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A Darkling Plain

Mortal Engines, Book 4
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Length: 15 hrs and 31 mins
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Summary

The final book of the thrilling Predator Cities series!

London is a radioactive ruin.

But Tom and Wren discover that the old predator city hides an awesome secret that could bring an end to the war. But as they risk their lives in its dark underbelly, time is running out. Alone and far away, Hester faces a fanatical enemy who possesses the weapons and the will to destroy the entire human race.

The final book in the Predator Cities series, Philip Reeve's A Darkling Plain is the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

©2006 Philip Reeve (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

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Mortal Engines Series

I have just binge listened to this fantastic series of books. I read them years ago but to hear Philip Reeves world and characters brought to life by Barnaby Edwards made me re-read them. The stories throughout the Mortal Engine series really ignite the imagination, they are so solidly thought out. This is definitely one series I would be happy to listen to over and over.

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Just Brilliant

A great end to the story right down to the last paragraph and another great performance by Barnaby Edwards.

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Wow.

wow, what a story. what an ending!
(it wants more words for the review but all I can say it wow. it's wonderful)

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Terrific book

Loved the whole series, this book convinced me to stop sleeping around and find a wife. It will change your life, I was but a boy before I read this book, now I have blossomed into a man.

(I hope they don't ruin the film now)

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A breathtaking story

An inspired and truly breath taking story that will stay with me for years, brilliant.

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Made me sad to finish. Amazing

I thought it was brilliant. Probably the best series I've ever read. Cannot see how the film will live up to the books

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  • Owen
  • Thetford, United Kingdom
  • 21-01-19

A fitting series end

All of the series have been well narrated and this final book ties up all the threads well. Enjoyed them all and an enjoyable listen for children and adults.

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marvellous finale to a great quartet of books!

Audible, stop insisting on a fifteen word minimum for reviews. You are putting people off writing one at all!

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A must have series

what an ending to the mortal engine series love
all 4 of these book a must in your library

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A triumph

Reeve may have written these as kids books, but re-reading them again as an adult they lose none of their magic, and if anything they've become funnier and more powerful.

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  • Flower Power
  • 15-12-18

Best ending ever.

By the time you’ve gotten to this fourth book you are already committed to the story so I will spare everyone commentary there. What I will say is that it is exceedingly rare for Sci-fi/fantasy stories to tie up all loose ends and craft such a neat and clean “full circle” which brings the reader back to the beginning and with such a sense of satisfaction.

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  • Eric Farrow
  • 06-08-18

Compelling series - great final entry

I enjoyed all 4 books in this series (sometimes called Mortal Engines; sometimes called Hungry City Chronicles) equally. Barnaby Edwards's performance is nuanced and skilled; you can tell right away who's talking and can get to know the characters better based on how he brings them to life. I'm very excited for the movie of book 1 (Mortal Engines), which comes out later this year. Great sci-fi series, highly recommended.

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  • S. Norton
  • 21-01-19

best in the series

I enjoyed this book more than any in the series. great way to end it

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  • Daniel Waldron
  • 15-01-19

I liked this series before but now I love it

I got into the series because of the trailers for the movie. I liked the first book more than the movie. I love this series now if only because of the conclusion this book gave it. While the premise is fairly outlandish the characters bring it to life. I would whole heatedly recommend this to almost anyone.

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  • Trickle
  • 06-01-19

The best for last

A classic for our time, with an amazing message for those who listen. Romeo and Juliet could not understand the depths of this love story.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 03-01-19

another solid story<br />

I love these stories and will pass them on. So original and full of life.

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  • David
  • 26-12-18

Emotional end to an epic story

one of the best endings I have ever read, absolutely heart wrenching and wonderful! Fantastic :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-12-18

A wonderful epic adventure

In this quartet, Philip Reeve manages to accomplish several wonderful biographies encapsulated within a singular and concise story line. Barnaby Edwards brings the cast to life vividly.

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  • El Reviewer
  • 13-12-18

Probably the best book on the quartet.

This is an amazing work by Philip Reeve. The story ties pretty much all loose ends, it finishes in an amazing way and it is nothing but enhanced by the magnificent performance of the narrator. Definitely worth your listening time!

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  • Caleb Grady
  • 08-12-18

What a rollercoaster!

An amazing conclusion to a awesome series! So good I can even describe it. I would definitely recommend it!