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'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
Hunger Games was one of my favorite audiobooks so far
I really liked the main stylist for Katniss.
She gets so into her voices for her characters you forget it's the same person talking for each one!
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this audio book.
Ordinary extraordinary human
When Katniss steps in to take her sisters place knowing that her sister would not survive.
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.
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.
Original ideas, I can always get behind people fighting for freedom from human monsters.
Darkness and heaviness of the book, disreguard for human life
no, she seems to shove her ideas down your throat, characters dont evolve, they just keep going through the same circle
She was great
not listen to any more Suzanne Collins books
This was my first Audible and it was excellent. I listened to it as I walke don the treadmill.Great Story
Catnis. I fell in love with this humble brave character.
Narrators Im told make or break even a good story. Wise choice. Dynamite voice.
A greta book to read at the beginning of Lent.
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.
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
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.
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
I felt the violence was handled beautifully. Enough detail to let you know what is happening, without gratuitous gore. I never felt
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.
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.
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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