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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,105 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: the Harvard Lampoon Narrator: Joy Osmanski Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games—the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover—she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This book makes me wish I’d never been shot.”

    Abraham Lincoln 

  • The Hunger Pains really struck a chord with me.”

    Kantkiss, protagonist of The Hunger Pains 

  • “The book always falls through my hands, but in an undeniably funny way.”  

    A Ghost

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brooke Sapper | 2/18/2014

    " Good God, this book was funny! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by LinseyM | 2/18/2014

    " This is pretty appalling stuff. I thought it would be funny but no, maybe it is because I love Collins' trilogy so much that to do this to it is sacrilegious. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Nicole | 2/1/2014

    " This book was so bad, that if it were an option, I would give it 0 stars. I get that it's a parody and maybe I would like their Twilight parody better because I hated Twilight, but this wasn't even funny to me. First of all, their humor was bad (they called Haymitch, Buttitch for one... seriously??) and I felt the whole story was just overall crappy (but maybe that's because I really enjoyed The Hunger Games, so it kind of irks me that people would make fun of it... I guess I should have expected that going in). The only redeeming quality of this book is that it was super short, so thankfully my misery was short-lived. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann | 1/18/2014

    " Sometimes lampoons/spoofs seem kind of brainless and silly to me, but this one had some thoughtful kickers, and managed to poke fun at both the The Hunger Games and the dystopian teen genre in general. I also liked the nod to Japan's Hunger Games predecessor, Battle Royale. "

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