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 not read the print but really liked the audio
such an unusual story that takes your mind to places unknown. Great characters also
not sure, she did so well with them all
yes probably both
I would read more from this author
I enjoyed it very much since the reader is enthusiastic and reads clearly. What one does miss, of course, is the spelling of names etc. Many of my students prefer to listen to books because the book is read so fluently and it comes alive when read well.
There is a fair amount of violence in the narrative but it is not too graphic. The suspense at the end of chapters keeps you enthralled.
No - but I really enjoyed this one.
After listening to this, I couldn't wait to get the sequels.
Yes. Very interesting audiobook; I suggest it for an audiobook beginner, it will get you hooked and you'll want to read more and more books via audio!
The plot was superb and very intriguing.
She used just the right levels of emotion when needed
I can't wait to
This was a great listen and even turned my boyfriend on to Audible... More like got him addicted to audible. We finished the eleven hour book in two days together. The story was adventurous and suspenseful with a GREAT narrator. I would recommend this to anyone!
The entire series was awesome! Great reader, excellent story line. I loved it from beginning to end.
Richard Bachman (Stephen King's pen name) wrote The Long Walk. I would compare the two as they are both based on a game of life and death where the purpose is for lifetime success and entertainment of the viewers.
Peter. Carolyn McCormick did a wonderful job changing her voice and making you feel that Peter was talking.
YES, but it was too long to do that. I continually looked forward to turning it back on.
The entire series is worth listening to!
Suzanne Collins has written a fun and entertaining story with this triology. She excelled at telling the story from a single perspective.
It is at the VERY top! Once I was engaged, which happened very early on, I couldn't stop listening to this book. It is brilliantly written, and well narrated. I am 33 years old and I am telling you this book is NOT just for teens. It is for all ages, and has an excellent plot, story line, and message. I am also NOT a sci-fi reader, and was a bit worried I would get bored and put this away, but it really is more than a sci-fi. It is also about life in general, a love story, day to day life, survival, mystery...it really is a lot of genres rolled up into one fabulous book.
There are several moments throughout the book. Especially how Katness handles herself when in the arena and how she and Peeta's relationship slowly changes over the course of the book.
I highly recommend this and all the books in the series to any and everyone! I promise you will be captivated!
I couldn't stop listening. I had to know what was going to happen next. I'm already half way through the 2nd book in less then 2 days.
I read the Hunger Games trilogy as they came out years ago and spent a significant amount of time trying to make my mom read them, but she never had the time. I bought the audiobooks for her. Stuck in a car with no escape, my sister and I started the book: She was hooked by the end of the first chapter, and halfway through the book my dad and younger brother were peeved that they'd been left out. So we restarted the book and within a month had finished the entire series. Carolyn McCormick, the narrator, is less than impressive, but after a while she doesn't bother you so much anymore. The book is entrancing. Suzanne Collins effectively creates a world of fear, hunger, and distrust as well as a cast of characters that are so real and memorable that you can't avoid falling in love with them. I haven't been so passionate about a book series since Harry Potter. This is a series for the whole family, from 14 to 56. I can personally vouch for that.
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