Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…
©2012 Blake Crouch (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
By now, I'm sure you have either read the book, seen the TV show or live under a rock. I won't say a lot because much has already been said about this book, but I enjoyed it more than the show. I can definitely see why the show went in the direction it did as I do not believe people would've been able to follow it as closely if they used the book's story line word for word. It can be confusing at times for some, as the story jumps from character to character and Crouch's writing is very fast paced. But, I thought Paul Michael Garcia did a fabulous job with the narration and is definitely worth the listen. Overall, I am looking forward to the last 2 books in the series and will probably purchase the author's library for my own.
Of course. This is an excellent book, that has even been adapted into a TV series. However the TV series does not do it justice at all
Welcome to Wayward Pines
Don't like to actually read. No idea.
Nobody stood out.
Like I said above, nobody stood out.
It's an okay story that only got interesting near the end. It seemed to drag on before letting you in on the big story. I cannot see why you would need two more books to cover this storyline. Can you tell I wasn't impressed?
avid researcher and avid listener!
Great story. I watched the mini series first as that was the first I heard of it. There are a number of things the same and a number of things quite different. Great narrator for the story as he is easy to listen to and holds your attention. This book is worthy of a purchase and now I'm on to buy the second in the series. Enjoy the listen.
Long commutes need something to remove the boredom! Love history, mysteries/thrillers, scifi and bios, but read a little bit of everything.
My problem was I saw most of the TV series based upon this novel before I read it. So.... Overall this is a good book, but I will warn you that you will do a number of double takes if you do what I did. Don't skip this book, but just be prepared as a number of storylines and facts are different (some significantly) between the book and the TV series.
Personally, I like the book's storyline better than the movie. Overall a good performance and great book. Now I just need to make sure I read the rest before they decide to put them on TV too!
I am both reading and listening to the "Pines" series - the story (to me) has some holes but I can't stop reading soooo....
I wanted to listen to the book series after watching this as a TV show. I enjoyed the book just as much as the TV show, even though some details are slightly different. Of course the book usually offers a little more. I am looking forward to the next two books in the series.
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