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Listen to "Mockingjay: Book 3 of the Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins available from Rakuten Kobo. Narrated by Carolyn McCormick. Start a free day trial. Get Your Free Audiobook. Mockingjay. The Final Book of The Hunger Games .. The three hunger games books were skool good and I loved the ending. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survivied the Hunger Games twice. But now that The Hunger Games Series, Book 3 · The Hunger Games audiobook .
Peeta is tortured by the Capitol to demoralize Katniss. A rescue team extracts Peeta along with the other captured victors, but discover that he has been brainwashed to fear and despise Katniss. He attempts to kill her, and is restrained under heavy guard while medics seek a cure. Finnick and Annie marry in a propaganda effort. Katniss and Gale are sent to persuade District 2 to join the rebellion. Katniss is assigned to a squad and sent with a film crew to shoot propaganda.
President Coin also sends Peeta, still dangerous and unpredictable; Katniss suspects Coin wants her dead for her lack of support and growing influence. She decides to infiltrate the Capitol and kill Snow, telling her team that this was Coin's secret plan; she later reveals the lie, but the team sticks with her.
In the ensuing urban warfare, many of Katniss's comrades, including Finnick, are killed. As the last of her squad reaches Snow's mansion, a hoverplane bearing the Capitol seal drops bombs among a group of children being used as human shields.
Rebel medics, including Prim, rush in to help the injured children, and the remaining bombs detonate. Prim is killed, and Katniss sustains severe burns. Horrified, Katniss realizes Gale had earlier proposed a similar tactic. She becomes convinced that, rather than establish a republic governed by representatives from each District, Coin intends to take Snow's place and maintain the status quo.
Coin hosts a referendum for the remaining Victors to decide whether to host another Hunger Games for the Capitol children. Although three, including Peeta, are against the plan, Katniss, Haymitch and two others outvote them. Set to execute Snow, Katniss instead shoots Coin and immediately attempts suicide, but Peeta stops her, and she is arrested in the ensuing riot. Snow is later found dead, and Commander Paylor of District 8 takes over as president.
Katniss is acquitted of murder by reason of insanity and sent home to District 12, while her mother leaves for District 4.
Other District 12 natives later return, including Peeta, who has recovered his memories and his love for Katniss. She embraces him, recognizing her need for his hope and strength. Together, they write a book to preserve the memory of those who died. Though still suffering flashbacks and screaming nightmares, they manage to comfort each other. Twenty years later, Katniss and Peeta have two children.
Under Paylor's administration, the Hunger Games are abolished with the arenas replaced by memorials. Katniss is somewhat content with her new life and her family, but still carries mental and emotional scars, and dreads the day her children learn about their parents' involvement in the war and the Games. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. That's when things started really going wrong. Now I spend my time fighting with swords, battling monsters with my friends, and generally trying to stay alive.
This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea. John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town.
He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him.
So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People he cares about — and who care about him. Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry.
The Capitol wants revenge A lot of this third installment is the story line you expect, but a couple of things make the work unique. The first of these in that the protagonist has a realistic reaction to the events, suffering from post traumatic stress rather than taking things in her stride.
The second is that the book ends with a focus on this confused protagonist, rather than posting the world as a rosy paradise. All in all, the third installment makes it worth listening to the second and rounds off the first.
Not sure.. But Mockingjay is a slight let down on the first 2 Hunger Games books. Who was your favorite character and why? Peeta, he's just a good person through and through. Sad that he had to go through so much suffering. She expresses the intention of the character's words well. Gives the story more atmosphere: If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Any additional comments?
Its a long book and the story seems to become a little tired. I think this is because i this book the author leaves the "in the arena" formula that was so successful in the first two books. But I can see why the depart from the formula was necessary in this third book.
I was disappointed by the ending a little. It would have been good to me to have had a happier ending, i would probably feel more satisfied. But its still an excellent book especially if you have read the first two hunger games books. What would have made Mockingjay better? Maybe the writer got tired of writing.
The story was poor and I'm so disappointed. What could Suzanne Collins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you? So close to realities of modern society and the way reality t. Also being live streamed as to add to reality t. Mokinjar de grastri andre het givro di b une joyut ved de rit.
Grista de ime un de Katniss de nor to mi di Peeta. Gistanyol het de nom! The three hunger games books were skool good and I loved the ending I'm very sad that I finished them all.
I found the narrator very flat and she sounded quite uninterested! It's a shame as I love the movies. I liked this final book in the series, it had twists and turns that I wasn't expecting.
The performance was again top notch, Carolyn McCormick is one of the best narrators on Audible.
If you have read the first two books then you have to read the third and finish it. You won't be disappointed. Overall I enjoyed this trilogy, and will continue by watching the trilogy on streaming TV. There were some times I felt the players were acting out of character but generally they remained quite constant.
I love this series however i definitely struggled with the accent of the narrator. I found at times her attempts to portary the voices of different characters lacking, in particular Plutark. I think after the strong ending in "catching fire" that mockingjay might become more action oriented. What I didn't bargain on was the book becoming so dark and for so long. I guess Hunger Games and Catching Fire had element of colourful naive adventure in them.
Mockingjay is not colourless but dark, confronting and causes a ruckus of emotion in the listener. I can understand people not liking the book - because it isn't what they had signed up for. They had signed up for light YA games. This is the mature adult reality of life. Suzanne Collins causes the readers to grow up to these issues quite quickly.
They need to realise that the book is still beautifully written and narrated. There is still a story and a message. I think the ending gives closure but not the warm pleasant feeling of a happy ending. Everyone must wish that certain bloody events didn't occur. Definite worth listening but be warned - don't expect everyone to come unscathed and DO keep tissues handy. I have read many poor reviews for this final book in the Mockingjay series - to the extent I almost did not read it. Thank goodness I decided to put those aside and form my own opinions.
I don't leave this series full of disappointment , frustration or angst. I depart feeling saddened but encouraged - knowing a long due resolution and sense of completeness and hope was provided to the much abused characters. I was worried I would regret investing in the main characters, but the opposite is true.
The author provided both a compelling storyline and a fulfilling resolution to the many difficulties faced throughout this series. As to those who lament the darkness of the story, the destruction of life, or the poor development of characters - I say they must be idealistically naive souls who have yet to face the realities of this life.
There was no indescriminate destruction of life, but a sorrowful depiction of what so often occurs during those horrible situations so commonly arising during war.
As to character development, how would you imagine a teenager thrown into horror movie scenarios in an attempt to protect her little sister's life, only to lose so much to the very people she thought were on her side in the end would be affected?
To have all illusions shattered at such a critical and tumultuous age would be mind-numbing and life altering at best. Most people would never recover to the point they could live normal lives following such torturous abuse.
These strong characters manage to give others hope by not only surviving, but in choosing to LIVE. If you were to lose all that mattered most to you, be physically tortured and mentally attacked brutally and repeatedly, would you be strong enough to face your fears and choose to continue? To be part of a new and hopefully better world? I commend the author for her depth of commitment to an honest depiction and her strength imbued to characters enabling them to embrace the hope needed to survive.
After reading some of the other reviews I was not sure how much I would like this last book. However I knew I had to read it so I would know how the story ended. I am so glad I put the opinion of others aside and read with an open mind to decide for myself if it was a worthy read.
I don't think the book could have ended any other way. This is not a story about sunshine and roses no pun intended. It is about children forced to pay for the sins of their ancestors. The whole subject of the series is dark and disturbing and if you go into it knowing it is not going to be a feel good story your appreciation of the ending is greatly enhanced.
Katniss is not a super hero she is a teenager who has been physically, emotionally, and mentally abused. She has been put upon a pedestal against her will and expected to know all the answers, when in fact she is just a child trying to make her way in a harsh cruel world.
I like the fact that she doesn't have all the answers, that she breaks down and not always does what is expected. This makes her a much more believable character, much more human. If you pay attention to the personalities of the characters in the story they are all flawed, so it would not fit if she always knew and did the right thing.
This is a story about real people with all their faults, not super heroes, which is what makes the story a much better read. The story line is dark and tragic and if you are not able to read about bad things happening to children this is not the series you want to read.
It is not a feel good story, but it is very thought provoking. It will make you have second thoughts about the state of our world as we know it today.
My first reaction to the conclusion was that the book lacked a certain sense of triumph. I wanted good things to happen to characters who I'd come to love. However, I have listened to the book twice, read it once and re-read the last few chapters a number of times. I think Collins point was to make the book as war-like as possible.
There is loss. There are many, many things that the survivors will never recover from, yet they live. I thought Collins conveyed the sacrifice of change very well. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. Katniss Everdean is a hero.
I love this character. She is a survivor, but she survived with class. She kept her humanity intact in a crazy world. I am wondering how I would do under the same circumstances.
Weisel was a jewish teenager when he was taken by the Germans to Auschwitz. He doesn't know why he survived to tell the tale, but he did. The comparison of these two stories hit me hard, and I didn't know which was worse, the true story or the fiction.
I think, as bad as Katniss had it, Elie Weisel had it worse. How can we treat other human beings so badly?
It is way, way out of my ken, and yet, our society is edging closer and closer to that sort of thing every minute of every day.
The Hunger Games trilogy is a warning to us to hold on to what we have, and most especially, hold on to our humanity. As always, Carolyn McCormick is an outstanding narrator. This trilogy has to be one of my favorite book series, and this book is a fantastic end to a fantastic trilogy, with a twisted ending.
As with all the books it is a quick read, and I think the target audience really is for both adults and teens, but not any younger. The characters all have major faults and change throughout the book in what I would call a realistic way.
One major point to remember is that Katniss is NOT the heroine of the story, but rather a pawn of politics, if you are expecting her to be the great hero in the story you will be sadly disappointed.
This book has a different feel than the two other books which are based around the actual Hunger Games, this one's setting is the battlefield between the Districts and the Capitol. This book is very much a tragedy and does not have the type of happy ending ending I was hoping for, although it does tie up the loose ends and I think tried to make the best of the situation and had a very natural and realistic end.
What did you love best about Mockingjay? It was awesome, this book has everything; love, hate, action, war, you name it. I was always rooting for Gale, but this book made me love him even more. He loved Katniss so much that he was willing to make any sacrifice for her; what girl wouldn't fall for that? I loved all the action of this book, it was truly amazing, but I didn't love how Katniss fell apart, and I didn't love the end.
The way it is written makes complete sense, and is probably how a person would handle it, if it were real life, but I just didn't like it, I wish she was strong and unbreakable to the last moment. This doesn't say anything about the author or the writing, just my preference. I guess I disagree with most of the negative reviews I don't think it was that bad. It wasn't as great as the first two books, but it tied things up reasonably.
Yes, Katniss was a little whiny If no one dear to Katniss died, then it wouldn't be realistic. I am not disappointed at the ending Overall, I liked the series. I was completely in love after reading Hunger Games. I anxiously waited for Catching Fire and likewise counted the months, then days for the release of Mockingjay. I finished the book, and was just sitting, staring. My husband asked me if I was okay. I wasn't sure.
The book was jarring and left me depressed. The author is a wonderful writer and narrator was great, but the story was grossly disappointing. It always seems that the last chapter of trilogy books are a fast forward, tying up loose ends but there is no depth, just a few words of resolution for the reader.
Mockingjay feel into that trap. I adored the first, less so the second because of its abrupt ending, but I was very disappointed in the final installment. As to be expected whenever a book that you have grown to enjoy comes to an end, you get a bitter sweet feeling. It gets worse when the book ends in a way that you don't really perceive it The book was narrated well enough; I think it was done far better in this book more due to the fact that the mental state of the characters in this book suited the narrator's strong area.
The book was bitter-sweet at the best. I feel sorry for how scarred and broken most of the characters ended up IMHO and the end of the book seemed somewhat rushed to me. It was good Not horrible to the point where it is unreadable of course, just bitter-sweet overall Katniss Everdeen is still fighting for her life.
The Rebels have taken up their weapons in a seemingly useless war against the Capitol and its leader, the maniacal President Snow. Katniss has been used as a catalyst for war, manipulated into becoming The Mockingjay: However, the final book of The Hunger Games trilogy offers anything but peace.
This is, by far, the most harrowing of the series. The book has received criticism from some for being "too dark", but surely Suzanne Collins needed to be dark in order to deal with the subjects of political oppression, identity crises, PTSD and familial loss? She affords her YA audience the respect of not "dumbing down" the messages of her series. District 12 is gone. Katniss' best friend, Gale, is slowly becoming as ruthless in his methods as any of the game-makers ever were.
And Peeta is gone, his mind "hijacked" by the Capitol so that now whenever he looks at Katniss, he feels the overwhelming urge to kill her. Katniss is slowly losing everything she has and everything she is to the war. And there's more to lose. After losing so much, fighting so much and both feeling and causing so much pain, how could Katniss get a fairytale "happily ever after"? She's fighting a war and thus there are inevitable casualties If, however, you're looking for a great read with characters whose plight will keep you gripped, writing which echoes the dystiopia it weaves, and a heroine who is pretty darn cool, then I can't recommend The Hunger Games Trilogy enough!
Having listened to the previous 2 books, I still dislike the narrators flat, monotone voice as the main character I personally found this final book a little tedious, in spite of the action and was in fact relieved when it was over. Too much tummy button gazing with the internal monologues and spoken thoughts for my taste. I also found that there was uncessary level of detail on the torture and violence, which was almost continuous throughout the book.
Having said that the plot was interesting with some surprises in store, so if you liked the prevous two books, you will not dislike this one As I had been waiting for since around the end of the first book or the beginning of the second, the Rebellion is in full swing. And while it does not play out like I had expected, it keeps the sense of realism which hooked me on the first book. The unexpectedness of the series in general is one thing that I really like about it.
There are no easy fixes for our main characters, but at the same time it is not all hopelessly dark either. Even though in this book, more than the others, the bright spots are few and far between. If you have already read the other books, you definitely need to read the ending to the story.
Because this series does what really great SciFi does, it makes you forget it is about the future, and merely uses a made-up environment as a backdrop to explore the human condition.