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Catching Fire Audiobook

Catching Fire: Hunger Games, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

Katniss Everdeen continues to struggle to protect herself and her family from the Capitol in this second novel from the best-selling Hunger Games trilogy.

Still hungry? Listen to more Hunger Games.

©2009 Suzanne Collins; (P)2009 Scholastic, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Collins expertly blends fantasy, romance and political intrigue (so who needs vampires?)." (People Magazine)

"Catching Fire not only lived up to my high expectations, it surpassed them. It's just as exciting as The Hunger Games, but even more gut wrenching, because you already know these characters, you've already suffered with them." (Stephenie Meyer)

"...enough action to please Hunger Games fans and leaves enough questions tantalizingly unanswered for readers to be desperate for the next installment." (School Library Journal, starred review)

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    Ashlie 06-26-12
    Ashlie 06-26-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Fave book of the series"
    What made the experience of listening to Catching Fire the most enjoyable?

    The narrator is wonderful! I love Carolyn McCormick! Her reading is so clear and her voice and inflection is so deliberate and appropriate.


    What other book might you compare Catching Fire to and why?

    Mockingjay! Because its the 3rd in the series.....and Carolyn McCormick also narrates that one :) . From another author, I would have to say Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, they are great audiobooks.


    What does Carolyn McCormick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I appreciate the mood change you can feel of the story through her narrating.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Of course this book makes me cry! But I also laugh of loud because Haymitch and Katniss' interactions are priceless!


    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Chris - Audible Newark, NJ, United States 04-17-12
    Chris - Audible Newark, NJ, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm an Audible editor, and I think this quote sums it up: "A voice is such a deep, personal reflection of character." - Daniel Day-Lewis

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    "Back to the Arena...FINALLY"

    I almost quit on this book after a completely uneventful and meandering first half. Then the second half kicks in and saves the entire thing. Collins's vision of Arena #2 (yes, there's another arena...you didn't think they were going back in?) is fantastically diabolical, and at least this time, Katniss is with a handful of people who have her back, rather than just a wet blanket (I mean, baker). I understand that the first half of this book sets up the rest of the events that follow in the remaining one and a half books, but I feel like it could have been done better. The ending is rather abrupt and caught me off guard, and the narrator continues to make me hate the main character (which, please believe me, I don't enjoy doing). I’ve gotten this far…might as well finish off the trilogy.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Ventura, CA, United States 12-16-11
    Barbara Ventura, CA, United States 12-16-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Gimme a break"

    It's enough already with the whining of the main character. I enjoyed the first book, pretty unique premise and was well done. The second book is just basically a rehash and repeat of the first, I felt a little cheated. Don't think I'll try the last one, at this point don't really care what happens to the main character (or any one else in the story).

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly 09-16-11
    Kimberly 09-16-11
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    "The first one is quite good"

    I will try not to give anything away and simply say that I'm not as enthralled with this one. I cannot believe in the story, in the decisions of the characters, in the logical progression - I expected more sooner, or if not more, than an explanation of why the characters would choose the way that they did, especially the main character and the rest of the tributes.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Olathe, KS, United States 11-15-10
    Paul Olathe, KS, United States 11-15-10
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    "Not as good as the first book."

    As with many trilogies, the second book just doesn't live up to the expectations set by the first. This is not a bad book, by any means, but it could certainly have been better. The pace was a bit slow at times, and the main character seemed to lack depth in this book which made it difficult for me to connect with the main character in this book.

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    ANDREA STEWART 02-22-12
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    "A good book except for..."

    The narrator. I read the first book but my preference is to listen to my books as I'm a busy person. The voice of the narrator threw me off. I felt like she was reading the book to me as most narrators tend to bring you into the story with them. I had trouble getting into the story as her voice and the way she read the story was very distracting. She improved with the second half of the book, and I hope she is better with the third book but I'd have not chosen her in the first place. I enjoyed this book as it gets into the heart of the struggle that the people go through. I held my breathe wondering if
    Katness and Peeta were going to make it to the end. All in all I felt that this book was an excellent stand alone book and not just a bridge to a third book. I look forward to getting into the last installment in this series.

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    Annie Mc Kinney, TX, United States 09-02-09
    Annie Mc Kinney, TX, United States 09-02-09 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read."

    Catching fire starts a blaze from the beginning. I couldnt wait to download it and wished it never ended. The second book was even better then the first. Suzanne you are brilliant and I am sure you will not let us down in the final book. I want more more more.

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    Prabal Kathleen, GA, United States 03-09-11
    Prabal Kathleen, GA, United States 03-09-11
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    "Good-Ok-Bad"

    Enjoyed the first book. Second didn't appeal to me the same way. Third is mostly about the nightmares, the kisses, the nostalgia and was a big let down for me. Instead of elaborating on the war against the capital and uncovering the actors that double crossed her, the lead character wallows in pain, suffering and self pity. The author could have taken the subsequent books to a new level instead of using the same old formulas over and over again.

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    Jeffrey Brabow 05-25-15
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    "She needs a thesaurus."

    The severe overuse of the word "flesh" in this collection of books is distracting and exemplary of how poorly written they are.

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    Dubi New York, NY 06-03-14
    Dubi New York, NY 06-03-14

    People say I resemble my dog (and vice-versa). He can hear sounds I can't hear, but I'm the one who listens to audiobooks.

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    "Let the Games Resume..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Catching Fire to be better than the print version?

    Five-star novel, five-star movie, five-star audiobook -- except for one thing. The narrator is the same one who brought The Hunger Games down a notch. But never mind -- the writing, the story, the characters, they will get you past it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The best thing about Catching Fire, the thing that every sequel struggles with, is how to reprise the best thing about the original in a fresh and original way. The best thing about The Hunger Games is the hunger games. it takes a while for Catching Fire to get there, but the last couple of hours, once the 75th hunger games take shape, is the best part of the book.<br/><br/>Not that the getting there is any tribulation. If The Hunger Games, for an adult looking for subtext and as a lesson to its younger audience, is a primal scream against sending our kids off to die in war, the first half of Catching Fire takes the theme of economic, political and social elitism to the next level. And this came several years before the 1% and the 47% became catch phrases.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Carolyn McCormick?

    Do I have a choice? If I want to finish the trilogy, I have to listen to her one more time. She is a tad better here than in the first book, but that may be just because I was ready for her this time. She still brings the whole thing down, totally miscast as she is. Fortunately, I'm not a fan of James Patterson or that kind of writer, so I will likely not be running into McCormick again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The big moments are all still there -- Gale's whipping, learning the details of the Quarter Quell, the wedding dress twirl, Cinna's beating. But the unexpected one, the one that really hits home, is the story of Haymitch's first time in the games.


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  • MARSHA DELVE
    1/24/17
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    "Another amazing instalment."

    Brilliant
    I have read and listened and watched this several times and still enjoy it every time.

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  • GMan
    1/7/17
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    "Wow!"

    Most people say that it is a bad book because the readers voice is full but I don't think there is anything wrong with it.

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  • Sarah
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    10/29/16
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    "A really good listen - again and again."

    I have really enjoyed this recording of Catching Fire - my favourite of the Hunger Games Trilogy. It's narrated well.

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  • megan
    10/25/16
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    "Perfect sequel to a great story"

    The hunger games series is very well written and gripping throughout. The narrator is not as bad as people say, I think she voices Katniss perfectly. I've never actually physically read the book as I enjoy the audiobooks so much

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  • Verner
    Camberley, United Kingdom
    9/15/16
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    "The captial strkes back."
    Where does Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Somewhere in the middle. The quality of the first book was a big challenge to live up to and this book had work within the constraints of the plot landscape. It does a good job creating new angles on the plot to create an interesting story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2?

    The development of the alliances.


    What does Carolyn McCormick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Not much.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Just when you thought she had got away with it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NormaCenva
    London, UK.
    8/30/16
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    "nice one!"

    the second volume wasn't as nice and story smooth as the first one, at least for me. But it was enjoyable nether the less.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Bristol, UK
    8/22/16
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    "Excellent 2nd book!"

    Great narrator, great trilogy! Already looking forward to the 3rd and final book! Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Debra
    6/28/16
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    "Good"

    Not as good as first book, but still a great listen. Narration is done well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stewart
    6/3/16
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    "one of my favourite books"

    complex woven story - thought provoking ideas - rich multilayered characters. especially love the heroine so strong and fragile at the same time. really relished the reading of the story and the pace.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S
    4/25/16
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    "Catching fire"

    Catching fire is the fire started to the climax of the story it is brilliant and set up the 3rd really well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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