Audiobook Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Posted January 29, 2015 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick NessThe Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Series: Chaos Walking
Published by Brilliance Audio on 7/14/09
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 479
Length: 11 hours and 55 minutes
Narrator: Nick Podehl
Format: Audiobook
Source: Own
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Also in this series: The Ask and The Answer, Monsters of Men
Also by this author: The Ask and The Answer, Monsters of Men

Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him -- something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.


I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I had no idea what this book was about going in, but I’m so happy I read the recommendations and decided to download it while it was on sale.

Prentisstown sounds like an awful place to live. I can’t imagine living in a world where you can hear everyone’s thoughts and everyone being able to hear yours. There is definitely no privacy for the people in this world.

I liked Todd. I think he was a little naïve sometimes, but I can’t really blame him since there were things he didn’t know. He constantly says he isn’t a man yet, but he shows more strength and bravery than most of the “men” in this book. And I love his dog, Manchee. He is the most loyal friend that Todd has.

I loved all the twists and turns this book took. I will definitely be listening to the sequel soon. I love Nick Podel’s narration of the story.

Now on to the Narrator…

I loved the narration.  It definitely helped with visualizing how all these thoughts are heard.  And any time we heard from Manchee I thought about the dog from Up.

I’m a big fan of Nick Podehl.  I’ve listened to a few books where he has been the narrator, and he always does a fantastic job of bringing the world and characters to life.


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I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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