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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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    Kira Connecticut, USA 06-28-15
    Kira Connecticut, USA 06-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Highly recommend!!"

    Suspense, mystery, action, good writing, this book has it all! Great surprise ending with a combination of sci-fi and The Twilight Zone, yet perfectly plausible. Ready for Book 2!

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    Amazon Customer 06-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    a fast paced story.with so many twists and turns. .. keeps the reader immersed in the drama.

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    jessica 06-25-15
    jessica 06-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    i love theese bookd im on to number 3 now finished 1 and 2 truely awsome book makes you really think csuse anything is posdible

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    M. Mullin San Francisco, CA 06-23-15
    M. Mullin San Francisco, CA 06-23-15 Member Since 2004
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    "Just didn't like the story"

    The book was fine. I realized half way through the book, that I was done with the crazy town and wanted the plot to move on and then I realized the town was the entire plot of the story. You only understand the town at the end ( very end) and then though everything was explained satisfactorily, I couldn't imagine wanting to read any other books about this. I wouldn't recommend the book to anyone. It was fine but there are so many more enjoyable or more interesting or more suspenseful books out there. I wish I had my credit back.

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    Amy 06-19-15
    Amy 06-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A twist on every page."

    I reluctantly started watching the TV series. I was hooked on by the twists. The book is even better. The addition of an inner dialogue and the back story brought to life for the reader brings even greater depth.

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    Kurt Dillon, MT, United States 06-19-15
    Kurt Dillon, MT, United States 06-19-15 Member Since 2011
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    I got into this book series through the TV shows. The shows started so well and showed potential until about episode three when a stupid plot turn dropped me right out of it. So I tried the books. The disastrous TV plot turn doesn't happen in the books so I stuck with it and listened to all three in the series. The first book showed so much promise and potential that for me was never quite realized in the following two. I found the characters predictable and stiff without much growth. There are no glaring errors or mistakes, The writing is good, the reading better, but now that I'm done with the series I feel - meh.

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    Jennifer 06-18-15
    Jennifer 06-18-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Intriguing, not intricate"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the story, but it was slightly lacking. There are some great ideas that are just begging for more story to be told.

    There are a couple perspective changes, but they felt like they were thrown in to just make a later part of the story make sense, there could have been more story told in my opinion.

    The positive side is it is a quick read that I enjoyed and would recommend.

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    JOseph Denison, TX, United States 06-18-15
    JOseph Denison, TX, United States 06-18-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A really good book."

    The storyline associated with this trilogy of books is deliberately strange and unsettling. It gives the reader same feeling of being unsettled that is reminiscent of the series Twin peaks. Even when some of the big answers are revealed to the questions that are raised throughout the book, we're still left with the sense that there's more that you don't yet know. I really like the book and I can't wait to read the other two in the trilogy. Very pleasant surprise finding this book and I'm excited because he has several other titles available for me to bring. I always hate it when I find a book and I love by an author who has no other books to read.

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    "Loved it!"

    Awesome, so creative! Its like The Truman Show meets Lost meets XFiles meets Twin Peaks, etc. Gory and graphic too. I am looking forward to book 2!

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    cory peters 06-18-15
    cory peters 06-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    Great story. Definitely different from the TV show in many ways. A pretty shocking ending and a good story for sci-fy fans.

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