I love a good mystery
The book is not for the faint of heart, very well written and scary but I could not stop listening.
I wish I'd had a warning that this book is futuristic. I usually listen to mystery/thrillers and was intrigued in the beginning wondering what was going on with the timeline. I did finish it to the end, but since it isn't my genre found the ending disappointing.
Stephen King fans might like this one. Although the writing style isn't up to King's standard by any means.
The reader's performance was very good.
I really liked this story. There were no lulls, just pure entertainment. Sad to see it end, but there is always the possibility for more.
I LOVE haunting, atmospheric writing that plays in your head like a movie. I adore books of a mysterious, suspenseful and creepy nature. I am a big fan of Horror/Zombie/Apocalypse and other genres which center on Mystery and strong character development.
This book has been one of my all-time favourites to date and to think I almost gave up on it! Pines is the kind of novel that will keep you up at night and into the next morning. When you are no longer able to keep your eyes open, it will fill your sleep with nightmares. Crouch describes Wayward Pines so eloquently that you become completely entranced with the setting. Seemingly perfect, the town of Pines is the ideal place to live yet it becomes evident that something is not quite right in this utopian society.
Rarely are books filled with so many unexpected plot twists, that you are unable to definitively understand what is at the core of the conflict until the very last pages of a novel. Crouch maintains suspense from the first page all the way to the end, and truly, the reason behind the horror that Ethan must withstand is completely unforeseen. Hardly ever is there a book that weaves its way into the reader's mind like Pines in such a way that the shock never leaves — even after the last page. I was under the impression while reading the first half of the book that I was just reading about one man's hell on earth and there was only that.. However, as I read on I learned this book delivered in so many ways. I like to think of it as an X-Files meets Outer Limits, meets Twilight zone…What an AMAZING twist!!!
I literally could not stop reading by the second half. This book has several overlapping themes and "enemies." The author knows how to create fear and do it well!! I could not stop reading and I still can't get this book out of my head weeks later! If I were to ever recommend a fantastic book, this would be it! DEFINITELY worth the credit!!! One of my favourites! If you are looking for creepy, strange, unique and believable all-in one, pick up PINES!!!
I did not care for this story or the narrator. I have read other Crouch novels that I liked, but not this one.
I would consider this something of a sci-fi mystery. Kept me guessing, enjoyed it very much, despite the fact I'm not into sci-fi. Unique story line, I look forward to other books by Blake Crouch.
Yes, great story had me going till the end.
Do know but I'm going to get another Crouch book
No, very entertaining but would not listen to audible book twice.
I think story line and pace were great. The only thing I would change is the unexplained bloodlust and violence the townspeople participated in while hunting main character.Not exactly idyllic entertainment for their pseudo-lives.
This book had a similar feel to Shutter Island. I was satisfiesd with ending. If character had been delusional the story wouldn't have been as appealing to me.
Im a busy Mama, always on the go! Lover of historical fiction and Sci fi horror.
I would not consider The Pines a must listen, but it was entertaining. It was surprising and unpredictable. If you're looking for a light but thrilling story its perfect. The narration was good and the plot was faster paced.
Not knowing how it was going to end
Cant really say, there was a favourite, he did a great job overall
No, just that it was good enough to write about and share with other people, although this format does not really give you that opportunity.
You wont regret taking the time to read or listen to this book, he is definitely a writer I will look for more books he may have or will write in the future. Great imagination is all I can say. As the book was a "freebie" for me, I wasn't all that motivated to listen to it, but it was so good, my house and garden got cleaned :)