The monster showed up after midnight. As they do. But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the nightmare he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming.... This monster, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final story idea of Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself.
Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults.
©2011 Patrick Ness (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
“Compelling ... powerful and impressive." (Philip Pullman, author of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy)
“Brilliant and elegant, with all the thrills and ambition you would expect from the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy." (Frank Cottrell Boyce, award-winning author of Millions and Cosmic)
“Haunting, lyrical, powerful, and true. Patrick Ness has crafted a masterful story about grief and loss, love and hope that lingers in the heart like a ghost.” (Libba Bray, author of the Printz Award-winning novel Going Bovine)
"Exceptional ... this is storytelling as it should be - harrowing, lyrical, and transcendent." (Meg Rosoff, author of the Printz Award–winning novel How I Live Now)
Patrick Ness has written a book that will stay with me for a very long time. The human condition is so well depicted, our vulnerability, our capacity for self-deception, and our lack of seeing beyond the situation directly in front of us. Isaac's narration kept me enthralled, wanting to know what was next, all the while knowing what the final outcome would be.
Este año leí, mejor dicho escuché 5 audiolibros y sin duda este fue el mejor, no solo por la historia, la cual es muy buena y toca el tema de la pérdida y la muerte de forma interesante, si no también por la grandiosa narración de Jason Isaacs, sus cambios de voz, la entonación todo fue perfecto, juro que nunca había escuchado un libro narrado con tanta fuerza.
Honestamente que Isaacs fuera el narrador de esta grandiosa historia le agregó muchísimo valor, pues estoy segura que no habría disfrutado el audiolibro del modo que lo hice si lo hubiera narrado alguien más.
To be honest it was the end when the fourth tale began and Conor told his truth...
I don't really read a lot of books about grief and death but one comes to mind. There is a children's book called, 'My Father's Arms Are A Boat' by Stein Erik Lunde and Oyvind Torseter that deal with sorrow and grief and like this book the illustrations are heavy on the page and almost anointed with mourning and anguish.
This is my first time hearing him as narrator and I have to say he did an amazing job. There is a lot of emotion to convey and for some characters not to convey and he did all of them. He ran the gamut of emotions and I think this book is great but his narration made the book even greater for me.
The last half of the book is what got to me. It made me cry and then sit in silence for a while.
This story offers comfort to those who have gone through something similar, but even if you haven't you would still feel the truths in this story.
The whole story had a central focused idea about an emotion and growing beyond the pain of it. Interestingly done. Looking forward to seeing the movie!
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