• More Than This

  • By: Patrick Ness
  • Narrated by: Nick Podehl
  • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 10-30-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.0 (24 ratings)

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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 ...
©2013 Patrick Ness (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"[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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By Amazon Customer on 01-20-17

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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By PomegranatesAndStories on 11-04-16

Strange but fun

What was one of the most memorable moments of More Than This?

The feeling of anxiety the first chapters gave me. The awakening and the movement of the character in the new place was quite disturbing ..but made me want to know more.

Any additional comments?

Great read. Very unusual story, taking you through all the emotions and letting you wanting more ..

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By Nola238 on 11-26-17

riveting read!

brilliantly narrated by Patrick Podehl this novel involves the reader in the characters' dilemmas and conflicts. Never a slow moment. Ness raises issues which are important for older youth readers ...and for everone , such as 'is this all there is to life?

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By Anonymous User on 07-27-17

Great premise, falls a bit short...

I've loved Ness' previous work. This is good, but doesn't live up to its predecessors.

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