This is not a love story (I think many of the readers think that is what this book should be about). This is about taking life and dealing with the consequences of your actions. It is about examining your actions and the actions of others. It is about PTSD and about the fight to recover. I think this is a book that every young person should read. The value of Suzanne Collins' words, thoughts and ideas is almost unmeasurable.
Some reviewers imply the book isn't good because there is no happy everafter. I have 2 comments: 1st- There often isn't a happy everafter for those who have endured war. 2nd- I applaud Ms. Collins for not falling for the need for happpy everafter and staying true to her story.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
Yes, I would the whole series, though this last book starts slow...it ends strong...and the whole concept of the series is traumatic and sad...this last book broke my heart...
This series is similar to Matched, and Under the never sky...but different in its own merits...but all fall into a similar controlled society and have its own tragedies...
Only this series, and although I wished a younger sounding reader would have narrated, she did a great job!
Both, but mostly cry...it was sad, tragic and terribly upsetting...I was both shocked and appalled on many levels...but I could not put it down...
Excellent series, I have not seen the movie, but I can not believe it will do it justice...this was a very intense read/listen and I will forever have a soft spot in my heart for Katniss...
disappointed. I was NOT. It isn't a happy story. Not one part of it. I kept expecting it to get worse. I don't think it did. No it isn't a fairytale ending, but I don't know how a story this dark could get any closer. All in all, I enjoyed the entire series. Now, I think I will find a mindless, happy story with a happy ending .... mmm... In which Pooh goes in search of Honey. :)
I absolutely love audible! I read constantly and there is nothing better than finding a new series to follow. I'm a syfy/fant kinda gal.
Mockingjay was a very good book in my opinion. There were a few things that happened that I did not see coming, I will not give out any spoilers, but I enjoyed the twists and turns. The story line was a bit graphic in my opinion, but still a good story. It is very unique and begs further questions about our society in general. I recommend this book highly. Great read.
No. Too much like book 1/2
Killing the president.
don't allow volunteers.
This book is ok, but really this one and the second are too much like the first, it's like the author found a winning formula and then pounded it into the ground. Mixing in some political stuff on the side. It's worth finishing the series but was a bit disappointed by books 2/3.
See my review for the second book in this series or better yet stop at book 2 and pass on this one. You are WAY better off making your own happy ending and never reading this final book.
That it was the final book in the series.
Most everything felt like she was reading to a baby at nite time.
The last two books of the three.
I have to give it to Collins she made three times the money out of one descent book. I would have probably done the same thing. Still the Catching Fire and The Mocking Jay stunk.
Most likely the narrator. Give the girl the strength she deserves. I got the feeling if I read the book I might enjoy it. This is because unlike the narrator who makes Catnice sound weak I picture a strong and self confident person, one with normal fears but strong enough to always survive.
Great story line. Give the characters more strength. Get rid of so much of the mellow drama.
Here is a girl, our heroin, who takes on the establishment yet the narrator makes her sound like a weak, ultra-over-dramatic looser. She takes the mellow drama to new levels. In fact, after 5 minutes I couldn't take it any more, I was litterally ready to stab myself in the ear with an ice pick! (how's that for over dramatic!) I'll have to read the book if I want to know what happens.
Absolutely, it is great! All three of the Hunger Games books were great, I couldn't stop listening. These audiobooks were great for my very long daily commute. I am SO sad that the series is complete now!
Finnick -- he really becomes very likeable in the third book.
Yes, in the other Hunger Games books. The performance is similar in all the books, and I was very impressed. As with any audiobook it takes a bit to warm up to the narrator, but I thought she did a wonderful job and was very pleasant to listen to.
I was very pleased with the ending. I had heard mixed reviews, but I think she did a great job of wrapping up the story.
Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres.
I doubt that the audio edition of Mockingjay is better than the print version although I haven't read the book. However, I think the final book in this Hunger Games trilogy is the best and through all three I really think Carolyn McCormick is not a good fit. She really detracts from the strength of the teenage heroine and makes Katniss sound like a wailing idiot. I think this is a great series to listen to, but because of the reader I would have liked to read this one.
Without giving any of the plot away, I would just say the most memorable is when Katniss finally resolves her conflicting emotions.
Any one who would have used a strong voice for a central character who deserved it. I don't understand why Carolyn McCormick has used a wailing kind of baby voice for Katniss through all 3 books when that is so not who she is.
I laughed a little at President Snow (of all people!) toward the end, but the book did bring a few tears at the end. I was more touched than I expected to be.
I read many comments about the darkness of the book and some comments about an unsatisfying ending before I listened to it, but that was not my impression. The book is dark but the whole trilogy is dark so no surprise there. I actually thought the ending was perfect - not tied up in a neat pretty package because life isn't like that - but with a resolution that allowed for some hope and made sense in the context of the whole story. You could kind of tell from the very beginning that Katniss was no Cinderella destined for a happily ever after kind of story, but I thought the ending fit perfectly. I really didn't like the second book much and almost didn't listen to the third. I'm really glad I did - Katniss redeemed herself and I felt like the final book was actually the best of the series.