It's almost blasphemous to say that a movie was better than the book since books are usually so much better than the movie. That was not the case with the Maze Runner. I actually prefer the movie to the book and the movie takes 6-7 hours less time.
The book on it's own is not bad. I didn't love the narrator, but again he wasn't bad, just a little to light hearted in his speech for a book that is suppose to be a bit dark. The character's weren't bad but nothing about the book was great or worth more than 3 stars. Overall, I would recommend ditching the book and watching the movie.
I have not read a book in years and all I can say is, "WOW!". I wasn't so sure about it in the beginning, but around chapter 5 I knew then it was going to only get better. Yes it did. I cannot wait to read the other books! I feel sorry for the children having to experience such tragedy. Very sad really and my eyes teared up especially at the end with Thomas over chuck. So not fair. Overall, I cannot believe there is such a book that can keep my interest through to the end. Truly amazing. Thank you for creating such brilliant artwork for the readers of the world. I will definitely spread the word about the books and the creators of them. And to the narrator whom took all that time to do this..thank you greatly. As a single mother my life is so hectic and you made it so easy for me to be able to read the book. I listened to it on the way to work, on the way home from work, and in between whenever possible. You did such a wonderful job in your pronunciation and speaking throughout the entire book. You were awesome! God Bless to all.
The story is okay, nothing extraordinary. Defiantly not a fan of the script and the slang that the boys used in the book. I think the movie was better.
If the entire series hadn't already been paid for, I wouldn't have bothered listening to the whole thing. I gave 4 stars to first book, but it drops to 3, then 2, by the the third book. I don't want to give spoilers, but too many plot holes, deus ex machina occurences, "twists" that are entirely expected, and actions by protagonist that are just silly and clearly made entirely to move plot along. Entire premise of "bad guy" actions is never explained enough to clarify how their "good" actions would actually accomplish anything. Narrator does really nice job throughout, however.
I got this book because I loved the movie, but this book was away worst. It started out so slow and horrible. It took everything I had to keep listening. The middle starts picking up
This was such an amazing story! I read it back in 6th grade and wanted to get a new interpretation of it now that I am older. Still just as good as I remember, possibly better, and it's all around a good time passer.