When I started listening to the maze runner, I'd already seen the movie, which I did enjoy but didn't love. ( let's put it this way; I watch Maze Runner the movie, get bored half way through and then I don't bother too watch the sequel) But upon listening to the audiobook, I found that, like with most stories, the book is WAY better than the movie. The story has so many small but important details that when they tried to compress it into a movie it just didn't make sense. It started out with just me listening to it, but as the story progressed, my brother and my mother got hooked into the story. We hardly spent a moment in the last 48hrs without listening to the maze runner! All in all, I think it is a great book, I loved it and would definitely recommend it to my friends. ( I listen to the Maze runner the book, can't stop listening, cry at the end and then wait in agony for 20 minutes waiting for the sequel to download.) My one and only complaint is the lack of romance, but then again, if I was forced to undergo such horrible trials, romance would be the last thing on my mind!
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.