Emmy Award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany narrates a brand-new special edition recording of the first audiobook in the worldwide best-selling trilogy from Suzanne Collins! In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by 12 outlying districts. The Capitol keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to death before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Still, if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Sold and delivered by Audible, an Amazon company.
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Cancel anytime. Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Posted in Audio Book Review , Reviews. In a dystopian future where society is divided into two classes with one having little to no human rights, a young girl named Katniss Everdeen will find herself thrown into a maelstrom of danger and deceit. In the ruins of what once was North America lies the shining city of Panem. Around this glorious capital are 12 districts where the underprivileged are kept. And every year, a cruel game for the enjoyment of the people of Panem is conducted: The Hunger Games. Forcing each district to offer their representative, one boy and one girl, to participate in a game wherein the only way to victory is to be the last one standing.
Set in the shining Capitol and brutal dystopian world of Panem, built on the ruins of North America, The Hunger Games trilogy and its prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes , explore the effects of violence and media sensationalism on young people—through the gripping story of a brave and fierce teenage girl. Katniss is shipped off to the Capitol—and certain death—along with her fellow District 12 Tribute, the peaceful Peeta Mellark. Katniss and Peeta play for the camera and attempt to avoid a terrible death at the hands of their arena competitors. Throughout the series, Katniss struggles with her place in the spotlight; her feelings for Peeta and another young fighter from District 12, Gale Hawthorne; and her purpose as a warrior.