Facing down an unprecedented malevolent enemy, the government responds with a nuclear attack. America as it was is gone forever, and now every citizen - from the President of the United States to the homeless on the streets of New York City - will fight for survival. In a wasteland born of rage and fear, populated by monstrous creatures and marauding armies, earth's last survivors have been drawn into the final battle between good and evil, that will decide the fate of humanity.
I loved this book. Complete story with a great ending. It's my favorite genre and I am constantly looking for new books to listen to that have what this book does. It does have the good verse evil element, and I could see how in some ways it's similar to The Stand. But it's has its own story and characters. Very enjoyable.
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.
My niece was reading this book, and was obsessed. This made me think it was for the pre-teen, so I ignored it. It was not until I started seeing the previews for the movie that I thought I should read it because the movie was one that I wanted to see. I am so glad I did! It caught me and never let go. I am a big fan of post-apocolyptic stories, so when I started listening I could not stop. The story is very well written, and performed. The characters are so well developed, which helped when I did finally see the movie. I have read all three in the series, and I can say that I will forever be haunted and enchanted by this story. "Happy Hunger Games...and may the odds be ever in your favor!"
A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he'd either dreaded or hoped for.
This book is amazing! It paints a clear visualization of the earth, the Bay Area in particular, and how it weathers after a disease has wiped out much of mankind. My Geography professor assigned this book as part of our reading, and I thanked him afterward. This is a must read, thoroughly enjoyable!
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
In pitch-perfect voices, Kathryn Stockett creates three extraordinary women whose determination to start a movement of their own forever changes a town, and the way women - mothers, daughters, caregivers, friends - view one another. A deeply moving novel filled with poignancy, humor, and hope, The Help is a timeless and universal story about the lines we abide by, and the ones we don't.
This book is such an amazing experience. I am actually really glad I listened to this book instead of read it. The characters in this book are so well read, the voices really brought it to life. On top of that it is strong and moving. This book managed to leave me with both joy and heartbreak. A must read!!
From one of America's most beloved and respected writers comes the classic story of Homer Wells, an orphan, and Wilbur Larch, a doctor without children of his own, who develop an extraordinary bond with one another.
I saw the movie awhile back and enjoyed it, but after reading the book there is so much left out. This book takes you on a journey through so many lives, and leaves you feeling so close to all the characters. I both laughed and cried while listening to this book. Very much a recommended read!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Both a dystopian masterpiece and a timely cautionary tale of what could happen if the powers that be monkey around with the food chain for their own ends, "Meat" breaks new ground in horror fiction.
I usually just listen to books while I am driving, cleaning, or doing something that does not require much attention. This book came inside the house with me, and I actually sat down and just listened. It captured my attention from the very beginning and I could not stop. So many hidden meanings exist in this book and so many metaphors can be drawn. This is a book you can walk away from feeling like you may have learned something; a book that will stick with you for awhile.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was 36. They were married when Clare was 23 and Henry was 31. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.
I could not finish this book, I just could not get into it. Kind of strange considering I did enjoy the movie, it is usually the other way around. The book came across very scrambled. I gave it a couple chapters then just moved on to my next book.