Audio/Unabridged/YA: I didn't like the first book all that much, but this one was better. In the first one, Katniss is too much of a doormat and I like the second half of the book better. In this one, Katniss has the mind of a rebel. However, where I like the first part of the book, I wasn't too crazy about the second half. I had a hard time picturing the arena.
Now for a confession: since I listened to this on my iPod, I was able to double-time the parts where Katniss is reflecting. Carolyn McCormick, who is an adult, does talk slow.
This one was more palpable than the first one.