It definitely had some surprises. After reading some other people's reviews I was hesitant about this last book. Once I got through it though, it was just as good as the rest. It ended very well, and tied everything up for you.
I had trouble with the voice on this audible book in comparision with how I thought the character should sound. Not the timber the inflection. I was sorry I had't just read it without the sound. I have many other audible books I love though.
Top of a list of one.
I would like to say the The Mockingjay but the support players turned out to be more interesting as their characters developed. My vote would go for the Haymitch, as the more I learned of him, the more I became interested in his complexity and tortured soul.
She brought it to life. A good reader, the way she handles voices and situations of suspense. She actually assisted my imagination.
Not gonna spoil it for readers; just watch for a death of someone special and see if it does not give you rise to anger for who could have been responsible. It will impact you even through all the carnage of this story.
Drivers especially; a fantastic book to melt away the time while you go down the road. I have trouble selecting my next book because this one set the bar. Seems written for teens but plays like a movie. Note: more sinister that the film.
Not only will I listen to Mockingjay again I will listen to the entire trilogy! This book, though the shortest, was to the most shocking and of course, those who have read the book know which scenes I'm referring to. It just summed everything up with the hopes for better future for all the districts.
When Katniss, and everyone else, realized when she is just being herself, not being staged or choreographed, is when her honor and integrity come through and this is what inspires all of the districts and this is why she is so feared by the Capitol and perhaps all of those in charge, as well.
Absolutely everything! She has become my favorite narrator, she just became these characters to me and the nuances in her voice among the different characters, and the narrator, was so subtle I felt as if several people were reading it to me!
In case you haven't read the book, I won't give it away but the entire ending created a very extreme reaction in me and I had to stop and think about it a moment, mourn even, though I do enjoy being surprised by authors like this I always have that moment of 'I can't believe the author...' but all of these moments at the end tied everything together for me.
I liked the whole book, it kept me glued to the book until I was done.
The other 2 parts of Hunger Games
I though she was good
I have not read the printed version, but since it was read unabridged, I imagine they would be very close.
Human spirit to do 'right' against the powers that be whoever they are and no matter what the personal cost while doing whatever possible to protect loved ones.
The entire series is great . . . very captivating. The story is noble and does a good job of depicting the struggle between good and evil, even as sides changes.
This finishes up the Hunger Games Trilogy for me. I needed to finish it up but didn't have time to read the book so I was looking forward to this. However, I was a bit disappointing. Not bad but not an inspiring performance or book.
I didn't read the print version
I can't narrow it down too many,.
I think she is the BEST ! I wish every was her Performance!
Only one problem I have with this book is that it is over.
I love to read. I also love to write. I'm a harsh critic and very, very, very rarely give five star reviews to anything. Three stars for me is an average representation of literature and not a bad review by any stretch.
I liked that it was an attempt to wrap up the story of Katniss Everdeen and that it continued to tell her story. I just feel that the story became far too rushed in the last half of the book, like Collins and her publisher just wanted it over and done with and was Hell bent on craming everything into one, final book.
I think this book needed to be longer. Too many things happen too fast at the end and I felt rushed out of the story. Too many questions remained at the end that were never fully (or even partially) answered and it just falls off a cliff.
Yes. I like her as a narrator.
No. It's done. It's over. Let's just remember the good that was the first book of the series, the better than averageness that was the second book, and let this one just be the end.
I think I've said it all already. The ending is jsut rushed. It feels like Collins pouded 10 or 15 more chapters of story into the final couple chapters of this book and I was really disappointed. Just my opinion though. Others may vary.