After listening to the first two books in this series, I read several reviews of Mockingjay. I was a bit nervous, as it seemed many fans were not pleased with this book, but a couple of the reviews praised its realism and hopefulness, and those reviewers seemed very satisfied. As I was listening, I was every bit as enthralled and entertained as I was when listening to the first two books. Suzanne Collins provides us with an opportunity to ask ourselves what a society should sacrifice to be reasonably comfortable, do means justify ends, who/what defines your life, and can you find personal happiness in chaos and recover from a life spent living in terror. I enjoyed every minute, and I am completely satisfied with the end. There is plenty of heartache, loss, violence, and grief; however, there is also hope, triumph of spirit, love, and honor in this book. Many thanks to the author, the narrator, and to audible for this enriching and reflective tale!
I really really enjoyed all 3 books! Maybe I'm silly, but I didn't see the twists coming when they did or it ending the way it did! I enjoyed the strong female character and the development of the other characters as well. I also like books that make you think a bit about the future and where we are heading. This one did that. Sometimes we think that our current state will last for ever, and that isn't exactly the case. So not only is this an enjoyable read but a warning of sorts.
I've been cheering for Peeta the entire time, and when she finally gives into her feelings its so quick. The ending just happens and it's done. Almost rushed. I kind of felt cheated of the happy ending. At least in a fairy tale you get to watch them fall in love before they say,"And they lived happily ever after." I didn't even get to witness her falling in love. (Which isn't the point of the book I know, but one of the reasons I loved it)
Still, I loved this series and would highly recommend it!!
Mockingjay is a good ending to great story. Maybe it's not as neat and pretty as some would like but war never is no matter who the victor. If you have read the first two books then don't skip this one. Just be prepared for a more realistic ending than a fairy tale one.
I know that some people have been disappointed by the end of this series. But, I thought it brought closure. I felt like there was a continuity of the game, the characters, and a continuity of message through out the book. Just my 2 cents.
I really enjoyed this series. I listened to the three books in quick succession after this third one came out, and I thought it was fun. Great narration.
With this last book in the hunger games trilogy, Suzanne Collins does not disappoint. The games is on for real, but this time outside the arena, and as in the previous two books it has dire consequences for the people involved.
There's been a lot of less than positive things said about this book but I think Suzanne Collins ended the series with a very strong book that presented a realistic picture of what would happen to Panam, Catniss and the others during and after the revolt. While there isn't the same level of action that there is in the first two books, Collins does a wonderful job of developing the characters of Catniss, Peta, Gayle and Hamish. Understanding them allows us to see her ending as fair and positive. Listen to it.
I was hoping for a great ending. Instead I got an half-assed effort of tying some plot holes. Suzanne Collins, your characters deserved better than this.
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I'd say this was a fitting end to the series. I kept waiting for the book to get painfully dark, but really didn't feel it did. I thought it was realistic, and a good listen. Carolyn McCormick did an excellent job, just as she had with the other books in the series.