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Pines Audiobook

Pines

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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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    Paul United States 09-07-16
    Paul United States 09-07-16 Member Since 2001

    PJ

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    "TV Series moved faster"
    Would you listen to Pines again? Why?

    No, I both read the book and watched the series on TV. It was enough


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

    Possibly if I had not seen the TV series the plot would have caught me. Knowing the plot ahead of time I felt the story was moving slowly.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The last chapter when the plot revealed itself.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Moving on to the second in the series.

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    A. Yoshida 09-07-16
    A. Yoshida 09-07-16
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    "You have to like suspense"

    The attraction to this story is the unsettling and creepy feeling surrounding this quaint small town. The protagonist doesn't know if he's losing his mind after suffering trauma from a car accident or if there's something wrong with this town. There are some unexplained, supernatural events. He questions his sanity again and then reminds himself that there is something wrong with this town.

    I found the story excruciatingly slow as the protagonist encounters endless obstacles. And instead of getting answers as the story progresses, the mystery only deepens. For some readers, the writing style probably creates a drawn out suspense. For me, it felt like pages and pages of minutiae - the protagonist taking a step, feeling the pain at the back of his head, and breathing hard. It's as if the story (31 chapters of it) was created just for the big reveal in the last two chapters.

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    Mary 09-07-16
    Mary 09-07-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story. Starts slow but picks up"

    At first I didn't like the narrator or the writing but both grew on me. By the end I came to really like how the narration was done. The early pace is nothing short of frustrating. Then it picks up. Then it turns into a horror movie. Eventually all is explained and I found myself feeling like I was finishing the pilot to a Scifi original series. If you're that kind of nerd then you'll probably like this. Just get through the first fifth of the book. It gets a lot better very suddenly.

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    Sean 09-06-16
    Sean 09-06-16
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    "great story and performance, mild irritation"

    I really loved this book and the performance. it was well paced and intriguing. my only annoyance is that there are frequent situations when sentence structure is off a little bit that make it feel almost like nails on a chalk board. instead of saying something like "he opened the cupboard and, finding nothing, searched the nearby fridge" it'll say "opened the cupboard, nothing"..."opened the fridge, nothing" ... "lost, where to go"... etc. There's no connecting words to tie sentences together. it just feels very staccato and halting at times rather than flowing smoothly. but it's a minor gripe, nothing that should dissuade a reader from choosing this audio book for their monthly credit.

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    Myrna United States 09-05-16
    Myrna United States 09-05-16 Member Since 2012

    Wysen

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    "Didn't expect the ending!"

    Great storyline. Drags on a bit but I was not expecting the plot ending. Nothing gave away the fact that this was a futurist story. The performance was well done.

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    Elsiejay 09-03-16
    Elsiejay 09-03-16 Member Since 2014

    Retired from academia and business, I am living in Guatemala. Few public libraries, not much access to books written in English. Audible!!

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    "Pretty good, except maybe the ending."

    I really liked the first 3/4 of this story. Very suspenseful. Who is this person, why is he here, why do some people help and others are terrible obstacles. Then for me, it got off track from good suspense into strange Sci-fi. No spoilers from me, but be prepared to be thrown off your stride. I felt like the ending was almost a desperation move. Now what do I do?? Overall, a good story.

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    Raymond 09-02-16
    Raymond 09-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Twists and turns"
    Would you listen to Pines again? Why?

    Yes, i would.


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

    its an audible book to be played in the car. there were a few occasions I lingered a little longer in the car to listen.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The chapters with the Abbie's chasing Ethan!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Beverly was killed indescriminately


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Clark 09-01-16
    Julie Clark 09-01-16
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    "Great Suspense!"

    I had a hard time with it the first time, Because I thought it was just another Zombie plot, but crouch goes a lot broader with his dystopian query in this series. The only question I have is whether there would even be a Sun warm enough to sustain life on this rock, as far I to the future as he has this story set.
    Main character Ethan is the hook that keeps you reading.

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    Julie 08-31-16
    Julie 08-31-16 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "I have to listen to the next 2 to form an opinion"
    Any additional comments?

    I had to start this over about 1/3 of the way in because I was soooo confused. Glad I stuck with it but as my headline said I will have to listen to part 2 and 3 in order to decide if I liked it or not. Maybe just too far out of my comprehension to appreciate.

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    Peter Kopik 08-30-16
    Peter Kopik 08-30-16

    Peter Kopik

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    "almost there"

    a great story with a glitch on science and psychology but entertaining. I got disengaged in the middle and was almost more interested in the military side story but by the end I got hooked again. I might get the next book if I'm still interested in a week. the one part I didn't like is the town's collective reaction to a certain event. (don't want to spoil the story here) that was more than unrealistic week and unnecessary, although I'm sure many would find it entertaining like unnecessary nudity or violence in movies

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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