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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!!!!Learn More
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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
Format: 9 CDs, Unabridged
Narrator: Carolyn McCormick
The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
Who do they think should pay for the unrest?
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!!!!
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.
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.
- 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.
A good book
- A great continuation to an excellent series
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!
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.
|Available Formats :||Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD|
|Audience:||Young Adult (12–17)|
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