The Hunger Games is the first book in the young adult dystopian series written by Suzanne Collins and one of the most famous novels of the genre. Now you can easily enjoy it with The Hunger Games audiobook shared by Free Audiobooks Online anytime.
Main story of The Hunger Games audiobook trilogy is set in the dystopian, post-apocalyptic republic of Panem, which is located in North America, in an undefined future time. The country is divided into twelve (formerly thirteen) impoverished districts ruled by the Capitol, which is situated in the Rocky Mountains.
The Games are a televised competition in which “tributes” are compelled to battle to the death in a deadly public arena. Food, supplies, and riches are given to the winning tribute and his or her home region. The Hunger Games serve to entertain the Capitol while also reminding the districts of the Capitol’s power and lack of regret or forgiveness for the failed rebellion of the current contenders’ forefathers.
Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl from District 12 who volunteers for the 74th Hunger Games in place of her younger sister Primrose Everdeen, is the protagonist of The Hunger Games audiobook. Peeta Mellark was also chosen from District 12. They are mentored by Haymitch Abernathy, the district’s sole living victor, who won 24 years ago and has since lived a secluded life of alcoholism.
Later in The Hunger Games audiobook, Katniss joins forces with Rue, a young tribute from District 11 who reminds Katniss of her sister, in the arena. Katniss arranges flowers around Rue’s body as a show of resistance to the Capitol when she is killed. Because neither of them wants to kill the other, Katniss devises a plan to commit double suicide by eating deadly berries. This pushes the government to make a last-minute concession in order to spare their lives. Katniss develops true affections for Peeta during and after the Games, which she fights to reconcile with her feelings for Gale.
At the end of this The Hunger Games audiobook, Haymitch reminds her that the threat is still present. The authorities are enraged at having been duped, and the only way to appease them is for her to claim that her acts were motivated by her love for Peeta. Peeta is shocked to find out about the lie on the way home.
The novels’ major themes include skepticism of authority (both adults and the government), class discrimination and caste, resistance, entertainment ethics, and, most importantly, the origins and effects of war. Suzanne Collins also references “righteous war,” gladiatorial fighting, and starvation in her novel. The power and illusions of television, as well as war as a result of climatic disaster, have been mentioned as themes. This is the reason why The Hunger Games audiobook is so famous and every reader loves it since the first publishing on September 14th, 2008.
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