn't too overwhelming and mostly provided the backdrop for the drama to unfold. The dramatization by McCormick was engaging; allowing each character to come to life without being overdone.
I loved Suzanne's book. So captivating and integrating. I looking forward to her next 2 books in the trilogy. It is hard to believe, but the next two are suppose to be even better. I'll let you know.
I loved this book, but the narrator was so slow and completely missed the tension and urgency of the story. I had to listen to it on fast mode just to make it through. But I'm glad I did, the story was engaging and I look forward to the next two books.
I love to listen to books while I live my life. It makes mundane things interesting. I love a great series. I welcome recommendations!
I loved this book and the two following. I found it very hard to put it down. The characters and story were vivid and interesting.
Yes because the narrator sounded as if she was Katnis and it helped pull you in even more.
Too many to count except for the need to go on to the next book.
I would recomend this to anyone thinking about seeing the movie.
The story moves quickly but is easy to follow in situations where you might be momentarily distracted from time to time where books written for an adult audience is not always. No subtext or hidden symbolism to track or follow. It still has a great story line that moves along quickly with both action and emotional impact. I bought the whole trilogy and am glad I did. Great listen for the car, running, or the gym. I would recommend this to anyone teenaged or above.
A surprisingly captivating novel, that leaves you demanding the next book right away -- it seems clear that the three books in this trilogy were conceived as a single story. Top-notch narration, with character and feeling contributes well to the enjoyment of the book.
The story is very enjoyable despite being targeted at a young-adult audience. I am reminded of Ender's Game in the way the story engages the listener (though it is not quite on par in terms of originality or depth). Listen for the pleasure of it and you won't be disappointed.
Though it is targeted at young adults, it can be vicious and gruesome in a very adult way, and may be too much for younger readers. Probably a bit too intense and graphic for readers younger than 13, and a bit older may be more appropriate.