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 love science fiction so was surprised! Decent enough story if it is your taste.
Top 5... no doubt
You kept trying to figure out... what the bleep is going on. Is it supernatural, is it aliens, is it all in his head???
To explain my comment above, i bought this by mistake. I enabled "1-Click" on my Amazon app. Bought it, and didn't even realize it till days later. I meant just to look into it. I heard it was good. I was real close to contacting Amazon to get my money back when i said..."Let's go for it."
I haven't been this quickly pulled into a book since i read Justin Cronin's The Passage, and The Infection by Craig D. Anyway, it was an awesome read, and great build up to what's finally going on.
Probably not. The book is an average book, and not one I would recommend readily. I can't really get into the reasons why I find the book disappointing without giving massive spoilers, but I will say that the ending doesn't make sense given the rest of the book. Rereading the book with the ending in mind caused me to just shake my head. I think I would recommend H.G. Well's _The Time Machine_ or something similar to a friend before I would recommend this book.
No, I don't redo books.
Great story that runs slow till close to the end.
This book sucked me right in, and I ended up listening to it as fast as possible to find out the ending! The surprise ending was different. The narrator did a very good job making the tension overwhelming with his voice inflections. A very good book and narrator.
Pines is close to nine hours of listening, read by Paul Michael Garcia. There are close to 2000 reviews on Audible at this writing, and the book has a four-star rating. Not likely there is much I can add to what has already said, the story is a page-turner. A secret service agent is dispatched to a small town to investigate the disappearance of fellow agents.
The book should be part of a Sci-Fi listing, because although Pines is a thriller, the tale involves time leaps and the macabre. Any lovers of Dean Koontz or Stephen King out there? Pines is in the same vein. The main character goes through several physically abusive situations, more than necessary, in my opinion. Lots of narration defining his aches and pains … I actually muttered ‘I get it!’ a time or two, and fast-forwarded through repetitive torture scenes that were a bit gratuitous and added nothing to the plot.
Paul Michael Garcia does a great job, good narration.
Don’t expect a Tom Clancy/Vince Flynn type thriller or a Tami Hoag crime procedural - Pines is Sci-Fi, through and through. But, good Sci-Fi! Enjoyable listen.
This is an interesting story, I went back an gave the story another star. I did enjoy it, but it seems to lag a bit. The concept of the story is great, it just seemed to miss the mark for me. I got lost in some of it, I wish the Author had looked it over one more time, I think it could have been excellent, and for some it probably will be, it just didn't captivate me, I didn't get completely pulled in it, captivated? I did get a shiver at first, but then the author seems to loose the grip he establishes at the beginning. I would recommend it, there is a great story, but it didn't entertain me as I had hoped for.
Once the story developed I was hooked.
Twilight Zone's "A stop in Willoughby" but on steroids.
He's subtle in voice changes so that he doesn't distract from the story.
The last town standing, the NSA playbook.
Great listen. I was worried about the investment of a series and while the first book is a bit of a ground hog day experience at first when it takes off it moves along nicely.
Maybe, story has a surprise that once you know kinda "ruins" the fun of majority of book
The girl, can't remember name.
Science Fiction or possible Reality?
The book and ending go together very well. A surprise, but works.!!
Exciting, unexpected, thought-provoking
the nurse promising to withhold anesthesia for his surgery
Garcia has a pleasant voice to listen to, and adds the right touch of emotion to bring the story alive.
Yes, I wanted to see what would happen next and did race through it.
"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.
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