If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, A hoper, a pray-er, a magic-bean buyer. If you're a pretender come sit by my fire
A decent story, and I'll listen to the rest of the series, but it doesn't quite live up to the hype. The narrator does quite a decent job with accents and implied accents, but the story is weirdly paced and loses site of itself at times. Worth listening to, but don't put it at the top of your list.
Audio books are my new favorite thing, I'm catching up on so many books. If you know any good dystopia novels, please recommend them to me!
I felt this book was exciting and it kept me wanting to listen more. I did kind of feel a bit too much in the dark sometimes. I like how the author didn't give everything away too quickly, but sometimes I felt a bit of a disconnect when the characters came to finally came to certain conclusions. But I enjoyed it nonetheless and really enjoyed the second book!
The story is simply awesome, as other reviews said it's all confusing at first but once you get into it you never wanna let go, the book reaches a new climax every couple of chapters and it just gets more and more exciting...
The narration is more than great, there are so many different voices no two characters sound the same, Mark Deakins sure made this book one hell'van experience...
I was planning on reading a few other books before buying the second (Scortch Trials) but by the end I was so excited I couldn't wait and I'm downloading the second one right now...
really ejoyed this one, looking forward to getting the next in this series. I got this book cause it was on a list of books similar to the hunger games. It has a similar flavor, exceeded expectations.
I downloaded this book because the reviews were, overall, quite good. This book is so awful it is difficult to express in words. I am on chapter 45 and I am so bored I want to die. The author offers NO answers, none. Not even hints. No foreshadowing, either. Am I seriously going have to wait until the last 30 minutes to get answers? I am only finishing it on principle now, since I already paid for it. It's not as though I expected this to be as good as the Hunger Games, but I at least expected to be entertained. I honestly can't listen to this without my mind wandering it is so unbelievable boring. Run, don't walk, from this book.
I enjoy fiction including Sci Fi and fantasy (lots of epic fantasy.) I'm also a big fan of some of the spy genre like the Bourne series and some Tom Clancy.
Someone who does not want to think or feel wrapped up in a plot or interesting characters.
No, never judge a book by its cover.
I wouldn't say so, no. Many of the characters were exactly the same and there was very little depth in their creation. The plot just sort of plods along and feels like the characters are just a means to an end.
You could take your pick and it wouldn't change the story. Any character in this book could easily be replaced by another character in this book.
I feel like this book was written in an attempt to make something like the Hunger Games but it fell horribly short. The style of writing is as basic as possible, the plot is weak, and it feels very forced. The author's way of building suspense is simply to have a character refuse to answer a question until it's convenient to the plot and then every character turns into a singing lark. It's abysmal. I would not recommend this book to a friend. I managed to finish it but couldn't wait for it to be over.
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
I decided to check out this book because a friend posted the trailer for the moving that is coming out next month. The preview you looked very interesting and I think this is one of those books where the movie will really bring the book to life.
The Maze Runner starts off with a very confused Thomas being lifted up into the glade of the maze. When he wakes up he has no idea of what's going on and he's lost all his memories. He's very curious but has nagging feelings that he's been here before or knows more than his mind will let him trigger. He's no longer there a day when Teresa is sent up into the maze as well only she's unconscious. She gives them a message that this is the end of things and 50 young boys slowly start to get picked off one by one by the keepers of the maze. So they want a way out fast, only thing is when they get stung by a "Griever", their memories start to come back and they remember that the outside world is worse than what they are dealing with now.
It's surely to be an interesting series and I am off to read book 2, where we find out more of what's happened to the outside world.
No. The level if writing is quite low. I realize that this is a Young Adults book so 'low' also means 'accessible', but the style of writing just isn't for me.
All questions; no answers. In almost every chapter, on almost every page, characters refuse to speak to each other. You can say they do this as part of the story, due to the circumstances the characters find themselves in, but it comes off as a bit of a cheat by the author to avoid filling in details at every turn. One of the most frustrating style of storytelling (writting or on screen) is watching characters refusing to share information for the sake of artificially creating tension & mystery. When characters do not act like actual people; when the writer's hand can be felt in the writing, it becomes very hard to become investing in the story. And this is the style of writing James Dashner uses in this book.
Only if it were free on Netflix.
The premise of the book is fantastic. The artificially created tension & mystery made this a very frustrating read.