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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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    Experienced Recruiter 04-23-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Listened to after seeing first movie"
    What did you like best about Catching Fire? What did you like least?

    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


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

    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.


    Did Catching Fire inspire you to do anything?

    I'll probably now download the 3rd book. It's leaves a nice cliffhanger.


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    Elizabeth BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, United States 04-21-12
    Elizabeth BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, United States 04-21-12
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    "Loved It!"
    Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot. This is the kind of story that draws you in and wont let go!


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

    No, but I think she is wonderful.


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    Krista Weston, WI, United States 04-21-12
    Krista Weston, WI, United States 04-21-12

    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!

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    "An array of emotions"

    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.

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    Ronnie palermo, CA, United States 04-21-12
    Ronnie palermo, CA, United States 04-21-12 Member Since 2010

    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.

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    "the story definitely continues."

    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.

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    aplahue Nanaimo, BC, Canada 04-20-12
    aplahue Nanaimo, BC, Canada 04-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Hard to stop listening"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Catching Fire to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print, however the audio was fantastic and expressive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katniss - for her morale compass


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Story about how the Mockingjay pin was received and the meaning.


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

    Lots of moments, either of shock, sadness, or a chuckle.


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    Amazon Customer 04-19-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Disappointed (spoiler)"

    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.

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    Mary 04-18-12
    Mary 04-18-12
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    "The Hunger Games Book 2 is an apt title"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Suzanne Collins 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


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    valarie hollister, ca, United States 04-18-12
    valarie hollister, ca, United States 04-18-12 Member Since 2014

    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.

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    "My Favorite of the 3"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    When the monkeys attacked, the viciousness of that scene was a surprise.


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

    She brings the extra emotion, the inflections that help you to feel what the characters are feeling.


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

    Yes and yes. All 3 books evoked these emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    ron 04-18-12
    ron 04-18-12 Member Since 2015
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    "A great fourth grade listen"

    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

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    Rodney PEORIA, AZ, United States 04-17-12
    Rodney PEORIA, AZ, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Nice Follow-Up"

    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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