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Summary

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

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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.

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Great performance

This narrator is excellent! He slips in and out of accents and voices confidently and seems to be immersed in the story he's telling.

The book itself was flagging a bit by the end. Too many moments when the baddie could kill the goodie or vice versa but the writer wants to spin it out for no plausible reason other than - apparently - to load in more tragedy, more cruelty and more impossible-dilemma-porn. The trilogy as a whole is very good and very original, even though it could use some shortening. Definitely recommended as a performance.

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Good series

Bought all the books from this series and enjoyed them all, the characters are all well portrayed by the narrators.

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Amazing

Monsters of men is an amazing finale to the chaos walking trilogy. It's fast paced, exhilarating, fresh and adrenaline pumping. I loved it.

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Awesome!

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.

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loved it but it dragged

awesome ending, just felt too long? don't regret the token x x x x x

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Monstrous Men

Enjoyable emotional rollercoaster for me covering a brave new world and the quandries of being human. Bit longwinded at times, but it got there in the end.

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amazing

I loved this finale it had just about everything in there to keep me guessing whats next. I am now a fan of Patrick Ness.

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one of the best books I have heard. a must listen

brilliant. gripping. you will not be disappointed. i felt so invested in all the characters

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So good! Narrated beautifully

I am so gutted it's finished if honest. was so nice to get to know them all. Thank you