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  • The Hunger Games

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48,293
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 37,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,244

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Book Deserves The Hype

  • By Theodore on 03-27-12

Clever premise,predictable plot, cliche' execution

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-12

What disappointed you about The Hunger Games?

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  • The Hunt for Red October

  • By: Tom Clancy
  • Narrated by: J. Charles
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,248
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,546
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,566

Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on—and there’s only one man who can find her. Brilliant CIA analyst Jack Ryan has little interest in fieldwork, but when covert photographs of Red October land on his desk, Ryan soon finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes game of hide-and-seek played by two world powers—a game that could end in all-out war.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Audio quality quite poor

  • By Christian on 01-13-10

Worst narration EV-ER.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-11

Ive listened to virtually hundreds of audio books and I must say, never have I heard a worse narration attempt. J. Charles turns this book, a suspense thriller, in to a virtual comedy. Based on the voices, youll hear appearances by beloved characters such as Foghorn Leghorn, Count Chocula, Boris (of Bullwinkle fame), and Fred Flintsone. It was hard to sustain suspension of disbelief due to the fact that I kept laughing out loud, many times in the midst of the most intense parts of the book. Ive never been the biggest Scott Brick fan but, compared to Charles, Brick is on par with Frank Muller. I really wish they'd have stuck with him on this book.

The writing was fine, just overshadowed by the Summer Stock comedy act of J. Charles.

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