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.
I had no idea what this book was about, other than the premise, which didn't seem very interesting. This story is so much more. I guess I would label it a sci-fi suspenseful mystery. Now I'm eager for the next book in this series.
Decent, a good time waster but can get boring in parts.
If the Truman show took place at the end of the world.
Much flowery language over hours of a stick like man fighting for his life against seemingly evil people. Finally, the end and in Ayn Rand fashion we told that only a few are capable of understanding the real world and need to be govrned by a strong hand. Really awful story, well delivered. Go ahead, skip to the last chapter , and move on to a good story or read some in depth philosophy ...I don't see much point to this author's.
The premise and the revelation of what this town is about is very interesting. You might find it interesting too. But don't bother with the other two books in this trilogy. The last book especially will just make you mad. Really, it's just the missing ending to book two. And the ONE SENTENCE epilogue in that third book explains nothing.
The reader is not bad. That's the best I can say.
Took some time to get used to the readers voice but if you push through he does a superb job.
Almost the entire book I was trying to figure out what was happening, left so confused chapter after chapter. I thought maybe it was a psychological thriller. It kept me going, wanting to understand what in the world was happening and it did not disappoint.
I would recommend this book and would love to see it made into a movie.
Say something about yourself!
Someone who likes science fiction.
An indication in the summary or genre the plot of this book.
Aggravation and disappointment. Abuse of a human being is not enjoyable.
I am always searching for new authors and fun books. I rely on the summary and genre to determine if it is worth a purchase. The summary and genre fail to indicate what this was about.
This book really draws you in.... The narration was excellent ! Very fast paced with lots of action...
"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.
Well read and this story kept me up at night letting me earn the "marathon" award. I would not in a million years have guessed what was actually going on!
"Remarkable and Outstanding!"
Remarkably eerie, and an astounding and compelling account on a story, that is written without too much mention of people or of any place; just teleporting from weird scene to another. Another added bonus for future writers, to tap in. Worth listening!
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