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.
This has been a BIG yawn of a listen for me. I enjoyed the first two, but Mockingjay is a pretty boring story. The narrator (barely bearable on the previous books) is hard to take considering how poor the story is.
I couldn't wait for this book to come out after reading the first two in this series. This book left me rather disappointed. At one point I stopped listening because it just seemed "more of the same". The plot was disjointed, the characters had much less depth and the action scenes were just a bit over the top (and very video gamish).
The author seemed to just want this series finished....too bad because I think it had the potential for much better things.
I've had conflicting feelings about this entire series. There have been many points where I've found myself starting to cry but since I've been reading between calls at work, I couldn't let myself! "Mockingjay" especially has been absolutely heartbreaking. I'm kind of wondering if the author has any love or empathy for her characters at all. There were a lot of seemingly pointless deaths and cruelties throughout this story, so much so that I almost couldn't finish. Just when there is a tantalizing hope of happiness, it's snatched away by yet another death or twist.
If you've read "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" you have to read "Mockingjay" if for no other reason than to seek some kind of closure, but be prepared to be left...wanting.
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I loved so much the Hunger games and Catching fire that I just have huge expectations for this book, It is not bad, however, one may expect for Peeta and Katneess a better future. Like Peeta became kind of a leader or maybe a president. I do not know. It was not bad, but not good enough.