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Catching Fire Audiobook

Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

Still hungry? Listen to more Hunger Games.

©2009 Suzanne Collins; (P)2009 Scholastic, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Collins expertly blends fantasy, romance and political intrigue (so who needs vampires?)." (People Magazine)

"Catching Fire not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. It's just as exciting as The Hunger Games, but even more gut wrenching, because you already know these characters, you've already suffered with them." (Stephenie Meyer)

"...enough action to please Hunger Games fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment." (School Library Journal, starred review)

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    Anna Calgary, AB, Canada 09-20-12
    Anna Calgary, AB, Canada 09-20-12
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    "Not great. Not terrible."

    I thought this series would be amazing. So much hype from so many people. But I felt it fell flat. It got predictable, and I found that I didn't care wether Katness lived. The voices sound too much like each other, and it got too detailed in parts that didn't matter. Too many characters, and not a believable story. If the writer herself were a teen I'd be impressed, but not impressed as an accomplished author. I didn't love this series, but I didn't hate it so much that I I shut it off. Did find myself tuning out too much though, and I was not sad that it ended.

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    Tammy Tasmania, Australia 09-19-12
    Tammy Tasmania, Australia 09-19-12
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    "Great for Adults too"
    Where does Catching Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I like to stay abreast of what my kids are reading, and never cease to be amazed at the quality of what is being written for this age group now - far better than a lot of the rubbish I was served as a child! This is a well crafted and well executed novel, and the narrator does a great job conveying all the myriad emotions in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Catnis, everything I wish I had been at her age, smart, loyal and logical


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the games ended, and how Catnis concludes them (no spoiler here!)


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Dont do it! The film was rubbish.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deana newcomerstown, OH, United States 09-19-12
    Deana newcomerstown, OH, United States 09-19-12 Member Since 2017
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    "page turning"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Catching Fire to be better than the print version?

    Both can be completely enjoyable. How much time I have determines if a book is a sit and read or listen on the go.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Interesting charaters.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    Inflextion.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were several moments of, "Oh my Gosh!" and "What's next?.


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    Jody Dickamore 09-19-12 Member Since 2011

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    "This story is Catching Fire"
    Where does Catching Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    For the performance of Carolyn McCormick it would be in my top 10 for the story itself, top 20.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katniss and Peta are my favorites, but you have to throw in a little Hamish. The three make up a great unit. Peta is the Heart, Hamish the brains, and Katniss the Soul.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    Loved it,..


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I both laughed and cried.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    venus1k9 California, USA 09-19-12
    venus1k9 California, USA 09-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Wonderful book!"

    This is a very good and well written book! The narrator for this audio book did a wonderful job capturing Katness. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book~!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Smiball Cincinnati, OH, United States 09-18-12
    Smiball Cincinnati, OH, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Listen at a faster speed"

    The story had unexpected twists, like the first. I thought the narrator was a bit too slow so I increased the speed a bit. It left me wanting to move on to the third in the series.

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    Andrea 09-18-12
    Andrea 09-18-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Once again, excellent"
    Have you listened to any of Carolyn McCormick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I had listened to Carolyn on the first Hunger Games book and this one was no different. She did an excellent job and I want to listen to more books narrated by her.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Just as with the first book, I could have listened to this whole book at once if I could stay awake for that long. It was excellent and hard to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book! It was very well written, and easy to listen to. I can't wait to listen to the third one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Friartuc San Antonio, TX USA 09-17-12
    Friartuc San Antonio, TX USA 09-17-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Great Listen!"
    What made the experience of listening to Catching Fire the most enjoyable?

    I enjoyed this offering and the entire series. The narration is GREAT and the story is engaging and thought provoking. Well worth the listen!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Meloneal12 09-17-12
    Meloneal12 09-17-12
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    "Great boil for parents and teens"
    What did you love best about Catching Fire?

    I enjoyed the book, the way it was narrated and the story behing it


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    She did a great job


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yws


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LORA ft myers, FL, United States 09-17-12
    LORA ft myers, FL, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Wanting more....."
    What made the experience of listening to Catching Fire the most enjoyable?

    I enjoy the suspense created by the author - not knowing or being able to figure out what will happen at the end...kept me reading and wanting more....


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the action...


    What does Carolyn McCormick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her intonations of various characters voices keep the characters separated from the words.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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