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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"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)
Ok I'm sorry, but I just have to say it.
It's so sad when you can tell the narrator doesn't have the ability to narrate in the context of the tone the words were meant to convey! That's one thing I use to believe would be automatic with audio books. I thought the narrator would sit down with the author or a producer, to be sure they had the right tone, of each line the way the author intended when it was written! APPARENTLY NOT!
e.g. There's a part where Joanna is saying, "Dale isn't scared of me....*looks over at Dale* Are you gorgeous?"
Now anyone with a halfway decent command of the English language knows exactly what tone that line should sound like. That line was said twice in the book.
BUT said WRONG!
This narrator said: Dale isn't scared of me. (then as if in a total change of subject)
"Are YOU Gorgeous!!!"
(imgaine a tone of saying, "AREN'T YOU JUST GORGEOUS!!!")- like what you'd say when you see a cute puppy or kitten or exotic car.
She did this twice. I was like really?? Seriously????
So that's why I rated the 'performance' with 1 star.
The 'story' also receives one star for being so anticlimactic.
Here you are (as a listener) all story long being inculcated with the expectation of this massive showdown between the Katniss and President Snow....pshhhh! (wont give it away but it's so disappointing trust me!)
Hell, in the end you don't even know if Coin was even responsible for the parachutes or not!
Everyone who read book 1 and 2 of this trilogy, of course will get the 3rd, but I just feel that this 3rd book The Mocking Jay was disappointing. The book kind of dragged, and most upsetting is, the ending was horrible.
I want to read, but I don't have time. So I listen to audio books because it's something to do on the road, or when I don't need to focus.
If they read the other hunger games books, I would. I probably wouldn't recommend this series unless someone was already some what interested in reading them.
The ending is ridiculous and it seems like Collins lost track of where she was going with everything, and just tried to wrap it up.
I would get Carolyn McCormick if the narrators perspective was that of an old woman. Katnis is a teenage girl. This doesn't make sense, and it's annoying to hear it read in her voice.
The ending is pretty depressing and unsatisfying. I would not call this book inspirational.
Yes, I would (and have) recommended it to numerous people. This is one of the best series I have read. Normally I would expect that the story gets a little dull by the 3rd book, but this one kept me on my toes. I actually listened to the whole thing in one day!
There is no comparison to this book. It's the only series I have thoroughly enjoyed since King's DT series.
I didn't like her voices for the characters, they all seemed one in the same to me.
I think I may not have liked the narrator due to the fact that I actually read the first two books in this series myself. My voices in my head for the characters were very different.
I have read all three in the Hunger Games series, I have seen the movie. I so fell in love with all of the characters that I decided to listen to the books as well. You get a completely different perspective and if you enjoyed the books, you will love listening to them as well!
Yes, but only because it is the final book of the trilogy.
Catniss of course
They are making a movie
In terms of novels it's ok...not normally my genre of literature, but I thought I'd give it a try. .
What I discover is that the story becomes redundant...like Harry Potter, these books seem to capitalize on a theme, over and over again. I wouldn't purchase another of her books.
Not the best of the trilogy but still worth reading. I felt that the story was dragged out a little too far in this book, it should have concluded after the second book.
I have to say this ranks pretty low. It wasn't nearly as good as the first two books. The turned Katniss into a weak and whiny character until the end. Even then she doesn't show much character. I think this could have been done better.
I like the very end when Katniss finally ends up with one of the boys and has a family. I won't say which in case someone hasn't listened to this book.
Of the three I have listen to, this ranks last. But, that isn't her fault it was the material I disliked.
When her sister died was the most heartfelt portion of the book. You could almost see it coming however.
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