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The Knife of Never Letting Go Audiobook

The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee - whose thoughts Todd can hear, too, whether he wants to or not -stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden - a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

©2008 Patrick Ness (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Furiously paced, terrifying, exhilarating, and heartbreaking, The Knife of Never Letting Go is a book that haunts your imagination." (Sunday Telegraph, UK)

"A penetrating look at...what it takes to be a man in a society gone horribly wrong." (Booklist)

"A series opener as promising as it is provocative." (The Horn Book)

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    Amazon Customer 09-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent story"

    I love Sci-if in general. This book is so interesting and really keeps the listener/reader engaged. The only part that annoyed me was the "Things noise" it was so high pitched and annoying but it was a very small part of the book. I look forward to the next one.

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    SCar 06-28-16
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    "Good Read!"

    I really enjoyed the book. It was the constant use of foul language I did not like. It truly was not needed.

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    Hannah 06-03-16
    Hannah 06-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A unstoppable read"

    From the beginning of the book I was hooked. all the non stop action, plot twists, and a love for west. Loved this book and look forward to the next

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    Brad Preslar 04-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "If you start this one, go ahead and buy the next"

    The writing was well-voiced and the characters interesting. The first person narrative is interesting, especially given the premise of the story. I suffered with them, rejoiced when they won, and was totally in this until the end. Oh, until the the very end.

    And then I was angry.

    I feel like an author owes me an ending. I've spent my money, given hours of my time, and when the end rolls around, I expect some kind of conclusion. And while you could argue that the character grows, demonstrates agency, and has an ending in this book, the two main characters are immediately thrown back into the fire, and then left dangling there like pigs on a spit.

    Their relief was a lie, they're still in danger, and you'd better run right out and buy book 2.

    I'm okay when an ending asks new questions, as long as it answers some of the questions the author has asked all along. I felt like all I got was more questions. So if you pick up this page turner, be ready to go on to the next one. Possibly the next one after that. When does it end?

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    cjw 03-26-16
    cjw 03-26-16
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    "Another one that I enjoyed listening to"

    WOW this is really a good book. It kept me interested all the way through it. You really need to listen to this one.

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    Tim Shaw San Antonio, TX 03-23-16
    Tim Shaw San Antonio, TX 03-23-16 Member Since 2015
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    "compelling story (despite using God's name in vain"

    not for kids(language )but it will keep you in your car after you get home

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    Andy Buford, GA, United States 01-29-16
    Andy Buford, GA, United States 01-29-16 Member Since 2013
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    "This was absolutely perfectly done."

    The noise concept is wonderfully captured and so well spoken. I haven't cried so much for a book in a long time.

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    janae 11-18-15
    janae 11-18-15
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    "amazing"

    loved it starts off slow but gets great n gets even better gotta get book 2

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    Laura Shaw East Windsor, NJ USA 09-06-15
    Laura Shaw East Windsor, NJ USA 09-06-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Awesome audio book"

    Roller coaster of a ride. Highly recommend the audio. Very fast paced. Cliffhanger ending. Need next book now. Awesome read.

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    Zoe 08-03-15
    Zoe 08-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "too Deppressing"

    The book was really sad. i couldn't stand the death of the dog. I think it should have had a happy ending.

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