Just a great great story for all ages. If you have not heard of this series, then you have been living under a rock.. So I don't have to tell you that it has won the hearts of millions. Don't judge this series by the movie, because the movie was just not so good. THIS SERIES IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!
Yes! I have already told my family and friends that this series is a must read.
It is a simple story that allows you to become part of it. There are soooo many
We did not like the end of the trilogy though.... there was so much detail in the life of the people in the book. it was like the end was rushed, some pieces did not come together nicely or make a lot of sense.
I had no clue what was going on half the time. It doesn't seem like the author did either. I don't know if the author was rushed to make a product in light of the popularity of the first book, or if she just used up all her good mojo too quick, but from the middle of the 2nd book to the end of this one, everything was a complete mess.
The main character has epiphany after epiphany, and each time she seemed to emerge with a solid decision, and I eagerly read on, hoping the story would finally progress. But each time, Katniss regressed without much reason and eventually devolved as an intriguing character. She, like many others in the book, start behaving irrationally from what we know of them, and the plot was all over the place, if present at all. The ending was a cop-out and didn't bother explaining itself.
Huge disappointment. The first book should have been left alone as a stand alone. It was so much more powerful that way.
T. R. Graves, Author
This powerful book should come with a warning: May cause depression
Somehow, Suzanne Collins described Katniss' unbearably bleak situation from the beginning of [book:Mockingjay|7260188] until the end in such a manner that I began feeling sad myself. No. Not sad. My emotions would best be described as depressed, dejected, disenchanted, and frustrated. Anything but happy, cheerful, idealistic, or satisfied.
While the writing was phenomenal (or why else would I feel so many emotions), my mental health is not worth re-reading this book...ever again. I'm sure that the point of this series was to portray war as horrific. We all know - in our hearts even if we've never been in a real battle for our lives - how horrible it would be to see our family and friends tortured, murder, mutilated, burned, mentally raped, etc. I never want to live through any of that. With Mockingjay, I feel like I have.
If I had one wish for this series, it would have been for it to end on a high note rather than the anticlimactic 'it is what it is' ending I was met with after enduring the mental trauma I was made to suffer throughout the entire book.
T. R. Graves, author
Warriors of the Cross
Guardians of the Cross
Enemies of the Cross
The first book was great, the second was ok and the third was horrible. I felt like the author stretched the story in order to have more books. Like many of the other readers I finished the third book and just sat there, so many loose ends, so much sadness. I really hope that Suzanne reads the comments from readers and makes adjustments moving forward.
Not written it and quit at the end of book one or in the middle of book two with some kind of closure.
The narrator was great!
It made me want to find a good book soon to make me forget about this depressing trilogy that I put so much time into.
I really enjoyed this one. In fact, I enjoyed it enough to purchase the two follow-up books. This one is the best of the trilogy, in my opinion.
The narrator is pleasant. The setting/scenario is very interesting. Excellent character development. Lots of suspense and drama. All around compelling story.
The best story I've listened to so far. I recommend it to all listeners interested is adventure and life struggles.
The narration was right on que.
The first two books were spectacular. Many times I was brought to tears during some of the emotional parts. The third book however was a writers overindulgence. Characters killed off for no reason other than writer can do it. Major plot decisions that get no real explanation. Scientific advances that make no sense compared to how the story had previously been developed. And finally the main character, who is sorta hard to like in the first two books, but you root for anyway, turns into a character I simply did not care about.
I guess for me the series morphed into some kind of wacky romance novel in this third episode and lost the energy that was driving the first two books.