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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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    Amazon Customer 10-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "good book, bad reader"

    This is a really fantastic book, but the reader kinda ruined it for me. The book is supposed to be from Katniss's point of view and the reader could have done a better job being the naive teen. She sounded like a preppy old lady.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Steven H. 09-29-17
    Steven H. 09-29-17
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    "Katniss whole personality pissed me off"

    I hate Katniss'entire personality but I guess the books have been good enough to keep me going. There is only so much stupidity and self doubt I can take.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ms. A. Reynolds 09-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I did not want to stop listening. "

    This audiobook kept me engaged the entire time. I would highly recommend it. I will purchase the third.

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    Jay Adkins 09-10-17
    Jay Adkins 09-10-17
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    "Books always best"

    it was much better than the movie. Reader was weak trying to sound like other characters.

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    Kathleen 09-07-17
    Kathleen 09-07-17
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    "Increase speed "

    The narrator almost entirely ruins the story and the character of Katniss, but if you increase the speed a bit it gives her more urgency and anxiety as Katniss should have, as opposed to the vapid and insufferable sound the narrator gives her originally.

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    Morgan Hartrich 09-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    I loved the book. It was well written, but not very well read. It was a great book.

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    reese7 08-29-17
    reese7 08-29-17
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    "Good but..."

    Story is good timing is good but the narrator is flat and boring to listen to!

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    Staci Shumate 08-15-17
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    "great for the road !"

    very entertaining indeed! holds your interest excellently! I would definitely recommend for a road trip.

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    Cara Virostko 08-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Saw the movie 1st - wow, I missed so much"

    I didn't know these books were written in the first person. All of the action that happens in the movies when Katniss is elsewhere is made up! And SO much of her inner dialogue was impossible to portray in a movie format. I'm delighted to hear it all now.

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    JULIE 07-28-17
    JULIE 07-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great voice acting and characters emotions!"

    narrator was great can really feel like in there with them. couldn't stop listening to the story.

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  • Renee
    Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
    4/9/12
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    "Fantastic series"

    I'm really enjoying these audio-books. They are wonderfully read, and very well written. I think Suzanne Collins did a great job with the characters, especially Katniss. And just when I think I know how the story is going to go, she goes in a completely different direction.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Aleksandra
    London, United Kingdom
    3/30/12
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    "Really addictive!"

    First of all, let me just say that I love the narrator Carolyn McCormick. She's doing a great job and I love her voice, tone and rhythm for the Hunger games series! This first part of the second book was not as action packed as the first Hunger Games, but it was not in the least uninteresting. I wanted to keep listening until it was done! I am also very excited about the second part of the recording which promises all the action to come. I think this book was really enjoyable - would recommend it.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Buckinghamshire, UK
    9/2/13
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    "Not as good as the first book"

    The first book is so gripping that I can't imagine not reading this second installment, but, although decent, it wasn't anywhere near as good as the first book. Katniss lacks the cleverness that got her through the first games and the plot contains too much same old same old to make it special.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • jennifer
    alfreton, United Kingdom
    8/25/12
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    "Catching Fire"

    This was as good as the Hunger Games,but i never exspected the ending like it was cannot wait to listen to the final book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    chessington, United Kingdom
    2/23/14
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    "Not the best"
    Would you try another book written by Suzanne Collins or narrated by Carolyn McCormick?

    I've listened to the first book and was enthralled.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It was a little too recap heavy for me. It was also repetitive and this lost some of my interest. It seemed like a bridge to the final book. I also lost some of my support for Katniss she seems to be very self absorbed in this book.


    Did Carolyn McCormick do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    I was not fond of the Katniss' voice, it sounded a little weak and whiny, which I'm sure was not the intention for the heroine of the story.


    Was Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2 worth the listening time?

    Yes it was worth the listening time.


    Any additional comments?

    I afraid I'm not going to listen to the third book in the trilogy but I'm sure it will tie up lots of lose ends. I just fear it will be another chance to revisit the old plot and stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Andre
    Stavanger, Norway
    12/1/13
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    "A thoroughly gripping book"
    Would you listen to Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2 again? Why?

    I would surely listen to Catching Fire again. the story is fast-paced, the characters are well developed, the language is beautiful and the symbolism in the story is impossible not to get inspired by.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The mere thought of drawing a parallell between the symbolism in this book and the rampant development of entertainment in the modern world is gripping.


    Have you listened to any of Carolyn McCormick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No, I have not.


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

    The story itself makes my heart race. The overall theme of the book is a mix of inspiring and depressing (in a good way!)


    Any additional comments?

    Nope, I'm good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Claire Mills
    7/21/12
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    "Bit of bridge to the fantastic 3rd book"

    As I've found with most trilogies the 2nd book tends to be a bit of a bridge betwen the excitement of the first book and the climax and thrill of the 3rd book. This one is a bit of a scene/background setter ready for the 3rd book, but is still unput-downable and is completely believable for a future American world

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kelly
    Paulton, United Kingdom
    7/19/12
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    "A gripping listen"

    So, I already own the paperback and have recently purchased The Hunger Games on audiobook, so the next step would be to acquire this one, the second in the trilogy. A great Narrator makes this a much more enjoyable listen than some I've come across. We have listened to it a few times now and think it will become a great addition to our audio library.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • SDY
    Australia
    4/26/12
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    "It gets interesting..."

    This books needs no introduction. You can't not read it if you've read the Hunger Games. My comment is specific to the audible version: Carolyn McCormick does a fine job with the reading. Her voice adapts well to all the different characters so it's always pretty clear who's talking. The slightly husky tone to her voice adds an edge to the prose, and definitely makes you feel that you're listening to more than a kids' book. A pleasure to listen to.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • charlie
    LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom
    1/23/14
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    "Absolute cracker"
    What did you like most about Catching Fire: Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2?

    loved the story line, absolutely captivating.


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

    Fantastic build up to a huge twist at the end!


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

    Hamich


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

    the girl on fire strikes back


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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