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.
As a big fan of mysteries, I typically read a lot of crime stories. I saw this title and figured I'd switch it up a bit.Am I glad that I did! This book is the best I've read in years.
Ethan Burke. I related to Ethan throughout the entire book since he was just as confused as I was as to what was going on. Each of his discoveries in the mystery of Wayward Pines was my discovery.
His reactions, actions and logic as he tried to deal with his predicament made sense and flowed well.
Paul has a easy to listen to voice and his characters are not annoying or grating like other readers I've listened to.
The ending, the reveal.......wait for it.
This story is not my traditional read, but I could not stop listening. It kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. When I found out it was part of a trilogy I downloaded part 2 (Wayward) and 3 (The Last Town) - glad I did, I'm hooked.
Bought this one on a whim for a road trip. It was so good, I bought the next 2 in the series :)
I might but it would not be without some previewing.
The plot was okay but the author dragged out events to the point that I would lose interest and get very impatient while he described with way too much detail what the trees looked like or a car or just about anything else. I killed the pace of the story. I found myself skipping forward to the end of chapters quite often. I never do that.
Narration was good. But I cannot remember anything that either impressed me or disappointed me. I think I became too focused and impatient with the pace of the book.
I liked the concept of the story but man it was slow. I always get unabridged books and this one is the perfect argument for abridged. The author uses way to much flowery language to describe things. For the first time in ten years with Audible I found myself skipping chapters. And much to my surprise I did not seem to miss anything.
First Off I read this book because I read several excellent reviews; I'm here to say that those reviews were misleading. The story is confusing and it was not a page turner. It started out interesting/riveting but it fell very quickly. I already forgot the name of the leading man in the story, that's how good it is. So; let me just say save some money and time and tell you to go find something better to read.
Someone who is in to SciFi. Book should be recategorized not as a Mystery/Thriller, but clearly into Science Fiction.
Won't go near anything by this author
I don't know if I would cut the book, but I would have written a different synopsis to indicate this is not your typical cop/law enforcement thriller.
Audible and the publishers are doing this book a disservice by not making it clearer that this is not a mystery thriller, but is a SciFi thriller.
The suspense was very enjoyable. The story line was not predictable. It was a good read.
The main character.
The family coming together.
more reviews before I bought this book. Narration was fine, but the story so ridiculous that I suffered through it and didn't have the sense to stop listening.
Didn't realize the genre
I am an eBay seller who listens to approx. a book a day while taking & editing photos of my items. I love a good suspenseful mystery!
Not one to listen to books more than once but yes, this one would be worth a second listen.
Well written, great mystery, great suspense, perfect amount of 'confusion' without being confusing. I normally stay away from anything considered sci-fi but this book is REALLY good!
Excellent narrator, articulate, easy to decipher between characters, easy to listen to without being one bit annoying.
This was a strange work that rapidly disintegrated into a disorganized, implausible story,. It is padded with lengthy "chase" scenes that, like the story itself, go on and on with no apparent destination or purpose in mind. The characters were shallow caricatures of persons, while the plot was simplistic and sloppy. The work cried out for wholesale editing.
I tried my best to go with this book, but could not wait to cross the finish line, as it just became more annoying as time passed.
I wonder if "Crouch" is a pseudonym? If so, the actual author is fortunate not to have "Pines" tethered to his literary neck as an albatross, going forward.
Mr. Garcia did a good job reading this work. He handled different characters of different sexes and ages with aplomb. In fact, his reading carried me over several cringe-inducing passages of this book.
i had high hopes but this story went from mysterious to ridiculous - buy on sale, but don't waste a full credit.
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