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Predator's Gold

Mortal Engines, Book 2
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Series: Mortal Engines, Book 2
Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (165 ratings)

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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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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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Well worth reading

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

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Loved it

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

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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.



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  • Kristin
  • 06-11-2018

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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  • Teill Claassen
  • 08-05-2019

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
  • 25-12-2017

Fascinating Story World

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

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  • Lynn Z.
  • 20-06-2019

loved it

really enjoyed the performance. the story was great. looking forward to listening to the next book.

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  • Carolyn Rutter
  • 23-05-2019

fantastic characters

so much more exciting than a book - the performance is like a full cast dramatisation. even the title music is worthy on its own.

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  • Brittany McCoy
  • 22-05-2019

it was decent. but had some very slow parts

it was agony getting through the slow parts. good plot, and the performance did the best that he could with the story he was given. it was very cutsie in how everything was tied up in a nice neat bow at the end though.

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  • Kowboyy
  • 18-05-2019

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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  • Jordan
  • 22-04-2019

Everything about this

I really enjoy this series. The man that reads it is very good and accents and reads with just enough gravitas. I enjoy the characters and the plot, and I feel the book is very well paced. I often worry with sequels that the story will just be a rehashing of what happened the first time but this was refreshingly different and still interesting. Love this series.

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  • Timothy Miller
  • 14-04-2019

I've really enjoyed the series so far

so far I have extremely enjoyed the series and I'm looking forward to reading the nest book the performer does an amazing job with the voices if each person sounds like and feels like they have their own personality and traits

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  • Elliot
  • 12-04-2019

so far so good

I am reading all of the books before I watch the movie. I am still disappointed by the fact I have heard negative reviews of the first movie. Especially considering how great the first book is. This book is phenomenal. I am looking forward to the next book. Thank you Philip Reeve.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-01-2018

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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  • Neil
  • 18-03-2018

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
  • 23-02-2018

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
  • 19-12-2017

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
  • 19-01-2018

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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  • ian
  • 14-03-2019

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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  • Deborah
  • 15-02-2018

did 2 books in a row and will get the next

really enjoying the consept and the word. the story is well played out. the voice is well rounded and played

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-06-2019

Brilliant series

Loved it, can't wait to continue the series, just wish the film was even half as goos as the books as always

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-2019

Not a patch on the first book

Takes forever to get going... So much description of boring stuff that it really makes it hard to care what happens to our heroes Tom and Hester.

We really tried to stick with it but gave up half way because NOTHING HAPPENS.

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  • Pol Steele
  • 06-05-2019

A Fantastic Sequel Rolling On!

An amazing continuation of this outstanding Steampunk adventure featuring another brilliant vocal performance from Barnaby Edwards!