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And, Myra, Fats & Iphigene host this meme at Gathering Books, where readers read award-winning books and review them. This time I'm going to talk about The Ask and The Answer, by Patrick Ness.
The Ask and The Answer – by Patrick Ness, audio performed by Angela Dawe and Nick Podehl
Once again, I found the audio book of the Chaos Walking Trilogy, this time book two. Some have said they didn’t like this as much, and there was some repetition of the same things going on, like Mayor (President) Prentiss’ ability actually to attack just through his “noise”, rather like someone who can move an object with their mind. The later scenes become too much, especially since they were so intense and in the audio, I found that I just wanted them to end. But that said, the book introduced more interesting characters, wrapped up some questions from book one, and ended with such a cliffhanger that I wanted to find the last one fast. I am amazed at the depth that Ness is going to tell this story. However, I’m going to take a break, and listen to some calmer books first, then finish in a few weeks. Don’t forget to find this trilogy! In 2009, it won the Costa book award, which is a series of literary awards given to books by authors based in Great Britain and Ireland. If you are interested, the link goes to past awards where you can discover titles of other books in the past who have won this award, like Skellig, by David Almond, one of my favorite books.