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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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good book great audio quality<br />

loved it will get the next one. the quality was top notch. and the voice was good

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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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Love this series of books

A good continuation of Reeves' unique world. Good narrator as well. Would recommend any of his books.

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FANTASTIC

Great book, make sure you have enough credits to go straight onto the next one because there is a cliff hanger ending!!

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Great characters

Really enjoy these books. Hester's character, especially, is great and complicated. On to the next one!

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  • Nancy D.
  • 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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  • Harry V Branch III
  • 19-01-18

Slightly disappointing

Characters seem static and almost unrelatable. First in the series i was actually dissatisfied with.

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  • CN
  • 11-01-19

infernal devices

I really liked it. I'd give it a 4.5.


it was really entertaining, but pretty sad. I didn't want to keep listening to it after Hester ran away. it was really sad.

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  • Aximili
  • 29-12-18

really good voice acting

I didn't expect the voice acting to be done so well. every character sounds distinct and the accents sound natural and real. Excellent job.

The story is great too, but that goes without saying.

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  • Lindsey Soliday
  • 20-12-18

Ooof! That Ending!

Another fun chapter in the Mortal Engines series. But, ooof! That ending! My heart still hurts. So glad there's a Book 4, because I really need to know what happens next.

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  • Design Gypsy
  • 19-12-18

Just as good as the first and second books

It is just nice to listen to Evan tho its pretty scary I just think it’s good you cloud say amazing but Philip reeve has done a great job well done Philip reeve!!!

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  • Michael Gast
  • 15-12-18

Barnaby Edwards shines

I honestly feel that if it wasn't for Barnaby Edwards performance of this book I would have given it a lower rating. I still have one more book to go but this one just made me feel at multiple points that they should have ended the series with book 2. Barnaby really carried this story with his excellent performance

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  • Amanda
  • 14-12-18

Probably least favorite of the series

Hooked at this point so I’m going to finish. Feel like book 3 is starting to lack the freshness.

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  • Neorev
  • 07-08-18

Excellent continuation of the Mortal Engines story

Loved it - Really enjoying digging into the background/future after Mortal Engines. Can’t wait for more.

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  • Hoodwinx
  • 31-07-18

Brutal, Dashing and Delightful

On a road trip from Anchorage to Louisiana with my daughter and 10 year old grandson, we needed to find something that was interesting to all of us. After seeing a movie preview for Mortal Engines we decided on this series. Wow! All I can say is after driving 10 - 12 hours a day, we still wanted to get back in the car for story time. We were enchanted with it. In Mortal Engines we loved that the little city of Anchorage was a survivor (not a spoiler) and it actually had a lot of local history. In some places, it may have been a little brutal with the combat passages, but you will survive. The characters were all wonderful and interesting. I don't know how to review and give it justice. The narrator was great, easily understood, voice changing between characters did not sound silly. You will not be disappointed with this book. You can listen with your children, grandchildren or alone and still be enchanted.