This book was kind of bittersweet throughout. But I rank it with the books that I will reread again and again.
The end was sort of abrupt for me. There is a definite ending so don't worry about loose ends, but I just thought there would be a little bit more. Overall, the series was a good one, the odds never seemed to be in favor for the characters but it was suspenseful.
The Hunger Games story is well advanced by the time you start reading/listening to Mockingjay. It's a brutal story, with characters you've grown to care about being subjected to horror after horror. And that pretty well continues all the way through, ending with a slight glimmer of redemption. I wanted a little more sunshine, a little less carnage.
This is my least favorite in the series, though as somebody who needs closure, I had to finish the story. It would be very hard to stop after the first or second book.
She does a fine job.
Pray the world doesn't fall subject to despotic power mongers.
I only purchased the audio version of all three books.
Katniss, of course. She was human in a very real and compassionate way. She revealed all of the insecurities most of us feel as well as the bravery born of love.
Too many to list!
The Hunger Games Trilogy is not a genre I would normally be interested in, but I was thoroughly enthralled right from the beginning of book one until the end of book three.
A must "read" if you liked and read the first two. Can't say too much, don't wan't to give anything away.
Do not buy this until you've read the first two in the Hunger Games trilogy.
I listened to the entire Trilogy. She's good in all three.
No. I READ books in one sitting, but audible.com is strictly for the commute.
i admit, at first it is a bit disturbing to get used to the concept of "hunger games" and what that entails but it's all very well done and exciting--you never know for sure what's going to happen. the narrator does a great job and you really get lost into this whole "hunger games" experience. i highly recommend this series. it's one of the best i've happened on in a while.
I love listening to books when time permits! I enjoy this service its awesome!
I am not a big reader so when I found out about audible.com I thought let me give it a shot. I heard about this author through the blogs and internet and decided to give her a try and honestly I am glad I did. I have listened to all three books and just to give you and Idea it only took me 3 days to finish all 3books that's how good it was I couldn't put it down. I found myself listening all night. The details, descriptions and vivid pictures from the author are so awesome. I recommend anyone to listen to this one you will LOVE it!!!
Catniss the main character I loved her story and her growth throughout the novel.
No I have not but I will definitively give them a shot
The Rebellion and Love how do you live with them both!
Disappearing into an audio book revitalizes me and Mockingjay gave interest to "What's next".
I loved Peta. He is a constant hero in the book. Even when he did something you didn't understand, you knew why and loved him more.
Depending on how she used her voice told you about which character she was.
If I could have, I would have.
If you are a Hunger Games fanatic, it is probably essential that you read all three books, as the trilogy gives you the fullest possible view of this intricate and rich world that Collins has built. Being a politics junkie and also someone who loves a good dystopian story, I enjoyed Katniss' travels through the Hunger Games, her home district, and the trouble that followed her through all three books.
I have to admit, however, that my alertness tended to decrease with Book Two (Catching Fire), and then decreased a little more with Mockingjay. There's nothing terrible about this book, and in fact it's quite good, but I think Collins started the series with such an exceptional book that the other two can't quite keep up the intensity. In The Hunger Games, Katniss is thrown into a terrible situation as soon as the first chapter, and we learn about her twisted nation only as a backdrop to her gripping journey.
In Books Two and Three, the backdrop is now the main story. And it feels like all the political intrigue becomes a major information dump, as the characters must deal with the fallout of Katniss' performance in the first book. So I would argue that Book One provides the biggest thrills, and the next two books are all fall-out from that, despite Collins' efforts to imbue Two and Three with high-stakes events.
Overall, though, I would definitely suggest all three books as comprising a satisfying story, despite my slight reservations above. And McCormick's performance of all three books is flawless, too.
Someone who likes abrupt anticlimactic endings, which explain nothing.
Actually created an ending. It seems she just strung some random events together and doesn't bother explaining the hows and whys. It is very frustrating. I am still waiting for closure in the story!
She sounds like an older woman. More like my sweet grandmother.
Disappointment. Total and complete Disappointment.
If you read one and two, just stop. Make your own ending it will probably offer more closure and explanations than the real one.