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Jo Reed and Michele Cobb Revisit the World of the Hunger Games
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On today’s episode, host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb revisit the Hunger Games, this time through the eyes of Coriolanus Snow. Narrator Santino Fontana captures fans’ attention and hearts with his impactful performance of the prequel to the popular YA trilogy. Listeners discover how Snow morphed from an impoverished, sentimental teenager into a man who became the merciless leader of Panem. Fontana’s consistent characterizations guide listeners through the multilayered story as he builds suspense and maximizes the excitement. Get a behind-the-scenes peek into Panem and the ever more dangerous Hunger Games.
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