Monsters of Men

Version: Unabridged
Author: Patrick Ness
Narrator: Nick Podehl , MacLeod Andrews , Angela Dawe
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: April 2011
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours, 30 minutes
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The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness.
“This is science fiction at its best, and is a singular fusion of brutality and idealism that is, at last, perfectly human.” — Booklist (starred review)
As a world-ending war surges 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 at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless 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: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption, or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale.

Reviews (1)


Written by Christine P. on May 28th, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

A nice ending to the trilogy! I laughed out loud and I shed a few tears. I’m left wondering what will happen in the future to the characters! I’m craving a 4th book!

Author Details

Author Details

Ness, Patrick

Patrick Ness is the author of eight novels and a short story collection. He's best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and More Than This. He won the Carnegie Medal the highest award for children's books in the UK twice in a row, for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls. A Monster Calls was also the first book ever to simultaneously win the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration and the Carnegie Medal. Patrick has taught creative writing at Oxford University and is a literary critic for the Guardian. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.