More Than This

  • by Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by Nick Podehl
  • 11 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A boy named Seth drowns, desperate and alone in his final moments, losing his life as the pounding sea claims him. But then he wakes. He is naked, thirsty, starving. But alive. How is that possible? He remembers dying, his bones breaking, his skull dashed upon the rocks. So how is he here? And where is this place? It looks like the suburban English town where he lived as a child, before an unthinkable tragedy happened and his family moved to America. But the neighborhood around his old house is overgrown, covered in dust, and completely abandoned. What’s going on? And why is it that whenever he closes his eyes, he falls prey to vivid, agonising memories that seem more real than the world around him? Seth begins a search for answers, hoping that he might not be alone, that this might not be the hell he fears it to be, that there might be more than just this ...

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What the Critics Say

"[Ness has] outdone himself ... a terrific exemplar of the eternal teenage desire for there to be, in the words of the novel's title, "more than this" – more than a world in which prejudice and hypocrisy dictate how people should or shouldn't live their lives." (Guardian)

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Less than that

Surprised myself by really enjoying the 'Chaos Walking' trilogy, unlike its target audience (my children), and, buoyed by Simon Mayo's enthusiasm, plunged straight in here. And I persevered, as perserverence had paid with 'The Knife of...'. But when you no longer look forward to plugging in the headphones, it's time to give up. Self-regarding, Mitch Albom-esqe and ultimately uber-depressing. Not for me, I'm afraid.
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- Philip

Highly readable and hugely enjoyable

I bought the audiobook by mistake having downloaded the Kindle book. I did not know what to expect but once I got into the story I stuck with it and got through in a few days. Uncertainty, reality, and life are dealt with in ingenious ways which makes for a fascinating read (or listen). I think it's supposed to be for young adults but I would recommend it for a much wider audience. I will explore other books by the author. Highly recommended
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-10-2013
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd