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Summary

The third thrilling book in the stunning Predator Cities series!

The mighty engines of Anchorage have been rusted and dead for years. The derelict city no longer roams the Ice Wastes, but has settled on the edge of the land that was once America. Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw are happy in the safety of a static settlement, but their daughter, Wren, is desperate for adventure. When a dangerously charming submarine pirate offers her a chance to escape, Wren doesn't think twice about leaving her home and her parents behind. But the pirate wants something in return - Wren must steal the mysterious Tin Book. To do so will ignite a conflict that could tear the whole world apart.

©2005 Philip Reeve (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

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Fantastic

Each book builds on the last, and makes you crave for the next. Simply stunning.

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Another Mortal adventure

What did you like most about Infernal Devices?

This book picks up the story of the characters from Predators Gold fifteen years later. The story moves along at quite a pace, linking and interweaving characters from the past.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Wren is the new central character, Tom and Hester's daughter, who is whisked away in a limpet submarine to the strange, bohemian city of Brighton. Here characters new and old come together for a thrilling ending.

Which character – as performed by Barnaby Edwards – was your favourite?

Great vocalisation of all the characters, but Cynthia Twite is probably my favourite.

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Great Story, with an even better Performance!

I'm sad that these books seem so short, possibly would be better if the whole series was made one MASSIVE audiobook and could be played back to back. Otherwise, once again, a cracking listen. Barnaby Edwards is a great reader, emotive and imaginative. The jump forward in time from the first two books is a great story device and only increases the wide world of the mortal engines series.

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very enjoyable book, a great story and characters.

loved it, had trouble stopping listening to the story, very enjoyable journey with great story .

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Fantastic 3rd book in series

I really enjoyed this book. Very exciting fast paced story. I have to read something else in order to savour the last book in the series.

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Great books read brilliantly.

Although classed as teen fiction I have long thought this does disservice to the work of Philip Reeve which to me demonstrates Tolkien levels of imagination and depth but with a lighter heart.

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AMASSING 😆😆😆😆😆😆

Is is so exiting and. Loved it it is the best book that I have ever listened to and I have listened to many books in the past but this is outstanding bravo.

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these books keep getting better.

fantastic characters and an ever evolving story. can't wait for book 4!

high quality production also.

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Still holds up as an adult

I first read the series aged 10 or so and have been waiting for the audiobook version to come out for years. It does not disappoint.

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excellent

Another great episode in the series. was surprised when it ended and left me wanting more.

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  • 08-01-18

Horrible in the best way

I mean in terms of the story being about complex broken people. Reader beware, this is not a story about saints doing good deeds and not all the good guys get to ride into the sunset. There is a bit of plot contrivance but otherwise the story is compelling, if dark.

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  • 19-04-22

Odd and Interesting

A good continuation of the story, filled with bizarre but evocative descriptions. And, of course, a little painful.

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  • Mugg A Lunch
  • 01-03-22

Great story!

I am captivated by the characters. I love the story telling detail and the nuanced personality dynamics. I will finish the rest or these books!

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  • julie
  • 21-09-21

losing my interest

the first book was great, the second was alright but this one didn't keep my interest. it too forever to get through because it became predictable, boring and lacked the more complex character development of the first book.

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  • Frank M.
  • 04-09-20

Uninspired & Uninspiring

universe of ravenous roaming steampunk towns mired in bland, unlikable characters and dull static nonsense.

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  • Diana Bennett
  • 24-08-20

unique

surprised how much I have enjoyed this series looking forward lady installment how to read more

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  • 16-07-20

Had a good message at the end...

Just not as good as the previous books. I'm looking forward to the next one and hoping the story and character development will be better.

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  • Tim Beedle
  • 12-02-20

Probably My Favorite So Far

Wow! I’m slowly making my way through the Mortal Engines books and Infernal Devices is easily my favorite book so far. Not at all what I would have expected. In aging up the characters, Philip Reeve shows the way that bad mistakes can truly destroy lives and lends ambition and scope to his story. Can’t wait to start the final book.

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  • Patrick
  • 29-10-19

The Story of Entirely Unreasonable People

The story of how a bunch of people misjudge a disfigured woman to the point a man chooses his would be (and eventually will be) assassin over his wife. Also his daughter nearly destroys the world but blames her mum for everything.

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  • Russell Williams
  • 29-08-19

Fun book

Fun bookThis was a fun book to listen to, The author had a great imagination