©2009 Suzanne Collins; (P)2009 Scholastic, Inc.
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
I've read this book before and loved it so was extremely disappointed that I couldn't get through the awful reading. There are pauses mid sentence and she often sounds like she's making announcements rather than narrating a girl's thoughts. The voice has no cadence and the story just doesn't flow.
The heroine is 17 years old but the voice used is matriarchal and it really doesn't work. Very disappointing as I was looking forward to downloading the set of a series I've thoroughly enjoyed reading.
I'd recommend reading it yourself.
I downloaded this for my 11 year old daughter who had read the books and watched the first film. She loved it.
It was great fantastic
I loved it a great story, great narration ( It was perfect I like it when the different characters have different voices which is the case for this book.)
For me it was a perfect book.
It is great for all ages but of course if you like that sort of stuff. it was a great success for my family I love it so does my mum and my brothers.
It was great as soon as I had finished it and when and bought the 3 book. And that one was just as great. fantastic end to a super duper trilogy.
Hope my review helps you with your choice.
I had 100% satisfaction with my purchase and hope you do too
Jodie 14years old
I have listened to all three books in the series and this one is definitely my favorite. The characters from the first book are developed a lot more and the whole world starts to become more interesting. The new characters from the other districts and the second hunger games are also very well developed. This was a great listen and I would recommend the series to anyone.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.