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.
I need audiobooks that are gripping from the start, and this series was. I really enjoyed it. Great escapism fun.
Especially geared toward teen readers. Captivating tale about a futuristic radical society with annual gladiator type fighting to the death games for teens. Entertaining fiction but a bit predictable.
A must read!!! Very engaging, I couldn't put the book down! And I fell in love with Peeta!
If you go into it looking for what it is (light, entertaining), you will find it. I enjoyed it and went on to listen to the full trilogy. (The second one is the weakest.)
I LOVED IT.
Note: I thought this was a kids book? I wouldn't really think a book about kids killing each other was suitable for children. Teenagers I guess is ok. I don't have kids..
The emotional rollercoaster you are put on from start to finish was so beautifully done! I truly enjoyed the story and could not wait to listen to book 2 and 3.
As soon as I was done listening to this book, I started listening again. The only other book I have ever done this with was Memoirs of a Geisha (totally different book, I know). This book was so well crafted. The story was exciting, intriguing and had me giggling like a young girl. I loved the strategy and since I listen on my commute to work, hated when my drive ended and I had to turn it off. I cannot recommend this book more. Awesome!! A must listen. Carolyn McCormick is the perfect narrator to give Katnis grit and mimic Effie perfectly. I cannot wait to download the others now.