This is a great book, a tale meant for young adult readers, but everyone can get something from this. Katniss is a solid heroine, thrown into her role by chance, and the world Collins builds is eerily realistic, even if it takes place in a post apocalyptic future. The only thing that felt forced to me was the romantic triangulation. Perhaps an editor thought it best to follow and cash in on the Twilight saga format? Regardless, a politically charged, horrifying tale that leaves us with plenty of warning for future generations. Best book of the series!
I found the Hunger Games to be one of the best audiobooks that I have listened to so far.
I would compare Hunger Games to The Giver by Lois Lowry because they both involve futuristic societies and the young people who strive to live there.
I loved the scene of Katniss trying to figure out how to get out of the tree while the tributes slept on the ground beneath her. It is the scene where she first interacted with Rue.
I had already read the book and viewed the film, so I knew what was coming and I did not have a problem stopping the listening.
I think the narrator did a wonderful job and made the audiobook an entirely new way to experience The Hunger Games.
Good overall. A little predictable at most parts. But a good teen book. I'll have to watch the movie.
Wonderful. So much detail. I almost felt if I were actually there.
The narration and details.
Tone changes with appropriate.
I only wish the movie would have been as good. So disappointing the way they changed important facts from the book to the movie.
Yes I would recommend this book. I saw the movie and immediately bought the audio book. I read reviews from others that said the audio performance was so amazing. Then I listened to it. The feeling of visceral intensity that I saw and felt in the movie translated into the audio book even more intensely. It was such a great work that I've listened to it three times and I've only had the book for a month. This is a keeper.
A loaf of bread changes the course of a young girl's history. When Peter throws the loaf to Catness I was right there with her and him.
Her voice was so perfect for this book. I liked all the characters she portrayed. Everyone was distinct and distinctive. Her subtle desperation as Catness always came through at every moment during the reading.
Each year a two tributes from each district are chosen. Catness is a girl from District 12 who throws herself into the games to save her little sister. But . . . can she save herself?
This is another case where the book is better than the movie, but this time only slightly. For the reason that this book fleshed out the details the screen had to limit due to time constraints. I still love the movie but I love the audio book that much more.
The fact that it kept me on the edge of my seat.
All the twists and turns (I don't want to give anything away)
that's a tough one...probably Katniss or Roo.
I was a bit disappointed with the narrator. The book is written simply, so there was room for the narrator to make the book "come alive" more. I found the narration to be a bit dull at times.
Yes. It's good fiction, but Ms.McCormick made it great fiction. Although I was either jogging, cycling, or, working out at the gym while listening to the book,Ms.McCormick's performance made me feel like I was sitting in the theatre watching the movie. And, I love going to the movies!!!
When Catnis shot the arrow through the apple.
Refer to my comments for Question #1.
I laughed my head off when I visualized Catnis shooting her arrow through the apple. It reminds me of my two daughters: don't stress it out. get their attention. head strong, and head first, into the stonewall. worry about the broken pieces, later.
I've already suggested to Audible.com that their loyal customers should have the option to choose the performer they would like to hear tell the story. I guess that is wishful thinking. But, I will keep on asking for a refund every time I purchase an audible book read by someone who kills the story.
The story kept my interest the entire time I listened and the narrator did an absolutely wonderful job - looking for other books she has narrated - awesome!!
The main character - Catniss - was my favorite because of her strategy and ability to be humble although she deserves a lot of recognition.
Tracker jackers was so much fun to listen to and enjoyed so much.
Yes because I found it very entertaining.
Katniss Everdeen, because she was full of conflict and at the same time very easy to relate to.
She kept me thoroughly entertained throughout.