Chaos Walking
Books in series7
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(4.1 based on 844 ratings)
  • 1

    The Knife of Never Letting Go

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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?

    Leila says: "Really, really good!"
    Really, really good!

    It's just an absolutely fantastic story, really poignant and moving, with a fast paced story line, that makes you want more. Great depth of character ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2012 by Leila (America)
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    The Knife of Never Letting Go: Chaos Walking, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (228)
    Story
    (230)

    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.

    C. Cole-Johnson says: "Edge of knife story"
    Edge of knife story

    I had already read this book and loved it. I was looking forward to the audio version but was afraid it could not recreate the "noise" as written in t..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 17 2010 by C. Cole-Johnson (Dallas, TX USA)
  • 2

    The Ask and the Answer: Chaos Walking, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Nick Podehl
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (192)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (152)

    Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor’s terrifying new order. But everything is shrouded in secrets. Where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then one day, the bombs begin to explode....

    Ryan says: "A wrenching continuation"
    A wrenching continuation

    While it had some weaknesses, the first book in this series, The Knife of Never Letting Go, won me over by telling an original story with some interes..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2013 by Ryan (Somerville, MA, United States)
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    The Ask and the Answer

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Fleeing before a relentless army, Todd has carried a desperately wounded Viola right into the hands of their worst enemy, Mayor Prentiss. Immediately separated from Viola and imprisoned, Todd is forced to learn the ways of the Mayor's new order. But what secrets are hiding just outside of town? And where is Viola? Is she even still alive? And who are the mysterious Answer? And then, one day, the bombs begin to explode....

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  • 3

    Monsters of Men: Chaos Walking, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Nick Podehl, Angela Dawe, MacLeod Andrews
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (157)
    Performance
    (127)
    Story
    (129)

    As a world-ending war surges to life around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast.

    Eileen says: "The Power of great writing, and great performances"
    The Power of great writing, and great performances

    I have both read and listened to this entire series, so this review is for all three books in the Chaos Walking trilogy. I read a lot of YA fiction (..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 28 2012 by Eileen (ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States)
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    Monsters of Men

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    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….

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  • 0

    The New World: Prequel to the Chaos Walking Trilogy

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Patrick Ness
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (182)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (169)

    The New World tells of Viola's journey to the New World, brilliantly capturing the hope and fear of settlers in search of a new life. Patrick Ness says that he wrote it "as a huge and deeply-felt thank you to readers. I've had so many questions about Viola and what her life was like before that I couldn't resist the opportunity to reveal just a little bit extra.

    CRISTY says: "Great start.."
    Great start..

    Wow!.. What an exciting start. If THE NEW WORLD is truly a good representation of what’s to come in the Chaos Walking Trilogy, then I’m excited to jum..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 01 2012 by CRISTY (Bluffton, SC, United States)