Having previously narrated murder mysteries from Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson, and Chelsea Cain, Carolyn McCormick made a triumphant entrance into young adult audiobooks with Suzanne Collins's THE HUNGER GAMES, "a riveting dystopia story of a fascist United States, where rebellious districts are punished by the government with the annual Reaping." This year's sequel, CATCHING FIRE, picks up shortly after where THE HUNGER GAMES left off. Our review raves, "McCormick delivers the first-person narrative of Katniss, the heroine whose brilliant strategy turned her and her partner, Peeta, into victors. McCormick's phrasing is clipped, almost staccato, a style that embodies Katniss's secretive, wary attitudes. At the climax McCormick narrates at a breakneck pace as Katniss and Peeta compete against all previous winners of the combat tournament. Listeners will be eager for the next installment." We're equally eager to hear more from Carolyn McCormick.--
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