i admit, at first it is a bit disturbing to get used to the concept of "hunger games" and what that entails but it's all very well done and exciting--you never know for sure what's going to happen. the narrator does a great job and you really get lost into this whole "hunger games" experience. i highly recommend this series. it's one of the best i've happened on in a while.
I love listening to books when time permits! I enjoy this service its awesome!
I am not a big reader so when I found out about audible.com I thought let me give it a shot. I heard about this author through the blogs and internet and decided to give her a try and honestly I am glad I did. I have listened to all three books and just to give you and Idea it only took me 3 days to finish all 3books that's how good it was I couldn't put it down. I found myself listening all night. The details, descriptions and vivid pictures from the author are so awesome. I recommend anyone to listen to this one you will LOVE it!!!
Catniss the main character I loved her story and her growth throughout the novel.
No I have not but I will definitively give them a shot
The Rebellion and Love how do you live with them both!
Disappearing into an audio book revitalizes me and Mockingjay gave interest to "What's next".
I loved Peta. He is a constant hero in the book. Even when he did something you didn't understand, you knew why and loved him more.
Depending on how she used her voice told you about which character she was.
If I could have, I would have.
If you are a Hunger Games fanatic, it is probably essential that you read all three books, as the trilogy gives you the fullest possible view of this intricate and rich world that Collins has built. Being a politics junkie and also someone who loves a good dystopian story, I enjoyed Katniss' travels through the Hunger Games, her home district, and the trouble that followed her through all three books.
I have to admit, however, that my alertness tended to decrease with Book Two (Catching Fire), and then decreased a little more with Mockingjay. There's nothing terrible about this book, and in fact it's quite good, but I think Collins started the series with such an exceptional book that the other two can't quite keep up the intensity. In The Hunger Games, Katniss is thrown into a terrible situation as soon as the first chapter, and we learn about her twisted nation only as a backdrop to her gripping journey.
In Books Two and Three, the backdrop is now the main story. And it feels like all the political intrigue becomes a major information dump, as the characters must deal with the fallout of Katniss' performance in the first book. So I would argue that Book One provides the biggest thrills, and the next two books are all fall-out from that, despite Collins' efforts to imbue Two and Three with high-stakes events.
Overall, though, I would definitely suggest all three books as comprising a satisfying story, despite my slight reservations above. And McCormick's performance of all three books is flawless, too.
Someone who likes abrupt anticlimactic endings, which explain nothing.
Actually created an ending. It seems she just strung some random events together and doesn't bother explaining the hows and whys. It is very frustrating. I am still waiting for closure in the story!
She sounds like an older woman. More like my sweet grandmother.
Disappointment. Total and complete Disappointment.
If you read one and two, just stop. Make your own ending it will probably offer more closure and explanations than the real one.
The story is disturbing in many ways, but it was also fascinating and addicting. I couldn't stop listening to it and couldn't wait to get out of work to keep listening. I even spent one whole weekend listening to the trilogy of books. I've encouraged my kids to read all three books in the trilogy as well, as I really think it's an easy way for them to understand the historical background of such horrific events as the holocaust. It makes our natural human reactions to threat and intimidation much more understandable. Particularly if your teen has expressed the sentiment that Nazi Germany couldn't happen here......think again, it can happen anywhere. This is a fun and fascinating way to examine the underlying beliefs, and human impulses that we all experience, only in an exaggerated way. I'm a therapist specializing in PTSD and this is certainly an excellent characterization of our natural responses to dangerous and horrifying situations.
Yes, I couldn't stop listening.
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.