For my friends into scifi this is a nice easy read that has a decent story. Whilst it was written for teens at 40 i got enjoyment out of the story. Some of the concepts may not be appropriate for just teens.
It was as expected with a little twist
by far the best part was the actual "Hunger Games"
It has been made into a movie and i have watched it. As with most movies made from novels it was not as good. If i have not read the book yet i like to watch the trailer of a movie so i can visulaise the characters a little more.
The next two books in the series were also pretty good
Unlike the one that stays in your library and claims to be your first audio book, this was my first audio book :) And glad it was. Never been good at finishing a book, where were audio books when I was in school! Since I'm giving a review after I've been through several books now, I'd still rate the Hunger Games Trilogy 2nd only to the Walking Dead books as a listen.
Unlike the movie, Katniss Everdeen's constantly being on the brink of death during the games. The dehydration, being burned by the fireballs, the tracker jackers... everything was so much more intense, harsh, and brutal in the book. Rue was the most memorable moment :( with Cato/the muttations from the capitol not far behind, one of the many scenes the movie ruined and glossed over.
The acid trip from hell after the tracker jacker attack and just about anything to do with Haymitch
There's lots of unexpectedly funny moments, but even more dire, tear jerking ones. The back log of all the characters never seemed over done but just enough to build feelings good or bad for them. Forget what you think you know if you've only watched the movie!
You've heard it a million times, well here's a million and 1... the book is better than the movie. In this case it's a gross understatement! None of the emotion, desperation or underlying hope expressed in the book is captured and conveyed by the movie! And the next book is even better... enjoy!
The story line was fascinating.
Suspense and the unknown.
Where Peta and Katniss nearly ate the berries.
Can't wait to listen to next book.
The narration of this book is fantastic. I was captivated by the story for about 90% of the book.
The reference to "spinning trees" every time someone was disoriented got a bit tired. However, the great disappointment was the storyline cop-out at the end. I won't spoil the ending, but the writing seemed to weaken dramatically in the last few chapters. It was almost as if Ms Collins was racing against a deadline and was justo trying to finish a book rather than complete the story.
My first experience with Carolyn, but looking forward to more of her readings.
Liked the whole book.
Many great moments.
There is a film.
I have listened to this about a million times!!! great listen, well told and beautifully crafted. You feel all the pain, anguish and heartache Catnis goes through. Check it out before seeing the flick if you can, if not check it out anyway.
I enjoyed listening to Hunger Games and picturing the action as it was narrated.
I liked that this story has a lesson behind it.
Carolyn McCormick really made this story come alive.
I have listened to this series 2 times and it has enough movement that I did not find myself straying.
This year i have made it a resolution to get as many books in me as possible. This is my first book of the year, and it definetly set the bar REALLY high. I was kicking myself on the head because i had put this book off for a long time. i was missing out on a masterpeice. :)
Peeta is my favorite so far because he is the most selfless person in the story. He is great with words, and has a heart of gold.
I wished McCormick would have added a little more umf to parts where the characters would scream or anything of the like.
I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.
The book kept you wanting to listen to more.
My favorite was Ru
no, but looking forward to more books she reads