Almost did not listen to Mockingjay. I had read some reviews that were very discouraging concerning the ending. Some even suggested “not” listening to it.
I enjoyed the first two, and think this is the BEST one of the trilogy.
This book was suspenseful and emotionally captivating.
Be sure to listen to the authors thought provoking commentary at the end.
A well educated IT Professional. Manager at a Fortune 50 company. Grew up in a small town. Loves sci fi/ fantasy.
The finale was anticlimatic.
Book 1 is preferred
When Catness shoots her final arrow, although I saw it coming.
Yes, but only after I listed to the Hunger Games and Catching Fire they all play off of each other.
I wish I had a reference but I dont have anything to compare it to.
She brings the characters to life.
Yes, but that was not possible for me but since I listed to it during my exercise routine, I healthier for it because I couldnt wait to get back to the book I couldnt wait till my excercise time.
Truely a great ending to a trilogy!!
One of my nursing jobs requires me to spent MASSIVE amounts of time in the car between hospitals. I need something to do.... :)
This book ends well...it got a little lengthy and confusing in the middle because sooooo much is happening to this poor girl! The way it was read, however, was just great. It made want to be there in the book with the characters. I found myself rooting on some of the characters because their roles in the main character's life are so pivotal. You must finish the book because you will not believe what happens to everybody. So push through the lengthy middle...worth it in the end!
On the top.
The main character was strong person.
Hunger games was just as good as this one.
I truly enjoyed the whole trilogy
Mockingjay is an other action packed story in the Hunger games trilogy. I enjoyed all the tension as I did of the other books in this trilogy. In fact, at times I found it was a little confusing following the info overload of information. It was fast, heartbreaking, horrifying, intriguing, I kept being surprised that the emotion from the scenes still got to me.
The ending suggested that the author just ran out or gas in story telling. Up to the final battle in the capitol it maintained a strong story line than it flounderd along to the end.
Ms. McCormick;s performance in all three books was excellent. I felt like she was the character telling the story.
Yes, but only if screen writers can devise a better ending.
First, let me say that I really enjoyed Catching Fire. It was intense and pretty exciting throughout the book. With such a big ending to Catching Fire, I had to read Mockingjay. Unfortunately, Mockingjay seemed to fall apart. The first half of the book is incredibly slow. It had a similar effect of starting a story all over again. There were a lot of details with the district, Katniss and her relationship loathing. Finally, we got passed that and moved into the capital, and things really got intense and exciting; however, the ending was borderline terrible. In short, it felt like Suzanne Collins was just done. With three books full of details, we wrap up the main character's lives in a very short chapter. I have yet to read a book that I felt so unfulfilled after the end; and, the bone Suzanne throws you in the epilogue is cheap. So, with the sloooow start and sudden tying up of loose ends, I dropped from a 4-star review for Catching Fire to a 2-star review (story) for Mockingjay. If the ending had been different (after the big "president" moment), this book would have hit 4 stars with me. The ending was that disappointing.(Details left out of the review to avoid spoilers.)
Suzanne should have either been tying up the relationship loose ends earlier than the end, or she should have extended the book by another 2 - 4 chapters to do it. This "oh yeah, he's over there; she's over there; they're happily ever after; and, where's so-and-so" is a terrible way to end it. Also, now grant it I'm not a teenage girl, so maybe this just doesn't make sense to me; but, I've never heard so much loathing by a girl in my life until I heard (read) Katniss Everdeen. There was a time in Mockingjay when I surprised myself by literally saying out loud to Katniss, "Shut up!" I would have liked more character development or macro-plot lines than listening to her (Katniss) ramble on.
Yes, I heard her narrate Catching Fire, and she did really good. It seemed like she had a few more errors in Mockingjay of keeping voices aligned with the correct characters, but overall she did great.
I'm confident it will be made into a movie, and the actors have probably already been signed; since, they already made the first book into a movie. With regards to a TV series, I think they could extend the third book into a TV series. It could be about rebuilding Panem, and include details left out of Mockingjay at the end.
Love personal strength and survival using your whits...especially when it's a woman.
Catniss, of coarse. Appreciated that the hardship of her early life actually was of benefit to her survival.
The characters voices and she had alot of enthusiasm.
It was hard to pull the earplugs or stop the car.
This and the entire series was captivating. I enjoyed it not for just pure story, but also for the thought-provoking issues it brought up. It could be a little wordy here and there, but overall the writing was well-developed and moved along nicely. The narrator's voice seemed more suited to a children's classic fairy tale to me, however. I imagined in my head "voicing" many things differently than she did, but it didn't keep me from enjoying the book. I liked the conclusion -- it seemed fitting, plausible, and hopeful without disregarding the disturbing past.