I was ready for a classic finale including the ultimate confrontation between Katniss and President Snow. What I got was more teenage angst and "who do I like" questions. The end leaves enough threads hanging to allow for a 4th installment, but Suzanne Collins has lost me with this mediocre effort.
Bought the book to listen to because it has been so popular. As an adult I read a fair amount of Teen literature to unwind. The first book in the series was a worthwhile listen - not amazing but entertaining. Not sure I will listen to it a second time though.
What I enjoyed best about this book was the two prequels. What I liked least about this book is that it tried to hard to be like the conclusion to other book series (ie Harry Potter).
This book delves into political intrigues that also do not fit. Character that are noble and good intentioned one minute are murderous and back stabbing the next.
This book is not God awful. It's ending is just forced and some of it for shock value. The characters that were killed could have still died, but just in a more believable way.
This trilogy had it's hero and villain well established in the first two books. Only to have a worse villain in the final chapters (and not very believable).
Most definitely! The flaws of this third book are not enough to out shadow the brilliance, action and excitement of the first two books
A lot of reviews I follow gave Caroln McCormick bad reviews. I, however, enjoyed her work. She did an excellent job of distinguishing a large cast of characters.
It's just a matter of time until this book is made into a movie. The Hunger Games is in my Netflix queue. However, since book 2 isn't being released in theaters until 2013, I guess I have to wait until 2015 for Mockingjay
Although this is not a fitting end to the series, it is still an ending.
Say something about yourself!
This story is epic, even though I do feel that SuCo rushed the ending. It felt all smashed together at the last minute :(
The premise of the series may not be completely original (The Giver, etc.) but the shock value, emotion, and delivery is perfection.
I've listened to each THG book and McCormick is an amazing narrator! She is one of my favorites.
If you don't cry during this book, you have no soul.
I loved the series so much the combination of romance, strength,sacrifice with a hint of violence was enough to get me hooked!!
I read the whole trilogy and they were great but I do not think the ending gave justice to the series. It seemed like she just wanted to end up. I would be willing to read another book just because her technique is amazing.
I loved Katniss. What a strong courageous woman role model.
YES Yes and YESSS I stayed up all night to find out what happened
I would recommend this series even though I didn't like the ending but hey you don't always get what you want a valuable lesson. The series was enjoyable and entertaining
I read the Hunger Games simply to dispel the hype for myself. After 20 or so pages, I was converted and enjoyed every minute of the first and second books.
When Mockingjay was released, I bought it as soon as I saw it on Audible. I loved the readers performance and was very satisfied with Ms Collins conclusion for all of the major characters.
I really look forward to a new book from Suzanne that's written either for YA or adults. She is a very enjoyable author.
Loved it! Hope they make movies out of all 3 books. I could not stop listening, would go out to my car on 15 minute breaks to listen. Narration for all 3 books is great. You won't be disapointed!!
Teacher and mom of 2 kids, Lila-4 and John-1.
I love how Mockingjay expanded on the first two stories in ways I could never have imagined.
I don't usually pick the main character as my favorite, but if I am to be honest, I'd say Katniss is my favorite. I love how complex she is. Her decisions really twist the plot!
Parts of this book were very gory. I was a bit surprised. Some scenes in the last section of the book really made my stomach turn. Collins sure isn't afraid to kill characters off, even very unlikely characters.
I thought this book wrapped up the series very nicely. I was happy with the ending, and I'm very picky about endings.
I love to read. So, Audible has given me a chance to "read" when I normally couldn't. I really enjoy it.
It was a great ending to the trilogy
That the good guys won
When Peter and the Mockingjay ended up together
Mocking Jay was just disorganized. It went fast and then slow and slow parts were really slow. Did no hold my inerest at all like the first of the two series. Just all over ther place but had to read to finish the series.