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Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2 | [Suzanne Collins]

Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

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.
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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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    Amazon Customer 05-10-12 Member Since 2011

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    "The perfect sequel!!"

    This book was amazing. It captures every emotion. It is one that I will read/listen to again and again.

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    salt phila, pa 05-10-12
    salt phila, pa 05-10-12 Member Since 2007

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    1.) The story was good. 2.)The reader's performance was excellent. 3.) For a person who loves and needs long stories to listen to while performing menial task, This series was just what the doctor ordered!!!

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    B 05-10-12
    B 05-10-12

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    "Excellent continuation of the Hunger Games!"

    After listening to Hunger Games, I finished the two final books in a 2 week period. I listened as much as possible and was pulled into the story. I really enjoyed how the author continued to build out the characters and depicted the internal strife so well. I highly recommend this series!

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    Josh United States 05-09-12
    Josh United States 05-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "This is a great series"

    I'm downloading the third book as I write this review can't wait to see how this concludes. What a great series!

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    Elena New York, NY, United States 05-09-12
    Elena New York, NY, United States 05-09-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A Great "Middle""

    Just when I thought it will be a Harry Potter-like model all over again - the same structure of the story (summer, train, school, end of school year in HP, here - life in the districts, game announcement, games and post-games), the book turns itself into "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"! You have to read the last installment, since "Catching Fire" ends in a massive cliff-hanger. After several weeks you can even forget there the 2nd book ends and the last one begins in the story.
    You will enjoy it. I flew through it in 2 (working!) days on my way to the great ending

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    R 05-09-12
    R 05-09-12
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    "Great book and listen!"
    If you could sum up Catching Fire in three words, what would they be?

    awesome


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the arena


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

    yes i was super sad when one of the characters that i liked died and made me almost cry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-08-12
    Paul Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2011

    I am constantly on the road and a voracious reader, so audiobooks are a must!

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    "Book on fire!"

    This story picks up approximately 6 to 9 months after the end of The Hunger Games. We follow Katniss and Peeta as they adjust to life back in District 12, and as they prepare for and experience the Quarter Quell - a special anniversary edition of the Hunger Games at the Capitol. The novel is excellently written - the pacing is fast, the characters deep, and the story itself is riveting. There is a particular scene in District 11 which takes place during the victory tour that almost brought tears to my eyes. It has an explosive ending which leads directly into Book 3. The narration is excellent and the production itself is superb. Get this amazing follow up to The Hunger Games.

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    Judy Bella Vista, AR, United States 05-08-12
    Judy Bella Vista, AR, United States 05-08-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Great story, narrator not so good."
    Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

    No. the narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Fire?

    No one memorable moment, just lots of good ones.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    At first, she made Katniss sound like 50 yrs old. The inflection on emotion is way off. Voices were ok but inconsistent.


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

    I am a man. I only tear slightly.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I will be reading the final book, not listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Snape Snogger NJ, USA 05-07-12
    Snape Snogger NJ, USA 05-07-12
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    "Loved this book!"
    Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

    I find it hard to make a sequel that I like more then the first but Catching Fire was really great. Excellent action, compelling characters and kept me on the edge of my seat.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Fire?

    I'm a big Peeta fan so he really has some stand out moments in this book that deepened my appreciation and love for the character.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    She tries to separate the voices in a way that makes them individual to the characters so I know who they are before she says who they are.


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

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a real nail biter! I loved it.


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    Donald NGAU TAU KOK, Hong Kong 05-07-12
    Donald NGAU TAU KOK, Hong Kong 05-07-12

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    "more of the same"

    first half of the book starts off slow, didn't pick up the action till part 2 really. but, probably the best plot element, the double explanation of katniss' actions and her intentions with each propo plays out brilliantly in this one.

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    "Loved it..."

    This is my favourite book of the trilogy, though I did enjoy all the books...

    The narrator was easy to listen to and really bought the story to life for me.

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  • Crime Fiction Groupie
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    "Hunger Games pt 2 - still enthralling"

    Listened to this one as soon as I finished book 1 - as the film isn't out yet, this was a different experience in trying to imagine the new characters and arena. Loved the new arena and continuation of the story - holds the attention right to the surprise ending.

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  • RK
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    "Great story let down by stunted reading"

    I've read this book before and loved it so was extremely disappointed that I couldn't get through the awful reading. There are pauses mid sentence and she often sounds like she's making announcements rather than narrating a girl's thoughts. The voice has no cadence and the story just doesn't flow.

    The heroine is 17 years old but the voice used is matriarchal and it really doesn't work. Very disappointing as I was looking forward to downloading the set of a series I've thoroughly enjoyed reading.

    I'd recommend reading it yourself.

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  • Colin
    Shepperton, United Kingdom
    5/24/13
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    "Kids loved itt!"

    I downloaded this for my 11 year old daughter who had read the books and watched the first film. She loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    DUNDEE, United Kingdom
    4/14/13
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    "My favorite book of the series."

    I have listened to all three books in the series and this one is definitely my favorite. The characters from the first book are developed a lot more and the whole world starts to become more interesting. The new characters from the other districts and the second hunger games are also very well developed. This was a great listen and I would recommend the series to anyone.

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  • A User
    4/13/13
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    "Great follow up to the Hunger Games"

    Really good sequel to the 1st volume of the Hunger Games, delivering another twist and more excitement. Suzanne Collins writes with such emotion and a different prospective that makes for a refreshing alternative to conventional thrillers.

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  • Rosie and Duncan
    North Scotland, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Another great story in the trilogy!"

    If you enjoyed the first book you'll love this one. I have read the books, seen the first film and now working my way through the audio books. I am addicted to this trilogy and I could read, listen or watch them over and over again.



    I'd be amazed if you didn't love this audio book, the story is great and its narrated brilliantly. As I listen I have images in my head, seeing the first film really adds to the enjoyment as you can imagine even better. I highly recommend this audio book and the others in the trilogy. They are fantastic, definitely in my favorites list.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dr
    BOXTED, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Amazing"

    Having watched the first film I bought this book for a long journey. A little suspicious as it is written in the first person whi h I do not normally enjoy. However it is simply amazing; so engaging and full of drama. Really well written it conjures a very vivid picture and holds much more than the film ever could. I will be downloading the other books as soon as I can.

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  • DENIS
    dublin, Ireland
    4/13/13
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    "Great books"

    The final book bringing all the lead up in the book one and book two to a great final story with twists. The first two books built the foundation to the darker side in book three, which was needed to show the harsher world that Katniss Everdeen lives. I can't wait for the final movies to come out and hopefully they stay true to the books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy
    Norwich, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
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    "Gripping!"

    I love the Hunger Games trilogy!!! Original storyline with a bit of everything. Romance, love, action, defiance!! I was hooked from the first page to the last! The audio book has renewed my love as I can listen and work at the same time :-)

    I must confess I was late to discover them snd my initial thoughts were 'children killing children? For entertainment? Disgusting!' but the story, for me is so much more, you become completely invested in the characters and the relationships.

    Give it a go, you won't be dissapointed!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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