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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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    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
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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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    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?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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