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The Hunger Games Audiobook

The Hunger Games

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - The best-selling Hunger Games trilogy is, without a doubt, a cultural force. She probably didn’t know it at the time, but in writing her series Suzanne Collins set the standard for YA dystopian adventures. Dystopian fiction wasn’t new of course, but something about this trilogy really sparked the imagination of young readers, setting the stage for a plethora of new young adult books to enter the market. If you’re interested at all in this increasingly popular genre, this Essential is the perfect gateway book. —Emily

Publisher's Summary

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.

What the Critics Say

"[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)

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    Tim Winter Springs, FL, United States 03-08-12
    Tim Winter Springs, FL, United States 03-08-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Clever premise,predictable plot, cliche' execution"
    What disappointed you about The Hunger Games?

    I'm one of those people who, despite dissatisfaction with a book, will not only finish said book but will often continue on to complete the series. I'm a completest (see


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    Kim San Jose, CA, United States 03-08-12
    Kim San Jose, CA, United States 03-08-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!"
    Where does The Hunger Games rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Hunger Games was one of my favorite audiobooks so far


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I really liked the main stylist for Katniss.


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

    She gets so into her voices for her characters you forget it's the same person talking for each one!


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

    Yes!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this audio book.

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    Brian 03-07-12
    Brian 03-07-12
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    "Great story full of adventure and survival skills"
    If you could sum up The Hunger Games in three words, what would they be?

    Ordinary extraordinary human


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hunger Games?

    When Katniss steps in to take her sisters place knowing that her sister would not survive.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    The bravery shown is extraordinary. The fact that the heroine is a girl and that she uses her intelligence to outsmart many of her adversaries is inspiring.

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    Kathryn 03-07-12
    Kathryn 03-07-12
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    "Loved this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    My son and I read this book -- we could not put it down. We were done with it and started the second book before the weekend was over.


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    Elizabeth Norcross, GA, United States 03-07-12
    Elizabeth Norcross, GA, United States 03-07-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Dark and Sad"
    What did you like best about The Hunger Games? What did you like least?

    Original ideas, I can always get behind people fighting for freedom from human monsters.

    Darkness and heaviness of the book, disreguard for human life


    Would you be willing to try another book from Suzanne Collins? Why or why not?

    no, she seems to shove her ideas down your throat, characters dont evolve, they just keep going through the same circle


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

    She was great


    Did The Hunger Games inspire you to do anything?

    not listen to any more Suzanne Collins books


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    John 03-07-12
    John 03-07-12
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    "Great Story very entertaining."
    What did you love best about The Hunger Games?

    This was my first Audible and it was excellent. I listened to it as I walke don the treadmill.Great Story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Catnis. I fell in love with this humble brave character.


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

    Narrators Im told make or break even a good story. Wise choice. Dynamite voice.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A greta book to read at the beginning of Lent.


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    Tracey Hoover 03-06-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Reading Experience"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book to friends. The writing is wonderful, the story compelling and the characters engaging. This author is a great storyteller. I found myself instantly liking the characters and caring what happened to them. The story kept me riveted; I had a hard time stopping and couldn't wait to get back and find out what happened next. I never felt disappointed or bored. Carolyn McCormick is a great narrator. I think she gave Katniss in particular a maturity that helped me respect and admire her, so that I never thought about her age.


    What other book might you compare The Hunger Games to and why?

    Although I know this is suppose to be in the same category as the Twilight Saga I found it completely different, Its true the main characters are teens, but I did not feel like I was reading a


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene is when Katniss volunteers to take her sister's place,although there were no scenes in the story I did not like.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    There is a movie being made, which is what peaked my interest in the book (I'm not a teen or a Twilight fan). I don't remember the tag line being used, but I would say


    Any additional comments?

    I felt the violence was handled beautifully. Enough detail to let you know what is happening, without gratuitous gore. I never felt

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    Paul Pearce 03-06-12
    Paul Pearce 03-06-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Incredible"

    I've read hundreds of books, and I consider some of them to be absolutely fantastic. This book, however, raises the bar so high that I wish I hadn't given out those five star ratings. Gripping, emotional, great world building, excellent pacing. Can not recommend enough.

    I think the narrator is great too, despite what some reviewers have said.

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    TML 03-06-12
    TML 03-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Compelling and gripping story"

    This story grabbed me in the first 5 minutes. I would sit in my driveway for an extra 15 minutes in order to continue listening to the story. It may be written for young adults, but this old adult can't wait to listen to its sequel and see the movie.

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    Emily Crown Point, IN, United States 03-06-12
    Emily Crown Point, IN, United States 03-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Hard to put down! A must read!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to others. After much pushing from a friend, I read this book. So glad I did! Amazing!

    I love how Suzanne Collins writes. She has spent most of her career in the TV industry and it definitely shows. She can draw you in with her suspense. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a good read. It isn't just for teenagers.


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