I was reluctant to read the series having heard all the hype. I started on Friday evening and but for the forced periods of not listening, I have had my IPOD attached to my ear. I haven't read anything else recently that kept my attention so well. The characters are interesting and have the sense of real people behind them. How wonderful to breathe life into characters you have created. Ms. Collins does this very well. The story maintained my interest from start to finish. The plot twists were amazing.
The narrator performs quite well, although her mature voice is difficult at first to embrace for a mere 16 year old. Regardless, her voice choices were well done, and she continued to maintain my interest through the series.
Exciting, Sad, Strong
The Camp Half-Blood series by Rick Riordan. Because lots of the plot centers around fighting and survival skills.
Since I don't read books in print. Every narrator brings life to an Audio Book regardless of the book.
When Katniss sang Rue to sleep
This book is so awesome. It is exciting and heartwrenching at the same time. I love Katniss. She is so wonderful! The narrator's voice takes a little time to get used to. But once I did, I really loved it.
I have the book so i read and heard the book at the same time and it's so much better!!!
I got interested in this because of the movie, and I still found the story suspenseful even though I saw the movie. This a great book to listen to because the plot moves along quickly and the story as told through the eyes of the heorine really draws you to the characters. I thought the narrator did an excellent job as the voice of Katniss
Action and imagination--nonstop! A woeful commentary on Reality TV, our society that feeds into it, and the resultant moral fall out. We're all a little broken like Katniss.
You must read this Hunger Games review from Basil Saleh; he nailed it! 'Said everything I was stumbling to articulate.:
The audio edition was awesome because it allowed me to focus on visualizing what was happening in the story, making it more enjoyable than reading it.
The story itself is a great one! After seeing the movie, I immediately read all three books on Kindle, then listened to all three on Audio.
Carolyn McCormick brings the characters to life with her depiction of the their voices. When listening to the books, I chuckled at times when hearing certain characters, such as Effie and Haymich, "speak."
This book drew a variety of reactions from me...laughing, crying, suspense, bewilderment, etc.
Even though I have a very vivid imagination, hearing the book being read allowed an undescribable experience.
This is a great fantasy story with lot of action.
The narrator is great, using different voices for the characters.
If this were a true story it would break your heart.
I have already order 2 and 3 of the trilogy.
Can't put the book down! Almost walked into traffic while listening! Story comes alive with the narrator.
I just don't see what all of the hype was about. It's a pretty twisted story - a group of teens is forced to compete with each other to the death for the amusement of spectators. But I didn't even find it very interesting or well written. Maybe teenagers would enjoy it, but I wouldn't recommend this book to other adults.