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The Hunger Games

by Collins, Suzanne.

Format: Book on MP3 Disc 2008
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Audio Visual YA PLAYAWAY C (20)
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  YA PLAYAWAY C (20)
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Audio Visual PLAY FIC COL
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
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Green Tree Public Library Young Adult PlayAways YA MP3 COL
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult PlayAways
 
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Monroeville Public Library Audio YPL COLLINS Suzanne Unabridged
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Audio
 
Call Number  YPL COLLINS Suzanne Unabridged
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Audio Books YA PL COLLINS Suzanne
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Audio Books
 
Call Number  YA PL COLLINS Suzanne
 
 
Sewickley Public Library AV - Playaways MP3 F COL
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Teen Audiobooks TEEN-PL ADV COLLINS H1
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Teen Audiobooks
 
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Young Adult Audio CHECKED OUT
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Young Adult Audio
 
Status  CHECKED OUT
 
 
Summary
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This is a grand-opening salvo in a new series by the author of the Underland Chronicles. Sixteen-year-old Katniss poaches food for her widowed mother and little sister from the forest outside the legal perimeter of District 12, the poorest of the dozen districts constituting Panem, the North American dystopic state that has replaced the U.S. in the not-too-distant future. Her hunting and tracking skills serve her well when she is then cast into the nation's annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death where contestants must battle harsh terrain, artificially concocted weather conditions, and two teenaged contestants from each of Panem's districts. District 12's second tribute is Peeta, the baker's son, who has been in love with Katniss since he was five. Each new plot twist ratchets up the tension, moving the story forward and keeping the reader on edge. Although Katniss may be skilled with a bow and arrow and adept at analyzing her opponents' next moves, she has much to learn about personal sentiments, especially her own. Populated by three-dimensional characters, this is a superb tale of physical adventure, political suspense, and romance.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "If there really are only seven original plots in the world, it's odd that "boy meets girl" is always mentioned, and "society goes bad and attacks the good guy" never is. Yet we have Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The House of the Scorpion-and now, following a long tradition of Brave New Worlds, The Hunger Games. Collins hasn't tied her future to a specific date, or weighted it down with too much finger wagging. Rather less 1984 and rather more Death Race 2000, hers is a gripping story set in a postapocalyptic world where a replacement for the United States demands a tribute from each of its territories: two children to be used as gladiators in a televised fight to the death. Katniss, from what was once Appalachia, offers to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, but after this ultimate sacrifice, she is entirely focused on survival at any cost. It is her teammate, Peeta, who recognizes the importance of holding on to one's humanity in such inhuman circumstances. It's a credit to Collins's skill at characterization that Katniss, like a new Theseus, is cold, calculating and still likable. She has the attributes to be a winner, where Peeta has the grace to be a good loser. It's no accident that these games are presented as pop culture. Every generation projects its fear: runaway science, communism, overpopulation, nuclear wars and, now, reality TV. The State of Panem-which needs to keep its tributaries subdued and its citizens complacent-may have created the Games, but mindless television is the real danger, the means by which society pacifies its citizens and punishes those who fail to conform. Will its connection to reality TV, ubiquitous today, date the book? It might, but for now, it makes this the right book at the right time. What happens if we choose entertainment over humanity? In Collins's world, we'll be obsessed with grooming, we'll talk funny, and all our sentences will end with the same rise as questions. When Katniss is sent to stylists to be made more telegenic before she competes, she stands naked in front of them, strangely unembarrassed. "They're so unlike people that I'm no more self-conscious than if a trio of oddly colored birds were pecking around my feet," she thinks. In order not to hate these creatures who are sending her to her death, she imagines them as pets. It isn't just the contestants who risk the loss of their humanity. It is all who watch. Katniss struggles to win not only the Games but the inherent contest for audience approval. Because this is the first book in a series, not everything is resolved, and what is left unanswered is the central question. Has she sacrificed too much? We know what she has given up to survive, but not whether the price was too high. Readers will wait eagerly to learn more. Megan Whalen Turner is the author of the Newbery Honor book The Thief and its sequels, The Queen of Attolia and The King of Attolia. The next book in the series will be published by Greenwillow in 2010. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Series Collins, Suzanne. Hunger Games (Scholastic Audiobooks) ; bk. 1.
#1 - The Hunger games
#2 - Catching fire
#3 - Mockingjay
Subjects Survival -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Television programs -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Contests -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Survival -- Fiction.
Television programs -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Contests -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [New York?] :Scholastic Audiobooks :2008
[Chagrin Falls, Ohio?] Findaway World,
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors McCormick, Carolyn.
Scholastic Audiobooks.
Findaway World, LLC.
Participants/Performers Read by Carolyn McCormick.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from Playaway label.
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback.
Accompanying material may vary.
System Details Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Description 1 audio media player (11 hr., 11 min.) : digital ; 3 1/4 x 2 in.
ISBN 9781606406823
1606406825
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