This book captured me from the first chapter; I couldn't wait to get the second book in the trilogy. Fantastic concept and characters.
I listened to all three in the series and couldn't put it down.
I liked all the main characters, Katness, Peter and Gail.
I think listening to Carolyn makes it more dramatic.
No, but it did keep you wanting more.
Chapter one. It layed out the gorund work for all the books!
Love Carolyn McCormick...Great voice for all the characters.
All 3 books were worth the read!
Mom listening to book, teen reading book. Performance only okay--stilted. Story good for teens. Overall did not fell compelled to keep going with series after this first novel.
If it is meant for teenagers and young adults, then I certainly must be a least young at heart. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The comments about the narrator by other reviewers, I think are unfounded. I found her voice pleasant and enjoyable and I have listened to a lot of books. Going to get the next one in the series.
I really enjoyed the various twists and turns throughout The Hunger Games.
My favorite character was Haymitch. He is not the main character but as the story progresses, you begin to see how he communicates and cares for both Katniss & Peeta.
I found myself really drawn into the book when Katniss is in The Hunger Games and no longer hears a response from Rue.
Engaging Clever Young
She captures the mercurial and sometimes shallow emotional responses of the young main character very well.
A clever and engaging story that is well performed. However, for more mature listeners, enduring hour after hour of teenage emotional responses and angst can be bit of a challenge. I'm not saying the story is poorly written, or performed; quite the contrary. In fact, the story stays reasonably true to the young female character. And, that's the problem for me, I find it somewhat difficult to relate to the main character's young immature and sometimes histrionic responses. Overall, it was still a good listen, but mature listeners might want to view it as an enjoyable but over sweet dessert rather than a satisfying main course. My daughter will probably love it.
I enjoy audiobooks. Reading isn't my favorite thing to do. So using audio books is the solution. Yes, I would promote the Hunger Games in audio format.
Yes I would, has a very different storyline. Kept me interested through out the book.
Her voice and inflections she used
The story makes the presentation pale, and the presentation was terrific!
Read all three books in the trilogy...wonderfully woven tale that keeps you guessing!
I know allot of people praise this book and series. The main thing is the story was written for young adults and so the plot and characters are not to the same level as other dystopian tales written with an older audience in mind. I think the characters other then Katniss were a little under developed and could benefit from more time being spent on there back story. The teenage angst love triangle was just comical, the girl is fighting for her life but is still weighing if she likes Peeta or Gail and how they feel when she kisses Peeta. It is a good story, but better execution could have made it so much better. As for the ending I think it was not the original as it just does not flow right in my mind, like the idea for a trilogy was thought of later and so the original ending was scraped and rewritten to allow for books 2 and 3.
As for the narration; I think if I had control of the treble on my mp3 player it might not have been so bad. I had the regularly stop listening to the book because my ear started to hurt from the woman's voice. I also had a hard time distinguishing characters at points she did ok overall but there were to many conversations where I could not tell who was suppose to be speaking.
I think for a younger reader this is a good book, and the idea and story are good but it is not a game changer.