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jared

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  • The Hunger Games

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Suzanne Collins
    • Narrated By Carolyn McCormick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (35952)
    Performance
    (26951)
    Story
    (27337)

    Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

    Teddy says: "The Book Deserves The Hype"
    "Good and enjoyable story, bad narration casting"
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    I'm a big fan of sci-fi and usually love me a good distopian future, and the game was a great focus for the book. It was a fun story, and I'm pretty sure I would have liked it a lot more if I had read it instead.

    I thought casting Carolyn McCormick was an unfortunate mistake. I think she's a skilled actor, and I expect other books she narrates would be great. However:

    1) The way she chose to narrate The Hunger Games was annoying to me, with her tendency to read slowly and melodramatically over-emphasize words-- Did she do this because it was a


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