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  • The Hunger Games: Special Edition

  • By: Suzanne Collins
  • Narrated by: Tatiana Maslany
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 78

Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new special edition recording of the first audiobook in the worldwide best-selling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! 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 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
  • Now THIS is what Katniss is supposed to sound like

  • By Carly Jurica on 11-02-18

Thank you new narrator! 🙏

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

Reviewed: 11-12-18

Perfect voice for Catniss! Please do the rest of the series! The original narrator is intolerable.

  • This Will Only Hurt a Little

  • By: Busy Philipps
  • Narrated by: Busy Philipps
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,674
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,544
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,529

Busy Philipps’ autobiographical audiobook offers the same unfiltered and candid storytelling that her Instagram followers have come to know and love, from growing up in Scottsdale, Arizona, and her painful and painfully funny teen years to her life as a working actress, mother, and famous best friend. Busy is the rare entertainer whose impressive arsenal of talents as an actress is equally matched by her storytelling ability, sense of humor, and sharp observations about life, love, and motherhood. Her conversational writing reminds us what we love about her on screens of all sizes.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • I wanted to like it so much...

  • By Amy Isbell on 10-18-18

Ugh Shut Up! 😣

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-18

Don’t ramble on about what a good story teller you are- just tell a good story! Busy seems so over privileged and has no idea what a life struggle actually is. Don’t waste your credit unless you want to listen to an extremely wealthy girl whine about “feeling left out” and telling you how amazing she is. She’s a decent narrator, but it doesn’t redeem the narcissist story.

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  • The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition

  • By: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
  • Narrated by: Claire Danes, full cast, Margaret Atwood
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,644
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,738
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21,671

After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost everything, even her own name.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT

  • By ambER on 04-20-17

I like the HULU show better- which is unusual

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

Reviewed: 05-04-17

Would you be willing to try another book from Margaret Atwood and Valerie Martin - essay ? Why or why not?

Probably not. It was heavy.

What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

Monotone. I didn't even realize when the story ended because its all so monotone.

Was The Handmaid's Tale: Special Edition worth the listening time?

It was confusing because I didn't realize the book had even ended.

Any additional comments?

It's definitely a story that needs to be told, and extremely topical. However, I really didn't feel the impact from the book that I did from the show. And I literally don't think I've EVER liked a show/movie better than a book.

12 of 17 people found this review helpful