#REVIEW {Audio}: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

Version: Audio Download – Unabridged 

3 hours and 51 minutes  | Pub Date: 21 June 2011 | Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd


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The monster showed up after midnight. As they do.

But it isn’t the monster Conor’s been expecting. He’s been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he’s had nearly every night since his mother started her treatments, the one with the darkness and the wind and the screaming…

This monster is something different, though. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor.

It wants the truth.

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This is the story of young boy Connor O’Malley , who is having a hard time, his mum is having treatment for the cancer she has, he is being bullied at school, and he has been having nightmares ever since.

One night though his nightmare becomes real but it is very different, a monster visits Conor but he is not there to frighten him he is there to tell him three stories, and all he wants is the truth and one tale from Connor.

“What do you want from me?”

It is not what I want from you, Conor O’Malley, it said. It is what you want from me.

“I don’t want anything from you.”

Not yet, said the monster. But you will.

This is a very emotional story, of them trying to survive the cancer, an indifferent grandmother, a father who has another family in America, the bullies at school and the piteous looks on the teacher’s faces.

“I wish I had a hundred years, she said, very quietly. A hundred years I could give to you.”

His only escape is when the monster comes and tells his stories.

This is a must read and I would recommend reading it.

Also see the movie to this book is is amazing.

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