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.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 13-year-old daughter.
Hard to rate this book since I watched the TV series before listening to it. The TV series kept pretty much to what was written in the book with minor character differences such as how the town sheriff was portrayed. I thought this book would cover at least the first season of the TV series but it does not. My guess is listeners who have not watched the TV series will like this book and want to listen to the next one. A pleasant listen although I pretty much knew what was going to happen next.
Use a credit! You will enjoy this! Only book I could not stop once. Very well executed.
No, I both read the book and watched the series on TV. It was enough
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.
The last chapter when the plot revealed itself.
Moving on to the second in the series.
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.
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.
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.
Retired from academia and business, I am living in Guatemala. Few public libraries, not much access to books written in English. Audible!!
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.
Yes, i would.
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.
The chapters with the Abbie's chasing Ethan!
When Beverly was killed indescriminately
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.
Say something about yourself!
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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