Exhilarating, fascinating -left me wanting more! Their world in this book is so foreign to the reader you don’t know what to expect. The main characters are engaging and you care about them right from the start. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age looking for an adventure (except this book is not for the very young). I’ve never done this before; I bought the second book in the series before I was even finished listening to this one; its that good!
If you like this genre, you cannot pass up the hunger games. It has everything, overcoming poverty, action, love triangle and lovable drunk.
I believe this works so well because we can all relate to most aspects of this and the other 2 books.
Very high read this book in print and I loved it. Listening to it didn't disappoint the narration could seem dull at first but after listening for a bit you realize it's the tone of the story and it couldn't have been done better.
At the very beginning when Catness volunteers as tribute for her sister I still get chills thinking about it.
No I haven't.
Of course, when one of the tributes is killed I hate to ruin a story so I'm not giving details.
I love this series I would recommend to anyone, Really my mom, little brother, and my grandfather all loved this book.
I love the boy with the bread!
I laughed, I cried, I got angry with the capitol.
Over all just a great story great characters awesome performance.
by all means. This was so good I even went grocery shopping while listening. To it!
I tried to read this book on my own but between being a mom and everything else I have to do I never could get into it. So I downloaded it off here and listened to it while doing things around the house and cooking dinner and I am so glad that I did. It is an amazing book and I can't wait to listen to the next one, it was very enjoyable and lots of twists and turns. If you are getting this book thinking it is an adult but you are wrong it is written for the teen readers so keep that in mind when reading (listening) to it, it was meant to be a more simple plot easier for teens and young readers to follow, but that is also part of its charm to be honest.
No. I would wholeheartedly recommend the book but the performance was a major turn-off. In my opinion, Carolyn McCormick was completely miscast. Her narration was grating and pulled me out of the story much more than it should have. And unfortunately, since the movie has come out, I was used to hearing names/words pronounced a certain way and her pronunciation really irritated me (for example, the way she overemphasizes the "t" in Peeta). Yes that's relatively minor but it just didn't really work for me.
This is my first purchase and my inspiration to walking for exercise. I do not allow myself listen until I am out to walk -- and I can say that my exercise has increased so I can get back to the story!
I have all ready ordered the 2nd book.
A frustrating story, as I never liked the story of the lottery in High School, I approached this one with apprehension. But this is far more than what the lottery was. This story - although entertaining - is a warning. Do not believe what you are fed by the official line in the news. Beware of feeding your belly too much, it makes you weak. Do not assume those who seem week cannot over come you by their wits and if oppressed, will one day be your undoing.
Innovative story, but geared towards a younger audience. It was a fun listen, but nothing as special as everyone raves about it.