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 - Almost everyone has seen the movies, read the books or heard of the Hunger Games series. This final book does not disappoint. The Capitol and President Snow are under attack and out for revenge, and Katniss has become the figurehead of the rebellion. The characters we've come to love must continue to band together and fight for what they believe in, as opposed to being in the arena. They aren't super-heros. They are young adults who are forced to grow up in lives they didn't chose for themselves, but they are smart, brave and resourceful.
The story has lots of action and violence, so there is loss and sadness. The conclusion doesn't tie everything up with a big, happy pink bow, but it's realistic, positive and very good. It's also hard to predict. With only 45 minutes left to listen, there are still major questions unanswered, so the story is suspenseful to the very end. I wanted things to turn out a little differently, but overall it's the perfect ending to a great series.
PERFORMANCE - Initially I didn't like the narrtor's voice, thinking it sounded too old for Katniss, but I've come to totally accept her and enjoyed her performance.
OVERALL - Recommended for just about everyone but, due to the violence, I wouldn't recommend for below about age 15. Great book, great series. Definitely listen to them in order, and definitely get them!
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...
I enjoy fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I love stories full of mystery, charm, and alternate realities.
I loved the continued transformation of the Mockingjay: heart-breaking, yet inspiring.
I think The Mockingjay,as the final book in the series, makes a logical and profound shift from the prior two books. Without revealing too much, I'll just say that it's inspiring to see the positive influence people can have when they stand for humanity and the freedom of others...even at great cost to themselves. The entire series is very thought provoking and relevant to current world conditions. I highly recommend the series.
This book had a sobering influence on my typical everyday complacency.
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.
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.