In the same tradition of a Twilight Zone meets X-Files story, secret service agent Ethan Burke goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, his mission is to locate and recover two federal agents who went missing.
He wakes up next to a stream, in a black suit and white shirt speckled with blood stains. No wallet. No money. No ID. No keys. No phone. That's all I'll say, don't want to spoil the story.
On every page, I kept trying to guess what would happen next, to no avail, and then the ending completely blew my mind!
Blake's vivid descriptions, constant action, thrills, mystery and intrigue, reminded me of my favorite books by Stephen King and Dean Koontz.
Intense and gripping, Pines is a masterpiece that had me thinking about the story, long after turning the last page.
I read this book on Kindle and enjoyed it so much I wanted to get the Audio version to pass the time while on the road. LOVED the narration of Paul Michael Garcia, it was perfect and made the book even more enjoyable. Brilliant!
This is a trilogy, but this book would stand very well on its own. I love original stories that stand apart as one of a kind. This is one of those along with "The Night Circus", "The Graveyard Book", and "Pillars of the Earth".
I started this book over at least three times. It grabbed me at the beginning then lost me again until things started to come together. I knew there was a twist but I got impatient. I had some cleaning to do and decided to try it again. I am very glad I did. I had decided I knew where the story was going only to find our how far off base I was. I enjoy a story that is unpredictable and Pines fit the bill nicely. Upon completion I did not hesitate to purchase the next in the series and put several other Crouch novels on my wish list. This is not great literature but it is a wonderful distraction that helped me pass the time and left me wanting to know what else the residents of Wayward Pines would be up against.
Born to read
I listen and read to alot of books --this one was great - surprised me and kept me guessing for a long time--
worth the money ! you will not be disappointed with this book. plan to read the next two for SURE
I love Sci Fi/Fantasy books. The very first author I listened to was Laurell K Hamilton. I love audiobooks they allow me the luxury of books without reading since I don't see well at all.
I would try another Blake Crouch NOT Paul Garcia
Im not sure I have a few other series going right now
NO, I was very disappointed! I felt some of the characters sounded the same and he wasnt exciting at all
I would cut how many times Ethan was sent back for not following the rules . this part kind of dragged and it became very boring
Love history, good mysteries, spiritual, in general well written books. Shy away from romance novels.
The best part of Pines was the ending, not because it was the end, but because that was when it made sense. The least liked part was the endless chase, after injuries that it would make a chase impossible. Got very old.
I would, letting them know the plot gets better.
I saw that it is going to be a movie and think I may like it better as a movie.
Read it, can not say much without spoiler but similar to The trilogy Jonathan maberry wrote years ago
I would change the part where they talk down to me about environmentalism like I'm a stupid child.
It's twist was stupid and the Environmentalism message really killed the story for me. It went from exciting suspenseful thriller to environmental PSA fast. If I wanted a couple hours of bullshit environmental propaganda, I would just marathon captain planet.
Pines, had a great story and plot, it kept you guessing right to the end, I have not been so- on-the-edge of my seat with a good book for a long time.
I am so glad I stumbled across Pines, I had purchased it for the full price but see it is on special at the moment, you would be mad to not snap up a great read for that small price. Back to the topic, there were many memorable moments but one that had the adrenalin pumping was when Ethan was about to be wheeled in for surgery and Bev rescued him just in time, he had been given the injection and was due to pass out any second as they struggled to elude Nurse Pam. They had to try and escape from a place where there is no escape and they are under surveillance at all times. It got quite scary.
Have not listened to any before but will be listening to book 2 of this series and have pre-ordered book 3. He did a great job of narrating this story.
It all moved me as it was a fascinating book to listen to, I got the e version for my girls to read.
I think I have found my new favourite auther, it is a great read as it encompasses so much, mystery, sciencefiction, horror, thriller, spy and crime. A book that has it all, I look forward to reading book two and can't wait to see what that brings to the table.