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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)
It could happen. The story paints one possible future. All the elements are here in our society. Read and enjoy a cool story. You will want to go on to the second book but don’t waste your time. This could have been a 4 or 5 with a better presentation. The story gets a little to mellow dramatic at times and the narrator’s presentation just makes it worse. In the second book it just gets worse and the story is lost.
I'm always amazed how writers can create a story which draws you in and make you care about it's characters. Susanne Collins does just that. I am officially a fan of her work and can't wait for the final installment of the trilogy. The story line is very similar to the first book, but where the first book promised no reform or change for the people of Panem, this book get things moving along and promises bucketloads for the third installment. Looking forward to that.
I loved "The Hunger Games" and couldn't wait for "Catching Fire". Fortunately, it had just been released when I finished the first book. Picking up very close to the end of "The Hunger Games", Collins continues the story of Katniss et al with some minor and major shocking moments. Although I thought the first half went a little too quickly and glossed over periods of time with just a few paragraphs, the second half delivers.
As I listened to hour after hour, I knew this story would end on a cliffhanger. There's just too much unresolved. "Catching Fire" reveals a bigger story and I can't wait to see how it ends!
My adult book club tries to read YA books in addition to adult books. We chose HUNGER GAMES. When I finished it, I immediately sought out CATCHING FIRE. While I wasn't disappointed, I was more surprised at some of the plot points. The ending whets my appetite for the third book, due in August. Do yourself a favor and read this outstanding series.
Book 1 captivated me but this one just cemented my love of the series! There's no point in me getting into it about the plot because what else is there to add to the millions of others!! All I can say is YES, it's that good!! YES, it lives up to the hype, YES, it's so worth the credit. Heck, I have the Hardback, Limited Edition Hardback, Paperback and Audio of this series!! Along with Harry Potter, it's my favourite series ever! Don't stay here reading this!!! Go buy this NOW!!!!
My only complaint is the narrator. I got used to her during book 1 but I still think she makes Katniss too old sounding. Though I did enjoy her narration a little more in this edition in regards the rest of the characters! She does know how to perform, it's just not enough when it comes to Katniss!!
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Another awesome addition to the Hunger Games Trilogy. I will always like book one best, but this book also packs quite a punch. Lots of action, intrigue, romance, friendship and loyalty is involved in the story. As the trilogy moves along there is more Panem political intrigue and what the Capital and the President expects from Katniss. In this book Katniss tries to stay under the radar, but the injustice of the Capital keeps her on her toes and then the 75th Hunger Games begin and causes all kinds of trouble. And like with all young adult series out nowadays there is a love triangle. Who do you vote for Peeta or Gale? I personally was always on the fence until the third book. I liked the new character additions to the story. Narrator does a good job.
Narrator can be VERY annoying, but I ended up loving her. She's really melodramatic. But it's ok, the story is great. In case you missed all the hype.
This book was awful with a self centered whiny main character not helped by the lackluster narration.
I will not listen to the third book. I could hardly wait for this one to end.
The Hunger games from book 1 cannot be recreated without the story getting boring. Unfortuately this is not the end. I see there is a third book, which I have to read for the story to reach a conclusion.
Hopefully it was just me, but I find Carolyn McCormick's voice annoying because of the constant changes in voice and dialect. Especially the voice of Haymitch is tiresome to listen to. Please just read!
Lets see.... quite believable characters.
I am hoping the story will come together after reading the third book.
After finishing the hunger games and not wanting that to end I could not wait to get started on catching fire. I loved it from start to finish and again not wanting it to end either, I love the narration and the story is amazing, if you have read the Hunger games I'm sure you will agree.
My first audio book and once you get used to listening it was a great way to lose yourself in story. The book itself is part of a trilogy and is a brilliant story. Would recommend.
I couldn't stop listening to it. I wanted to read the book before watching the movie. I wish I read the first book before watching the 1st movie. I am going to read the third book before i watch all the movies to get a better understanding of the story.
I have been too busy to sit down and read a book, I listened to this audio book while doing housework, cooking and walking to and from uni. The audio book was clear, easy to follow and fun to listen to. Never wanted the book to end.
"Couldn't stop listening"
This sequel to Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games is just as exciting, I could hardly stop listening to it, the story is told well. I was able to relate little parts of me to most of the characters and I think that that is what makes a good book, when you can empathise with the characters and really get involved.
"Great book, great narrator"
I loved this book and Carolyn McCormick is a fantastic narrator. She captures Katniss and the rest of the characters perfectly. There are some moments in this book that really do send shivers down your spine.
"As good as Book 1"
I found this book as hard to put down as the first book and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who listened to The Hunger Games. There is a twist in the story fairly early on so you will undertand what the story will be about in general terms. I would certainly suggest listening to this before the film comes out so that you will have a better understanding of the background as it would be difficult to do justice to the story in two hours.
"Best entertainment ever"
Im new in this country and listening this audiobook help me a lot.
It's very easy to understand and also fun.
Every month I listening a book. Thanks yo audible
"A book of two halves"
Loved the first half, lots of twists and turns, but the second half just falls flat and the quality of the storytelling is nowhere near as good in the second part of Catching Fire... First half was great though!
"May the odds be ever in your favour!"
I absolutely adored the books & wanted to read them again and again, but unfortunately having to work full time makes that rather difficult. If I'm honest I don't understand why I love these books so much, I'm normally a sensitive squirmish soul, so the premis of 24 children having to fight each other to the death really shouldn't appeal to me do much but...it did. Collins is engaging, perhaps not original, but Katniss, Peeta and Gale are part of an eerily familiar world which makes you long for their survival, and hand on every word of their story. Thoroughly enjoyed & thoroughly reccomended.
Literally the most perfect book ever. Perfect story, character progression, paced well, perfection. AMAZING. Plot twists and the ending were unexpected and perfect.
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