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I saw both movies and decided two read the 2nd book and was pleasantly surprised.This is a good book and not just a kid book or movie.The book is really close to the movie and the ending is great. Katniss finds out nothing is as it seems,Katniss and Peeta get called back for the qtr. games and the odds are against them.Their is no way they can make it out alive again and they know it.What they don't know is Haymitch and the rest of the rebellion has other things in mind. Katniss finds out she can't trust anyone... CHECK IT OUT..
The Hunger Games is definitely in my all-time top 10!
Loved Katniss (of course) but Ru definitely caught my heart.
She treated each character as distinctly different and very human, including those that could very easily have been turn cartoonish but didn't in her more-than-capable performance.
Dystopian novels are not my favorite genre but I LOVED THIS BOOK!
Just relistened to Carolyn McCormick's reading of Suzanne Collin's great tale.......captivating, riveting and just a plain old fashioned good story!!!!!!!!!!
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - (young adult suspense) I'm a real chicken when it comes to violence, so I've been shying away from this book because I feared it would be a teenaged version of The Gladiator. I finally gave in to the hype and listened to it, and I'm so glad I did. The violence is very "watered down," so I was totally okay with it. This was probably the hardest book to put down that I've heard so far. Great story, great characters, great action, blah, blah, blah...
PERFORMANCE - Well done, though I agree with other reviewers who suggest that a younger-sounding voice would have been better for Katniss.
OVERALL - Hunger Games is a great 5-star listen which will keep listeners of all ages on the edge of their seats.
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Well the book had me captivated by the am dying but in-love nature, so that for me made it awesome, even thou for one character its wasn't real.
Its similar to Divergent by Veronica Roth which is great by the way even though am only half way through.
Well i think that this book made the movie alot better as when i watched the movie i could hear Katniss thoughts which was very cool, enjoy and its a three part series so i bet the other will be great as well.
Initially I was put off by the narrator. She really made Katniss seem peevish. But after a short while I was so involved in the story that it didn't matter.
After seeing the movie a few days ago, I have a renewed appreciation for the writing and, yes, even the narrator. The movie was good, but lacked the character, spunk, and edginess of the book.
What a great read!
You never have to wait for anything if you bring a good book.
Most of you will have seen the movie and have some idea what you're getting into, but I just bought it on impulse based on positive reviews. I have to say I'm pretty disappointed and think the hype is a undeserved.
I have not read the two subsequent novels that resolve the conflicts that remain hanging at the end of this novel. This story does not stand alone without the follow-on novels.
There is a lot of potential here, particularly if the presaged battle between this feisty girl and the totalitarian regime that impoverishes her "district" comes to pass in subsequent novels.
Unfortunately the whole story bogs down over the question of which boy this girl will choose - will it be the kind boy who got a beating to give her some food when she was starving, or the kindred spirit she illegally hunts with to put food on the table? Will the kind boy who has loved her since she was 5 come to hate her if she doesn't return his love? Will the hunter boy understand that she was pretending to love the kind boy just to survive? Will she ever reconsider her decision not to have children? Who cares? Blech!
Even the action scenes are kind of predictable and get bogged down so you want to skim ahead, but its hard to be more specific.
The narrator seems like she's rushing a bit, and has some difficulty reading male voices in a way that helps you distinguish who's talking.
This is a great story that the reader absolutely destroyed. She sounds like she's skipping through a field of daisies with a whimsical smile on her face during every scene. Wrong book for that, dear. This book is for young adults, not challenged 5 year olds. Boo. I want my credit back.
The thought process of the main character was very interesting. In a kill or be killed situation, I wonder how I would react. Lots of moral questions. A good book for those considerations.
A page turner. Similar in feel to Avatar. Fantasy but thought provoking.
Whats to tell I am your avarage 30something, with kids, a husband, job and life. Besides that I drive a lot and love to listen to books instead of the radio. I will stay up until 3am in bed listening if the book is worth it, and I have also been known to return a couple of books that I could not get threw the first chapter. I am a bad speller so I apoligize for it now, but will be honest about my reviews.
So heres the deal this book sat in my library for almost a year before I read it. I tried listening to it once but it did not hold my attention. With that said I think at the time I was listeninig to another series and did not want any other books but those. I listended to this book after seeing the movie and it was amazing. I stayed up night after night listening to the whole series and cryed at the end. I loved these books and the movie does nothing to take away from the story, it is true to form. There are not a lot of books to movie scripts that you can say that about now a days but this is one of them. Credit well spent.