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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
- A Hunger Games Novel
- Written by: Suzanne Collins
- Narrated by: Santino Fontana
- Length: 16 hrs and 16 mins
It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low.
good prequel, narration... not so much
- By Sean McGillivray on 2020-05-23
A haunting and complex read
Back when I was younger, I was very into the hunger games series, so when I saw that this book was out, of course I had to hear it.
The writing and wording is smooth and good to listen to. The characters are complex and interesting. This book both haunted me with the dark tones and the way the main character justifies his actions, and left me spellbound with every twist and turn to come. The way the world is portrayed, just as dark as it always had been but more up front about it, absolutely absorbed me into it and captivated me.
I haven’t read or heard a book this good in a very long time. If you’re on the fence about this, it’s a must read in my opinion! Especially if you like the series, it’s an important read about some historical times in the world’s history.
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