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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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    Elena New York, NY, United States 05-09-12
    Elena New York, NY, United States 05-09-12
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    "A Great "Middle""

    Just when I thought it will be a Harry Potter-like model all over again - the same structure of the story (summer, train, school, end of school year in HP, here - life in the districts, game announcement, games and post-games), the book turns itself into "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"! You have to read the last installment, since "Catching Fire" ends in a massive cliff-hanger. After several weeks you can even forget there the 2nd book ends and the last one begins in the story.
    You will enjoy it. I flew through it in 2 (working!) days on my way to the great ending

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R 05-09-12
    R 05-09-12
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    "Great book and listen!"
    If you could sum up Catching Fire in three words, what would they be?

    awesome


    What did you like best about this story?

    everything!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the arena


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

    yes i was super sad when one of the characters that i liked died and made me almost cry


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Paul Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-08-12
    Paul Las Vegas, NV, United States 05-08-12

    I am constantly on the road and a voracious reader, so audiobooks are a must!

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    "Book on fire!"

    This story picks up approximately 6 to 9 months after the end of The Hunger Games. We follow Katniss and Peeta as they adjust to life back in District 12, and as they prepare for and experience the Quarter Quell - a special anniversary edition of the Hunger Games at the Capitol. The novel is excellently written - the pacing is fast, the characters deep, and the story itself is riveting. There is a particular scene in District 11 which takes place during the victory tour that almost brought tears to my eyes. It has an explosive ending which leads directly into Book 3. The narration is excellent and the production itself is superb. Get this amazing follow up to The Hunger Games.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Bella Vista, AR, United States 05-08-12
    Judy Bella Vista, AR, United States 05-08-12
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    "Great story, narrator not so good."
    Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

    No. the narrator.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Fire?

    No one memorable moment, just lots of good ones.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    At first, she made Katniss sound like 50 yrs old. The inflection on emotion is way off. Voices were ok but inconsistent.


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

    I am a man. I only tear slightly.


    Any additional comments?

    I think I will be reading the final book, not listening to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemary USA 05-07-12
    Rosemary USA 05-07-12
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    "Loved this book!"
    Would you listen to Catching Fire again? Why?

    I find it hard to make a sequel that I like more then the first but Catching Fire was really great. Excellent action, compelling characters and kept me on the edge of my seat.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Fire?

    I'm a big Peeta fan so he really has some stand out moments in this book that deepened my appreciation and love for the character.


    What about Carolyn McCormick’s performance did you like?

    She tries to separate the voices in a way that makes them individual to the characters so I know who they are before she says who they are.


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

    This book kept me on the edge of my seat. It was a real nail biter! I loved it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Donald NGAU TAU KOK, Hong Kong 05-07-12
    Donald NGAU TAU KOK, Hong Kong 05-07-12

    father, husband, gamer, finance manager

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    "more of the same"

    first half of the book starts off slow, didn't pick up the action till part 2 really. but, probably the best plot element, the double explanation of katniss' actions and her intentions with each propo plays out brilliantly in this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Elgin, IL, United States 05-07-12
    Karen Elgin, IL, United States 05-07-12
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    "Caught me on fire"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Catching Fire to be better than the print version?

    I purchased the audio edition of Catching Fire because I had an opportunity to get it for free vs. purchasing on Amazon for Kindle. This was my first audio book purchase and loved the narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Catching Fire?

    The book was building in excitement throughout, but the most exciting part for me was Katniss's realization that she could shoot an arrow through the force field around the game.


    Which character – as performed by Carolyn McCormick – was your favorite?

    I really enjoyed Ms. McCormick's performance of all the characters, but especially liked her portrayal of Haymitch by giving him kind of a drunken sound and maybe some apathy to the situation.


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

    One of the most memorable parts of the story was when the remaining players were taken back to the capital after Katniss shot through the force field and she started waking up and wondering about where she was and where Peeta was.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ralambert ASBURY, NJ, United States 05-05-12
    ralambert ASBURY, NJ, United States 05-05-12

    A book worm at heart and a storyteller in spirit

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    "More of the same but still a great listen"

    Basically this second book in the Hunger Games is similar to the first book. Yes, its a new Hunger Games with new tributes and a new arena but from the beginning you basically know what the outcome will be at the end of the book. What we don't know and what makes this book worth listening to is that we don't HOW that ending will come about. Did I enjoy this second book? YES! Will it be a book I re-listen to again and again? Most likely not.
    As for the narration, its another great performance by Carolyn McCormick.
    Overall, if you are hooked on the Hunger Games (like me) then this second book is a must read! But be prepared for it not to be as magical as the first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    GMissyZ Williamsburg, VA USA 05-04-12
    GMissyZ Williamsburg, VA USA 05-04-12

    net shopper

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    "More than a means to an end"

    This may be the middle book in the series, but the story is not just a bridge to the end. I love the way the characters develop and become so real. The sinister Capital becomes even more so while the victims/victors are working on a plan of their own. Carolyn McCormick performance is lustrous. I will be looking for more books read by her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew 05-04-12
    Matthew 05-04-12

    I want to read, but I don't have time. So I listen to audio books because it's something to do on the road, or when I don't need to focus.

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    "Carolyn McCormick is the worst Narrator Ever"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    No, I would recommend they read rather than have to listen to Carolyn McCormick.


    What did you like best about this story?

    More action than the first Hunger Games book, doesn't drag on as much.


    What didn’t you like about Carolyn McCormick’s performance?

    Katnis is a badass teenage girl with a bow and arrow. Carolyn McCormick sounds like a quivering whiny old woman, who heavily annunciates every word. Just a match made in heaven


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    This is a dumb question.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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