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Sparks are igniting. Flames are spreading. And the Capitol wants revenge. 

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. 

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

©2009 Suzanne Collins (P)2019 Scholastic Inc.

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Best Narration Ever

Everyone knows the feeling. You spend your money on a beloved book, hoping that the audio book can do it justice and it happens: God. Awful. Narrating. That is so far from the case here. Tatiana nails this. I have read through books and watched the movies countless times, but not until purchasing these audio books have I ever felt like I was hearing Katniss. These are absolutely unbelievable. Tatiana had me moved to tears several times even though I know this story through and through. She breathed life into this. Do yourself a favor. Buy it. Buy this one. Buy every single book in this series narrated by Tatiana. You will fall in love.

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Amazing!!

Book 1 captivated me but this one just cemented my love of the series! There's no point in me getting into it about the plot because what else is there to add to the millions of others!! All I can say is YES, it's that good!! YES, it lives up to the hype, YES, it's so worth the credit. Heck, I have the Hardback, Limited Edition Hardback, Paperback and Audio of this series!! Along with Harry Potter, it's my favourite series ever! Don't stay here reading this!!! Go buy this NOW!!!! Tatiana Maslany performs this amazingly. She puts emotion behind her words and captures the atmosphere perfectly.

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Strongly prefer to original audiobooks

The narrator is AMAZING. Perhaps my very favorite narrator now. Tone, pacing, inflection, voices for all characters, etc. are spot on!

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About Time!

I have been impatiently awaiting the release of the rest of this series to be released with Tatiana Maslany as the narrator. I could not stand the sound of the other lady's voice. It was horrible. Tatiana sells this book! She actually takes to time to feel the characters and express them. Thank you for releasing these!

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Hard to listen to the narrator

Amazing book but that narrator is hard to listen to. The voices she uses for Peeta and Haymitch are so irritating. There are times when Katniss is struggling through parts of the games where the narrator sounds constipated trying to convey the struggle i guess. I wish I’d bought a different version of this audio book

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perfect narrator

loved the series but now i love it even more woth tatiana narrating, she truly gives katniss the right tone and voice that suzanne has written

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Great book and the Narrator nailed it!

I read the books a few years ago and when I saw they got Tatiana to do the narration I simply had to own this. been waiting a very long time for this. thank you Audible for listening to your customers.

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5 * nuff said

it's the hunger games catching fire audio book... great series , great book, great voice actor.

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great performance

best narration, just like the first book. definitely deserving of an award. I highly recommend

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So good.

Amazing story, of course. Amazing narrator too. I just love her low, measured voice. I won’t listen to the 3rd book since it was pure garbage, but will reread 1 and 2 and imagine my own ending.

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  • Phillip
  • 05-20-20

Totally Amazing

Amazingly written by Suzanne Collins, could not put it down. Beautifully narrated by the astounding Tatiana Maslany :)

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  • Mary
  • 12-09-19

Best Book

This book is amazing because of all the drama and the story behind it all in the book makes you really connected with the characters and is a outstanding book

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  • S Akbar
  • 07-31-20

Love it!

I’m 11, and this book has had me gripping my hands in suspense while trying to sleep! I normally listen to around 5 chapters a day and finished this book fairly quickly. One thing I have a problem with is that why is the Quarter Quell only a couple of chapters long! And the time before it wasn’t really needed. I found it a tad boring in the beginning. I was really annoyed(?) that why Suzanne Collins didn’t go in depth about the victory tour. And we didn’t get as much info about other tributes unlike the first book. Tomorrow I will finally watch the movie, then get Mockingjay. I was laughing when Finnick was ‘flirting’ with Katniss. I didn’t understand until I read it on the Hunger Games wiki. Being 11 has it’s downfalls. Tatiana Muslany(Sorry if I spelt it wrong!) is a wonderful voice for Katniss. One thing is that for some reason all males either sound like Peeta or Haymitch. I found it confusing. I would definitely recommend this book to absolutely everyone who likes dystopian books. I found it extremely clever to make it a clock! Wow, must of taken ages to write a book this awesome. Thank you Suzanne Collins, Tatiana Muslany, the company who produced the book, the company who published it(I don’t know the name, Schooltastic I think) and of course Audible! It is an extremely gripping read and it’s easy to listen to. Enjoy xxx

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  • Paula Shanahan
  • 07-22-19

Love Tatiana's narration

Really enjoyed this book , Tatiana's narration is a real pleasure. High up there with my favourite audibles

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  • Mrs Tarps
  • 08-18-20

Hunger games review

It was very nice to listen to at night to long tho make it_longer _long_books make it very enjoyable and it lasts longer so I don’t have to get a new book 📚

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  • caiminbourne
  • 08-12-20

I love it I love it read or listened 4 times

I love it cause it’s constant Suspense I LOVE IT I LOVE EACH CHARACTER My favourite is Effie such A overacted person but great \

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  • B Sinclair
  • 08-02-20

I read the first and this is really good

love it as much as the original audiobook love love love it(ㆁωㆁ)(ㆁωㆁ)(ㆁωㆁ) very good yay yay yay

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  • Jacquie Whittingham
  • 07-23-20

Was up to expectations

It had a hard job of living up to the first book and I believe it did that very well

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  • david forrest
  • 06-08-20

good book, far better than the film

really good book, much more details than any of the films. now to download the final one

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-26-20

questionable performance

sadly not the best acting but still a good story. the actor is not very believable and is overdoing it to the point of making it hard to get into the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-19

Catches you and holds you

Could not turn it off. Headphones during chores, speakers whilst drawing and hushing the husband so I could keep listening

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-19

Another fantastic performance by Tatiana Maslany

Another fantastic performance by Tatiana Maslany! Riveting story made even more enjoyable by an amazing performance. Definitely recommend this audiobook to everyone.

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  • W*BvK
  • 09-19-19

Listened to in a couple of days. As good as book 1

I listened to the entire book in two days and immediately jumped into Book 3. Disney Pixar should be courting young Tatiana Maslany for a new project. Totally enchanting and igniting my imagination and memories of the movies. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-19

Amazing

Tatiana Maslany was brilliant, she spoke so clearly and so fluently even with the character voices.

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  • Lisa S
  • 11-15-20

Brilliant book, beautifully narrated!

My favourite of the trilogy. Tatiana Masleny brings it to life! Riveting! A must read.

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  • mark Zaniol
  • 10-11-20

great book fantastically written.

the littery strength was outstanding. Gripping narrative, emotional vulnerable, powerful charactisation. love the series. a great read.

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  • MJD
  • 08-13-20

Amazing narrator

Tatiana Maslany is an incredible narrator and really brings Katniss to life. So glad the audiobooks were re-recorded with her.

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  • Carol Barnard
  • 08-08-20

As good as the first

I couldn't stop listening even though I've read the books. The Narrator is again excellent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-24-20

Excellent performance!

Fantastic book with an excellent performance! Tatiana is the perfect Katniss, strong and stubborn. I highly recommend this series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 06-08-20

Well read. Good story. Would recommend.

Story provides relevant points to the world of today. Suppression. Injustice. Feeling like you can't make a difference. This story provides an example of how one small act can inspire a revolution. Very well read and engaging presentation.