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‘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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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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Such a fabulous trilogy

Such a wonderful trilogy, absolutely recommend. Really love the concept of the noise and I can’t wait to listen again!

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chaos walking trilogy

Amazing story with so much depth. Characters alive and narration is extraordinary throughout. definitely recommended.

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what an amazing narrator oh my god..

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

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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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Good story with a few holes.

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

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  • Mr. D. V. Carruthers
  • 18-08-2011

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
  • 14-08-2015

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
  • 02-06-2013

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
  • 07-04-2013

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
  • 23-12-2012

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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  • John
  • 20-06-2021

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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  • veronica faid
  • 22-04-2021

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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  • Lingster
  • 03-04-2021

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 27-03-2021

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-2021

So good! Narrated beautifully

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

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