Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins audiobook

Mockingjay

By Suzanne Collins
Read by Carolyn McCormick

Scholastic Inc, Scholastic Audio Books

The Hunger Games Trilogy: Book 3

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780545101424

  • ISBN: 9780545101424

Runtime: 11.67 Hours
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

A #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller

A New York Times Notable Book

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

Winner of the 2010 Nebula Award

A 2011 Locus Award Finalist for Best Young Adult Book

Amazon Best Books of the Year, 2010

An Amazon Top Customer Favorite

An NPR Best Book of 2010

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010

A Booklist Editors’ Choice

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2010

The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Format: 9 CDs, Unabridged
Narrator: Carolyn McCormick

The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Who do they think should pay for the unrest?

Katniss Everdeen.

The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of the Chronicles of Narnia, and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter. The specifics of the dystopian universe, and the fabulous pacing of the complicated plot, give the books their strange, dark charisma.” New York Times Book Review
“The specifics of the dystopian universe, and the fabulous pacing of the complicated plot, give the books their strange, dark charisma.” New York Times Book Review
“Suspenseful…Collins’ fans, grown-ups included, will race to the end.” USA Today
“The final installment, the grimmest yet, is a riveting meditation on the costs of war…Clear your schedule before you start: this is a powerful, emotionally exhausting final volume.” People (4 out of 4 stars)
“Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Collins has kicked the brutal violence up a notch in an edge-of-your-seat plot that follows Katniss as she tries to fulfill her role, protect her mother and sister, and, in the end, finally choose between her two greatest loves.” Entertainment Weekly
Mockingjay is without question the most brutal of the trilogy. Nobody emerges unscathed—very bad things happen to everyone from fan favorites down to characters so minor a reader has to pause and think, ‘Now, who was that again?’ before recoiling in horror at their fate. Collins doesn’t take war lightly—her characters debate the morality involved in tactics used to try to overthrow the rotting, immoral government, and they pay a high cost for those tactics. It is also an entirely gripping read. In Katniss, Collins has crafted a heroine so fierce and tenacious that this reader will follow her anywhere.” Christian Science Monitor
“Much of the action takes place on a battlefield akin to Iraq—where innocent civilians are murdered to further a cause and each side resorts to unsavory tactics that could lead to a terrorist label. More maudlin than the first two books in the series, Mockingjay is also the most violent and bloody and, based on the actions and statements of its characters, its most overtly antiwar—though not so much that it distracts from a series conclusion that is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games. Wow.” Los Angeles Times
“The indelible conclusion to Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy proves once more that the greatest fantasy novels hold an incandescent mirror up to reality.” Parade, Parade Picks
“This powerful novel pierces cheery complacency like a Katniss-launched arrow.” Washington Post
“This concluding volume in Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level…In short, there’s something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Collins does several things brilliantly, not the least of which is to provide heart-stopping chapter endings that turn events on their heads and then twist them once more. But more ambitious is the way she brings readers to questions and conclusions about war throughout the story. There’s nothing didactic here, and sometimes the rush of events even obscures what message there is. Yet readers will instinctively understand what Katniss knows in her soul, that war mixes all the slogans and justifications, the deceptions and plans, the causes and ideals into an unsavory stew whose taste brings madness. That there is still a human spirit that yearns for good is the book’s primrose of hope.” Booklist (starred review)
“Collins is absolutely ruthless in her depictions of war in all its cruelty, violence, and loss, leaving readers, in turn, repulsed, shocked, grieving, and, finally, hopeful for the characters they’ve grown to empathize with and love. Mockingjay is a fitting end to the series that began with The Hunger Games and Catching Fire and will have the same lasting resonance as William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Stephen King’s The Stand.” School Library Journal
“This is exactly the book its fans have been hoping for. It will grab them and not let go, and if it leaves them with questions, well, then, it’s probably exactly the book Collins was hoping for, too.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Suzanne Collins

Author Bio: Suzanne Collins

Suzanne Collins first made her mark in children’s literature with the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series for middle-grade readers. Her debut for slightly older readers, The Hunger Games, immediately became a New York Times bestseller, appealing to both teen readers and adults. It was called “addictive” by Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly and “amazing” by Stephenie Meyer on her website and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2008 and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. It is now a major motion picture as well. The other two books in the trilogy, Catching Fire and Mockingjay, also enjoyed enormous success. In April 2010, Collins was named to the Time 100 list of “the world’s most influential people.” Collins has also had a successful and prolific career writing for children’s television. She has worked on the staffs of several Nickelodeon shows, including the Emmy-nominated hit Clarissa Explains It All and The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo. She received a Writers Guild of America nomination in animation for cowriting the critically acclaimed Christmas special, Santa, Baby! She lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.67
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English