Sean McGillivray

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good prequel, narration... not so much

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Reviewed: 2020-05-23

Suzanne Collins did a great job writing a coming of age story about a villain who changed the course of history in Panem. You can easily see how he got from the end of this book, to who he is 64 years later. She wove in some nice connections to the other stories, and developed Snow in a way that lets you see why Katniss would be so threatening to him.


The narration would have been fine, if it were only male characters being voiced. However, when he reads female voices, the narration becomes cloying... when the female characters sing, which they do a lot in the second half, the narration becomes intolerable. Had there been more of this in the first half I might not have finished the audiobook.

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