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 don't write reviews day take this with a grain... But I was very bored and confused and overall disappointed until some answers came almost at the very end... And when they did come, what a let down.
Spanish Norman Horses
Having fallen hook, line, and sinker for the t.v. series, Wayward Pines five episodes in, I had to KNOW why...to so many questions. I devoured the audio book with abandon. The narrator is very good and holds the pace and tension exactly right as the story progresses.
As others have said, there are some differences between the book and the TV show, but the basic story is close enough that I don't feel like I missed out on anything significant watching the show. There are definitely some serious plot holes here, but you know....it doesn't matter. The story is just so much fun, so different and riveting that I am willing to ignore a number of glaring details that make no logical, scientific, or emotional sense.
By now, I'm sure you have either read the book, seen the TV show or live under a rock. I won't say a lot because much has already been said about this book, but I enjoyed it more than the show. I can definitely see why the show went in the direction it did as I do not believe people would've been able to follow it as closely if they used the book's story line word for word. It can be confusing at times for some, as the story jumps from character to character and Crouch's writing is very fast paced. But, I thought Paul Michael Garcia did a fabulous job with the narration and is definitely worth the listen. Overall, I am looking forward to the last 2 books in the series and will probably purchase the author's library for my own.
Of course. This is an excellent book, that has even been adapted into a TV series. However the TV series does not do it justice at all
Welcome to Wayward 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!'
"Gripping story. Keeps you on your toes."
This is a terrific book, gripping from the very start and very clever. It keeps you guessing. As the story progresses it is hard to pin it down to a specific genre - at some point it seems to be a psychological thriller but then maybe it is a crime mystery or maybe a horror or even a scifi? I looked for these audiobooks after enjoying the TV series based on the books so, before I started I already knew the big secret 'reveal' of the plot but this didn't spoil it for me. It is similar enough to the TV series to have the same haunting atmosphere but different enough to still be fresh. The narrator does a pretty good job reflecting the tension and mystery. A little gory for the squeamish but I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone looking for something exciting, compelling and a bit out of the ordinary.
"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.
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 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.
A brilliant twist and well read, this is a great novel, and will definitely look for other audiobooks by same Auther
"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
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.
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