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.
I was really excited about this trilogy and had really high hopes with the good reviews it was receiving, but when I heard the juvenile speech of these supposedly “smarter than average” teens I was reminded of some five year olds sticking their tongues out at each other. !!!Spoiler alert!!! With the amount of times that Thomas promised his 12 year old friend that he would get him home safe I just knew the kid was going to die. So many things wrong with the books that I don’t even want to bother listing them all. This could have been a GREAT story if the maturity level was on par with the situation these kids were in. Also, there were too many “secrets” kept. It’s nice to keep the audience wondering about the BIG picture, but there were so many secrets to keep track of that I stopped caring. When the secrets finally come to light it left me wondering why they were secrets at all. So disappointed :(
As for the reader; he was just okay. He made all the Hispanic characters sound like ghetto Mexicans going to a Raider's game. The interpretation of these characters added to the misplaced juvenile type speech that was driving me crazy.
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!
1992, computer science student, wish there were more video game adaption audiobooks...
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.
We are all now dumber for having read this story. I award you zero points and may God have mercy on your soul.
Narrator didn't have much to work with.
A really interesting story. Lots of twists to the story, and the story is bizarre, Definitely from the imagination of the author.. We have to go to book 2 for more!