A philosophical exploration of Suzanne Collins's New York Times best-selling series, just in time for the release of The Hunger Games movie.
Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is also the girl who made us think, dream, question authority, and rebel. The post-apocalyptic world of Panem's twelve districts is a divided society on the brink of war and struggling to survive, while the Capitol lives in the lap of luxury and pure contentment. At every turn in the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and their many allies wrestle with harrowing choices and ethical dilemmas that push them to the brink. Is it okay for Katniss to break the law to ensure her family's survival? Do ordinary moral rules apply in the Arena? Can the world of The Hunger Games shine a light into the dark corners of our world? Why do we often enjoy watching others suffer? How can we distinguish between what's Real and Not Real? This book draws on some of history's most engaging philosophical thinkers to take you deeper into the story and its themes, such as sacrifice, altruism, moral choice, and gender.
An essential companion for Hunger Games fans, this book will take you deeper into the dystopic world of Panem and into the minds and motivations of those who occupy it.
©2012 John Wiley & Sons (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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I found listening allowed me to review and contemplate how the characters interacted among each other. I enjoyed the emotional roller coaster of all the Hunger games books. The Philosophy of the Hunger games ties all of the actions together for the listener to understand why certain actions were taken by the characters. A very good series of audio books that are more entertaining to listen too, than read.
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I loved the content, but will need to buy the hard copy, as I cannot stand the narrator!
I truly enjoyed the series, and it's incredibly interesting to draw parallels and revisit history as well as to examine the work philosophically!
"uh-trackerrrr-uh-jacker-uh-nessst." Narrator speaks with an /u/ sound which strings each word together when she is trying to say something poignant. It's bloody irritating. I really don't love it.
I think I will know better when I read the book in its entirety.
Narrator: no bueno. :/
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