Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
©2008 Suzanne Collins; (P)2008 Scholastic Inc.
"[The Hunger Games] is a violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense... I couldn't stop reading." (Stephen King, Entertainment Tonight)
"I was so obsessed with this book that I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading... The Hunger Games is amazing." (Stephanie Meyer)
"Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced." John Green, (New York Times Book Review)
I have listened to this book twice. Once for myself and a second time when it was required reading for my 7th grader. The story lead the way for us to have some great conversations about the world and how we view it and how we can become numb to certain things.
I like the readers slow and concise pronunciation of her words. My only issue was that she didn't sound like a teenage girl - she sounded like a woman. It would have been different if in the story she was telling her memoirs but it was supposed to be from the point of view of a teenager. This is a minor detail and it didn't take me out of the story too long - I got used to it.
This is a great book that brilliantly deals with some heavy subject matter. I highly recommend. It is worth the credit.
Cold, bloody, sad
Maybe in terms of the imagery of the book it was similar to Misery or 1984.
Nothing really. I mean she is a good narrator, but she doesnt add anything really special.
Ill get back to you when they finishing filming lol...
My physiotherapist recommended this book to me, and although I dont normally read teenage lit, I thought this was definitely a good idea for a story. I enjoyed the story, and was excited to hear what happens next, but it isn't exactly a classic. I hope that when they make the movie they can add more to it, as there were a couple of parts where I caught myself rolling my eyes (not recommended if you are actually reading the book as it can give you a headache!),
the hunger games is my favorite book
it is gory
the voice was too perky at entence parts
the movie is out March 23
I was actually surprised with this book. I really didn't know anything about it, but became interested with I learned of the upcoming movie series. The only one problem I had with it was that it was nearly 4 1/2 hours into the audiobook before the characters finally entered the arena and began the games. But once there, my mind was fixed on everything that was going on. I'm interested in listening to the other three books.
Yes, the narrator really brings this book to life
Ender's Game - because of the suspense; The Maze Runner - because of the time period, style, etc.
Yes!!!!! I drove around for hours listening!
An amazing series! I think it will bring many young people to love reading. As an English teacher I highly reccommend this series to many of my students and parents as well.
This series is riveting. I listened to Hunger Games and couldn't wait to dive into Catching Fire. However, I found that this narrator didn't present the text in a convincing way and sometimes found her distracting. So I consumed the rest of the series the old fashioned way,...on my Kindle :)
I like to download books to listen to while I am working out at the gym. It was a very captivating story. I am 56 years old so the life lessons of the book are more for young adults but I kept running to the gym so I could listen to it.
I loved the unexpected turns of the story.
When Katniss took the place of her little sister in the games.
This was my first book and certainly not my lasat.
Yes; I did not want to put it down!
I look forward to listening to the remainder of the trilogy.
no not necessarily. The womans voice got on my nerves every now and then. But it didnt matter the story like was such an attention holder
Katnis duh! She is fierce!
as i said her voice was ok
May the odds be ever in your favor
I'm not sure what all the hype is about. This wasn't a terrible book but after reading The Help and A Thousand Splendid Suns, this just wasn't up to par. Not a bad read but you can tell it is geared toward a younger audience. I passed it on to my 12 year old and she is enjoying it. The narrater sounds like the one reading my 1st grader's Magic Tree House books. Again, she wasn't terrible but sounded juvenile to me. Maybe a different narrater would have helped this book.
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