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  • Mockingjay

  • The Final Book of The Hunger Games
  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Carolyn McCormick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38,574
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,231
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31,486

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Conflicting Emotions

  • By Sumit G. on 08-28-10

The most human ending to a heart wrenching story..

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

Reviewed: 12-27-11

What made the experience of listening to Mockingjay the most enjoyable?

The last book concluded the trilogy beautifully as Collins didn't sugar coat the ending. Collins made the whole story very real with the true color of war at its ugliest and how slowly the main characters are recovering from their devastating ordeals for the past two books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Freakonomics

  • Revised Edition
  • By: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,366
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,244

Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, and whose conclusions turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives: how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Good, but be careful

  • By Shackleton on 07-03-08

"Interesting but not hard data"

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-10

This book provides and interesting way to view economic. I would even say that the author took a rather holistic approach to analyze economic. But there really isn't much hard data or statistic to back up his theories. But non the less it was still a very enjoyable listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Omnivore's Dilemma

  • A Natural History of Four Meals
  • By: Michael Pollan
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,826
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,820

"What should we have for dinner?" To one degree or another, this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore's dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn't. Today, as America confronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore's dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great presentation of a moral dilemma

  • By MCRedding on 02-07-09

"Was glad this is in audio book"

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-10

I bought this book (actual book) 3 years ago and never had the time to finish it. No I've already listen to it twice on audio book. This is one book that makes you think.

  • The Jungle

  • By: Upton Sinclair
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 277
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 178
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 182

Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is a vivid portrait of life and death in a turn-of-the-century American meat-packing factory. A grim indictment that led to government regulations of the food industry, The Jungle is Sinclair's extraordinary contribution to literature and social reform.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • brilliant rendering of an old classic

  • By Donald T. Wardlow on 02-18-09

"Sad but wonderful"

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-10

I know this is a fiction but sometimes while I was listening to this audio book I can't help but to think that this is the life of an immigrant back in the 1900's. Very compelling story.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful