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!
Say something about yourself!
Yes, while I rated this book just okay I did listen to the whole thing, it was not to bad.
I have never listed to any of his books but since I found this book decent I would listen to another one in the future.
The narrator did not aggrevate me which is huge these days, so I enjoyed his reading style.
If you like books that have somewhat of the mystery factor and you can stand some small torture scenes you would like this book. The writer is not as intense as say Stephen King or Peter Straub so I liked that about this book. If you liked the book Shutter Island than this book while not as good is similiar.
The story was completely captivating! It was so engaging and interesting. It left us asking " what the HELL is going on?!?!" and we had different ideas about how to explain the excellent story!
THE TWIST! It's great. It's creepy. It's awesome.
The reading was excellent.
What OR WHO is hiding in the Pines?
Seriously, it's a great book. Give it a listen!
The story line was not that bad, but I was so tired of hearing how tired he was, how much pain he was in... It is not often I fast forward as I did this book
Only if he stopped being so tired and in pain...
As a big fan of mysteries, I typically read a lot of crime stories. I saw this title and figured I'd switch it up a bit.Am I glad that I did! This book is the best I've read in years.
Ethan Burke. I related to Ethan throughout the entire book since he was just as confused as I was as to what was going on. Each of his discoveries in the mystery of Wayward Pines was my discovery.
His reactions, actions and logic as he tried to deal with his predicament made sense and flowed well.
Paul has a easy to listen to voice and his characters are not annoying or grating like other readers I've listened to.
The ending, the reveal.......wait for it.
This story is not my traditional read, but I could not stop listening. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. When I found out it was part of a trilogy I downloaded part 2 (Wayward) and 3 (The Last Town) - glad I did, I'm hooked.
Bought this one on a whim for a road trip. It was so good, I bought the next 2 in the series :)
There are few things in life better than losing yourself completely in a really exceptional story. I enjoy reading others' reviews.
I hate giving bad reviews but I spent a credit on this turkey based on some of the positive reviews I read, and then felt misled. I was bored from start to finish, and the only light at the end of the tunnel was the promise of a kick-ass reveal in the end. Well, that most certainly didn't happen. I'd have bought any number of explanations...except the one given. But honestly, I'd mostly checked-out by then anyway.
In addition to a protagonist who I felt was never fully fleshed-out and therefore, unsympathetic, the storyline plodded along at the pace of paint drying. The writing was just average; not good enough to be inspired nor bad enough to be amateurish.
Regarding the narrator, he did a decent job given what he had to work with, so I can't fault him.
I might but it would not be without some previewing.
The plot was okay but the author dragged out events to the point that I would lose interest and get very impatient while he described with way too much detail what the trees looked like or a car or just about anything else. I killed the pace of the story. I found myself skipping forward to the end of chapters quite often. I never do that.
Narration was good. But I cannot remember anything that either impressed me or disappointed me. I think I became too focused and impatient with the pace of the book.
I liked the concept of the story but man it was slow. I always get unabridged books and this one is the perfect argument for abridged. The author uses way to much flowery language to describe things. For the first time in ten years with Audible I found myself skipping chapters. And much to my surprise I did not seem to miss anything.
First Off I read this book because I read several excellent reviews; I'm here to say that those reviews were misleading. The story is confusing and it was not a page turner. It started out interesting/riveting but it fell very quickly. I already forgot the name of the leading man in the story, that's how good it is. So; let me just say save some money and time and tell you to go find something better to read.
Someone who is in to SciFi. Book should be recategorized not as a Mystery/Thriller, but clearly into Science Fiction.
Won't go near anything by this author
I don't know if I would cut the book, but I would have written a different synopsis to indicate this is not your typical cop/law enforcement thriller.
Audible and the publishers are doing this book a disservice by not making it clearer that this is not a mystery thriller, but is a SciFi thriller.