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More Than This Audiobook

More Than This

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Publisher's Summary

A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What's going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonising memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this ...

©2013 Patrick Ness (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"[Ness has] outdone himself ... a terrific exemplar of the eternal teenage desire for there to be, in the words of the novel's title, "more than this" - more than a world in which prejudice and hypocrisy dictate how people should or shouldn't live their lives." (Guardian)

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    Philip Burford, United Kingdom 05/04/2015
    Philip Burford, United Kingdom 05/04/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Less than that"

    Surprised myself by really enjoying the 'Chaos Walking' trilogy, unlike its target audience (my children), and, buoyed by Simon Mayo's enthusiasm, plunged straight in here. And I persevered, as perserverence had paid with 'The Knife of...'. But when you no longer look forward to plugging in the headphones, it's time to give up. Self-regarding, Mitch Albom-esqe and ultimately uber-depressing. Not for me, I'm afraid.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs A 27/03/2015
    Mrs A 27/03/2015 Member Since 2016

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    "Excellent tale!"
    Where does More Than This rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its not my favourite, but better than some I have listened too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the constant guessing - where is he? what is it all about?


    Any additional comments?

    Great book for OLDER children - wouldn't really reccomend for 11-13, unless thye are mature as there is a mature scene with the main character and his boyfriend in bed. It isn't graphic - but IMO, its not suitable for younger audiances.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rhyian 06/03/2015
    Rhyian 06/03/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Really great read"

    I have heard a lot of hype for this book so I eventually caved in and got it and wasn't disappointed. I was hooked within a few chapters (nice bite sized ones too), the reader is brilliant, I would put this on par with Ready Player One.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee Jones 29/08/2014
    Lee Jones 29/08/2014
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    "amazing book...truly gripping"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story was mesmerizing throughout with twists and turns you just don't expect. The style of the book makes you feel as though you are right there with the characters.


    What about Nick Podehl’s performance did you like?

    Nicks brings the charatcters to life, almost making them leap of the page as you listen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I was hooked from chapter one and couldn't wait to get to the next chapter, wondering what twist the book will take next


    Any additional comments?

    highly recommended...a very good book which will leave you demanding a sequel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    PomegranatesAndStories UK 04/11/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Strange but fun"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of More Than This?

    The feeling of anxiety the first chapters gave me. The awakening and the movement of the character in the new place was quite disturbing ..but made me want to know more.


    Any additional comments?

    Great read. Very unusual story, taking you through all the emotions and letting you wanting more ..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    laura WARMINSTER, United Kingdom 12/01/2015
    laura WARMINSTER, United Kingdom 12/01/2015
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    "breath taking"
    Would you consider the audio edition of More Than This to be better than the print version?

    Its just as I imagined it would be reading the book!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    big reveal in the grave yard >.<


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    know yourself and go in swinging!


    Any additional comments?

    My favorite book! True cry yourself silly, thought provoking and a story that stick with you i your heart! >.< Love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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