I have recommended this audio book to everyone that will listen. This is the book that got me hooked on audible, it is an easy, moving, captivating book to hear. The characters are easily formed through the story and narration.
I feel that The Hunger Games, in many ways, is a break out novel. I am not sure that I could actually compare it to anything that I have previously read.
This was my first listen with her and I was captivated from the first line. She is a wonderful narrator and I almost wish that she would read all my books!
Of couse in the way of The Hunger Games I loved Rue and her role as well as the time spent in the cave between Peeta and Katniss.
It's a very fun listen and outside my "norm," (I'm not a young adult), so ranking it would be unfair, but I can say that when I put it down, I was always looking forward to hearing more.
More than any one moment, Hunger Games is a cliffhanger at every chapter and a protagonist that is very fun to root for.
The protagonist, Katniss.
Audio book was the perfect way for me to enjoy a great work of young adult fiction that I might not have otherwise read. It has a serial-adventure quality that is irresistible (like a young girl's Indiana Jones) even to this 40-year-old man. I also found it fun to see what my teenage students and daughter identify with in a cool, girl-hero.
This is by far the best audiobook I have ever listened, and probably one of the top 10 books I have read/listened to/experienced in my life.
Peeta Mellark was a wonderful character, he seemed harmless and naive at first, but as the story progresses his character shocked and engaged me in his ingenuity and solidarity.
This book made me laugh, cry, jump up and down and held on to my thoughts for hours after pausing the story.
No. I think they are they are about the same.
I felt the same for Prim as Katniss. I know what it feels like to protect a sibling. That feeling is brought to life.
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Remember Twilight? How about Lightning Thief? Both movies from horrible books. I don't trust Hollywood's taste in books. Then there was Suzanne Collins' Gregor the Overlander which was an extremely painful listen for many reasons.
And yet... this book is awesome! The series is fantastic! Seriously, take the time to add this near the top of your book queue. It took me about an hour to get into it, but once I did I tore through the series in 2 weeks.
It's about a post-apocalyptic society split into a capital and many cities. Once a year, the cities provide children to fight in an arena. Hunger Games follows a child Katniss as she tries to keep her family safe during these times.
It's an easy, smooth listen which reminds me a bit of Kim Mae Guests' reading of How I Live Now.
I have yet to see the movie, but it's in my list now.
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Better writing, better grammar, better plot and character development. The story is hard to read, so I got it on audiobook. Its just as hard listening to it. It jolts along, with little depth where you need it and nothing where you just plain want it.
The performance was okay.
Nothing, the problem was the LACK of development of the story and characters in a story idea that could have been much richer and easier to read.
Its a pre-teen book. Written simply and with short ideas that don't flow well. The story premise is good, the writing is horrible, and the development of it is horrible. I was sorely disappointed.
I would definitely listen to The Hunger Games again because the story is very suspenseful and it flowed well with the plot and the characters.
The most memorable moments of The Hunger Games was near the end when they are so happy that they made it and they won, but then she decides to tell Peta that she was just acting her feelings towards him.
There were so many good scenes that its impossible to pick just one.
I wasn't aware that this was a trilogy series until I was finished with this one and in my opinion this book and story couldn't get better. It just seems like that the author might have been trying to make more money off the story, because from what I understand the second book takes place a year or so after they win the hunger games and are trying to figure out how to live and pretend to be a couple still because they would most certainly be killed or punished for what they did. So to me it just seems to be a stretch off the love story, so, even though I haven't read the other books, I doubt the others will be as good and movie worthy as the first.
Love the thrillers!
I enjoyed it a lot.
1984 - Government control.
The opening ceremonies.
When Katniss saved Peeta in the cave.
Easy read. A little gruesome for some of the intended audience.
YES!!!! Love it!
The excitement Collins manages to keep through the whole book. I like the way she also manages to bring you into this fantasy world making you almost feel you are there.
All of them