I wouldn't try another book read by Carolyn McCormick. I would probably try another Suzanne Collins book because I did like the first book in this series but this 3rd book was a total letdown. The series went from good to ok to horrible.
My next read will probably be something funny and up beat.
Absolutely not. The reader was clearly reading the book and this was not much of a performance at all. Boring, monotone and lacked enthusiasm.
I love audiobooks! They allow me to do my daily chores and get a book read at the same time.
I would recommend this audiobook. I liked that it is a story that teens and adults can enjoy.
Nothing is better than the book itself. I usually don't like audiobooks but I thought I would try it with this series because I love the books so much. The talent that is reading does a great job, she really emits the emotion of the characters and she does well developing their voices to distinguish dialogues. I love listening just as much as I love reading this story.
I love everything about this story. The type of story, the characters, setting, plot, and the energy. This story always keeps you moving. There is never a dull moment.
She really did well with the voices. She made the dialogues real. I was skeptical at first. A woman doing all the voices of the characters male and female, but she did phenomenal.
No, I would listen at work, in the car, and at home.
Tense, riveting, satisfying
The Hunger Games for obvious reasons
A fitting end to a great series
Unlike others, I enjoyed the ending. I love a good twist.
You won't miss anything but skipping this one. As, I enjoyed the first book about hunger games and wanted to know what happens next I picked up the last two. Unfortunately, this did not meet my expectation. There was no former intensity and it felt quite flat.
It ranks third in the series of the hunger games series. And as for series the Hunger games ranks third in all my listening of books.
Make me think of what our world may become if things don't change.
When Katniss shot Coin, I think she has finely started to think about the future and figured out that both Coin and Snow had played her and nothing was going to change with the Hunger Games. Snow was going to die anyway (cuoghing up blood as he was) so her only shot at trying to get things changed was to shoot Coin at that time and place.
Yes because its the last of the triology but not the best book of the triology.
It is hard for me to think of these books as separate entities because I think they are truly a part of one story. Overall, I liked these books, and they are worth a listen. I'm not a huge fan of Catching Fire, but it is a necessary read to keep abreast of all the plot lines in Mocking Jay. I try to keep it vague, but like I said above their might be spoilers below.
When I first started listening to the series I read a review somewhere that reminded readers that the story is not necessarily about Katniss, it is about her role as a pawn in larger events. I'd love to give credit to that person, but I've long since forgot where I read the review. It is, however, the key element to remember when listening to these stories. For one, it helps the reader to make sense of Carolyn McCormick reading the books. I love her as an actress, and I love her voice, but it is a distictive and mature voice, not necessarily something I would have picked for Katniss. Remembering that while Katniss figures heavily in the events of the book, the overall story is not necessarily about her, helped me to connect with McCormick as a reader. I was able to think of her not as Katniss narrating her own story, but as, say, a mother reading Katniss's story to her daughter.
If there is one critique I have of these stories it is the love triangle. It made sense in the Hunger Games, but Katniss needed to declare her feelings in Catching Fire, partly because it was obvious to the reader at that point, and partly to allow more time for resolutions and reconciliations between the characters.
I liked the unique story of the book and the many twists in the plot.
Carolyn McCormick, I found to be a bit annoying as a narrator, compared to others. However, once you get used to her, it is OK.
I felt this book ended a bit prematurely, but overall, I would recommend it to others. Excellent storyline.