Complex, Twisting and Unexpected
President Snow - he is a very clever character, cleverly crafted by Collins. He continues to surprise and is always dangerous. He brings a sense of the reality of the danger to the book that can sometimes be lost in the wild buildings, costumes and story.
Jennifer Mason. She has a pretty realistic love/hate relationship with Katniss, and I think Ms. McCormick captured that pretty well in her performance.
Perhaps I am simple, but Suzanne Collins kept turning the tables throughout all three books. As soon as I felt I knew where the story was heading, it went another direction. There were a few overall moves I expected, but even then I was surprised by how they played out. In the end, this is a review of The Hunger Games. No one would really enjoy this book much without reading the other two for background - and no one that would have read the other two should stop there! This book serves well as a capstone of the trilogy.
The third book was way over the top from how the series first started. Katness's downward spiral was just disappointing and, for me, added very little to the overall story. The first book was excellent and the second was a bit much, but the third was just bad. If you have read the first two books in the series and are seeking closure then Mockingjay will give it. Though, don't expect to be satisfied. Mockingjay takes all of the established characters' attributes and turns them on their ear, making me wonder what was the point.
Of course, if you are invested in the Hunger Games books, you'll need to wrap up the trilogy. Still, this one will be disappointing.
This book moved along nicely and the ending left me satisfied - which is significant since many don't.
The revolution finally happens and the open ends in the story head their resolution. If you've liked the first two parts, you must read this one.
Yes, this book had some predictable ties to complete ~ but some twists as well. Still a GREAT read!!
Final act, Predictable
Finally over, not a bad book, but very predictable. Few parts are just boring
Very good, very clear
I loved that this book offers a smooth continuation in the series. oftentimes the author of a book series when pressured to finish a book will rush through the last book to tie up all the ends. i love that suzanne collins didnt do that here. she went with bold moves that many people would be scared to make. people get a strong attachment to charachters in a story. im glad that she made choices in the writing that were surprising and unpredictable for me.
i had a lot of friends who read this and compared it to twilight. i enjoyed reading the twilight series because i enjoy reading. this is much more of a fulfilling moral story than that of twilight. everyting about the charachters, the writing, and how the story and plot are told is better than in twilight. it is a good modern day action adventure, young romance novel. i like the morals they have in it and the way the charachters see peace, war, and government is something thats very thought provoking for ones personal beliefs.
I loved that she dove into the story without fear of expression. it brought to mind days in elementary school when the library teacher would read picture books with lively animation in her voice and interesting facial expressions. her voice helps to add to the emotion and the scenes through the eyes of katniss. i read the first novel in the series and listened to the second two on audible, and i definitely want to know how she would tell the first book. there were a lot of parts that her words evoked a stronger emotion than i would have felt just reading them, but there are other parts where i may have felt stronger emotion if my own fingers were turning the pages and i was imagining the voices of the characters.
i laughed, i cried, i yelled at the reading of the book. it was slightly dangerous considering i was listening to the book while driving across country to keep myself awake. i had to pull over during some of the more emotional points like a couple of scenes with prim. but it definitely kept me alert and awake and interested.
if you dont read the hunger games books, at least listen to them. its a fantastic story!
Awesome, terrific, masterpiece.
Anyone else, her ability to read if fine but her voices are rather weak and makes the listening overall rather hard.
This is overall a great story, the narrator does make it seem longer than it is.