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Mockingjay Audiobook

Mockingjay: The Final Book of The Hunger Games

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....
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Publisher's Summary

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

Still hungry? Listen to more Hunger Games.

©2010 Suzanne Collins (P)2010 Scholastic Audio

What the Critics Say

"At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of The Chronicles of Narnia and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter." (New York Times Book Review)

"Unfolding in Collins' engaging, intelligent prose and assembled into chapters that end with didn't-see-that-coming cliffhangers, this finale is every bit the pressure cooker of its forebears. [Mockingjay] is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games. Wow." (Los Angeles Times)

"Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    Andy Canberra, Australia 04-25-12
    Andy Canberra, Australia 04-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "I wish I'd not read this one"

    I found it hard to reconcile this book with the first two in the trilogy, it was as if the author decided to radically change the direction of the characters without any real reason provided for the change.

    In this book, previously strong characters become weak shadows of themselves. Katniss herself spends most of the book in some sort of mental and emotional paralysis. Instead of the strong leadership she portrayed in the previous books, in this one she seems unable to cope with her reality and retreats into just being a pawn in plots dictated by the other characters. I spent most of the book waiting for her to wake up and take a grip on herself, but alas it never happened.

    A great opportunity for a classic trilogy was wasted.

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    Allison H. 04-25-12
    Allison H. 04-25-12

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    "Rushed, yet satisfying, trilogy conclusion"
    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    It was nice to finally have closure to the emotional roller coaster of The Hunger Games Trilogy. The pace of the story (particularly *POSSIBLY MINOR SPOILERS* the siege of The Capitol and the events that occur within) felt a bit rushed -- maybe Suzanne Collins was pressured by the publisher or, as other readers have speculated, she was busy assisting the film adaptation. Still, it was a satisfying conclusion to me. Pieces fell into place, though war is never without losses.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed Carolyn McCormick's performance. She has a very pleasant voice for narration, yet still brings a lot of emotion to her reading. Best of all, her performance enhances the story being told -- sometimes, the narrator can distract from the story (attempting accents, providing unnecessary emphasis to particular words, etc.), but McCormick gave a professional and even reading that benefited the words written.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES, definitely. The strongest point of Collins's Hunger Games Trilogy has always been her interesting characters and how they fight to survive -- and I needed to know how it all ended.


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    N. Proctor North Carolina 04-25-12
    N. Proctor North Carolina 04-25-12 Member Since 2010

    Retired Life is great

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    "Listening to Hunger Games"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Listening to the trilogy was addictive, troubling, and left me emotionally exhausted. This is always a problem for me in listening to audio fiction. To use a term from the last book, I felt hijacked. I'm a senior adult - and was sucked into the troubling world where children kill children on reality television, reality is based on 30 second soundbites, and since the book is written in first person, the betrayal, despair, and doubts of the heroine are believable.

    Read these books. The 2012 version of Lord of the Flies with the future's technology, the triumph of the 1%, the horrors of war, and being a young person finding her sense of self and morality.


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    John Fort Morgan, CO, United States 04-25-12
    John Fort Morgan, CO, United States 04-25-12 Member Since 2014

    Great way to read great books on the go. Love Sci Fi especially Orson Scott Card and Star Wars.

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    "Can we get the real end to the story please?"
    What disappointed you about Mockingjay?

    All of the characters regressed to a point below where they had been at any point in the story. Then as if it makes things better all of the main plot points are given to us as updates since the main character is unconcious.


    What could Suzanne Collins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Continue the natural progression of the characters. Resolve the story.


    Did Carolyn McCormick do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. She does a good job giving them their own voice and cadence.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Very very dissapointed.


    Any additional comments?

    Best to stop at Catching Fire and write your own ending. I got the distinct impression the author has some personal issues that are unresolved and so could not have the characters resolve them.

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    Faith ALAMEDA, CA, United States 04-24-12
    Faith ALAMEDA, CA, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Took me to another world!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would, it was a great listen! I travel for work and listening to books is the best way to get through the morning and afternoon traffic crunch... This series, even though its a "young adult" series, was compelling enough to transport me into the world of Katniss, Peeta and the rest. While I had miles of cars in front of me, I had an entire adventure world in my car.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katniss, and Hamitch. Katniss was clever and thoughtful. Hamitch was irreverent and clever.


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

    The ability to multitask. I can drive, clean house, make dinner thanks to someone else reading to me.


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    Chandon Paris, France 04-24-12
    Chandon Paris, France 04-24-12

    Tell us about yourself! I am a French woman and live in Paris. I love to read - I read almost EVERYTHING! I like also to speak English

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    "This last installment it's really hearbreaking !!!"
    Where does Mockingjay rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Against all odds, katniss has survived the two first Hunger Games. She has been rescued along with hundreds of refugees and revolutionaries by the rebels from the District 13. Actually, the District 13 exists, even though it does not resemble to what Katniss though. The Districk 13 becomes the headquarters of the rebellion. She volunteered to become the “Mockingjay” a face of the rebellion to destroy the Capitol. She makes a bargain with President Coin to grant immunity to all victors of the Hunger Games. She also asked the right to kill the President Snow herself.

    It’s has been such a great pleasure to read this last book. Mockingjay helped me to get a better understanding of the two previous books. Indeed, all the details about the characters, their behavior, and the way they tangle up in the games become crystal clear. Although, this book has more violent scenes, to me is as good as the two first.

    It’s really heartbreaking seeing Katniss endures so much suffering. Not only has she been mess up by the war (who wouldn’t be!), but she also lost all people dear to her heart along the way. I did not see things coming while reading. When I thought this person would die, they didn't. When I didn't expect this person to die; they did; when I expect Katniss to pick up Gale over Peeta, she didn’t. The surprise went over, and over again.

    To sum up, I would say this book challenges your way of seeing life. It raises more queries than the two first. What if we have to fight to death to get what we consider as basics? In our modern society things are taking for granted. The Hunger Games to a certain extent can be compare to what’s happening in Africa, in Iraq, etc. The Mockingjay is a bitter and mostly unsatisfying pill to swallow, but it shows the truth. It is worthwhile reading.


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    Gabrielle jackson, MI, United States 04-24-12
    Gabrielle jackson, MI, United States 04-24-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it."
    What did you love best about Mockingjay?

    The twists and turns to keep you wondering what was gonna happen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Peeta: He overcame many issues for the most part


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

    I have only listened to this trilogy with her reading. I enjoyed her voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    After reading a few other reviews I almost did not get the 2nd and 3 rd books but went for it in the end. I am so happy I did. Very pleased with the ending other than leaving a few people out of the epilogue, I wonder what happen to them.

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    Spinnaker 04-23-12
    Spinnaker 04-23-12
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    "Falters but delivers the goods unlike the narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    If for no other reason, read this book so you can participate in conversations about it. This series is now part of our common cultural experience. Each time the story faltered Collins was able to throw in an unexpected turn of events that kept me reading. It is a terrible shame though, that they chose a middle aged woman to narrate for the character of a simple, headstrong teenager. To make matters worse, Ms. McCormick apparently decided to play Catness as stupid and self centered rather than a survivor who rose above serial traumas, conspiratorial intrigue, and the crossfire of adult politics.


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    Lucesociator 04-22-12

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    "Bored of The Hunger Games, one book too many."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Spoiler Alert. No. Tired of Everdeen's teenage angst and constant whining and narcissism. Irritable that Collins doesn't know the difference between a gun and a rifle. By the end, I was hoping that someone would kill Everdeen off, just drop her into one of Collins too many fanciful death dealing machines. The very improbable conclusion Spoiler alert; that Everdeen kills a president on the rebel side and gets away with it and lives happily ever after with.... Puhleeze!


    What could Suzanne Collins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Stop at Catching Fire


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No


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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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    "A bit rough to swallow"

    Being more brutal than it's predecessors, this third and final installment of The Hunger Games was a bit rougher to swallow. It was intense and harsh, although not gratuitously or unnecessarily so. Had I not read the first two, it likely would not have been the type of book I would finish, yet caring for the characters I knew I had to read on to learn their final fates. There were very touching moments amidst the deaths. In a good way, the author additionally strongly played the twists I'd come to expect with the series - pulling my emotions in all angles from fear to sadness to disgust to delight to love. Overall, I'm happy to have read (or listened to) the final book of the trilogy and will likely listen to the full series again in a few years' time. That being said, my favorite of the three is still the series' namesake, The Hunger Games.

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