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Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines, Book 1
Lu par : Barnaby Edwards
Série : Mortal Engines, Volume 1
Durée : 8 h et 57 min
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Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities!

Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed.

In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.

©2001 Philip Reeve (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

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  • Karissa Eckert
  • 26/11/2017

Creative but hard to stay engaged in

This is the first book in the Hungry City Chronicles, there are four books in this series. I was really excited to read this book; I thought it was something I was going to absolutely love. It ended up being okay but wasn't as engaging as I had hoped.

I listened to this on audiobook and the narration was well done. Edwards does a great job with having distinct voices for each character and with portraying emotion. It’s a book I would recommend listening to if you like audiobooks.

Part of my issue with this book was all the jumping around between characters; this made it so I never really engaged with any of the characters that well. When I finally really started getting into the story it jumped somewhere else.

The idea of cities that eat each other for resources is incredibly creative but I had some trouble suspending my disbelief about how this all worked. This was just a concept that was hard for me to process and really envision.

The characters were all so-so for me. They were kind of interesting but not all that engaging.

Overall this was an okay read but I don't plan on continuing the series. I just wasn’t that engaged in the story or the characters. The idea behind this alternate world is interesting but hard to find believable. I’ll be seeking out other steampunk series to read in the future.

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  • Chris
  • 05/03/2019

How have I never heard of this?

I can’t believe I’ve never read this until now. Great story- the Steampunk tech is so rich, it draws you in. The performer not only has amazing voice acting, but manages to deliver dialogue with more expression than I’ve ever heard on an audio book. I’d actually seek out more by this performer just to hear him- he’s that good. Highly recommended if you are a fan of sci fi, adventure, or fantasy - or just good books well read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04/03/2019

Awesome

What a great story and read very well. Absolutely gripping. I can't wait to listen to the whole series.

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  • R. A. Paine
  • 20/07/2018

Not a horrible listen, but not great.

The story was ok. I ended up having no emotional connection with any of the main characters. I did eventually come to like some of the ancillary guildspersons.

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  • Nancy D.
  • 30/11/2017

Only some small problems

Overall, I liked both the story and performance. My only real problems are that the reader struggles with the female voices and the antagonist's plan is bat-shit crazy.

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  • HappyCow
  • 18/01/2018

Kids adventure story with violent themes

It starts off interesting but deteriorates into predictable land with helpful conveniences popping out of nowhere and numerous "when all hope seemed lost until..." moments that rob the story of it's potential excellence. Towards the end, things are jumping around so much is easy to forget where the characters are and what their task is. I may read the second book just to see if it gets better.

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  • D. Beliveau
  • 15/06/2019

I hope the movie was better

So, let me start by saying I bought/read/listened to this book because the movie looked good and I figured the book is always better than the movie. That still remains to be seen.
This YA adventure takes place in the distant future where cities and towns are mobile and “eat” each other for scrap metal, slave labor, and other commodities.
In this dystopian future, the world is managed by Guilds – the two major guilds are the Historians and the Engineers and the Engineers head Guildsman is also the Lord Mayor of London, who has designs to launch Medusa which will, essentially, annihilate any town or city in its path. The main story is around a young girl (Hester Shaw) who wants to kill the head Historian (Valentine) but fails and is flung off the moving London with 3rd level apprentice Tom Natsworthy. At first, they dislike each other, but then as they face conflict after conflict, they get to know and eventually like, each other and try to get back to London. Meanwhile, in London, Valentine’s daughter, Katherine begins to dig up the dirty history on her father that shows that he kills Hester’s parents and scarred her and is in league with the Lord Mayor to release Medusa which was stolen from Hester’s parents. The plot is long and convoluted and never lets up, but there really is very little actual tension.
The idea of this novel is unique, and the execution of Reeve’s world-building is detailed, but the story lacks something – Passion? Heart? While I realize I am not the audience demographic for this novel, I’ve read a lot of YA that delivers better on the promise of adventure.
The other thing about this novel that drove me absolutely crazy was that Reeve would change tense sometimes (from past to present). Because I was only listening, I think it occurred only with certain characters (Valentine and Lord Mayor Chrome) but I don’t understand why, stylistically, he would do this. It didn’t add anything to the story and after the second or third time, I found it nothing but distracting. Especially, since the rest of the book was told in past tense.
Finally, since this was an Audible purchase and I listened to it, I have to say that while Barnaby Edwards’ characterization and narration was excellent, I had one major problem – he pronounced “ate” as “ette” and that just didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the work as a future where the average person was barely literate. Again, it made me bristle every time she spoke it and it took me away from the story.
Overall, this wasn’t worth the time, IMO, and not surprisingly, I do not expect I will pursue the remaining novels.

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  • Michael Vincent Sr
  • 05/03/2019

Good Book.

A nice easy Book, I do recommend. The Movie - I Don't recommend. Enjoyed this.

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  • Merry Belle
  • 25/02/2019

Big wheels keep on turning...

I was drawn to this series after the film, and delightfully surprised to be excited about a youth series - well developed characters, cool idea about a post apocalyptic world, and look forward to more.

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  • Dogs & Horses
  • 19/12/2018

Fine for a road trip, but not compelling

I wanted to love this, but in the end I am not going to continue the series. The narrator was very good and I would listen to another book narrated by Barnaby Edwards. He managed to distinguish each character and keep them easily identifiable by the listener.

The world building here is somewhat unique, but Dr Who has done the mobile super cities in a couple of episodes dating way back and relatively recently. That's fine, but the tv show versions were easier to grasp the concept of and the reasons why they exist. The plot here is pretty simple and easy to get ahead of. I liked this book, but that's all.

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  • Daniel Fleuren
  • 12/01/2018

Rock 'n' Roll

Was hat Ihnen am allerbesten an Mortal Engines gefallen?

Das Szenario! Ungewöhnlich und erfrischend neu. Definitiv der Star der Geschichte, die insgesamt zwar sehr vorhersehbar, aber dennoch spannend ist.

Was mir weniger gefallen hat ist, dass anfangs zwar Anspielungen auf die frühere Welt gemacht wurden, dies aber schnell nachgelassen hat. Das hätte man hier und da, sei es nur für einen Joke, nutzen können.

Welche Figur hat Ihnen am besten gefallen? Warum?

Es gab einige Charaktere, die man im Laufe der Geschichte ins Herz schließt, die skurril oder geheimnisvoll sind. Hervorheben möchte ich hier Anna Fang und Shrike die definitv Eindruck hinterlassen. Aber viele der teils skurrilen Nebencharaktere sind wirklich toll geschrieben!

Welche Figur hat Barnaby Edwards Ihrer Meinung nach am besten interpretiert?

Im Grunde hat er für alle eine gute Persönlichkeit und Stimme gefunden. Teils mit schönen Akzenten und gutem Fluß. Super gesprochen!

Hat dieses Hörbuch Sie emotional stark bewegt? Mussten Sie laut z.B. lachen, weinen, zweifeln, etc.?

Trotz der vorhersehbaren Story gibt es genug Szenen, die hängen bleiben. Sowohl witziges, als auch trauriges findet man hier. Gute Mischung.

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

Man sollte nicht zu viel drüber nachdenken, warum das Szenario vielleicht nicht das klügste für die Menschen im Buch sind. Für diese macht es Sinn und ist historisch begründet, das sollte einem reichen es anzunehmen.

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  • Oncle Iroh
  • 24/12/2018

a only half cooked story

the idea of mobile cities hunting smaller cities is great, but the story has difficulties to unfold, as it never gets a sound, smooth and gripping pace. this might be partly excused as it it's clearly adressing a younger audience, yet this does not hold a second thought when compared to other books for the same age group that are entertaining through and through