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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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    "Fantastic Book"

    I truly loved the book I cant wait to start part 2 of the series

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    it was a very good performance and the story was encapsulating. 5 stars, would recommend.

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    Laura Moriarty 02-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautiful, unique, and exciting"

    It has a feel of a dark Tom Sawyer mingled with a subtle flavor of Ender's Game and the Giver while maintaining its own unique coming-of-age, run for your life tale. Warning, be ready to get the second book right after.

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    Bree Tulsa, OK 02-09-17
    Bree Tulsa, OK 02-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    " I'll never get those 10 hours of my life back"

    if you're a fan of the lead character being a young ignorant hick that also embraces his ignorance and is also a coward, this book is for you. extrmely shallow storyline, mind numbing story progression and characters that are simple and forgettable. I'll just wiki the ending of the second book for sh*ts and gigs.

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    Stephen 01-04-17
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    "Love it"

    read it as a kid, loved re reading it. moving on through the rest of the series now!

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    Margaret 12-22-16
    Margaret 12-22-16
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    Loved it! Had trouble putting it down. Can't wait to read book two. I will recommend it to others.

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    "wasn't sure what to expect"

    I've read a couple of Patrick Ness's books (A Monster Calls and More Than This) and as with those two books this one surprised me and kept me going wanting to know what was going on. I definitely enjoyed the characters and the world created, but the story wasn't my favorite and I don't think I was as caught up in it as I have been with the previous books by Ness.

    I'll still give the next book a shot, these books came highly recommended and the narration is top notch given the way the book is written.

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    "really good book!"

    it kept me very interested throughout the whole book! I am excited to read the next one in the series.

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    James D. Miera San Diego, CA, US 10-06-16
    James D. Miera San Diego, CA, US 10-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Spectacular Story and Endearing Narration"

    The story itself engaged me such that I couldn't stop listening. The narration brought the story even more to life.

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    "14 ? I'm a bit confused."

    Although there were some interesting elements to the story, I had great difficulty convincing myself that the main character was 14 years old. I think my favorite part of the story was the relationship between Todd and his dog.

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