Right up there with the other books in the serious. My favorite series by far.
It was very interesting and devastating to learn how these people were forced to live. It immediately drew me in and developed a great amount of compassion for all involved. The strenght of most characters to keep going, to believe things would be okay somehow, and the compassion of others to save the people they love.
Just these books. I loved them all.
There is already a movie, and a second one has been rumored. Now that I have read the books, I wouldn't miss the movies for anything.
This book is not just for young adults but adults of all ages who have a sense of compassion, imagination, and a sense of adventure.
No, namely because the narrator does not sound like a 17 year old girl more like a 45 year old woman ... it takes several minutes of listening every time I start to get past this it's very distracting but sadly there are no other narrator options
It's a fabulous story all around unfolding in a time that could easily be our future
Not a fan of this narrator at all with this story she sounds much too old to be telling the story as the main character of this story
it's an exciting and intense story
Great book, just needs a younger sounding narrator it's very distracting
Everything. Almost perfect
how everything ties in to something later so pay attention.
Yes, Laugh and Cry
If the concept seems interesting to you get this book, it is executed very well. It is for "Young Adults" but don't let that fool you its great for all ages (above young adult). There are only a few moments were you feel like the envelope was not pushed and thats only if you have a dark mind.
Avid reader who hates it when editors or writers butcher the English language. Honest reviewer.
I love the book & the narrator is excellent though she had a few odd ways of saying things.
The entire book
Katniss finding Peeta.
In between ... it's a good story if a bit formulaic. Poor choice of narrator but not bad enough to ruin the book. Entertaining but not overly memorable. Bare in mind it's for the Young Adult audience and set expectations accordingly.
It's an original idea ... the hunger games ... wish I had thought of it :)
I did listen to the rest of the series even though Carolyn McCormick's narration was ... uh ... weird. Where in the United States does anyone speak like that? What's that accent? It was off-putting but not so off-putting to stop me from listening to the series. Still I will not start another book where she is the narrator.
Looking to reinvent myself.
Yes, the story would draw you into every mood, scene, & feeling. The portrial of the story is great. As I listened, I felt like I was in the main characters shoes.
Fantasy and romance junkie!
I preferred the audio edition as the narrator paints a good picture of the story and surroundings.
Peeta - he is so caring of everyone
When Katniss takes care of Peeta in the cave. - Also, when the Capital takes Peeta away for surgery....you can tell that Katniss is not faking her feelings for him.
YES, made me cry with the deaths of the children.
Hard to believe this is a young adult novel. (mind you that 11-12 year olds are reading this. If you consider this for your kid, read (listen) same time they do so you can discuss it. Very moving topics for you and your kids.
I've always read the book first; then seen the movie. With few exceptions, I have been disappointed by the film. I did a turnaround with The Hunger Games. The screenplay was great and so was the film's production but Carolyn McCormick's narration blew me away. Did casting directors collaborate on these two productions of Suzanne Collins' story? I cannot imagine Katniss or any other character portrayed better in the audio book.
This book was selected by my book club and I fully expected to hate it - how wrong. From start to finish I was captivated. The subject matter, young people being forced to fight to the death, was abhorrent to me but was treated so well by the author that I borrowed the other two parts and read them as well - the trilogy is well worth the effort with a very satisfactory conclusion. Carolyn McCormick's narration was exceptional!
The story is everything the hype makes it out to be. I'm 33, and my husband is 36, and we both couldn't get through this fast enough. Given that, this was the perfect opportunity to produce amazing audio books out of excellent source material. Unfortunately, Carolyn McCormack falls flat for me - her voice is too old for Katniss, the emotions seem overdone, her child's voice is almost cartoony, which doesn't work in this dark setting, and Peeta sounds like he's sullen and oafish, which is totally wrong. The one thing I think she does fine with is Haymitch. Her narration changes the feel of the story, which was frustrating for me, given how much I loved the book. Yes, I'll probably listen to it again because sometimes you just need something you love in order to get back on the treadmill, and the story is incredible. But I so wish they'd picked a narrator who could do it justice. Its disappointing.