I Am the Messenger

I Am the Messenger

protect the diamonds
survive the clubs
dig deep through the spades
feel the hearts


Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

That's when the first ace arrives in the mail.

That's when Ed becomes the messenger.

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?

Title:I Am the Messenger
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780375836671
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    I Am the Messenger Reviews

  • Kevin Fanning

    OK: one of the best first chapters of any book, ever. Like, SO good. Perfectly executed. The rest of the book: I liked it. Interesting premise, moved along at a decent pace. The "twist" at the ending ...

  • Annalisa

    I can't seem to get enough Zusak. Once again his language is magic. Instead of falling into the "he (or she) said" pitfall, the dialogue takes on the action of the predominant emotion. If he wants to ...

  • Basuhi

    4.5 Stars.Hello There.Maybe you're here because you've read the book and you loved it. You loved it so much that any review about it is a beacon of irresistible curiosity for you. So much that you wan...

  • jessica

    i have always had a passionate love for the words of marcus zusak. he is my all time favourite author, without a doubt. his writing never fails to make me melt. but over time, that longing desire has ...

  • Charlotte May

    "But you're far from this. Your fingers turn the strangeness of these pages that somehow connect my life to yours. Your eyes are safe. The story is just another few hundred pages of your mind. For me...

  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

    My full name’s Ed Kennedy. I’m nineteen. I’m an underage cabdriver. I’m typical of many of the young men you see in this suburban outpost of the city – not a whole lot of prospects or possib...

  • Matthew

    I knew nothing about this book going in other than that it was by The Book Thief author. I probably never would have tried it without that being the case, so it does pay off to have one big bestseller...

  • Maureen

    FEELING SO MANY FEELINGS RN.This book was pretty fantastic TBH. I don't that it was quite a 5 star and INCREDIBLE but it was pretty great.Ed was an overall likeable character, though sometimes he said...

  • Dan Schwent

    Nineteen year old cab driver Ed Kennedy foils a bank robbery and soon finds himself receiving cryptic messages in the mail written on playing cards. Each card bears hints toward three people Ed must h...

  • Alienor ? French Frowner ?

    2.5 stars. Some books you instantly love - they reach you, unconditionally. Others you hate with passion and you would happily burn them if only you weren't reading ebooks (also, you really don't want...