The Hunger Games Trilogy: Audiobook Thoughts

Hunger GamesWhen I first read The Hunger Games trilogy, I flew through the books. It took me no more than 3 days to read any of them. You can read about it here, here, and here. Although I was mildly disappointed in Mockingjay, I wanted to reread the whole series at a slower pace. So I went with my rereading go-to: audiobooks. These are my thoughts:

  • Carolyn McCormick as narrator took a little getting used to. The book is told in the first person by 16-year-old Katniss. McCormick is 51. It was a little strange but I got used to her. I wouldn’t say the narration was outstanding but it was certainly listenable.
  • The first two books were just as engrossing for me the second time around. Although I knew what would happen, I was on the edge of my seat.
  • Catching Fire is still my favorite of the three.
  • Mockingjay got worse on reread. I am not a fan of Mockingjay at all now. This is an unfortunate consequence (my Deathly-Hallows-it-gets-better-the-second-time theory failed).

And that’s pretty much it (thrilling, I know). Has anyone else listened to the audio? What did you think?