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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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    Vanessa 04-17-12
    Vanessa 04-17-12

    HUnger Games rocks

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    "You can't stop reading this."
    Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

    Yes, it was so well read with the emotions the author is trying to say for the reader.


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

    When i found out Katniss goes back in the arena.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Katniss kisses Gale when he is injured.


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

    The strength and will power Katniss has. She never gives up at all.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait to read the last book!

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    amy COLUMBUS, OHIO, United States 04-16-12
    amy COLUMBUS, OHIO, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Don't like the narrator"

    I've listened to many audio books and I have to say that I'm not impressed with this narrator. Much of the time I feel like she's yelling and she reads with too much over-dramatization. My suggestion - just read the book.

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    James Long Beach, NY, United States 04-15-12
    James Long Beach, NY, United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2015

    Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week

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    "Great twists and turns"
    Where does Catching Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    High. As part of the trilogy rates among the best


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always Katnis


    Have you listened to any of Carolyn McCormick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She is a true professional


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

    Expect the unexpected


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    Frances Little Rock, Ar, United States 04-15-12
    Frances Little Rock, Ar, United States 04-15-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good story: bad reader"

    This reader sent me to a print copy. The first person narration is stripped of all depth by an overblown style that reminds me of high school plays-bad ones. I just couldn't bear it after a while. It may not bother others.

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    Michael 04-15-12
    Michael 04-15-12
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    "Not as good as the first"

    Had to read the second and third books to find out what happened in the overall trajectory of the series, but ultimately I found the second and third books disappointing, a little boring at times, only held together by the occasional plot twist, and finally I was glad to be finished.

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    Kitz 04-13-12
    Kitz 04-13-12
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    "Surprising and Entertaining"
    Where does Catching Fire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Highly Ranked....I listen to a lots of books.


    What other book might you compare Catching Fire to and why?

    Obviously the Hunger Games and Mockingjay. I couldn't wait to hear what happened next as I did in the "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series.


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

    She is terrific! Her voice is thoughtful which makes you feel as if you are inside the head of Katniss.


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

    Sure, I laughed and cried at times. Even though the book is fiction, there is something stinging about the story that makes you feel like this could be a reality.


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    Mindy 04-13-12
    Mindy 04-13-12
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    "Couldn't Stop Listening"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Kept me on the edge of my seat!


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

    Inflection to the tone of the characters.


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

    Will the fire of the games ever end?


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    Margaret R. Yoder 04-11-12

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    "The best of the series!"

    The Hunger Games sets up the story, this IS the story, and the last one is the anti-climax.

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    Kyle Chelsea, MI, United States 04-11-12
    Kyle Chelsea, MI, United States 04-11-12 Member Since 2015

    I enjoy lots of Sci-fi and Fantasy novels as well as Economics Non-fiction. My favorite novel is Orson Scott Card's Enders Game.

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    "Compelling story but poorly executed"

    After listening to this book and the Hunger Games before it, I can tell you that Suzanne Collins is not a gifted author. She relies far too heavily on narrator explanations for everything and feels that it's necessary to point out every single detail, leaving nothing for the reader to discover on his/her own.

    Maybe young adult readers need this much explicit exposition (I personally don't think they do), but my wife and I both found it annoying. We started joking about when Katniss was going to realize things we had figured out hours earlier; sometimes bashing our heads against the wall while listening to Carolyn McCormick's almost breathless realizations.

    Having said that, the premise for the story is very interesting and is what drew me in to try the first book. I still want to know how this story is going to end, and will be listening to the last book in the future, but I'll think twice before giving another Suzanne Collins book a try.

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    samantha Midwest City, ok, United States 04-11-12
    samantha Midwest City, ok, United States 04-11-12
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    "I love this book!"
    Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

    Yes!! I would listen to the entire trilogy.


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

    When Katniss was sent to the Quater Quails...


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

    Again it has to be Effie... I love how she gets into her readings..


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

    Everybody was so focused on Katniss.. I loved that.


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