Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780545091022

  • ISBN: 9780545091022

Runtime: 11.18 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 New York Times bestseller

A #1 USA Today bestseller

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A New York Times Notable Book

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2008: Children's Fiction

An ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Amazon Best Books of the Year, 2008

An Amazon Top 10 Book of 2008

A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2008

A Booklist Editors’ Choice, 2008

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2008

Winner of the 2010 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award

Winner of the 2011 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award

A heart-stopping, page-turning first novel of a new YA trilogy from the author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles series.

Format: 9 CDs, Unabridged

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

NARRATED by Carolyn McCormick

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[The Hunger Games] is a violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense…I couldn’t stop reading.” Stephen King, Entertainment Tonight 
“I was so obsessed with this book that I had to take it with me out to dinner and hide it under the edge of the table so I wouldn’t have to stop reading…The Hunger Games is amazing.” Stephenie Meyer
“[The Hunger Games] is a great book, and very thought-provoking. Read this along with your teen and discuss it.” Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced…A futuristic novel every bit as good and as allegorically rich as Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies books.” New York Times
“A plot-driven blend of suspense, science fiction, and romance.” USA Today
“[A] stylish postmodern Lost in direct collision with Lord of the Flies.” Wall Street Journal
“Enthralling, imaginative, and creepy.” Los Angeles Times
“Readers will wait eagerly to learn more.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Collins’ characters are completely realistic and sympathetic as they form alliances and friendships in the face of overwhelming odds; the plot is tense, dramatic, and engrossing. This book will definitely resonate with the generation raised on reality shows like Survivor and American Gladiator.” School Library Journal (starred review)
“[A] superb tale.” Booklist (starred review)
“Themes of government control, ‘Big Brother,’ and personal independence are explored amidst a thrilling adventure that will appeal to science fiction, survival, and adventure readers. The suspense of this powerful novel will keep the reader glued to the page long after bedtime.” VOYA
“Impressive world-building, breathtaking action, and clear philosophical concerns make this volume, the beginning of a planned trilogy, as good as The Giver and more exciting.” Kirkus Reviews

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
Runtime: 11.18
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English