The Boy on the Bridge: Booktrack Edition

Booktrack Edition


By M. R. Carey

Read by Finty Williams

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Audiobook Download (Unabridged)


Audiobook Download (Unabridged) $29.98

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If you fell in love with Melanie in the million-copy-selling post-apocalyptic phenomenon The Girl With All the Gifts—there’s more to the story…

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy.

The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world.

To where the monsters lived.

*Booktrack editions are essentially a new genre of digital storytelling entertainment. Music and ambient audio are added to complement and enhance the audiobook experience. It is a synchronized movie-style soundtrack that complements the narration of existing audiobooks; the tempo and rhythm of the score harmonize with action, dialogue and the characters’ emotional arcs.


  • "Carey writes with compassion and fire - strange and surprising and humane"
    Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls
  • "A terrifying, emotional page-turner that explores what it means to be human."
  • "Thoughtful and compelling"
    RT Book Reviews
  • "A tense story with superbly rendered characters and the same blend of tragedy and hope."
  • "[A] brilliant character study as much as a tense, satisfying post-apocalyptic thriller."
    B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog
  • "The Boy on the Bridge is a careful companion, including thematic parallels that remind us, in sometimes horrific ways, that our actions always have wider consequences than we think."
  • "The stakes are higher than ever...action-packed...Fans of Carey and readers of Ben H. Winters or Steven Barnes will enjoy."
    Library Journal
  • "Spectacular!"
    Martina Cole, author of Betrayal
  • "Compelling . . . may leave you feeling shell-shocked."
  • "A cast of fascinating characters.... Readers will feel surprisingly welcome in this world."
    The Mary Sue
  • "A wonderful trip back into the universe of The Girl With All the Gifts"
    100 Percent Rock Magazine
  • "Humane, horrific and unputdownable."
    Irish Times
  • "Heartfelt, remorseless and painfully fresh as it is terrifying. A jewel."
    Joss Whedon on Girl With All the Gifts
  • "Original, thrilling and powerful."
    The Guardian on The Girl With All the Gifts
  • "Unique and terrifying."
    Booklist (starred review) on The Girl With All the Gifts
  • "A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go."
    John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of Let the Right One In on The Girl With All the Gifts
  • "...a brilliant work of science fiction, but even people who never read science fiction should absolutely read this one."
    io9 on The Girl With All the Gifts

On Sale
Oct 16, 2018
Hachette Audio

M. R. Carey

About the Author

M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts was a USA Today bestseller and is a major motion picture based on his BAFTA-nominated screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on X-Men and Fantastic Four, Marvel’s flagship superhero titles. His creator-owned books regularly appear in the New York Times bestseller list. He also has several previous novels, two radio plays, and a number of TV and movie screenplays to his credit.

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