From the get go, I was riveted. The drama played itself out as if I was watching a movie I did not want to end. The characters came alive and I was able to become each and everyone of them. This story captures the essence of basic human behavior, reflecting it in our parallel world. It was thoroughly enlightening and entertaining, always engaging and challenging this listener to contemplate life's challenges on the world stage.
I read "The Hunger Games" on a review from Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), highly recommended. I loved the Audible book SO much that I was absolutely riveted to listening!
I bought the book on a business trip because nothing else was available and I loved it even more. I was so surprised to find out that there will be in sequel in Oct. 2009. I can't wait.
I recommend this book for any age group -- just be prepared to drop everything else while reading -- it's just that addictive.
I can't wait to find out how things turn out!
Collins' writing is unpretentious, vivid, and enthralling from start to finish. The Hunger Games is everything a good story should be without extraneous junk. I have never recommended a book until I read this one. I'm telling everyone I know to read it. The Hunger Games is a book to be enjoyed by all ages.
This style of book is not usually my genre, but I found myself really enjoying it. It is well written and quite thought provoking. It is a post apocalyptic book where children are pitted against each other similar to the roman games of old. It was a little like the survivor series on tv. I would have given this five stars except for the ending. It seemed to just stop without wrapping up the ends. Maybe the author wanted the reader to end it, but I just felt empty. Maybe "hungry" is the right word. Still, I am going to recommend this to my kids. They will really like it.
I really enjoyed listening to the Hunger Games, and cant wait for the sequel to come out. Ethical Dilemas, and a very tight plot make this book enjoyable.
I am an adult - but keep hearing how good this book is. It probably is. The narrator is just awful. Why can't these be directed better? How can anyone possibly stay interested in a voice & reading like that?