Really good book! My sister recommended it and I am glad she did. I normally don't read teen fiction but this is one of those books that is good for adults. No, it is not quite as sophisticated as adult fiction but that does detract from the story. I found the novel to be a bit darker and more grim than the movie about the tyranny surrounding the Hunger Games. I was so anxious to find out what happened next, I have jumped straight to the next book in the series, Catching Fire.
A reserved yes. The story definitely has some merit. But the stroy writing begins with all of the problems that my son required tutors to remedy. At the start, there is total lack of description. "Katniss walked into the room. It was large. She turned around and saw a boy. She spoke to the boy..." really? Is that how an author writes a book? Can't we ask to be allowed to be given some visual cues? Was the room dark at the far end, was there a faint smell of smoke, curtains possibly hiding something? I don't know, but I'm sure the author would not have gotten a good grade in my town's school system.
Unresolved ending. But knowing it's a trilogy, what would you expect.
Honestly, almost anyone. I've got 225 Audible books in my library and only a few clunky narrators. Some have redeemed themselves after a few chapters, or I've just grown to accept them. I really never got the hang of Carolyn. She mostly just read the book. Take someone like Scott Brick and this book would have been presented with feeling, drama, and exhiliration. I've actually picked books just because he read them. I would specifically think twice if I saw Carolyn's name under narrator. Sorry Carolyn.
Its a decent book and gets pretty good during the games. I really felt for Rue. But, as far as trilogies go, this ain't no Lord of the Rings.
Absolutely wonderful novel, and nicely read. Really enjoyed it and can't wait to get to the next two parts of the trilogy!
Yes, I did, just to refresh myself with details before I watched the movie.
When Katniss placed flowers around Rues body.
When Katniss and Rue team up.
The reader was so off for me that I ended up reading it on my Kindle instead. One would expect that when it's such a popular book, Audible would do some focus groups before picking a reader.
As big as a sic fi buf that i am, i dont like post apocalyptic books at all. but with the movie and all the hype i had to check it out. and i am glad that i did. narrator did an amazing job. the story is great. full of action, full of character development, and good solid ideas, and challenges for the character. some stuff that i thought would be predictable was not and it was outright fun and entertaining. all that i ask of a book!
I didn't think this was "my kind of book," but I was mistaken. It was a great book and a great performance.
I almost didn't get the audible book because of other reviews but I decided to take a chance and I'm so GLAD I did!
Rich vivid details and compelling story line.
Yes, well, it actually took me three sittings.
Great book and great narrator!
This is a good book for the "teen" years or easy read. I thought there would be more depth to the subject matter,so was somewhat disappointing. I also wasn't very impressed by the ending scene.
i didnt' read the print version, but considering it kept me going during my commutes i would say yes.