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Pines | [Blake Crouch]

Pines

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…
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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.

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    Phyllis Joshua, TX, United States 06-19-14
    Phyllis Joshua, TX, United States 06-19-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I couldn't stop listening!!"

    I always try to figure these mysteries out, but this one kept me guessing until the end. It was pretty strange but I liked the story. It wasn't what I thought it would be and that is good. I bought it on sale and it was worth a listen. I might have to listen to it again to see if I missed anything.

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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 06-18-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 06-18-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!

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    "Not quite sure what to think!"

    This book was a strange experience for me. There were times when I was ready to give up on it (something I RARELY do), and there were times when I really enjoyed it. It's one of those books where there are different story lines going one, and you just aren't sure how they all fit together until the end. Sometimes I really like those kinds of books, but this one just seemed to bounce around a little too much. However, it did keep my interest throughout as far as I really wanted to know what was going on! I persisted, and I am glad that I did. The different story lines do come together at the end, and it does make sense and, in fact, is very interesting. This is one that I may want to listen to again, now that I know the secret of the book, to pick up some of the hints and clues that I missed the first time through!

    The narrator does a good job, and I would feel good recommending this book.

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    Elizabeth Hentz 06-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting"
    What did you love best about Pines?

    It was interesting and kept me coming back drive after drive. It had some fun twists and combined a few genres.


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    Elizabeth Abington, PA, United States 06-15-14
    Elizabeth Abington, PA, United States 06-15-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Captivating"
    Would you listen to Pines again? Why?

    There are too many books in the world, so I never listen twice


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Definitely, a great unfolding of the reality of the situation


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael Garcia – was your favorite?

    Ethan, he is so courageous!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I don't have time to listen in one sitting, I like to stretch out the tension over time.


    Any additional comments?

    Need to listen to the second in the series ASAP!

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    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 06-05-14
    Paul Luthi Dennis, Texas 06-05-14 Member Since 2011

    I am a 30 year old over-the-road truck driver. I listen to A LOT of audiobooks!

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    "Suspenseful with a unpredictably good ending"

    WOW! this book blew me away. I bought it because it was one of the daily bargains and was sort of non-committal about it. Once I started listening, I didn't want to stop. It is well written, full of twists and turns and very well preformed.

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    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 06-05-14
    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 06-05-14 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "So So.."

    Interesting concept here about time and where humans will be in the future. A bit confusing at times but that is part of the mystery I guess.
    This is hard to review without giving away info. Seems a bit anticlimactic. I was thinking there would be something more perhaps something scary.

    Suggest getting on sale. Save a credit.

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    Dave 06-04-14
    Dave 06-04-14 Member Since 2003
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    Any additional comments?

    8 hours of where am I? What's going on? Followed by 20 minutes of interesting story material. I only finished the book because I hope it was going to get more interesting. It did at the end, but only to set up the next book. I won't be listening to the next one.

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    Carol Sarver PA 06-03-14
    Carol Sarver PA 06-03-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Very Bad Choice"

    I didn't know the genre of this book when I bought it and for that I am culpable. Not being a fan of Sci-fi, which I'm assuming this is, I can't give a recommendation on it's place in Sci-Fi, but I can tell you that the book is wordy and the dialog is scarce. The characters are moderately separable, but boring. Beyond that, I will refrain from comment.

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    BookWorm Cary, NC 06-02-14
    BookWorm Cary, NC 06-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Five Star Entertainment from Start to Finish!"

    I listened to the audible version of this. Very entertaining, every time I thought I had it figured out, something else would happen going in another direction. Excellent character development, and an original story unlike any I've ever read.

    Kind of reminded me of a cross between Michael Crichton and Stephen King (the **good** Stephen King, the one who wrote The Stand and The Shining, not the body snatcher from another planet currently occupying his body, churning out crap like "The Dome"...).

    I've read Blake Crouch before but nothing that made an impression on me. This, however, was different and I couldn't stop until I finished it. I've already purchased the sequel and look forward to listening to it.

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    Rolando West Valley City, Utah, United States 05-28-14
    Rolando West Valley City, Utah, United States 05-28-14 Member Since 2011
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    "I almost threw it out!"

    Have you ever had a book that angered you through 95% of the book, to the point that you want to throw it out of the window? My response was intriguing to me and I realized that time is the one constant that we can rely on and the author messed with time so much that I woke up several times trying to reconcile the time line. I seriously almost did not finish it. Then he explains it all and I am a happy reader again. Very well done, compelling and intense journey for the protagonist. Recommended!

    And now I know remember how I knew the name of the author. He wrote Run. I liked that one too.

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