I was getting tired of too many people telling me this trilogy was so good. I ended up at a dinner of 6 and being the only one to not read this. You're probably in that position as well.
It's great, Collins has a narrative knack, and Carolyn McCormick delivers a first-class reading of her material. Gripping, excellent character development, struggle, action, drama, it's all in here.
Will be checking out the rest of the trilogy.
I never write reviews, simply because I can never seem to be as clever as all my fellow audible listeners who review regularly. But with this book, I just had to write something. I'm not normally a fan of young adult lit, but Suzanne Collins is really on to something here. Her story is incredibly appealing to adults because the plot is complex, full of intrigue, has a political and moral message, plus there is lots of romance, futuristic speculation, and enough blood and guts to scare away any adolescent teeny-bopper! Loved it, loved it, loved it!!!! The narrator does a spectacular job, and in my opinion, she really makes this book a must-listen, not a must-read. All you men out there, don't be scared away by this book just because it was written by a woman and is considered young adult lit! You won't be sorry. My husband loved it, too.
An interesting story read by a sub-par reader. After hearing what can be done with excellent stories by the narrators of the Harry Potter or Song of Ice and Fire series, this was truly a disappointment. Read the book, skip the audiobook.
Fantastic book, one of my favorites on audio, Carolyn McCormic does a great job narrating.
This is a great book. The story is riveting. The narrator has an English accent, but the story is in north America. Someone needs to tell her how to say mutation.
Listened to this book in about two sittings on both legs of a long road trip, and i must say, we couldn't "put it down" we were listening to it for ten minute drives to the grocery store, and whenever we had a chance... Cant wait to see if the next ones in the series are this good.
This is a story about a young girl, but not a child's story. Fast paced, creative and well written, it will get you involved and keep you there right to the end.
I got this book as a bribe to my 14 yo daughter to take a boring 3 hour ride in the car with me. It's definitely a YA book, but really - who's not a kid at heart? Once we were home, I found myself sneaking listens on errands in the car and guiltily confessing that I had gotten ahead in our shared book. Little did I know, my daughter was sneaking listens on her computer while I was out! The narrator was ok - not my favorite. But, the story was exciting enough to keep me listening. The movie is currently being filmed near where we live and after reading the book, I can see why it's perfect for the screen. Fantastical creatures, oppressors vs. the oppressed, fashion, beauty, romance, life and death suspense - and a chick who can shoot you dead with a bow and arrow. Whoa. I want one. We'll be getting the next in the series for our drive to the beach next week. It's great to share a book with my kid.
This was a fantastic book to listen to. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It was fascinating and the narrator made it all that much better! I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series!
Couldnt put this one down. Had a lot of fun listening and will listen to the rest next. GET THIS BOOK.
The Narrator was great!