I’ve never really done a full review of an audiobook, so this will be quick. This audiobook was excellent! The narrator was amazing in her character pI’ve never really done a full review of an audiobook, so this will be quick. This audiobook was excellent! The narrator was amazing in her character portrayals and did a great job in transferring Suzanne Collins tone to her audience. I could feel the suspense and emotions that Katniss went through; I could imagine the scenery and endure the desperation. The plot was filled with rebellion, hope, survival, the passion of unrequited love and debts to be paid. I’m enthused to begin on Catching Fire!
Quotes I took from bookmarking the audiobook:
“The Rules of the Hunger Games are simple: in punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes, to participate. The twenty-four tributes will be imprisoned in a vast outdoor arena that could hold anything from a burning desert to a frozen wasteland. Over a period of several weeks, the competitors must fight to the death. The last tribute standing, wins.” (part 1, 30:25)
“I can’t help comparing what I have with Gale, to what I’m pretending to have with Peeta. How I never questioned Gale’s motives, while I do nothing but doubt the latter’s. It’s not a fair comparison, really. Gale and I were thrown together by a mutual need to survive. Peeta and I know the other’s survival means our own death.” (part 3, 49:00)
“There’s no way to take revenge on The Capitol, is there? Then I remember Peeta’s words on the roof, ‘only I keep wishing I could think of a way to show The Capitol they don’t own me. That I’m more than just a piece in their games.’ And for the first time, I understand what he means.” (part 6, 50:00)...more
I started this book as an audiobook, then halfway through I stopped and left it for about three months. I recently picked it back up to actually read the rest. I just finished it and am pleased to say that the second half is better than the first half.
"My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My hold is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games. I escaped. The Capitol hates me. Peeta was taken prisoner. He is thought to be dead. Most likely he is dead. It is probably best if he is dead..." (4)
This book changes things dramatically from the first book, and where the second book left us. A lot of things happened that I didn't expect, nor wanted to happen (after a while you get a little picture in your head of what you want to happen to/ with the characters) but I suppose that is what made the book more surprising. I feel, however that the taking down of the capitol happened way too fast, as it only last about a paragraph or so (especially in comparison with how long it took them to plan the war.) I also found the ending to be a bit anticlimactic as Katniss settles in with her new way of life, but it does finalize everything.
"Katniss Everdeen, the girl who was on fire." (352)
In all, I feel this book is great at tying everything up, but it was no way near as great as The Hunger Games or Catching Fire. I hope to read a lot more from Suzanne Collins, because she is wonderful in portraying her writing through to the imagination of her readers.
First Line: "I star down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather." (3) Last Line: "But there are much worse games to play." (389) -----------------------
"Some walks you have to take alone." (5)
"So after, when he whispers, 'You love me. Real or not real?' I tell him, 'Real.'" (388)
Loved it! This audiobook picked up my interest greatly after the 30% mark and held it even after the book was done!
This book picks up after Katniss aLoved it! This audiobook picked up my interest greatly after the 30% mark and held it even after the book was done!
This book picks up after Katniss and Peeta arrive home as victors of the 74th Hunger Games, and goes through the changes in politics and punishment as everybody gears up for the 75th Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell. As the Mockingjay symbolizes unity, rebellion and love, Hope is again a reoccurring theme. Katniss has trust issues, as usual, but she's also gained a certain brusqueness that makes any and everything set her temper off. She wants to keep Peeta alive, but how can she accomplish this when she, herself, has people to live for? This book takes very unexpected turns as the girl who was on fire is determined to try her best to keep as many of her loved ones alive as possible.
While I was sitting there awestruck and full of emotion, I remembered that I still have Mockingjay (book #3) checked out and I ought to get to that ASAP, so off I go. --------------------------- Quotes I've bookmarked from the audiobook
"I wish that Peeta were here to hold me, until I remember that I'm not supposed to wish that anymore. I have chosen Gale and the rebellion, and a future with Peeta is the Capitol's design, not mine." (Part 4 2:40)
"Instead of satisfying me, the kisses have the opposite effect of making my need greater. I thought I was something of an expert on hunger, but this is an entirely new kind." (Part 10 6:03)
"The bird, the pin, the song, the berries, the watch, the cracker, the dress that burst into flames. I am the Mockingjay, the one that survived despite the Capitol's plans; the symbol of the rebellion." (Part 10 1:06:05)...more
I absolutely loved it, which is a lot to say compared to my initial apprehension before starting the book. I thought it would be of nothing but war anI absolutely loved it, which is a lot to say compared to my initial apprehension before starting the book. I thought it would be of nothing but war and tests of masculinity, but I was wrong. The book had a great story line, so long as you remembered who was who and what their stories were. In all, I loved the description of the different sceneries as well as the characters and their family histories. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy genres and I must say I cannot wait to read the next book in the series....more
*Caution: Very Short Review* There really wasn't much to this book. I feel that this book was just a developer to something bigger, and therefore I wil*Caution: Very Short Review* There really wasn't much to this book. I feel that this book was just a developer to something bigger, and therefore I will read the next book to solve the unanswered questions and notions that this book alluded towards....more