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Catching Fire Audiobook

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)

What Members Say

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    Stacey WHITESBURG, GA, United States 08-13-12
    Stacey WHITESBURG, GA, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "I couldn't wait to listen to the third book"
    Where does Catching Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    10


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    That is hard, I love them all.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't want to give the book away


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    none

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    michael PHOENIX, AZ, United States 08-13-12
    michael PHOENIX, AZ, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Easilly hooked"
    What made the experience of listening to Catching Fire the most enjoyable?

    Suzanne Collins' ability to narrate the book and the easily visible descriptions used in the book made for an easy follow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The descriptive writing.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    Great all around book ( I listened while on long runs). Hard to put down.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Domingo Pinecrest, FL, United States 08-13-12
    Domingo Pinecrest, FL, United States 08-13-12
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    "Very Entertaining"

    The story is more lively based on the audio book. Its a great way to listen to the entire trilogy.

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    Rose-Marie Flen, Sweden 08-13-12
    Rose-Marie Flen, Sweden 08-13-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Must read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Catching Fire to be better than the print version?

    I don't know. I've read the first book in this triologhy in the printed version but decided to buy and listen to the audio versions of the second and the third books.


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

    That dark feeling...


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

    Yes


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Booniecat Texas 08-10-12
    Booniecat Texas 08-10-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Continues a great story"
    What did you love best about Catching Fire?

    Again, great characterization, and plot. The descriptions of the game are by far and away my favorites.


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

    The scene in District nine


    Any additional comments?

    Continues the story line, and does end on a cliff hanger. I immediately started the third book once this one was complete.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miles Angier, NC, United States 08-10-12
    Miles Angier, NC, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2012

    I started listening to audiobooks from the library while driving around in my truck and soon found myself bringing the books inside with me. Once i got an ipod the books went everywhere with me. I work with my hands so audiobooks are great for me. I now listen to audiobooks about 8 hours each day. If i am not talking to someone or at home in my chair, then i have earbuds in listening to an audiobook.

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    "Deja vu"
    Any additional comments?

    This was pretty good of course, but i sort of feel like this book was unnecessary. I was shocked how similar this one was to the first. the first 3/4 of this book should have been a few chapters, and spent the rest of the time on new material. overall i enjoyed it, but i do feel a little cheated

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    Mrs 08-10-12
    Mrs 08-10-12
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    "Loved this sequel."

    This book continued the games & adventure with out missing a beat. .
    I enjoyed Carolyne McCormick's narration.
    I'm looking forward to downloading the third book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tim Queensland, Australia 08-10-12
    Tim Queensland, Australia 08-10-12
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    "Superb Sequel"

    Loved it! loved it! loved it! What an excellent sequel. Thought it couldn't get any better than the 'Hunger Games' but boy! was I wrong.
    Excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Toronto, ON, Canada 08-08-12
    Aaron Toronto, ON, Canada 08-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Poor narration ruins experience."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If the narrator had not sounded as though she was reading from a page I would have rated this book with 4 stars. I enjoyed reading the book itself and I thought I would try the audiobook for my commute. I can't recommend this narrator at all. She just doesn't understand how to pace and lend expression to a sentence or paragraph so that it carries you on through the story. Her diction is perfect but she sounds stiff, unrehearsed and generally flat.


    Would you recommend Catching Fire to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would recommend reading the book. Skip the audiobook, it isn't worth the time or money.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Carolyn McCormick?

    I'm not sure who I would cast in place of the current narrator but I do think that a younger person with a younger voice would help to relate the narration more closely to the character.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Catching Fire?

    I couldn't even finish listening to the book. It really put me off.


    Any additional comments?

    I made the mistake of not listening to the sample beforehand. I really should have checked it out first. This is the first Audible book that I regret buying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Candice sunset beach, NC, United States 08-07-12
    Candice sunset beach, NC, United States 08-07-12
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    "Really caught fire!"
    Any additional comments?

    This book really got to me. I really got deep into it. Listened to it on my way to work and at the gym. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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