Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Hunger Games





We just finished listening to The Hunger Games here at the studio.  We invested weeks of our air time listening to this unexpectedly enthralling trilogy of books (which we did not know was being made into a movie until we finished the first book and said...someone should make this into a movie ...and then the internet told us they were).  We enjoyed just about all of it.  It made for great conversation in the studio as we all speculated about what would happen next, when the revolution would happen, how it would happen and who would die trying to make it happen.  Until the last few chapters of the last book.  I won't spoil the ending, but if you have even the tiniest shred of a feminist bone in your body (of which Moop studios has many) you will not like the way this book ends.  Now that we've spent the last few hours ranting about how it ends so status quo…so, non-empowering….so, reinforcing of cultural norms...so, blah….we don't know what to go on to next!  Any ideas?  Over the last few weeks we've listened to Tina Fey's Bossypants (full of awesome feminist bones), Go Down Together: a book about Bonnie and Clyde (which I would recommend to anyone) and The Omnivore's Dilema (again).  

Tell me what you're listening to!  I would love to know.

6 comments:

  1. I've never listened to an audiobook but have done plenty of reading lately. I really loved The Night Circus, it was awesome.

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  2. Try Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. A real epic!

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  3. Try Pillars of the Earth. A wonderful medieval epic!

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  4. i loved the hunger games but the ending was a bit blah. even though i have no idea how i wanted it to end i knew that was not it! i just finished a visit from the goon squad. it was pretty good give it a try.

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  5. currently listening to Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood, hunger games was quite enjoyable.

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  6. 11/22/63 by Stephen King
    I read it and loved it so the audiobook would probably be good.

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