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.
It was a very interesting plot that moved quite skillfully, yet we wonder sometimes about the characters behaving in the manner in which they have been portrayed. Their decisions are rather awkward and unbelievable.
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The book left me with a few questions, but there are two more books and a series now... Good story
It's an interesting plot- might be spoiler alert worthy... Although I'm not sure if it can hold on for three books. It is similar to other post apocalyptic series but from the description that wasn't what I was expecting.
I had to read this book after I started watching the TV series. Another book that's better than the show but still closely follows the show and gives you more insight as to what's going on!
Extremely well written. This book paints a picture in your mind and you can really visualize the surrounding landscape. The story is intense and not at all what I expected. Half detective story and a little science fiction wrapped in one.
The concept was great but the writing and development of both the characters and the story, itself was sadly lacking. There was too much focus on the violence and not enough on fleshing out of the other elements. I love mystery/thrillers and also light scifi and this book didn't satisfy on any level.
Again, I was very disappointed. There was so much potential for something really interesting.
I checked out this book because of the TV series, which didn't make sense to me. I was hoping that the book would resolve the issues in the dramatized version but it only amplified them.
Several unseen twists and turns in the plot. It took me a bit to get involved with this story but once past the 1/2 way point I was committed to the plot and enjoying the twists.
For me, it falls into the category of the ABC series LOST. The tale gets more complicated and interesting the further you get into it.
If you've been watching the Wayward Pines TV program on FOX and you've been enthralled, read/hear the inspiration of the tale by its author by enjoying the book, too. There are some some differences between the book and the TV program, however, the main events and messages of the story are present.
The book ends in a Michael Crichton quote, which was not surprising. It was obvious that Mr. Crouch has been inspired by his books and messages. If you like Crichton, you'll like Crouch.
"All are welcome at Wayward Pines!"
I did like the idea of the story, but quite a few times it was a little slow going.
I thought his performance was ok. However he could have been a little more creative with some of the character's voices.
There are already 2 follow-up books to the Pines.
Good story, well written and keeps you speculating until the truth is revealed. I really enjoyed this novel and will get book 2.Touches of 'The Wicker Man' and 'The X Files' plausible characters and fast paced. Well worth a punt .
"Don't miss this one!"
Vivid. Imaginative. Terrifying.
Brave New World and 1984. An imaginative and frightening vision of a possible future;
I sincerely hope Blake Crouch has got it completely wrong!
'You can check out any time you like... but you can never leave!'
"A real must listen"
The best by far and I have listened to a lot. Loved it.
Watched films like this but not listened to a book like this.
Love listening to his voice, compare him to Sean Barrett
Yes WOW got this is good
Can`t wait to listen to the next book in the trilogy
"Love this book. Well read, good story."
Brilliant book. Had me wondering what on earth was going on right until the end. Quite suspenseful and I found myself sneaking in some reading at lunch and whenever I could. I've got the next one but I'm rationing it out! :o)
Very well read as well.
Gripping storyline and moody athmosphere, you get attached to the characters, i was so captivated i listened to it in a day without noticing!
A brilliant twist and well read, this is a great novel, and will definitely look for other audiobooks by same Auther
Was hooked on the tv show and got into the books straight away. Love it
"Good if over-hyped"
The guy on the cover.
Great premise but it felt like it was being dragged out by the end.
"A different kind of dystopia"
I love dystopic fiction and this trilogy was entertaining. The premise was refreshing and I'd say they were very easy and quite compelling to listen to.
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