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©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)
The name is Katie. Account says Kevin, but I'm the one actually listening and writing reviews.
A wonderful reader and a wonderful story line come together for a wonderful experience.
Suzanne Collins has an amazing talent with first person writing. Typically I do not enjoy first person writing, however, Collins pulls it off wonderfully. She manages to create an endearing believable character who does not come across as arrogant or unreal. I consistently sympathized with Katniss and she inspired me.
The other characters are memorable as well, with depth and real development.
Collins also approaches the concept of the 'love triangle' in a way that did not irritate me. It's the story of a young girl torn between her familiar world and budding feelings. It's realistic, even relatable.
Finally, I'd like to point out that the political voice in the novels stays consistent and Collins delivers a powerful message with her series.
Definitely one of my favorite series.
I'm an adult reading, in this case, books for kids. I read the first book because of all the hype about the upcoming movie, and I really enjoyed it, giving it five stars. I begrudgingly gave this sequel two stars. I regret spending my credits on the second and third books.
This book was devoid of the suspense and excitement that, in the first book, wouldn't let me put it down. I was disappointed that instead of progressing to a revolution the author did a watered down rehash of the first book by putting them in another game, a game, which when compared to the first, was boring. She had them fight against the Arena not against each other. She might as well have put them in an inclosure and turned the lions loose on them.
Neither Katniss or Peeta were particularly heroic in this book. Most of the time we were listening to Katniss whine and appear stupid, while Peeta was pretty well out of it from the first after being injured.
I found so many other things wrong with this story: President Snow couldn't have been as stupid as he was portrayed in this book. Putting all the victors back into a game, putting Katniss and Peeta back into a game, given their apparent popularity in the Sections and in the Capitol was sure to foment a revolution not quell one.
Given the world created by the author, the story needs to make sense, and this one didn't. I love post-apocalyptic stories, and while the author built a reasonable post-apocalyptic world in the first book, given the world she created, what happened next didn't make sense to me.
Maybe, I'm too critical. It is Audible for Kids, after all, but the story, kids killing kids, is hardly a story for little kids, and possibly I'm giving the kids in the age range of the kids that should be reading these books too much credit. The "Twilight" book were popular, and I thought they sucked, so you know where I'm coming from. Keep that in mind when you read this review. If you liked them, this author probably can't do any wrong as far as you are concerned.
I saw the movie, which was true to the book. I liked it. I hope the second and third movies AREN'T true to the books.
Yes love how the first person narration makes you feel part of the story,
The heroine Catness. she had incredible courage.
Her whiney voice makes the lead girl out to be a little cry baby. I can't tell from time to time if she is reading to an adult crowd or a crowd of 3 year old children.
The story is pretty good, it lacks a little from the first but that can be expected. I just realy couldnt stant the narrators voice. I will have to wait to listen to the final book. Ican only take so much McCormick. P.S. the story is good enough to buy reguardless.
Yes. It is a good story with rememberable characters. I thought the story would go one way but it ends up going a different direction.
Any of the none career tributes. The way they are written brings them to life and all you can do is feel for them.
Just the other Hunger Games novels. Her performance was good throughout.
I may have gotten teary eyed a couple times. Its the other two books in the series that got to me.
I was skeptical of the direction this was taking, but again, I was pleasantly surprised. It does follow the typical three act play structure. This is darker and more angst ridden than Hunger Games. Definitely left me hungry for book 3!
It is a simple story that allows you to become part of it. There are soooo many
Carolyn allows you to become part of the book.
Yes, and we did... the whole series.
I was so pleased that Carolyn McCormick narrated the second and third Hunger Games books. I loved her in The Hunger Games and she continues to bring the characters to life here. I enjoyed the book as well, although it ends in a cliff-hanger, so I'm glad that I had the third book ready to go!
Single mom of two BEAUTIFUL girls and working full time. Never enough hours in the day for myself. Loving Audible!
Again I was drawn in and couldn’t stop listening. This book has a twist that really sets you off. Great read/listen and great narration. I cannot wait for the movies to come out. Even thought I know they won’t be as good as the books!
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