Not the ending I was expecting, but that's good. I like being kept on my toes. Nothing is what you'd expect in the land of OZ and following the lineage of the Wicked Witch has left me wonderstruck. I know it's over, but I want more.
It's the end and I'm glad. I wish I could keep on reading this wonderful story, but these characters deserve a rest after what they've been through. This isn't the ending I imagined in the begining, but it is the right ending. Right and wrong should be black and white, but sometimes there just is a gray area that we as humans must accept. This story gives me hope.
Cliffhangers make me angry and excited all at ounce. In this follow up to the Hunger Games, Collins once again delivers the unexpected. This story made me happy, sad, angry, and hopeful so many different times. I appreciate so much more of my life now. Fiction is scary because it's always rooted in some level of fact or predition and Mockingjay makes me wonder.
I wish people would stop comparing this story to Twilight. The Hunger Games is so much different from that. This is a story of humanity with all its beauty, wonder, rage, and hate. It's a survival story that somehow got mixed up in a love triangle, but mostly everyone is too hungry to be bothered with notions of love. There are no words to describe how wonderfully real this story is.
This story is intense and scary, but it's not a horror story. This story describes a future I hope never happens. Well worth a read, but too much for me.
Wicked takes a child’s fantasy and turns into an adult’s fairy tale. You want everything to be simple and have a guaranteed happy ending, but reality keeps a sensible mature grown up from believing in such naivety. Wicked tells the story of the Wicked Witch in the way it probably would have really happened. Things are never as simple as they might seem. The narrator of this story brings the characters to life in a way that makes a daytime soap opera seem like a child’s favorite Saturday morning cartoon.
Think Cirque du Soleil meets Harry Potter with youthful imagination and mature sophistication. Listening to this story is like hearing a secret that no one else can handle, except you.
So many new versions of old stories exist today, but this one is actually good. It feels like an original and creative idea.
I actually enjoyed my first listen. It gave me an opportunity to see what I was in for with audio books. I've never listened to an audio book before and am very excited. I rated the reading itself a three simply because the content hit a little to close to home. I've been the one receiving letters from "Joey". Thank you audible.com for this opportunity, I just hope I'm able to take full advantage of it.
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