Winner of the Carnegie Prize 2011
'War,' says the Mayor, 'at last.' Three armies march on New Prentisstown, each one intent on destroying the others. Todd and Viola are caught in the middle, with no chance of escape. As the battles commence, how can they hope to stop the fighting? How can there ever be peace when they're so hopelessly outnumbered? And if war makes monsters of men, what terrible choices await? But then a third voice breaks into the battle, one bent on revenge....
The electrifying finale to the award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy, Monsters of Men is a heart-stopping novel about power, survival, and the devastating realities of war.
©2010 Patrick Ness (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
"Really impressive ending and great narration."
Again, the narration is fantastic by humphrey bower, he is the best I've come across for narration, each character immediately clear.
The best description I can come up with for this trilogy is suggest you imagine the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy combined with the tone of 'The Road'.
That description is intended as a compliment as I enjoyed both of those immensely. Heartily recommend this trilogy.
Monsters of men is an amazing finale to the chaos walking trilogy. It's fast paced, exhilarating, fresh and adrenaline pumping. I loved it.
"Top Class Narration!!"
I cannot recommend the Chaos Walking series enough. Patrick Ness has written a classic here and I demand a film adaptation!! I don't think I would have loved the books as much as I did, had it not been for Humphrey Bower's brilliant narration.
This is a fantastic climax to the three book story and was so well read that I'll be seeking more by both this author and voice actor.
"Boring..just get on with it"
This was I think the third in a trilogy but when I downloaded it, I thought it was the second, so the first part made no sense. Frankly, I was really disappointed, particularly after I adored the first book so much. Audible, it was not clear at all that I was buying the 3rd book and I'm annoyed by this - you should make it very clear where a book comes in a series. All in all, I was bored by the very same characters who had captivated me in book one. I guess you can have too much of a good thing.
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