Collins definitely sold out to the crowd appealing action scenes in this sequel, leaving very little to think more deeply about. I even had to skip ahead in order to keep my interest.
I liked how I already knew the characters so I didn't have to struggle at all to keep up with what was going on, or really even concentrate at all. I like to listen to audiobooks while doing other things - sewing, cleaning, painting etc. and this was perfect for that.
Sure. I like the strong female characters in her books. Although, I think that the love triangle between the main characters was accentuated a bit too much to my taste, which takes away from the feminist feel of Katniss' strength. "Which boy to choose?" Reminds you too much of Twilight etc.
I obviously listened to the other Hunger Games books, and I like Carolyn McCormick's reading style. Even though it's in an American accent (I prefer British or international), it didn't bother me, it wasn't a heavy accent. And I liked how she didn't try to make her voice too different for male characters, for example.
Among all audiobooks? Somewhere in the middle. Of the books in this series it was my least favorite.
The climactic event was an odd choice. I understand why the author chose it, but I didn't like what it meant for the character. The final wrapup was pretty much what I've been expecting since the Reaping in book one.
I've only listened to her work in this series. Her performance is about the same- she has a good voice, but is often too sedate.
No, it took a long time to hook me.
This book felt a little rushed and maybe a little condensed. I wish she had spread this out into a couple of books. I hope she goes back and writes side novels telling the stories of some characters outside of Katniss's point of view.
I am a reader, all types and never write reviews. Still I am moved to make some kind of comment about this series. The skill, complexity and creativity brought together in this story I thought phenomenal. The story is for young adults only in the sense that it is about young adults. Young adults forced to become more than we can imagine from our armchairs but through the author's creativity I have felt the cold hard slap of reality.
I am a little surprised the story was received so well by general readers.
Madam Author my hat is off to you and my bow is very low.
Yes, I will recommend this book to everyone.
I love the love story, It is so true to real life.
Yes. I believe this series could honestly be life in our american future.
Peeta finally returning at the END of the book.
Both! Much more crying unfortunately than laughter.
I would recommend this audiobook because it has an interesting plot with thought provoking message. The characters are believable. The narrator's voice is well suited to the point of view of the book.
I don't want to reveal too much of the plot, but the scene in the president's rose garden is vivid in my memory.
I loved her narration, when I was camping and finished Catching Fire. I tried to just read the book, but as soon as I returned to cell service I got the audio version and finished the book.
I enjoyed how she helped bring this captivating story to life.
It was frustrating her constant lack of self understanding, but that is also probably what I connected with the most.
A nice conclusion to the story!
The storying telling itself.
Yes, I like her voice differentiation for each different character.
I did, when her sister died. Made me mad and cry all at the same time.
I got bored and annoyed with the plot. There can be too much of a good thing, and this is an example. It was time. It just dragged on and on (and on). Loss after loss. Horror after horror. Enough already! UGH! Someone just tell me what happens at the end! I'm not even done listening, and I want it to end. But, I'm committed to the end, out of morbid curiosity more than anything.