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3.99984196961476 out of 53.99984196961476 out of 53.99984196961476 out of 53.99984196961476 out of 53.99984196961476 out of 5 4.00 (14,744 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Patrick Ness Narrator: Nick Podehl, MacLeod Andrews, Angela Dawe Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chaos Walking Series Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781441889560
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In the riveting conclusion to the acclaimed dystopian series, a boy and girl caught in the chaos of war face devastating choices that will decide the fate of a world.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist
  • Selected for the Autumn 2010 Kids' Indie Next List
  • Winner of the 2011 Carnegie Medal for Literature
  • A 2010 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam C | 2/20/2014

    " What a way to end it! So good! JUST SO GOOD! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Martha Collins | 2/19/2014

    " I'm not much of a book reviewer, but this set of books really were refreshingly different and enjoyable to read. Wow, these books just keep revealing the story deeper and deeper as you go along. I really loved this triology. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 2/17/2014

    " Good story but I would have liked the book better without the distracting misspellings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzi | 2/11/2014

    " I am surprised, but I really enjoyed this series. I would even love to read a 4th. Not short on action, and with enough heart to make you stick with the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kez | 2/5/2014

    " WOW! This is by far the best endng to a book/seires that i have read. I loved every moment of this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Silas8cn | 1/23/2014

    " A great closing to the Chaos Walking series. Everything wraps up in this action packed sequel. Todd fights with and against the Mayor for different opinions, and everyone meets with the aliens, the Spackle, in a giant war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ☂ Sea Froakie ☂ | 1/18/2014

    " Best Book Ever!!!!!!! Best in series!!! Best in Science Fiction. Best Book of All Time!!!!!! Amazing fighting scenes! Action!!! This book was so good!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 1/16/2014

    " Love, Love, LOVED this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Batcheler | 1/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed this series, thought it was exciting and good fun! I read them in quick succession, keen to find out what happened next "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ailsa Coulden-smith | 1/7/2014

    " By far one of my favourites conclusions to a book. Fantastic, actually one of the first trilogies where each book got better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 12/21/2013

    " awful, horrible a waste of time "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chandra Reiners | 7/18/2013

    " Wow, I couldn't have enjoyed this book anymore than I did. I highly recommend this series, if you liked Maze Runner you will love this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pastey | 7/7/2013

    " this book was tedious to get through. war war war. that's all it was. and when you thought it was done there was more war. the 100+ pages a chapter didn't help either. it did close the series really well and the ending was satisfying as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 2/13/2013

    " Really enjoyed the final book of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lectus | 9/29/2012

    " And fine final book for this trilogy. I wasn't disappointed one bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calong | 7/20/2012

    " BEAUTIFUL END TO THE TRILOGY!! The ending left me crying and might I add, in public!!! So good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zaina | 5/9/2012

    " This is the first time I have absolutely loved all three books from a trilogy. I don't cry that much when reading books, but the ending of this one was just too much. Happy and sad at the same time. I really don't know what to say. I love this book so much it hurts. :( "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 3/14/2012

    " This thing could probably have been half as long and still been good. The army's coming, the army's not coming, the army's coming, the army's not coming. OKAY ALREADY. At least the Mayor was a better villain than Aaron. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phillippa | 3/6/2012

    " i found this absolutly fascinating "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Diaz | 9/13/2011

    " As I neared the end, I found myself pressing against my chest to try to stop the ache. All I can say is wow. This series got better as it went along and it wasn't like anything else I have read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheryl Lhei Cruz | 6/30/2011

    " Very heart wrenching!! amazing series, amazing characters, amazing ending. I am speechless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 5/16/2011

    " Last in the Chaos Walking Trilogy. What a fabulous Trilogy! Highly recommended. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/9/2011

    " Can you count a book as read if you look at the first and last page and then toss the book in disgust? Please stick to writing reviews from now on Patrick Ness. Or at least allow your characters to have thoughts that continue across several sentences. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordan | 5/9/2011

    " this book tells you all you need to know especially if you haven't read the rest of the series. Ness uses excellent vocabulary and his characters are brilliant. his ideas are unique in the way that no one else would ever of thought of them. this book is superb. definately 5 * "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/9/2011

    " reallly confusing! didnt know who spackle, the answer or any1 woz! x "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 5/8/2011

    " Good addition to the trilogy. Satisfying ending although I would have done things differently at times. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ms. Newman | 5/8/2011

    " I want more! I loved this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leo | 5/5/2011

    " Even though the only books I read from Patrick Ness was the Chaos walking series(Which is probably his only books.)I still enjoyed it because it had lots of action descriptive languege there to imagine the background and how it was like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna | 5/4/2011

    " while there were a lot of things that i liked about this series, i really felt like it would have benefited from some tighter editing. the story would have been just as powerful and more gripping if it was condensed into one or two books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pixy | 5/4/2011

    " Amazing, stunning, and just as addicting as the first two books! I am in love with Ness and his writing!!! I really hope his work gets the attention it deserves. The man's a genius. "

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About the Author
Author Patrick Ness

Patrick Ness is best known for his books for young adults, including the Chaos Walking trilogy and More Than This. Twice in a row—for Monsters of Men and A Monster Calls—he won the Carnegie Medal, the oldest and most prestigious book award for children’s writing in the UK. A Monster Calls was also the first book ever to simultaneously win the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration. Ness has taught creative writing at Oxford University and is a literary critic for the Guardian. Born in Virginia, he lives in London.

About the Narrators

Nick Podehl is a professional voice actor. He has narrated numerous audiobooks, many of which have won prestigious awards. He currently lives and works around Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife.

MacLeod Andrews is an actor, voice actor, and audiobook narrator. He has narrated dozens of audiobooks, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and placing as a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, and 2015. He is a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory in Los Angeles.

Angela Dawe is an actor and improviser working with the Annoyance Theater and Second City in Chicago. Her career has encompassed stage, television, and film work, in addition to award-winning audiobook narrations, which include young adult, suspense, romance, and historical fiction titles.