The final book of the three was crushing, thought provoking, and had you on the edge of your seat. I read a prior review of this third book that stated the end was "disappointing" and I was waiting for the disappointing or inappropriate ending that never came. It had me reeling for days after the book ended.
Same complaints as with the other books. Annoying inner dialog from Katniss. Annoying pseudo-relationships between Katniss and the boys. Annoying narrator. You just want to know how it ends. And the ending? Kind of a let-down. Maybe I'm too old for these books.
After reading all three books in the trilogy, I can say that my least favorite is Mockingjay. I did enjoy it, but it was definitely not my favorite.
The first book was good, the second book was okay, and the third book, I just couldn't finish it I stopped caring whats going to happen to the characters. The whole Peter "I love you and know one else I've only loved you" whore on me the entire 3 books as he's only 16 years old, what the hell does he know about moving on! I just wished 13 would nuke the entire sad pathetic lot of them!
Although I enjoyed the whole series, I believe that the 3rd and final installment was the best! Not only did the story flow and fill in the shole or questions left by other books, it brought new material to light and new twists that you didn't expect. Although at times I think the author tried to tie too much together in longer narratives. But it was done only in an attempt to tie things together for the final book.
It was exciting! I particularly enjoyed the epilogue and Suzanne Collins' explanation of what inspired the 3 books. Realizing that she was inspired by Greek lore and tragedy made perfect sense and made me say "oh yea!....I get it!".
I almost always read non-fiction but my wife was reading the series of books 24/7 so I purchased the series. What a great break from non-fiction, great creativity and should make for a great movie.
A good finale for a great trilogy. I had some discussion about the end being a bit too "easy" to wrap up, but it's still got great catharsis.
The narrator is very easy to listen to and has a good range of voices that makes it easy to follow the dialogue.
Well worth a listen (assuming you've read/listened to the first 2 books!).
I didn't find the third and final book of the Hunger Game series as enjoyable and exciting as the first two. It had a slow start and the overall rebellion was a bit boring and lacking any excitement as the other two books. It did get better towards the end. Unfortunately, you have to listen to the rest to get to the good parts.
Same thing - the Author is straining to sustain the first novel in the series and doesn't manage it in my opinion. Her lack of literary ability starts to appear more as the quality of the story fails to hold my attention as it did in "The Hunger Games."