By Suzanne Collins
Read by Carolyn McCormick

The Hunger Games Trilogy: Book 3

11.67 Hours 08/24/2010 unabridged
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The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.Format: 9 CDs, UnabridgedNarrator: Carolyn McCormickThe Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest?Katniss Everdeen.The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller

A New York Times Notable Book

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

Winner of the 2010 Nebula Award

A 2011 Locus Award Finalist for Best Young Adult Book

Amazon Best Books of the Year, 2010

An Amazon Top Customer Favorite

An NPR Best Book of 2010

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2010

The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Format: 9 CDs, Unabridged
Narrator: Carolyn McCormick

The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Who do they think should pay for the unrest?

Katniss Everdeen.

The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of the Chronicles of Narnia, and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter. The specifics of the dystopian universe, and the fabulous pacing of the complicated plot, give the books their strange, dark charisma.” New York Times Book Review
“The specifics of the dystopian universe, and the fabulous pacing of the complicated plot, give the books their strange, dark charisma.” New York Times Book Review
“Suspenseful…Collins’ fans, grown-ups included, will race to the end.” USA Today
“The final installment, the grimmest yet, is a riveting meditation on the costs of war…Clear your schedule before you start: this is a powerful, emotionally exhausting final volume.” People (4 out of 4 stars)
“Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Collins has kicked the brutal violence up a notch in an edge-of-your-seat plot that follows Katniss as she tries to fulfill her role, protect her mother and sister, and, in the end, finally choose between her two greatest loves.” Entertainment Weekly
Mockingjay is without question the most brutal of the trilogy. Nobody emerges unscathed—very bad things happen to everyone from fan favorites down to characters so minor a reader has to pause and think, ‘Now, who was that again?’ before recoiling in horror at their fate. Collins doesn’t take war lightly—her characters debate the morality involved in tactics used to try to overthrow the rotting, immoral government, and they pay a high cost for those tactics. It is also an entirely gripping read. In Katniss, Collins has crafted a heroine so fierce and tenacious that this reader will follow her anywhere.” Christian Science Monitor
“Much of the action takes place on a battlefield akin to Iraq—where innocent civilians are murdered to further a cause and each side resorts to unsavory tactics that could lead to a terrorist label. More maudlin than the first two books in the series, Mockingjay is also the most violent and bloody and, based on the actions and statements of its characters, its most overtly antiwar—though not so much that it distracts from a series conclusion that is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games. Wow.” Los Angeles Times
“The indelible conclusion to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy proves once more that the greatest fantasy novels hold an incandescent mirror up to reality.” Parade, Parade Picks
“This powerful novel pierces cheery complacency like a Katniss-launched arrow.” Washington Post
“This concluding volume in Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level…In short, there’s something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Collins does several things brilliantly, not the least of which is to provide heart-stopping chapter endings that turn events on their heads and then twist them once more. But more ambitious is the way she brings readers to questions and conclusions about war throughout the story. There’s nothing didactic here, and sometimes the rush of events even obscures what message there is. Yet readers will instinctively understand what Katniss knows in her soul, that war mixes all the slogans and justifications, the deceptions and plans, the causes and ideals into an unsavory stew whose taste brings madness. That there is still a human spirit that yearns for good is the book’s primrose of hope.” Booklist (starred review)
“Collins is absolutely ruthless in her depictions of war in all its cruelty, violence, and loss, leaving readers, in turn, repulsed, shocked, grieving, and, finally, hopeful for the characters they’ve grown to empathize with and love. Mockingjay is a fitting end to the series that began with The Hunger Games and Catching Fire and will have the same lasting resonance as William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Stephen King’s The Stand.” School Library Journal
“This is exactly the book its fans have been hoping for. It will grab them and not let go, and if it leaves them with questions, well, then, it’s probably exactly the book Collins was hoping for, too.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)



by Sherice 9/13/2017
Overall Performance

Loved the book, not the narrator

Read the book and have a subscription to downpour and thought i'd listen to it before the movie came out. I must say that I did not like the narrator's voice. It was hard to listen and imagine that Katnis was speaking to you. Sounded like the lady was british.
by Kathryn 9/13/2017
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Great, but not as good as the second

This is a great book with a very good narrator. I liked her voice and she did a pretty good job with the inflections for other characters.
by Kathryn 9/13/2017
Overall Performance

This was definitely not as good as either of the first two books. I think the second was the best performance. It felt hurried, as if the author had a lot of action to include and only one book to do it in.
by Tony 9/13/2017
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A good book

A great continuation to an excellent series
by Kate 9/13/2017
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Best Series I have ever read

I loved this book probably best out of the three. I didn't feel that the first time I read through the series. The first two are very strong with a narrative hook and patterned plot structure. And Catching Fire has a really crazy arena but they are just gimmicks, a side-line to the purpose of the story. Mockingjay adds a new layer of complexity to the ongoing saga. Katniss becomes a bit unreliable as a narrator due to the realistically described trauma of PTSD. She isn't a one-dimensional character, bravely overcoming every obstacle thrown in her path nor is she easily understood. She doesn't behave like most story heroine's, mindlessly martyring herself for love or using humor deflect her pain or becoming submissive to the whims of leadership or leaning on her girlfriends for support. And lets be clear, she is seriously traumatized in a world where very horrible things happen for no reason and there is nothing you can do. She turns inward and finds the grit she needs to keep going. Which is the whole reason I loved this character: her grit.

If this book had any drawback it was that I just wanted more. I ended up listening and reading to the series more times than I am willing to admit in print.

The third book is not for everyone. And I agree with other reviewers that this reader was not the best choice for the series. Many times I found I had to mentally adjust the inflections/interpretation she gave to this book. But overall, I think anyone who dismisses this series as only juvenile fiction or compares it to anything else in that genre is mistaken. Elements of Kate Jackson, George Orwell and Juvenal are blended in these books to reflect our own flawed society back at us. I haven't read any other author (aside from Margaret Atwood) who has done this so well and reached as broad an audience.

My only disappointment is when people try to compare it to things like The Maze Runner (apocalyptic/government mandated game,) or Battle Royale (only in that there are teenagers killing each by government orders,) or worst of all Twilight (nope. nope. nope.)

There is a lot more to this book than just entertainment. Highly Recommend!

by Holly 9/13/2017
Overall Performance

A horrible end to a great series

What a mess. I devoured “The Hunger Games” in a day and a half and couldn’t wait to get to “Catching Fire.” Book two wasn’t as good as book one, but it was still a good read. Then came book three. I wanted this to be an epic conclusion to the trilogy, one where I was rooting for the characters all the way, absolutely engrossed in the story. What happened instead was I spent the entire book hoping Katniss would meet her end. She didn’t have much personality in the first two books, but she was AWFUL in this one. The whole book is a series of ridiculous action sequences, unlikable characters, and overt demonstrations that Ms. Collins has no problem killing off main characters. I highly recommend the first two books in the series, but if you can find the will and tamp down your curiosity, avoid this one. To add insult to injury for the audio version, Carolyn McCormick’s reading is not commendable. Such a disappointment.


Author Bio: Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins first made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers. Her debut for slightly older readers, The Hunger Games, immediately became a New York Times bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It was called “addictive” by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly and “amazing” by Stephenie Meyer on her website and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2008 and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. It is now a major motion picture as well. The other two books in the trilogy, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, also enjoyed enormous success. In April 2010, Collins was named to the Time 100 list of “the world’s most influential people.” Collins has also had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writers Guild of America nomination in animation for cowriting the critically acclaimed Christmas special, Santa, Baby! She lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.67
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English