HOME             ABOUT             REVIEWS             BOOK LISTS             CONTACT             LINKS


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Audio Books: Hunger Games Book 2 and 3

Author: Suzanne Collins

Reader: Carolyn McCormick
Publisher: Scholastic Audio
Source: Borrowed from Essex Libraries

Over the past six weeks I've been listening to the audio books of Catching Fire and Mockingjay. I read The Hunger Games ages ago and I found it pretty grim. I wasn't inspired to read the following two books. But then I watched the first movie and wanted to know how it all ended. Now I know. The ending wasn't nearly as depressing as I expected it to be. 

Listening to the audio book was a really different experience to reading the book and I enjoyed it much more. Obviously when you're driving, you have to concentrate on the road which means you're not as focused on the grim-ness of the story line. Also, it was really cool to hear the different character voices. There were some annoying parts like when Katniss has her huge dramatic speeches. They came across as long monologues on the audio version. Sometimes I just wanted her to "get on with it already" but otherwise the audio books were highly enjoyable. 

I recommend trying out a different reading format now and then. 

Which audio books have you enjoyed recently?

1 comment:

Lauren said...

I really enjoyed these books, never listened to them on audio, but I think I will give it a try!