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The Hunger Games | [Suzanne Collins]

The Hunger Games

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.
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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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    Kristen Castle Rock, CO, United States 01-16-12
    Kristen Castle Rock, CO, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "the hunger games is an action packed fun story"
    Where does The Hunger Games rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the hunger games is my favorite book


    What did you like best about this story?

    it is gory


    What aspect of Carolyn McCormick’s performance would you have changed?

    the voice was too perky at entence parts


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    the movie is out March 23

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    Riley Bellevue, NE, United States 01-16-12
    Riley Bellevue, NE, United States 01-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I certainly didn't know what to expect."

    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.

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    Patricia St. Louis, MO, United States 01-16-12
    Patricia St. Louis, MO, United States 01-16-12
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    "Awesome"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunger Games to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narrator really brings this book to life


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

    Ender's Game - because of the suspense; The Maze Runner - because of the time period, style, etc.


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

    No


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

    Yes!!!!! I drove around for hours listening!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    cara 01-16-12
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    "Great Series, better read"

    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 :)

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    Elltten Oceanside, CA, United States 01-15-12
    Elltten Oceanside, CA, United States 01-15-12
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    "Everyone Loves a great action story!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    elizabeth laurel, ms, United States 01-15-12
    elizabeth laurel, ms, United States 01-15-12 Member Since 2015
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    "What a ride!"
    What did you love best about The Hunger Games?

    I loved the unexpected turns of the story.


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

    When Katniss took the place of her little sister in the games.


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

    This was my first book and certainly not my lasat.


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

    Yes; I did not want to put it down!


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to listening to the remainder of the trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Heather CORDOVA, TN, United States 01-14-12
    Heather CORDOVA, TN, United States 01-14-12
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    "AMAZING BOOK"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Hunger Games to be better than the print version?

    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


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Katnis duh! She is fierce!


    What aspect of Carolyn McCormick’s performance would you have changed?

    as i said her voice was ok


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

    May the odds be ever in your favor


    Any additional comments?

    awesome awesome!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Mooresville, IN, United States 01-13-12
    Shannon Mooresville, IN, United States 01-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "It was just OK"

    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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    Wesley United States 01-13-12
    Wesley United States 01-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    YES!!!! You don't want to turn it off from beginning to end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The book lets you develop a mental picture, without unnecessary details.


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

    The easy to recognize change in characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Could not wait to download the next book in series.


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    Donna 01-13-12
    Donna 01-13-12
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    "Page turner right from the start"

    Enjoyable read right from the start, easy read and can't wait to complete the series.

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