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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to the astounding world of Predator Cities!
Emerging from its hiding place in the hills, the great Traction City is chasing a terrified little town across the wastelands. Soon, London will feed.
In the attack, Tom Natsworthy is flung from the speeding city with a murderous scar-faced girl. They must run for their lives through the wreckage - and face a terrifying new weapon that threatens the future of the world.
©2001 Philip Reeve (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Nancy D. on 11-30-17

Only some small problems

Overall, I liked both the story and performance. My only real problems are that the reader struggles with the female voices and the antagonist's plan is bat-shit crazy.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By Karissa Eckert on 11-26-17

Creative but hard to stay engaged in

This is the first book in the Hungry City Chronicles, there are four books in this series. I was really excited to read this book; I thought it was something I was going to absolutely love. It ended up being okay but wasn't as engaging as I had hoped.

I listened to this on audiobook and the narration was well done. Edwards does a great job with having distinct voices for each character and with portraying emotion. It’s a book I would recommend listening to if you like audiobooks.

Part of my issue with this book was all the jumping around between characters; this made it so I never really engaged with any of the characters that well. When I finally really started getting into the story it jumped somewhere else.

The idea of cities that eat each other for resources is incredibly creative but I had some trouble suspending my disbelief about how this all worked. This was just a concept that was hard for me to process and really envision.

The characters were all so-so for me. They were kind of interesting but not all that engaging.

Overall this was an okay read but I don't plan on continuing the series. I just wasn’t that engaged in the story or the characters. The idea behind this alternate world is interesting but hard to find believable. I’ll be seeking out other steampunk series to read in the future.

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15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By connor on 12-28-17

amazingly narrated story

it has been years since I read this book and re-visiting this on audible made it so much better then I remember and the narration is first class and really brings the characters to life in a way I din't think would be possible

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By mrs rose anne underhill on 11-08-17

Amazing adventure

This is another brilliant book by a very talented author, I loved reading it and enjoyed the audio book just as much . I can't wait for the rest of the series to be out !

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Michael on 01-16-18

A different type of story

I decided to give this series a go after seeing the teaser trailer for the movie. From the trailer to what i have heard I can see there is possibly going to be some big changes from the book to the movie. The story is unique and is full of action and adventure a good listen or read.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 02-14-18

read it before Jackson's film comes out

thinking about putting my house on tracks and having it eat the neighborhood. then I'll roam the suburban fields looking for fat two story homes with double garages. after I have the resources I can corner the market with electric houses on wheels sticking it to Elon musk and his puny Tesla cars!

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