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The Hunger Games Audiobook

The Hunger Games

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Publisher's Summary

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

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 is harsh and cruel and 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.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

©2008 Suzanne Collins (P)2008 Scholastic Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[The Hunger Games] is a violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense... I couldn't stop reading." (Stephen King, Entertainment Tonight)

"I was so obsessed with this book that I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn't have to stop reading... The Hunger Games is amazing." (Stephanie Meyer)

"Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced." John Green, (New York Times Book Review)

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    Jonathon Seattle, WA, United States 01-07-12
    Jonathon Seattle, WA, United States 01-07-12
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    Where does The Hunger Games rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hunger Games?

    *Spoiler Alert* The part where an ally of Katniss in the Games dies.


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

    No.


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

    The beginning was really interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    These are the opinions of my 10-year-old, who read the book.

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    Clint Stanley 01-06-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great way to make a 12 hour drive feel short."
    What did you love best about The Hunger Games?

    Great story, easy to buy into the characters and care about them. Well read and filled with highs and lows.


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    Tiffany GRAND JUNCTION, MI, United States 01-06-12
    Tiffany GRAND JUNCTION, MI, United States 01-06-12
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    "Wow"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hunger Games the most enjoyable?

    Great listen. The idea behind this was beyond what I could have expected. Unique story with drama, love and action. Truely enjoyable. The ending left it open for a continuation of the story but I'm not sure if I want to read more. I like to believe in the goodness of people and the


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    Audra Fairbanks, AK, United States 01-05-12
    Audra Fairbanks, AK, United States 01-05-12
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    "Great story, great listen, enjoyed this book very"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes this story kept me guessing at every chapter


    What other book might you compare The Hunger Games to and why?

    Divergent


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

    The was she says every word and brings the characters to life


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

    The dog fight and last scene in the hunger games


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    tootsieandem 01-05-12 Member Since 2016
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    "loved the trilogy"

    I loved The Hunger Games trilogy. I listened to the first then read the second and third. It helped to have the voice and personalities of the characters already in my head. It is a story that has been rolling around in my head ever since I finished. I will probably need to reread the whole thing just to stay with the characters awhile longer.

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    Dan United States 01-04-12
    Dan United States 01-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Best fiction in recent years!"
    Would you listen to The Hunger Games again? Why?

    Very unique version of post-society, amazing creativity, suspenseful listen that you can't shut off! Loved the entire series but the first is the best!


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    Sarah Madison, NJ, United States 01-04-12
    Sarah Madison, NJ, United States 01-04-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Action packed- excited it's becoming a movie"
    What made the experience of listening to The Hunger Games the most enjoyable?

    The story and characters were quite engaging. Especially for a young adult novel.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Hunger Games?

    Without spoiling, a certain death was quite moving.


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

    Cinna


    Any additional comments?

    The only mildly annoying part how Katniss remains purposefully dense for too long to Peeta's genuine concern for her. But, she's a teenager so I suppose it's realistic.

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    Lynn Starkville, MS, United States 01-03-12
    Lynn Starkville, MS, United States 01-03-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Brutal Scarlet O'Hara story"

    When you labor through the horrific experiences of the key character of the story, one expects a catharsis in the end. I was disappointed there wasn't any. My hope is for a follow-up story where the world is made as it should be. I was angry when I realized the book was over...I wanted more .

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    Marsha Evanston, WY, United States 01-02-12
    Marsha Evanston, WY, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderfully written and narrated..A MUST"
    Would you listen to The Hunger Games again? Why?

    After i finish the other books I'm sure


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

    Yes i have found myself looking for other books she narrates now.


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    Amber Monticello, UT, United States 01-01-12
    Amber Monticello, UT, United States 01-01-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story"
    Would you listen to The Hunger Games again? Why?

    Totally! It caught my attention from the very beginning.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Pita a lot. With out him Katnis would not be Katnis.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I am not sure... i just liked the whole book.


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

    It made me laugh a few times, and yes i did cry once.


    Any additional comments?

    Really really great book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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