The Boy on the Bridge : The Girl with All the Gifts

  • by M. R. Carey
  • Narrated by Finty Williams
  • Series: The Girl with All the Gifts
  • 13 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the author of USA Today best seller The Girl with All the Gifts, a terrifying new novel set in the same post-apocalyptic world.
Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.
The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.
To where the monsters lived.

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Not as good as The Girl with All the Gifts

TGWATG was one of my favorite books of 2014. I listened to it twice—and again after this one. The Boy on the Bridge has none of the character development and likeable charcters or (initial) mystery of TGWATG.

The writing was solid (as was the audio narrator) but I really didn’t connect with any of the characters, in part because the author doesn’t delve nearly as deeply into their heads as with the first book. With the characters that he does explore, I didn’t particularly like or dislike them. And Stephen…like unreliable narrators are all the rage these days, so are books with Aspergers or autism, and it took me till nearly the end of the book to feel anything other than annoyance with him.

As for the story, it starts slowly and rolls along at that pace for the entire book. Great epilogue, however.

At any rate, it was interesting enough to keep listening, I won’t return it, but won’t listen again.
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- NMwritergal

Not Great

Also, like many other readers, I loved Girl With All The Gifts, so this was a disappointment. Of course the narration and voice of Finty Williams was impeccable and beautiful to listen to. But I have to agree with the reviewer who stated 5 hours in and still nothing . The first hour was good especially due to the anticipation of going back to this incredible storyline. The next several hours were extremely boring, slow moving and every event was excruciatingly frustrating. Very few moments if satisfaction throughout the entire story. I did want to see it through hoping it would take a turn and it finally did- but not until the last hour and a half . The epilogue I have to say was beautiful . Emotional and finally satisfying. Almost made up for the painful experience of getting through this story - but not quite.
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- ilene

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio