Lund, Sweden | Member Since 2014
The mix of adventure and science was invigorating, however the differences of the nature in the book as compared to reality was one of the things I liked the least (I realize it was written in the 19th century and I'm unaware of the knowledge in the subject of that time). Also the constant description of distances in miles/yards/foots, which unless you are used to it, is fairly annoying (mostly since it was mentioned quite regularly).
No real reaction and that was the problem, I enjoyed the story somewhat but I was rarely drawn into the story in such a manner that I couldn't stop listening.
Not really. I like the mix of adventure and science and will perhaps try to find other books in that genre.
The authors told their personal story and experience, sometimes namedropping philosophers and theories, and made it sound like all life was like theirs. Drew conclusions based on this and tried to tell them as facts.
I might still read about philosophy, but not in this form of self experience philosophy.
Got this book on a promotion for free and noticed halfway through that it was mostly written for women. I would however not recommend this book to anyone since it is mostly a collection of personal experiences mixed with some blaming on religion and boy/girlfriends and trying to fit situations like religion and partners into simplified compartments.
Katniss will always be my favorite character with Peeta as a close second. Apart from these main characters I really like Finnick, who gets a larger part in this book.
Yes, simple yes. Without spoiling anything, this book surely makes you feel in all ways imaginable.
I would highly recommend the series to anyone that likes these kind of adventure stories! Even if you have already seen the movies they still makes a great listening. Not to mention the fact that you get to know the end of the series one and a half years before the final movie is planned to launch in November 2015.
The way the story unfolds and the narration of Carolyn McCormick.
Katniss and Peeta stood for the most memorable moments, I really enjoy their charm, charisma and development during the series.
Really enjoyed the third quarter quell and the "Hunger Games" part of the book. I think I would have enjoyed it even more if I had not already seen the second movie of the series before starting to read the books. However this should not stop anyone from reading the trilogy just because they have seen the movies, both are excellent!
Spent a lot of time walking while listening to this book, enjoying a great story in my earphones while strolling around in the city and in parks really made it an awesome experience.
Love the alternative futuristic environment together with Katniss's development and character. I read the series after watching both the first and the second Hunger games movies and always had the face of Jennifer Lawrence and her fantastic acting in mind while listening, which I feel only strengthened the books. Now after finishing the trilogy I look forward to the last two movies depicting the last book.
After listening to all of the books I can surely say that I loved Carolyn McCormick's performance even though it took me one or two chapters of the first book to get used to her voice instead of Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.
Suzanne Collins has managed to tell a story which envelopes you in it and really makes you want to know more and to explore more of the world of Panem.
Probably not, however I might still watch the movie series when they air.
I took a time getting used to Aaron Stanford's addition to the narration, but once that had settled I started to enjoy yet another solid performance next to Emma's greatness.
The end of a trilogy is almost always moving and this was no exception. Even though not moving in the way I wanted it to be.
Veronica Roth's way to end the series was very different from the way I wanted it to play out. The entire last book is an almost complete change from the first two and I feel a bit cheated on what could have been a great trilogy. Instead I'm left with two great books followed by a disappointing downfall of the characters and the story.
I really enjoyed the development of Tris and her life in this more chaotic continuation of the series.
Tris is my favorite character performed by Emma, but with that said I really think she made a great job with all characters!
I would say that the ending of the book was the moment that made the most impact.
The way Emma Galvin performed the story and the way Veronica Roth put forth that story really made me enjoy it. Many thanks to both of them.
The Hunger Games, without a doubt there are many similarities in the books, but even so this is a great series that earns its audience.
I loved Emma Galvin's performance, especially for Beatrice. She made the book and the story come alive and I would much enjoy to listen to more of her narratives.
I actually started the book on a Friday and bought the second book in the series on Sunday, so not entirely in one sitting but almost.
First audible book I listen to and it really made me continue with all the books in both this series and others.
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