A Monster Calls [With Bonus CDROM] (MP3 CD)
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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 nightmare 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, though, is something different. Something ancient, something wild. And it wants the most dangerous thing of all from Conor. It wants the truth. Patrick Ness spins a tale from the final story idea of Siobhan Dowd, whose premature death from cancer prevented her from writing it herself. Darkly mischievous and painfully funny, A Monster Calls is an extraordinarily moving novel about coming to terms with loss from two of our finest writers for young adults. Compelling . . . powerful and impressive." - Philip Pullman, author of the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy Exceptional . . . this is storytelling as it should be - harrowing, lyrical, and transcendent." - Meg Rosoff, author of the Printz Award winning novel How I Live Now Brilliant and elegant, with all the thrills and ambition you would expect from the author of the Chaos Walking trilogy." - Frank Cottrell Boyce, award-winning author of Millions and Cosmic Haunting, lyrical, powerful, and true. Patrick Ness has crafted a masterful story about grief and loss, love and hope that lingers in the heart like a ghost. - Libba Bray, author of the Printz Award-winning novel Going Bovine.
About the Author
PATRICK NESS was born and raised in the United States. He is the author of the bestselling novel A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy. He has won the Carnegie Medal twice, and his works have been shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and translated into twenty-five languages. He lives in London, England.
Jason Isaacs is an English actor who discovered his love for the craft at Bristol University, directing and acting in more than twenty plays at school and at the popular Edinburgh Festival. He has since moved on to a career mostly in film and television and is best known for his role as Lucius Malfoy in the "Harry Potter" films. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
Siobhan Dowd is married and lives in Oxford. She was born in London to Irish parents, but in her youth spent much time in the family home in County Waterford, then Wicklow town. During a seven-year spell living in New York City, she was named one of the "top 100 Irish-Americans" by Irish-America Magazine and AerLingus for her global anti-censorship work with the writers' organization PEN.