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Monsters of Men

Written by: Patrick Ness
Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
Length: 15 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Teen & Young Adult

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Publisher's Summary

‘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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  • Mr. D. V. Carruthers
  • 18-08-11

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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  • Colin
  • 14-08-15

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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  • Grant
  • 02-06-13

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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  • Sophie
  • 07-04-13

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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  • Zathras
  • 23-12-12

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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  • Liz
  • 13-11-19

Riveting to the end!

Loved the dramatics and the voices. It builds to the end and doesn't disappoint. The whole series is brilliant and this is my second time of listening to the trilogy and it hasn't disappointed. Listen to it!

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  • goldengem
  • 08-11-19

Brilliant

Narrated very well. Full of twists and turns. I loved it. I couldn't stop listening.

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  • Sarah
  • 27-10-19

Wow, just wow!

Please don't stop after the first book; it just gets better and better! These books are often categorised as teen fiction but I think every adult should read them too. They are extraordinary.

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  • EmilyT
  • 11-07-19

Just brilliant!

Love this series, so sad that it is over! About to try to prequal now

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  • Daniel Rogers
  • 04-02-19

Truly amazing

I loved this book so much it made me cry, laugh and be horrified by what happened to all the characters.
The amazingly well written characters of all the people we love, I love.
All I can say is that if anyone anywhere ever asks for a book to read I will always say this trilogy of great, heart warming books.

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  • Gina L Sanderson
  • 10-07-17

Best Narrator EVER

great story. truly amazing narrator who played every character so well you forget is one person reading. BRILLIANT

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  • Haris
  • 27-09-19

what an amazing narrator oh my god..

amazing , captivating , compelling . one of the best narration I have ever heard

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-09-19

Heart Stopping to the End

what an amazing series. I just loved listening to this. The narrator does an incredible job of bringing all the characters to life. I didn't want it to stop but I also wanted to know the end. loved it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-12-18

Good story with a few holes.

Apart from the illogical arguments and dialogues it's a great book to finish the series.