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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (49 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Claude Bemis Narrator: John H. Mayer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Clockwork Dark Series Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9780307915528
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In The Nine Pound Hammer, John Bemis introduced middle-grade readers to a whole new approach to epic fantasy, founded on characters and themes from American mythology and lore, including the legend of John Henry. Now in the third and final book, the heroes come together at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago for a final confrontation with a businessman and tycoon who is in fact an ageless evil known as the Gog. With his Dark Machine, he intends to bend the world to his ruthless vision of progress and efficiency. It's man versus machine all over again, fighting for the soul of humanity in front of Ferris's Wheel. For fans of adventure fantasy like Percy Jackson and Peter and the Starcatchers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2011:
  • With The Clockwork Dark series drawing to a close, author Bemis has saved the best for last...With a plot as intricate as the Machine at its center and a page-turning pace, this unique, ambitious American fantasy comes to a satisfying end that would please even John Henry."
  • VOYA, June 19, 2011:
  • This third book focuses the complicated plots of the trilogy into a consistent conclusion that forces the reader to consider nature’s strength and technology’s dangers....The first two volumes’ middle school fans who are now in junior high will find more than enough action and thought for their maturing tastes."
  • Tom Angleberger, author of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda:
  • A rigorous adventure set in our own country’s folkloric past, when the sons of John Henry and Little Bill fought a desperate, fantastical battle for the soul of America. A series which any self-respecting middle school book nerd would wolf down eagerly."

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 11/11/2013

    " A very strong 4. Great ending to a very good series. Mr. Bemis manages to bring it all together at the end of this one. There are no perfect ending here- just satisfying. Bittersweet. I want more of this type of tale for readers of all ages to enjoy and explore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 11/10/2013

    " See nine pound hammer for my thoughts on this trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leonard | 10/11/2013

    " i thought Si was brave when she volunteered for the one to hold the spike that can kill the machines heart. Then it gives Ray time to kill the Gog, or Grevol with Nel. the Gog's cane breaks when the Machine heart dies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 8/31/2013

    " This was a wonderful audio book. The narrator is excellent and the musical interludes are fun to listen to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 3/26/2013

    " A nice finish to the trilogy. Some unexpected parts ... some for the good and others less so. Still. For a random pick off the shelves I'm satisfied! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ticklish Owl | 1/8/2013

    " If you liked this book, you might also enjoy The Half-Made World or His Dark Materials. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 10/19/2011

    " I found this to be the slowest book in the trilogy. The three books should have been two. The chase was much too long. As with the others, however, the prose is good, and I find the characters thoroughly engaging. "

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About the Author
Author John Claude Bemis

John Claude Bemis is an award-winning author, musician, and educator. His novels include The Prince Who Fell from the Sky and the Clockwork Dark trilogy: The Nine Pound Hammer, The Wolf Tree, and The White City. John was chosen as North Carolina’s Piedmont Laureate for Children’s Literature. Visit him online at www.JohnClaudeBemis.com.

About the Narrator

John H. Mayer, author and Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a character actor whose voice has been heard on numerous commercials, animated programs, audiobooks, and narrations including E! Entertainment’s Celebrity Profiles. He was a five-year member of the Groundlings comedy theater company in Los Angeles. He is also the co-author of Radio Rocket Boy, an award-winning short film.