audiobook, narrator Carolyn McCormick
Published October 2009 by Scholastic Audio
Listened: May 2012
Goodreads, IndieBound, Powell's Books, Amazon
For those who follow me on Twitter (or watch my vlog) knows I was on a very long waiting list for the audiobook of Hunger Games. I didn't read the series when it came out a few years ago because I was still a bandwagon reader and none of my friends were reading it. Then when the craze hit earlier this year, I just had too many books in my pile. After watching the movie, I knew I had to read the book. However, I still didn't have space on my reading list. Audiobook was the only way I was going to get to it. And it was worth the wait.
|Cover via Amazon|
I cried in the same spot on the audiobook as I did in the movie. The scene with Cinna and Katniss right before the Game starts. I think Cinna may be my favorite character. I hope we get more of his background. I'm on the waiting list for Catching Fire, so please NO SPOILERS. He seems to be more affected by the Game than the other members of the team. It's like he sees it as the sadistic tool of the Capital that it is. I wonder if he isn't really from the capital.
Even if you've read the books, I suggest checking out the audio version. I think it always adds a little something to the story. Definitely if you are going on vacation/long car trip put Hunger Games on your playlist. For more audiobook recommendations check out my post: Audiobooks for Summer Road Trips
Your turn: Do you like to listen to the audiobook even if you have read the book or watched the movie? Do you have a preference in narration style (first person, third person, etc.)?