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)
not by the same author
depressing, the main character is bloodied in every way possible, its exhusting, makes you believe she is not human, takes you out of the story
escaping the hunger games again, reunited with family
This is an excellent series. Once again I could not stop until I heard the whole thing. My only concerns about the book was the ending. It just dropped off too quickly without much resolution. Which made me immediately have to purchase the last book. I guess that is what the author wanted but since the third book picks up with some time lapsed, I feel a little more resolution could have been given to the characters at the end.
If you read the first one you absolutely have to read the second and then the third...
The Hunger Games...obviously.
When Katniss' bridal goes up in flames while she twirls on stage, revealing an elegant, black feather Mockingjay ballgown in its place. Flawless description. If this novel is made into a movie and the costumer(s) cannot get this dress right, I will leave the theater in disgust!
If I had the time, YES!!
Can't wait to get finished so I can go on to Mockingjay, the last book in the trilogy!
I love the authors realistic portrayl of Katnisis. She is a hero but she is flawed.
When they find out that they have to go back into the arena.. you just want to fall apart with them.
I cannot wait for the movie adaptation of these books!
This book is a "tweener" as it has to bridge 1 and 3 and does so well. The author is so good at character development and consistently keeps characters in their "character." This book is definitely worth listening to as a follow-up to book 1, but it is not quite as good. Listen to it anyway!
I kept on reading and couldn't put it down. The action is fantastic and the character development is superb. I loved these kids and was in awe of their ability to adapt. I don't know what I would do in a situation like that, but I sure wouldn't be as resourceful. This book really follows thru without having the dry "fill-in" feeling that a lot of middle books in a series do. I recommend this book to anyone, especially our youth. Life is a struggle and you can come out of it with honor!
This book was a far take from the lighter fare of many "sci-fi" books. The characters are deep with a lot of development that seems to come easy to the author. The story is at times disturbing, but in an appropriate way, not just for the sake of gore or violence. It all has purpose and makes the book all come together. The whole series was like that, deep and appropriate. It is not a light, fluffy book, so take it on as such, but it is very good.
Mags walking into the fog.
She performs all characters well and delivers a believable story.
My husband...who has little interest in books...has been tuning out sports radio and walking around the house with his headset on so he can listen to more of the story (I suspect he may be drivng around aimlessly as well). Need I say more?!
The first book, as usual, was the best, but this, the second book, was true to the first, in that it is full of surprises and unexpected twists and turns. A must read. I could not stop listening!
Petaa soothing the the dying morphine addict by talking about colors.
She played up the young girl a little too much. She came out sounding rather lame and dumb, which the character was not. Katness is a very strong character and could have been handled better.
I'm really enjoying these audio-books. They are wonderfully read, and very well written. I think Suzanne Collins did a great job with the characters, especially Katniss. And just when I think I know how the story is going to go, she goes in a completely different direction.
First of all, let me just say that I love the narrator Carolyn McCormick. She's doing a great job and I love her voice, tone and rhythm for the Hunger games series! This first part of the second book was not as action packed as the first Hunger Games, but it was not in the least uninteresting. I wanted to keep listening until it was done! I am also very excited about the second part of the recording which promises all the action to come. I think this book was really enjoyable - would recommend it.
"Not as good as the first book"
The first book is so gripping that I can't imagine not reading this second installment, but, although decent, it wasn't anywhere near as good as the first book. Katniss lacks the cleverness that got her through the first games and the plot contains too much same old same old to make it special.
This was as good as the Hunger Games,but i never exspected the ending like it was cannot wait to listen to the final book.
"Not the best"
I've listened to the first book and was enthralled.
It was a little too recap heavy for me. It was also repetitive and this lost some of my interest. It seemed like a bridge to the final book. I also lost some of my support for Katniss she seems to be very self absorbed in this book.
I was not fond of the Katniss' voice, it sounded a little weak and whiny, which I'm sure was not the intention for the heroine of the story.
Yes it was worth the listening time.
I afraid I'm not going to listen to the third book in the trilogy but I'm sure it will tie up lots of lose ends. I just fear it will be another chance to revisit the old plot and stories.
"A thoroughly gripping book"
I would surely listen to Catching Fire again. the story is fast-paced, the characters are well developed, the language is beautiful and the symbolism in the story is impossible not to get inspired by.
The mere thought of drawing a parallell between the symbolism in this book and the rampant development of entertainment in the modern world is gripping.
No, I have not.
The story itself makes my heart race. The overall theme of the book is a mix of inspiring and depressing (in a good way!)
Nope, I'm good.
"Bit of bridge to the fantastic 3rd book"
As I've found with most trilogies the 2nd book tends to be a bit of a bridge betwen the excitement of the first book and the climax and thrill of the 3rd book. This one is a bit of a scene/background setter ready for the 3rd book, but is still unput-downable and is completely believable for a future American world
"A gripping listen"
So, I already own the paperback and have recently purchased The Hunger Games on audiobook, so the next step would be to acquire this one, the second in the trilogy. A great Narrator makes this a much more enjoyable listen than some I've come across. We have listened to it a few times now and think it will become a great addition to our audio library.
"It gets interesting..."
This books needs no introduction. You can't not read it if you've read the Hunger Games. My comment is specific to the audible version: Carolyn McCormick does a fine job with the reading. Her voice adapts well to all the different characters so it's always pretty clear who's talking. The slightly husky tone to her voice adds an edge to the prose, and definitely makes you feel that you're listening to more than a kids' book. A pleasure to listen to.
loved the story line, absolutely captivating.
Fantastic build up to a huge twist at the end!
the girl on fire strikes back
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