Yes, I would (and have) recommended it to numerous people. This is one of the best series I have read. Normally I would expect that the story gets a little dull by the 3rd book, but this one kept me on my toes. I actually listened to the whole thing in one day!
There is no comparison to this book. It's the only series I have thoroughly enjoyed since King's DT series.
I didn't like her voices for the characters, they all seemed one in the same to me.
I think I may not have liked the narrator due to the fact that I actually read the first two books in this series myself. My voices in my head for the characters were very different.
I have read all three in the Hunger Games series, I have seen the movie. I so fell in love with all of the characters that I decided to listen to the books as well. You get a completely different perspective and if you enjoyed the books, you will love listening to them as well!
Yes, but only because it is the final book of the trilogy.
Catniss of course
They are making a movie
In terms of novels it's ok...not normally my genre of literature, but I thought I'd give it a try. .
What I discover is that the story becomes redundant...like Harry Potter, these books seem to capitalize on a theme, over and over again. I wouldn't purchase another of her books.
Not the best of the trilogy but still worth reading. I felt that the story was dragged out a little too far in this book, it should have concluded after the second book.
I have to say this ranks pretty low. It wasn't nearly as good as the first two books. The turned Katniss into a weak and whiny character until the end. Even then she doesn't show much character. I think this could have been done better.
I like the very end when Katniss finally ends up with one of the boys and has a family. I won't say which in case someone hasn't listened to this book.
Of the three I have listen to, this ranks last. But, that isn't her fault it was the material I disliked.
When her sister died was the most heartfelt portion of the book. You could almost see it coming however.
Optical Engineer from San Jose, CA.
Mockingjay is a strong continuation of the Hunger Games story. It is still filled with action and suspense making for an entertaining read. At this point, the characters are getting more annoying with their obtuseness, but that is by design, and doesn't really detract from the story.
Collins is a talented writer, no doubt, but she may be as clueless as her protagonist.
Every story has a protagonist, of course – the hero. Throughout the first two books, I kept hoping that Katniss would eventually "get it" and stand up for the noble principles that she appears to know instinctively, even if she can't verbalize them (which she hints that Peeta might). At one point, the author teases at what that noble cause is, but then Katniss completely dismisses it and turns to selfish motivations – even stupid ones. From that point on the story fell from such great kinetic height that it felt like the the book developed a bottomless pit.
If Collins was trying to make a point of how horrible war was, she'd accomplished that well before that moment. Since she completely hijacked the nobility of the protagonist, all that was left of substance was her statement on war (which she'd already made). As the book continued, I was left feeling as if she was trying to say that it would have been better for them to live under the oppression of the Capitol than to aspire to something greater. Really?
In the end, Katniss' name became quite apropos. She transformed to be as fickle and self-centered as Buttercup – the cat she hated – and any other character she'd fought against throughout the story. Collins made me not care about her protagonist – even dislike her. That's how you ruin a perfectly good story.
I'm left with two thoughts. "We hold these truths to be self-evident." Katniss knew instinctively what was right. And "Give me liberty or give me death." This is the ideal – the line in the sand that I had been waiting for, which never came. Collins intentionally sabotaged her story, including any redemptive quality that might have been found in a tragic ending. Awful.