Canadian girl in Kansas, love audible, books on kindle or kindle fire, and old fashioned books! I enjoy fiction most, mostly books with strong female leads. Favourite authors: Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, Lisa Genova, many more!
Mockingjay would have to rank right in the middle of all of the audiobooks I've listened to so far. The book was neither terrible, nor wonderful.
The ending of this fantastic series was somewhat disappointing. I was left thinking 'Is this it?'
I love McCormick in all three books. Her voice is soothing and it works well at every speed. I felt she was a perfect choice for the narrator of this fabulous series.
I guess my only reaction to this book was that I was disappointed that it wasn't as good as the first and the second, 'The Hunger Games' and 'Catching Fire,' respectfully. The book is sad and it's sort of confusing for kids.
Exciting, romance, brave
The excitement Collins manages to keep through the whole book. I like the way she also manages to bring you into this fantasy world making you almost feel you are there.Last book but is still as good as the first 2!
I was able to listen to the books while doing mineal this around the house. I had never listened to a book before like this and thought that having another option to be able to finish a book and being able to listen to it over again makes it all worth it.
I liked seeing the changes that the world and characters made in their lives.
I liked all the characters and Carolyn McCormick did a wonderful job in her telling of this final book of the series.
Yes, I would reccomend this book to anybody.
If you read the first 2 books, you are hooked, and you need to know how the story ends. But this book is really a let down. Most of the action takes place "off screen" while Katniss spends most of her time in various buildings. Huge events take place, in Panam, and they are briefly reported to Katniss and to the reader. She is not there, and neither are we. It's as if the author just wanted to take some time off. If you are looking for some kind of satisfaction, you won't get it.
Because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it, I'll just say the part when the mockingjay shocks everyone.
No particular favorite.
No, just in this series
I would have loved to listen all in one sitting.
yes this is one of the best books that i have listened too. Wish there was a fourth and so on.
she brings the charactors to life
yes it was
sure, it was a very entertaining story, and whenever i have time i will listen to the 3 books again
i liked that katniss (or however it was spelled... remember... audiobook) killed the other lady instead of snow (sorry, i don't remember the names right now)
only the hunger game series
don't remember very well specifically from this book, i heard them one after another, so I would have to say the epilogue :) i loved the bittersweet ending
This is not a happy book. It's a war story. The ending is very realistic and ultimately very satisfying. Made me say a prayer for all the families in the war zones. I hope they will also have the chance for peace.
The first book in the trilogy was great. The second dragged a bit but necessary. This one WOW! It is full of action from the bloody arena in the previous books to a war-zone in this last book. Collins gives us the complexities of human nature, and shows that not everything is black and white. The good guys can make terrible choices and not all the bad guys are completely heartless.
The Mockingjay was a shocker during one of the scenes close to the end. It was dark and probably realistic. It didn’t sugarcoat the effects of combat and killing on the human psyche. There were terrible consequences to what Katniss and the other characters went through.
Collins dives straight in to the realities of rebellion and war. At times it was hard to read. Sometimes in war it was difficult knowing which side you are fighting for and what role media propaganda is playing
The characters are vivid and you grow to know and love them. It is difficult to see them make bad decisions, have bad things happen to them, or have them grow apart. But these are facts of life. Mockingjay is both heartbreaking and terrifying.
It is not a fairy tale story by any stretch of the imagination and yet the last few pages were wrapped up in a pretty little bow. That was the only detractor.
The Hunger Games trigoly is a frightening glimpse into what we could become.