The Knife of Never Letting Go

CD-Audio edition released 22/07/2014

by Patrick Ness

Part of the Chaos Walking Series

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A 2013 World Book Night selection.

The electrifying and unflinching young adult debut novel about the impossible choices of growing up by award-winning fiction writer Patrick Ness.


Shortlisted for the 2009 Branford Boase Best Debut Novel Award.

Shortlisted for the Carnegie Award 2009. Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2008 and Booktrust Teenage Prize 2008.


A word from the author:

'The Knife of Never Letting Go started as an idea about information overload. We're constantly surrounded by information - internet, emails, texts, etc - whether we want to be or not. To me, this can sometimes see overwhelming, sometime just so incredibly loud that it's impossible to make sense of. And I start thinking, what if you really couldn't escape? What if information never, ever stopped? And that gave me the idea of the Noise and of an intelligent, thoughtful young man buckling under the weight of it. There would come a day when he'd have no choice but to run...'



What the Carnegie Award judges said:

'A bleak and unflinching novel with fascinating characters and extraordinary dialogue which creates a fully-realised world that the reader really buys into. The dog Manchee is an inspired creation! Ness conveys a real sense of terror and the ending is devastating. A novel that really stands out.'


Click here to see The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness, winner of the prestigious Costa Children's Book Award 2009


The Knife of Never Letting Go Synopsis

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781491587454
Publication date: 22nd July 2014
Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Format: CD-Audio
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction
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