[]
[]

The Hunger Games

Collins, Suzanne (Audiobook CD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Hunger Games
Print

Series that include this title


Item Details

In the Capitol of Panem, a nation that lies in the ruins of North America, sixtreen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, for whom survival is second nature, steps forward to what she sees as a death sentence when she takes her younger sister's place in the Capitol's annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Authors: Collins, Suzanne
Title: The hunger games
[sound recording]
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Audiobooks, 2008
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (11 hr., 11 min.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Suzanne Collins
Notes: Title from disc surface
Compact discs
Repackaged by Midwest Tape
Summary: In the Capitol of Panem, a nation that lies in the ruins of North America, sixtreen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, for whom survival is second nature, steps forward to what she sees as a death sentence when she takes her younger sister's place in the Capitol's annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Additional Contributors: McCormick, Carolyn - Narrator
ISBN: 9780545091022
9780545091060
0545091063
Branch Call Number: CD YA COLLINS
Performers: Read by Carolyn McCormick.
Subject Headings: Survival Juvenile fiction Television programs Juvenile fiction Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction Contests Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Topical Term: Survival
Television programs
Interpersonal relations
Contests
Publisher No: SCA54509102A Scholastic/Midwest
INS 5-09106-3 Scholastic Audiobooks
MARC Display»

Opinion

From Library Staff

By now you probably know the story of Katniss and the dystopian reality show fight-to-the-death, but let me tell you, it's wonderful on audio. The terrible gravity and injustice of this story is quietly expressed by the actor (as it really wasn't, quite, in the movie). First in a series. This tit... Read More »


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Jul 09, 2014
  • Shaby13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A lot of action love it

Jun 16, 2014
  • indigo_cat_7 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I got this to listen to on a long car trip, but I quickly turned it off because the lady was so annoying, it is better to read the book.

Feb 01, 2014
  • Bududo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The story is fast paced with an interesting premise though not entirely unique (See Mary Renault's great "The Bull from the Sea" and "The King Must Die"). Although the heroine (Katniss) of the story is supposed to be a great hunter, it is pretty obvious that the author has never been hunting and is only imagining how to hunt. On the other hand author is on solid ground with the scenes where the contestants are prepared, dressed, paraded, interviewed, and paraded again. These scenes are vividly sketched and clearly based on Miss X contests.

Jul 13, 2013
  • ACTING13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a really good story to listen to but people who can't hear about death should not listen to this.
It also has a lot of detail.
Recommended listen to!
ACTING13

Jun 30, 2013
  • AngelaSh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great story. If I'd have been turning pages I've have called it a page turner. Well produced too.

Jun 11, 2013
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The setting is more than a little abysmal when you think about it, but following Katniss, who is literally both human prey and predator, was incredibly suspenseful and captivating. I kept thinking, “What would I do if I were in the arena?” (I wouldn’t last long.) I also had fun trying to map this post-apocalyptic North America to its roots in our current American geography and culture. Carolyn McCormick does a nice job narrating, but in my opinion her voice and tone is just a touch too mature for Katniss. Still, she does a great job bringing the characters to life.

excelent! better than reading the book

Mar 06, 2013
  • JCLBreH rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Interesting audio cd and some violence included.

Basicly a teenager Katniss's talents are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.

Mar 05, 2013
  • InsJavert rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The story is quite interesting and captivating. It kept me intrigued, but I was a bit disappointed with the attack of the mutts. Sorry, it was just too unbelievable and distracted from a pretty good story.

I was very intrigued with the mind games that are continually going on. The psycho warfare and intrigue really makes the story.

The narration is excellent and well done.

I loved the book, and thought the audiobook would be something nice to try and knit to. Based on this audiobook experience I think I will stick to watching tv while I knit. While it wasn't a terrible experience, there are many parts that I found buggy - words are skipped or repeated or half skipped and repeated. Very frustrating to listen to!

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

MaudeSophie thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Nov 04, 2013
  • white_wolf_564 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

white_wolf_564 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jul 13, 2013
  • ACTING13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

ACTING13 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 27

Feb 02, 2013
  • stgleam rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

stgleam thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

hamberger1888 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 20

Aug 06, 2012
  • jcx16 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

jcx16 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

MALIQ_AL_SHABAZZ thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 18

Farifroggy thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 18

Galio thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

Mar 29, 2011
  • Ryan Allen Johnson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ryan Allen Johnson thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

View All Ages

Summary

Add a Summary

katniss volunteers to save her sister. by doing so, she essentially is committing suicide because only 1 person survives out of 24. she trains and eventually kills everyone who wants to kill her. Then she does something to defy the government and President Snow gets so upset, he tries to kill her in the next book.

Notices

Add a Notice

Violence: YES! SOOOOOO much killing, gory, fighting! OMG!!!!

Sexual Content: mmmm... Peeta and Katniss kiss a MILLION times!

Coarse Language: uh, they mention the word 'breast' a couple times

Quotes

Add a Quote

Jul 13, 2013
  • ACTING13 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

" ladies and gentlemen let me present to you the winners of the 74th annual hunger games.
Katness Everdeen and peeta malark."

"Let the Seventy-Fourth Annual Hunger Games Begin!"

"Katniss! The girl who was on fire!"

Videos

Add a Video

There are no videos for this title yet.

Find it at MCL

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app05 Version sidamo (sidamo) Last updated 2014/09/15 11:31