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Predator's Gold

Mortal Engines, Book 2
Written by: Philip Reeve
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The second book in the exciting Predator Cities series!

When Tom and Hester's little scrapyard aircraft is pursued by rocket-firing gunships, the ice city offers sanctuary. But it is no safe refuge. Devastated by plague and haunted by ghosts, Anchorage is heading for the Dead Continent.

©2003 Philip Reeve (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

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  • Kristin
  • 06-11-18

the middle was disappointing

the beginning was good, the ending was good, the middle was insufferable. I only finished it because the first book was Mortal engines. Without giving too much away, I struggled through that cliche big misunderstanding Trope where all the characters have an unneeded conflict and then have to go and mope and do things that are completely out of their character. if you can get through that, it's almost worth it for the end.

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  • Kowboyy
  • 18-05-19

Book 2 emphasizes that this series is a YA title

I didn't enjoy this as much as Book #1. This title made the series to me a definite YA title. It did, however, leave me in suspense enough to finish the series.

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  • Teill Claassen
  • 08-05-19

great series. well read

I love the depth of character and plot twists!
well performed and easy to follow.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-12-17

Fascinating Story World

The story is strongly written and the world building is interesting and original. Well done.

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  • Jim
  • 11-01-20

The story you must find out what's next continue s

I just loved the first book. it was such a unique and compelling story I listened to the first one so fast, this one is just about as great and a great second story in a book leaving you interested in how it ends, so we got the last book and I will start it right now as I just finished this one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-12-19

5 stars are underated

Best fiction i’ve read since harry potter. damn original and full of surprises. Higly higly recommneded

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  • EJC
  • 04-12-19

more give me more

no spoilers. just wholeheartedly recommended. adventures, drama, love triangle and omg moments that will leave you hungry for more. great writing awesome audio and just wow

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  • Tara Daly
  • 17-10-19

Good story in a great setting

This is a good follow up to the first book. The point of view switches up a lot more so you can see what motivates the main characters, and not just focus on Tom. Story is rather predictable, but it's the setting and the
Uniqueness of the world that make it a good read.

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  • Plinky
  • 13-10-19

Brilliant

Unputdownable. Worthy successor to book one. Going straight to book three. Thank you Mr. Reeve

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-09-19

AMAZING, STUNNING, BRILLIANT

Wonderful, fun adventure of Tom and Hester and more new names and faces. Excellently written.

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  • Alex Taylor
  • 23-01-18

Exciting adventure

Even better and more exciting than the first one!! This only makes me more excited to listen to the 3rd and 4th books, although will be surprised if they beat this book.

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  • ian
  • 14-03-19

great read

second book flows on from a great read excellent story really enjoyed this book look forward to the next one

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  • Neil
  • 18-03-18

Better than the first<br />

Wow, this second book in series is even better than the first. A performance to match the greats and a story that will hook you from the start. Enjoy

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-18

Brilliant continuation

A different story following some of the same characters expanding on this imaginative world.....Brilliant , I’m off to download the next one .

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  • Brian
  • 19-12-17

Traction cities move on!

I read the book with my son a few years ago . Revisiting it through Audible has been great fun, and Barnaby Edwards’ narration is first rate. The characterisations are first rate, the plot draws you in, and I was completely emersed in the world of traction cities. Can’t wait to get started on ‘Infernal Devices’

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  • Will Malone
  • 19-01-18

a great read

carried on straight after the first book this did not didssapoint will read the next in the series for sure .

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  • maxime
  • 24-03-19

Great read!

I like the author's voice in the story, and about voice, Barnaby Edwards delivers a great performance with the different voices, it's almost like watching a movie!

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  • Mrs. S. J. Caldwell
  • 19-02-19

Listening as a family

Even better than the first book and managed to keep mum, dad and boys aged 11 and 13 hooked. Good to read together.

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  • Jon
  • 15-01-19

Exciting story for all the family

Absolutely loved it!! Great performance and story. I've listened to it several times its superb

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-01-19

Nice follow up to book 1

Good read, Love how Hetty's character develops. Couple of good plot twists too. Couple of giggles at the names of towns or people.

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  • CamJam
  • 31-01-18

Exceptional story and performance.

I am new to this genre but am so glad to have found it.

If you enjoyed Mortal Engines, this one is just as good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-01-18

Well worth reading

I really enjoyed this book as much as the first well worth reading I say.

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  • LOGA CHANDRAKUMAR
  • 15-08-18

Loved it

I’m hooked on the series. Fills the hole left by hp. Recommend it highly to anyone

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-12-17

Not at all childish!

Published as a children's book but at 62 I found it a very satisfying and engaging tale.
Well written and equally well performed in this audio version.
Better than the sloppy writing and editing of many, so called, adult offerings.