Still hungry? Listen to more Hunger Games.
©2009 Suzanne Collins; (P)2009 Scholastic, Inc.
"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)
I liked the book, the ending was pretty good and sets you up to want to listen/read the 3rd book. I could have done without the long description of the characters dress and more battle/dialogue in the arena
I have heard the whole Hunger Games series described as a mix between Survivor - the reality TV show, The Truman Show - the movie, Running Man and 1984. I would have to agree with this.
I'll probably now download the 3rd book. It's leaves a nice cliffhanger.
I would listen to this story again. I found that even though this is written simply, the story is fantastic. I feel like there are so many details, I would find something new every time I listen to it.
The plot. This is the kind of story that draws you in and wont let go!
No, but I think she is wonderful.
I want to find books that flirt with and then seduce me. I want reads with lasting power, leaving me breathless and aching for more!
Picking up where Hunger Games left off, this second installment propels the reader forward with vigor and intensity. The pace seems much faster than the first, almost a sense of urgency, which matches perfectly with the plot and storyline. I spent one morning driving to work flooded with an array of emotions including gasps of shock to tears of sadness to downright anger leaving me with a desire to scream at my audio device. Upon finishing the second book I immediately started the audio for Mockingjay. This book left me on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen next in this often gut wrenching plot with characters so real my heart bleeds for them.
I enjoy this time and consider it well spent exercising my imagination. I now have these other worlds to tell you about. I have value.
Just like the first book ,this story has you on the edge of your seat and explodes as you would want it to at the end. Although your wish is split in 2. The writer eludes to so many things that are either hidden in the story from the first book or earlier in this book.It really starts playing out in a way that makes you a fan. The narrator draws you in even more in this book than the first. She knows the characters and introduces you in the same way they are introduced to Catniss. Kids book smids book. Im an adult and I enjoyed everyminute of it. Now lets check out the third one.
I haven't read the print, however the audio was fantastic and expressive.
Katniss - for her morale compass
Story about how the Mockingjay pin was received and the meaning.
Lots of moments, either of shock, sadness, or a chuckle.
For as much hype as this series is getting I am greatly disappointed. The protagonist remains clueless and useless throughout the series. There is nothing satisfying about the story. Vengeance is never reached, the characters that are killed-off are the worst possible selections... basically you, the reader wait and wait for something good to happen and are never given a single crumb. If the final scene was meant as the gift to the reader, it is laughable. If only a gift receipt were included so I could return it. This series had much promise but the author fails at every step.
If you read/listened to "the Hunger Games," you can save your time and money. While I am only 2/3 through this book, I really have lost interest. It's pretty much the same book once again.
I might read something else by Collins because she is a good story teller, but I hope she comes up with another plot-line
Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.
This is my favorite of the 3 Hunger Games Books because it has the most action and explains the most. The first book is a fast train and you are just trying to keep up and figure out what is going on. This book gives you what is missing from the first book and elaborates on the characters as well as introduces new ones. It is also fast paced but in a different way because after reading the first book, you feel more connected to the people.
When the monkeys attacked, the viciousness of that scene was a surprise.
She brings the extra emotion, the inflections that help you to feel what the characters are feeling.
Yes and yes. All 3 books evoked these emotions.
Finally a series that lives up to the hype!! This is no Twilight series, full of teen angst, this series was made for all ages, everyone can relate.
Book 2 of the Hunger games trilogy was a poor imitation of book 1. While book 1 had a somewhat interesting plot, the relationship between the characters border lined on adolescent mush. However difficult it was to take book 1 serious,it was impossible with book 2. The childish romance and hard to believe characters in book 1 were at least geared to the proper audience. High school. Well maybe middle school. But book 2 dropped the interest level a few grades and would impress those who forgot that they had just read book 1, which was tolerable. For a grade school kid, book 2 might keep his or her interest. But then again..... Ron
I quite enjoyed the continuation from the first book to this one. There were some nice twists and the story built to a great close making me look forward to the third and final book.
The performance on the other hand was very annoying. Listening to this audiobook made me think that everyone in that universe is whiny and dumb. If you can get past the poor performance, the story is worth listening to.
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