It's really quite simple: it's a fun and engaging story. You get sucked into the story quickly and easily and it engages you in a way that you just don't want to put the book down ... er, turn off the audio :)!
While I would not avoid a book read by Ms.McCormick, I found her performances of several of the characters to be uninspiring. It's like her interpretations of the voices conflicted with how they read in the print editions.
Great stories. Good ebooks.
only if they understand it is heavy in propaganda. THIS IS THE FUTURE on the
course we are on.
By the time I got to the third book in this series, the story was old and tired and seemed the author was stretching for something new to tell. The characters seemed shallow, no depth to their character. Even if you considered this a love story, it was a weak attempt at best. I thought the first book was the best in the series and with every book that followed, the storyline became weaker, more convoluted and less interesting. I would not recommend the third book unless you are stuck on a desert island and this is the only book you have.
Disappointment. A very weak ending. Very much anticipated...so simple.
If you read the previous books, you'll want to...
no "Green Arrow" stuff...
It's a great performance
No, the story is over...
Good book, but sometimes got too fantasy... I would survive the reading without explosive arrows...
Already have and because its one of the best!!!
I believe no books can compare to this series. But Delirium, Matched, Divergent, and Enclave book series are wonderful books in the same genre.
Her voice is wonderful and allows you to lay back and imagine the world as she reads it to you.
This book was great and sad and not how you imagine it would end... Sad...
First off, let me say that this was the hardest book to read in the series. On that same note, it is probably why I have had to read this series three times. I sat dumb-founded at the end and had a real problem figuring out my emotions. It is not how I thought a YA book would end ( being that this is the first YA series I had read ). It was a kick in the gut and really made me think of why I was so upset. The 2nd read through helped me come to terms with what happened to all in this amazing story ( good or bad ). And my third time through was with the audio books. ( it's nice to just listen to the story ).
Carolyn McCormick does a great job with the narrative ( and I know I keep saying she is a bit old to have read for Katniss, but she is clear and has a good range in voices ). Having just listened to the Divergent series, it makes me think that Emma Galvin would have been a good fit as narrator for The Hunger Games.
I don't want to give any spoilers away for the book, but I applaud Suzanne Collins for not
sugar coating the down and dirty of war. I know that I just expected all of the Main characters I cared about to make it through and was quite shocked when that was not the case. Another tribute to Suzanne Collins for making me care about these characters this much. The impact of being called " Lucky to have survived " and realizing just how much the survivors have to endure each day emotionally and physically as they try to carry on.
For now I say good bye to Katniss, but I know I will be back again. I loved her character and her story.
To all who haven't read the third installment to the series, I full heartedly recommend you do!! It is not the easiest of the 3 to read, but it is the one that will make you think the most
and appreciate what this series is about. Fantastic!
The book is not as exciting or fluid as the first two. It has more of a character of a thriller than anything else and the romance is completely lost. The ending does not give any substance or meaning to the previous struggles of the main character while other characters behave in an inconstant manner to their previously built personality. Sad and disappointing!
but I did not like this book nearly as much as Hungar games. It was boring, just repeated alot of what had happened in the other book. did not hold my attention. However, my son-in-law, daughter, husband all LOVED this book. so, take it for what it is worth.
I was anxious to read/listen to this after finishing the first 2 books in the series. Catching Fire ends as a cliffhanger and this book picks up the story right in step There is a little bit of re-explaining but not too much. Katniss' personal dilemma's with the revolution and her love life are entwined in this thrilling love story.
I purchased this book on Friday evening and finished it by Monday afternoon. It is definitely an original. Although some books have similar concepts, I love how the love story is not flawless and how they portray real human emotions, flaws, petty concerns, and living with PTSD. The author does such an amazing job giving this science fiction story in a way that makes it believable and, at times, painful. She is quite an artist to be able to design her words in a way that paints this amazingly vivid picture with all of the humor, lightheartedness, and horror that it possesses.
The woman reading the story has a voice that is an absolute pleasure to listen to. She spoke clearly, fluctuating her voice appropriately and even changing the tone of it for certain individuals. Even with the many combined listening hours, I feel the book went by too quickly and will certainly listen to it again and again.