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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 (40 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-01

4.5 stars

over all love it. got a little dry at a point for me but was good

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  • BRUCE CASTLEBERRY
  • 2019-07-22

very good

this was the 3rd book in series and was the best of the 3. I would highly recommend it.

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  • Nevada City Girl
  • 2019-05-17

Surprise ending...Love the ride!

This book did not disappoint. Hester is a great anti-hero and Tom is tried and true. I loved the surprise ending. I have to get the next book

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  • Teill Claassen
  • 2019-05-11

Great Series

So much better than the movie, this series follows the story of 3-5 people, all related in a way, to paint the picture of a futuristic regressed world, torn apart by municipal darwinism. It does a great job painting greed and power on both sides of pro-technology and pro-earth and makes the reader stop to think about how much we take for granted.

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  • Daniel Lugo
  • 2019-04-29

Good Book

I was thinking this would be the final book in the series but they leave it open for another.

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  • Shane Temple
  • 2019-04-27

thrilling and adventurous

again I am just blown away at Phillips Reeves ability to tell the story of Hester Shaw and Tom natsworthy, the daughter adds a whole new level to this book series and really elevates in my opinion, I can't wait to start listening to the final book although I do it with a hint of sadness because I don't want the series to be over

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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.