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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 362
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 346
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 346

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

The narrator is amazing

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

Reviewed: 02-01-19

Of all the audiobooks I have listened to, which is getting to be quite a list, this is one of the best performances by the narrator I have ever heard. Through her voice you can hear the emotions of the main character, Catness, clearly, but beyond that, she also portrays the subtler things like fatigue, exertion, pain. These are the kind of things that a narration rarely portrays. It is as if Katniss is truly giving us a running narration of everything as it is happening in real time.

As for the book itself, I had only ever seen the movie before listening. The book is excellent and vivid in its imagery. It may have had a lot to do withe the performance, but it does lead you into Katniss' world and let you see, feel and experience everything. I truly enjoyed this book.

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