Such an interesting morality tale, filled with description, tragedy and characters. This is the best book in the series. I didn't realize it was juvenile fiction, and it really didn't matter. This is a book that is entertaining for adults. I thought the narration was wonderful, and the characters realistic and sufficiently complex. There is enough fantasy in this to be interesting to those who like to read stories that are "other worldly" but it is not a true fantasy, so those who like active drama will like it too.
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After doing a little research to find a book a little more intellectually challenging for my 12 year old son I settled on The Hunger Games. I wanted to read the book with him, but he lives 200 miles away with his mother, so I dropped the credit here on Audible and listened on my commute to work. The book is obviously geared towards a younger crowd than this 43 year old, but let me tell you....I couldn't get enough! I really looked forward to my hour long commute so that I could find out what happened next. Highly recommend. And my son? He had already finished and was 3/4 of the way through the sequel Catching Fire before I finished The Hunger Games! We will definetely be discussing all three books in the series.
What a fascinating story of life in the future imitating art - reality TV that is. I've never been attracted to reality TV shows, but this story shows how that fascination can go totally awry when integrated into a greedy government that exhibits maximum control over its subjects.
Katniss is strong and heroic and utterly human. I can't wait to read the next one in the series.
There are very few books that I wished I hadn't read, but this series falls into that category.
I'll try to make this short, and what I wished someone had told me before I started book one. I was uneasy with the plot line of kids killing other kids for the entertainment of a debauched population, but I hoped that the violence would be PG since this was a teen book. Not the case. If you like constant graphic gratuitous violence, you'll love this! The mutilations and deaths start right away, and build and build throughout the series. By book three everyone is getting shot and burned and beaten and tortured and killed. Awesome!
The main character is self-centered and emotionally stunted and does not develop at all in the course of the books. I'm embarrassed that I kept reading to find out what happened. Really not worth it.
This book was excellent. It took exactly 10 minutes to be completely sucked into the story. It is easy to relate to the herione and easy to share her emptions. This is an exciting story for teens and up!
this is by far the best one out of the trilogy, this one completely captivated me and i couldn't stop i needed to know more about these characters after i finished it! its my favorite one out of all of them.
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I'm hooked! Great job and thank you excellent story and edge of your seat narration!
My first concern was that being targeted for a younger audience I may not enjoy it. After listening (and my wife) not a concern. Also don't worry about the ending leaving you hanging. I've not listened to the second book yet (but I plan too). But I didn't feel disappointed with a lot of loose ends. The only reason that I gave it a four instead of a five was the lack of spiritual depth with the characters. They were well developed otherwise and for most people this would not be a concern. You will enjoy it!
Loved it, and 'read' it almost non-stop while cleaning the house, never before has the house looked so clean. I even got grumpy when anyone interrupted me. I found it to be fantastically narrated, and the storyline was constantly changing and gripping, loved every second! Highly recommended. Starting the second book now, and look forward to what is in store in the next one!
I'm a huge fan of sci-fi and fantasy, and this series has not disappointed. I was a little hesitant in starting the series since it's marketed as "young adult" (and I was basing my young adult reading experience on the twilight series- which I found tiresome), but I found the Hunger Games to be well-written, intelligent and incredibly enjoyable. I also really enjoyed the narrator. I'm almost finished with the third and final book in the series and all have been great.