not sure yet if I'm a really big fan or it was just something the listen too. The reader was good but the book it's self had me questioning through the whole book 1 in confusion. By the end of book 1 I now realize the reader was to feel as lost as the boys in the maze.
Story: Not sure if I like the book or movie better. Each has it strengths. The book was more frightening and alive with detail. The movie, through special effects, capture some of that feeling and texture and did it quicker. I recommend both. In addition, the book is for young adults so it spares us the standard trash though there is the usual juvenile tempter tantrums some call drama.
Reader: Very good.
Production: Very good.
This was the first audiobook I've heard and have to admit it has exceeded my expectations.
I didn't quite like the readers voice for the first few chapters as I found it a bit expressionless, however, I really enjoyed his narration and tone after around chapter 5 and would definitely buy another audiobook read by the same person.
As for the book itself, at times the vocabulary spoken by the characters irritated me, but the plot was good enough to keep me going, I'm filled with curiosity to keep on reading the other books in the maze runner series.
While I found the premise of the book interesting, and the plotline feasible... the dialogue seemed off. I know the book is for teens, but it didn't seem to fit how teenage boys would talk to each other.
It was ok at best. I got a little angry as the book went on, seeing that the entire book is just a setup for the next. The series maybe good as a whole (maybe), but as a standalone book I didn't get much out of this one.
I put off listening to this book because, although the actor is cute, the movie wasn't that intriguing.
BIG Mistake.. This is a great book. I know the books are usually better than the movie, but this one is significantly better.
The Maze Runner was a perfect opening to a series. Mystery combined with precise, almost frustrating pacing easily kept the pages turning. Chucked full of creative dialogue and heavy but obscure clue dropping, it's a book I'd recommend to anyone. Continuing now with The Scorch Trials.