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Infernal Devices

Mortal Engines, Book 3
Written by: Philip Reeve
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The third thrilling book in the stunning Predator Cities series!

The mighty engines of Anchorage have been rusted and dead for years. The derelict city no longer roams the Ice Wastes, but has settled on the edge of the land that was once America. Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw are happy in the safety of a static settlement, but their daughter, Wren, is desperate for adventure. When a dangerously charming submarine pirate offers her a chance to escape, Wren doesn't think twice about leaving her home and her parents behind. But the pirate wants something in return - Wren must steal the mysterious Tin Book. To do so will ignite a conflict that could tear the whole world apart.

©2005 Philip Reeve (P)2018 Scholastic Inc.

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(POSSIBLE SPOILERS) almost tragic

it's sad to see Hester become somewhat of a villain... I wish she were happy.

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outstanding performance

Barnaby Edwards is outstanding in this performance. great book in a great series. looking forward to the next

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  • Nancy D.
  • 2018-01-08

Horrible in the best way

I mean in terms of the story being about complex broken people. Reader beware, this is not a story about saints doing good deeds and not all the good guys get to ride into the sunset. There is a bit of plot contrivance but otherwise the story is compelling, if dark.

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  • Jonathan M Trdan-Schmidt
  • 2019-03-13

no longer a children's story.

When we are children we need childish things, when we grow up, we don't need those toys unless they grow with us. Tom and Hester have grown up and in doing so, make them so much more relatable. This story felt like time spent with flawed but cherished old friends.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-04-21

Page Turner.

just as good as the first two books. new characters in towns are brilliant. Loved it.

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  • Alexis Kokkinos
  • 2019-03-07

incredible

Such a great book. love this series. So nice to listen to a sci fi with new ideas.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-02-12

All will be answered in the 4th book

Many say that this book is confusing and kinda boring. i can't argue, because it is. in this book there will be many new character introduced and this book will tell a lot of story about them. but there will be less story or explanation about tom and hester. hester will become confusing to us, why she become what she become. she is not that shy poor bitter girl that tom fell in love with anymore, but entirely something else.

but believe me, all of your doubts and confuse will be cleared in the 4th book. bare with it, and it will pay off. to read this book more enjoyably, keep this in mind: try to feel her feeling, about all the things that happened to her, the secret she must keep, etc. then maybe you will understand a little of her.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-02-01

awesome but sad ending

have to say 8 loved it tell the end maybe the next book will shed some light on it

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  • David Hill
  • 2019-01-31

Awesome!!

An audiobook!! I drive long hours!! The audio read kept me awake and engaged!! Highly recommended!!

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  • CN
  • 2019-01-11

infernal devices

I really liked it. I'd give it a 4.5.


it was really entertaining, but pretty sad. I didn't want to keep listening to it after Hester ran away. it was really sad.

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  • Aximili
  • 2018-12-29

really good voice acting

I didn't expect the voice acting to be done so well. every character sounds distinct and the accents sound natural and real. Excellent job.

The story is great too, but that goes without saying.

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  • Lindsey Soliday
  • 2018-12-20

Ooof! That Ending!

Another fun chapter in the Mortal Engines series. But, ooof! That ending! My heart still hurts. So glad there's a Book 4, because I really need to know what happens next.