Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)

I read and greatly enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins last summer and in fact placed it on my top ten reads list of 2010. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to share it with my fellow FLICKS Book and Movie Club members, especially with a movie version coming out next March. I also have been secretly pondering how to introduce science fiction to my book club that favors romantic tales. I think of The Hunger Games as “sci-fi lite” and also thought they would enjoy the love triangle. Our meeting is next week at my house; I can’t wait to find out what the ladies thought of this pick!

I listened to the audiobook version of The Hunger Games in preparation for my book club meeting as read by Carolyn McCormick. I thought she was a great reader of the novel. It was a thrilling book to listen to. It was just as thrilling the second time through, especially as I couldn’t remember some the details or had merged some of the details from the later books into the first book. Listening to the novel constantly kept me on the edge of my seat. I think it will make a fantastic movie if they do it right!

Speaking of the movie, I am concerned how they will get Katniss’s inner thoughts on film. Much of what goes on during the games is her inner dialogue – how will that transfer to the big screen? Also I’m a bit scared to see the “mutts.”

Is anyone else looking forward to the movie? Excited? Concerned? Please comment!

If you are looking for a new way to enjoy The Hunger Games, or want to see what all of the fuss is about, I highly recommend the audio book version. For more about this book, please see my original review.

This is my ninth item for the 2011 Audiobook Challenge.

Audiobook Source: The Kewaunee Public Library


  1. I'm really excited and concerned at the same time. I just don't want to be disappointed.

  2. I haven't read The Hunger Games in print, but I really enjoyed the audio. I'm not sure how I feel about the movie yet. I don't think I'll be waiting in line on opening day, but I might watch it eventually. After all it did take me awhile to even get to the story.

    Thanks for linking up to the challenge!

  3. I know how you feel Alexis - I don't want to be disappointed either. I am excited though and hopefully I'll be able to convince my book and movie club that this is one movie the ladies should check out in the theatre!

  4. Indeed, it's quite the thrilling read. I remember the first time I listened to it - it was like I was glued to my earphones, haha.