- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 14 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Scholastic Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: October 1, 2008
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001H97LLY
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In the society that Suzanne Collins has exquisitely crafted, the districts are essentially broken down by their main source of commerce and lorded over by the oppressive capital city, and this type of televised violence and barbarity is considered totally normal and accepted for what it is, a grim reminder of darker days...
There's almost a creepy parallel here between how are own society is progressing and the influence that media and government have in our lives.
But enough of the doom/gloom thoughts. This is a wonderful read that nobody should pass up.
So onto the narrator, while Carolyn McCormick makes for a great narrator, her tones and inflections were great for other characters, she didn't make a good Katniss. She made Katniss sound too old, when she is just a teen! I really think that they should have cast someone a little younger sounding because Katniss came across as too jaded. She did make a great Effie though!!!
Despite this, I would still absolutely recommend the audio to people. This series is one of a kind and no matter which way you read it you will instantly love it!!!
This book much like the first reads like it was meant to be turned into a movie. After watching a part of the Hunger Games movie I can't say that I expect much in that direction. Although to be fair, that isn't the Authors fault.
A good read, but lacking in the depth the make it a great read. Which sometimes just what the Doctor Ordered.
I'm glad I did.
The books are great. I really am impressed and not due to the hype surrounding the movie and book series. The books are really well written. Suzanne Collins really expresses the mood of the characters in her writing. You feel the gloom and anxiety in "The Hunger Games" as if you are there. You just feel the mood of the books. Not many writers can do this. Hemingway is perhaps the master of this in his writing style, and these books are near perfect in expressing what the characters are feeling with very concise style.You simply feel the emotion of the books. It's hard to explain. Only the best writers can pull this off.
The pacing of the first book is just great. The story just flows. I never felt like putting the book down, in fact I finished it in a couple of days. I can see why the book has caught fire and will be devoured by hordes of readers. It is that good.