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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (10,342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Scott Westerfeld Narrator: Alan Cumming Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Leviathan Series Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781442343856
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The riveting conclusion to Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling trilogy that’s “sure to become a classic” (School Library Journal).

Alek and Deryn are on the last leg of their round-the-world quest to end World War I, reclaim Alek’s throne as Prince of Austria, and finally fall in love. The first two objectives are complicated by the fact that their ship, the Leviathan, continues to detour farther away from the heart of the war (and crown). And the love thing would be a lot easier if Alek knew Deryn was a girl. (She has to pose as a boy in order to serve in the British Airforce.) And if they weren’t technically enemies.

The tension thickens as the Leviathan steams toward New York City with a homicidal lunatic onboard: secrets suddenly unravel, characters reappear, and nothing is at it seems in this thunderous conclusion to Scott Westerfeld’s brilliant trilogy. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The action is nonstop in Westerfeld’s thrilling sequel to last year’s Leviathan—fans of that book won’t  be disappointed…This exciting and inventive tale of military conflict and wildly reimaged history should captivate a wide range of readers.” 

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Westerfeld’s brilliantly constructed imaginary world will capture readers from the first page. Full of nonstop action.” 

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “If you’ve read the first two books, I’m sure you don’t need convincing to pick this one up. If you haven’t, there’s no time like the present…If you enjoy a good adventure, a bit of steampunk, and a good alternate history, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t read them.”

    Wired

  • A 2012 Locus Award Nominee
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 2/19/2014

    " I remember being vaguely underwhelmed, but this is still a completely awesome trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Mkrtschjan | 2/8/2014

    " Great ending to the trilogy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 2/5/2014

    " An enjoyable romp through alternative histories. I enjoy the ideas demonstrated by the Clankers and Darwinists "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colette Vernon | 2/4/2014

    " Great book. Had a couple of yawn moments, but they were rare. Loved the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter Cooper | 2/2/2014

    " Like its predecessors in the trilogy, Goliath was crammed full of interesting, funny and complicated characters, dazzling alternative technologies and vivid (yet simple) description. The conclusion was a cliff-hanger, and the end satisfying (if a little predictable). What let the story down a little was the pace. Unlike Leviathan and Behemoth, the book dragged in parts, particularly in the middle, and probably would have been much better had it been shortened by about a third. All up, it was still a great read, and one I'd highly recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathrine Bonham | 1/26/2014

    " A thrilling conclusion to an exciting adventure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zaira | 1/20/2014

    " I LOVE THIS BOOK! So amazing and funny! I wish the series wasn't over! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noah | 1/19/2014

    " i know i rated this book four out of five stars because the author kind of made the book predictable. but putting that last part behind me i just want to say that this was one of the beast book series i have read in a long time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Roben | 12/16/2013

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this steampunk, alternate reality trilogy! Mr. Westerfeld did a grand job of creating and developing his characters! Take a deep breath and step aboard the Leviathin for a wild ride. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 10/15/2013

    " 4.5 stars for the entire trilogy, which came to a very satisfying end. Westerfeld seamlessly combines history, alternate history, technology, magic, love, war, politics, and feminism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Momruns5 | 9/20/2013

    " Very good series. Each book didn't get progressively worse! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tac Anderson | 4/30/2013

    " Read this series. Great steam punk with a twist and appropriate for the whole family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cora Farris | 4/15/2013

    " I absolutly loved this book! Another fantastic read from a favorite author! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim whitlow | 1/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed where they took this book, integrating all parts of the build up and tension about WW1. It had some great twists and turns, and the ending was somewhat predictable but in the way you hoped. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leah | 12/6/2012

    " The whole series defies description because of how many genre categories it transcends and then blows out of the water. Read it read it read it now!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenzie | 8/19/2012

    " Lots of politics, lots of monsters and machines, with a dab of romance, which makes it the perfect finale to the trilogy. I can't even give you a hint about it... it would ruin the sheer, blessed perfection of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhiannon | 11/11/2011

    " I loved it, the ending was just right. I wish he would have kept on writing, but he left it off in a good place :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele | 11/7/2011

    " This was a nice resolution to a beloved series. The words flew by just like the other novels. Prepare for a romantic ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 11/5/2011

    " Interesting series...I did enjoy it despite the quirky aspects. Well written. Hard to put down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophia | 11/5/2011

    " omgg, the ending was the best everrr!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/5/2011

    " I enjoyed the third book in the Leviathan Trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lady | 11/4/2011

    " I loved it! I'm so happy with the way it ended, and i wish there were more, but overall it's a really good ending to the series. I loved how things turned out between Alec and Deryn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 11/4/2011

    " LOVED IT!! It was an excellent ending to a fabulous series! Can't wait until the art book comes out! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheila | 11/3/2011

    " I really enjoyed this series. Great characters. I was surprised that I enjoyed the steam-punk aspect of the books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 11/2/2011

    " Great ending to the trilogy. Steampunk is a novel way to incorporate great historical storylines with an imaginary world. Good job. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 10/31/2011

    " Third and final book of the trilogy. As, before the illustrations are marvelous! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alma | 10/30/2011

    " The series grew on me as I continued to read through them. Alex and Deryn's attempts to reconcile, despite all odds, along with the details of W.W.I. unveiling, kept me reading to the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 10/29/2011

    " overall i liked this triology....it was a bit slow in parts. This book was the slowest for me out of all of them. (book 2 is was my favorite)its a big book so i did skim over some of the parts just to get through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marleah | 10/29/2011

    " A great ending to a great trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Makena | 10/28/2011

    " I expected the ending of this book to have more scene's between Deryn and Alek and at least some more angst and romance between the two.
    It was good though. I just feel like he could have pushed it to the next level and the book would have been amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 10/27/2011

    " A solid ending to The Leviathan Trilogy. Fun, YA WWI alt-history/steampunk. Dylan/Deryn and Alek are engaging characters. The dialogue is tremendous ("Barking Spiders!!!", need I say more?). and how can you beat Nikola Tesla...you can't. "

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About the Author
Author Scott Westerfeld

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy.

About the Narrator

Alan Cumming is an award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer, and director. He recently starred in an acclaimed one-man staging of Macbeth on Broadway and appears on the Emmy Award–winning television show The Good Wife. Cumming won a Tony Award for his portrayal of the Emcee in the Broadway musical Cabaret. He is the winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best Autobiography/Memoir narration and Best Narration by the Author Award as well as six Audiofile Earphones Awards. He hosts PBS Masterpiece Mystery and has appeared in numerous films, including Spy Kids, Titus, X2: X-Men United, The Anniversary Party, Any Day Now, and Eyes Wide Shut.