Excellent Dystopian Listens Like The Hunger Games

Excellent Dystopian Listens Like The Hunger Games


By Tirzah Price | October 8, 2020
The popularity of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy and its film adaptations has paved the way for so many great dystopian books and series in YA, imagining harrowing worlds where teens must fight for survival and define what life means to them. Although it's been more than 10 years since the first installment in the series was published, the enduring popularity of the series has proven that dystopian stories and the sometimes-dark futures they imagine are still endlessly fascinating to our imaginations—witness the furor surrounding the new series prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, performed by fan favorite narrator Santino Fontana.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best books like The Hunger Games series for listeners to explore. From eerily familiar near-future landscapes to creative far-future scenarios, these listens will fascinate, entertain, and provoke plenty of conversations! May the odds be ever in your favor with these chilling and thrilling YA dystopias.

With so many tantalizing (and frightening!) worlds and possible futures to choose from,
which dystopian series will be your next listen?



Tirzah Price is a YA writer and contributing editor at Book Riot.

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