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The Hunger Games Audiobook is a popular novel written by Suzanne Collins. The book was initially released last 2008 to much acclaim. Critics gave The Hunger Games good reviews because of the themes covered by the book. Stephen King, an acclaimed writer himself, gave The Hunger Games a good review. The book covers a vast range of themes that include inequality, effects of war, poverty, and hope among other things. Despite covering a wide range of themes, the book has gained mass appeal because of the love triangle among its main characters namely Katniss, Peeta, and Gale. The Hunger Games is the first book of the trilogy.

The Hunger Games Overview

The story unfolds on a nation called Panem. The state is cut into districts wherein The Capitol is the governing body. As punishment, The Capitol has created the annual Hunger Games wherein children from 12 to 18 must go head-to-head until one person remains standing. Two tributes, a girl and boy, are chosen from each district for the games. Katniss volunteered herself as tribute in place of her sister Prim, and Peeta was the other tribute chosen through the lottery. Katniss and Peeta are trained by Haymitch, a former tribute from District 12. Haymitch shows the two tributes the ropes and the things they need to do to get sponsors for the event.

Peeta plays up his role as tribute and knows exactly what to say in front of the cameras. Katniss has a harder time being part of the show. Peeta tells live television that he has a crush on his fellow tribute Katniss. Katniss, despite being more skilled than Peeta, finds it difficult to play along.

As soon as the games begin, blood has been shed and lives lost. Katniss and Peeta survive the first wave of attacks and deaths. Katniss finds herself alone in the woods while the other tributes band together to hunt down the others. Katniss soon discovers that Peeta has aligned himself with the strong tributes. She defends herself by hiding up in the trees and strikes at the right moment to net her first kill. Peeta later leaves the alliance he made because of his injuries. Katniss finds Peeta and finally decides to play along with the supposed love affair. The two faced the last tribute Cato and a pack of wild dogs. The moment Cato died, Katniss and Peeta decide to commit suicide together to avoid killing each other. Just before Katniss and Peeta swallow the poison berries the announcer tells them that they have just won the Hunger Games. The two continue to play the role of star-crossed lovers as they leave the arena. They must now go on a tour to the other districts saying what the Capitol wants them to say.

The allegory behind the book carries on in each page. The audiobook is masterfully voiced to ensure that each reader feels every emotion felt by the protagonists. The popularity of the audiobook has soared because of the voice acting and convenience it offers. The audiobook format is easy to download and find online.

The Hunger Games
Published by: Scholastic Audio
Date Published: 10/01/2008
ISBN: 9780439023528

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