Saturday, August 19, 2017

The New World by Patrick Ness

I listened to the unabridged short story The New World by Patrick Ness and narrated by Angela Dawe.

Listening time for The New World by Patrick Ness is 47 minutes.

I was able to download The New World by Patrick Ness to my Kindle for FREE from Audible.

Below is my honest, unbiased review of The New World by Patrick Ness.

I enjoyed listening to the audio edition of The New World by Patrick Ness. I thought the story was good as well as the plot development and also the characters as well. 

The New World by Patrick Ness is a prequel to the 'Chaos Walking Trilogy'. I am now interested in reading or listening to the 'Chaos Walking Trilogy' sometime in the future.

The following is a plot summary for The New World by Patrick Ness from Audible:
The New World is a prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking trilogy, setting the stage for the world we discover in The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, and Monsters of Men. The story was written while the author served as writer in residence for the Booktrust an independent UK-wide charity dedicated to encouraging people of all ages and cultures to enjoy books.
The New World tells of Viola's journey to the New World, brilliantly capturing the hope and fear of settlers in search of a new life. Patrick Ness says that he wrote it "as a huge and deeply-felt thank you to readers. I've had so many questions about Viola and what her life was like before that I couldn't resist the opportunity to reveal just a little bit extra. I knew these things - they're vitally important to her as a character, even if they're not directly in the novels - so it felt like a secret trip I could take readers on. The challenge was to make it work on its own, too, so anyone could read it. That was really, really good fun, and I hope the final result is an exciting one."
The New World can be listened to before or after the trilogy – and some may choose to do both. The story works as a standalone piece, but listeners already familiar with The Knife of Never Letting Go will learn more about Viola’s life and the events leading to her arrival and first encounter with Todd, while newcomers to the trilogy will discover a white-knuckle ride of an introduction to the series. Whether you're a new or faithful listener, though, it's a welcome chance to immerse yourself in the world of Chaos Walking
I am giving The New World by Patrick Ness a rating of 4 stars out of 5 stars.

Until my next post, happy reading!!

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