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Pines | [Blake Crouch]

Pines

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…
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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.

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    Angie WESTMINSTER, MD, United States 10-05-12
    Angie WESTMINSTER, MD, United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2010
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    "What an amazing story"

    Pines by Blake Crouch is not like any book I have every experienced. It keeps you on the edge. So many twists, i didn't want to put it down. Just when I thought I figured it out, the story goes in a different direction and the end caught me completely off guard.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip arlington, TX, United States 02-10-14
    Phillip arlington, TX, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Works as starting point for series"

    "Pines" works well as the starting point for the Wayward Pines series. I would have actually given it a 3.5 were the option available plus, the book is an entertaining read on its own.

    In "Pines,"We are introducted to Ethan Burke, the story's protagonist, as he awakes in the hospital, delirious and confused, in the town of Wayward Pines. As his memories slowly return, we learn that Ethan is a special agent in the Secret Service and has come to town in order to investigate the disappearance of two of his fellow agents a month earlier. But something is off in Wayward Pines. Speakers hidden in bushes play the sound of crickets chirping. All food is sold fresh, nothing pre-packaged. And most disturbing, an electrified fence encircles the town trapping everyone within its borders...or perhaps keeping something else out. And for some reason the people of Wayward Pines seem to be conspiring against Ethan, seemingly in an effort to drive him mad. Or, perhaps he is simply a paranoid delusional personality?

    "Pines" is certainly worth a credit if no other reason than it is necessary in order the read its fantastic sequel, "Wayward." As I said, the book is an entertaining enough on its own but the follow-up is certainly superior. Read this...so you can read that.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Moore Springfield, IL 02-04-14
    Anthony Moore Springfield, IL 02-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Twilight Zone: Pines"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this to anyone looking foe something original with a twist, especially if they're fans of the twilight zone.


    What other book might you compare Pines to and why?

    Really can't think of any book that compares at the moment.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the man character is told the truth about the town he lives in.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes,listened to it in 2 days.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Think about this IL, United States 12-14-13
    Think about this IL, United States 12-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wow! What a knockout!"

    Bought this one on a sale day, got a great bargain, and a new author to follow. This book kept me on pins and needles trying to figure out the story. Ethan wakes up in a hospital with no memory. While regaining some recollection of previous events, he soon discovers he's in a strange town, with even stranger inhabitants, and trying to leave can be deadly. Pines is quite a story, a scary and suspenseful puzzle that is hard to pull away from when you start listening.
    You may feel you have things figured out, then as the story comes to an end, you realize that it wasn't that simple of a solution.
    On to Wayward (the sequel) and whatever else I can find from Blake Crouch.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda IL United States 12-03-13
    Amanda IL United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Shockingly frustrating!!!"

    Excellent story. I was getting quite frustrated for the character throughout the listen but could not put it down. Whipped thru it in a few days. Very unexpected conclusion!

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    John S MA 11-22-13
    John S MA 11-22-13 Member Since 2005

    Avid audible listener for over 10 years.

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    "Didn't see that coming."

    You have to get a fair way into this book to figure out what is actually going on. I won't give anything away, but it is not something you would have expected. I enjoyed the story and would have rated it higher but the ending was rather abrupt. It leaves you hanging so you have to read the sequel. I am not sure that I will do that since at the end the story the book starts to sound like The Passage and It's sequel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Justin casper, WY, USA 05-05-13
    Justin casper, WY, USA 05-05-13 Member Since 2006

    Being a heavy equipment operator with long night shifts, good books are essential to me.

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    "Original story"

    This book will keep you hooked until the finish. The narration is great the tempo moves right along and no excessive swearing. Don't hold back get the book, you will enjoy it til the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 03-17-13
    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2007

    I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.

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    "Wow. Did not expect this one."

    I really enjoyed this book, the narrator, the story, the chacters. And the twist and turns of the story! If it starts slow to you, keep going. It will all of a sudden hit you... I promise.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Barry Kent, WA, United States 01-22-13
    Barry Kent, WA, United States 01-22-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Thought I had it figured out..."
    Any additional comments?

    I agree with Matthew's review. This is an AMAZING story, performed with such perfect timing that it came ALIVE! Mr. Garcia, gracias. Fantastic job!

    And Mr. Crouch, you set the hook and reeled me in. Just when I thought I had it figured out -- BAM! Wrong again.

    Seriously, why are there only 85 "ratings" after six months? People -- you need to read this. If you enjoy mystery, sci-fi, or just a great story, you'll love this.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Serene 01-15-13
    Serene 01-15-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Exciting, but how many times can a man get beat up"

    I really liked this one, granted I did think it started really slow, but after the the slow start, it picked up. You just can't help but want to know what is going on in the mysterious town of Pines. The only thing I didn't like was that the protag gets beat up and tortured like 3-5 times during this narration. It really started to get a bit ridiculous. The main character should only get beat up once in a story, and make it count, otherwise it becomes a bit silly.

    Overall, though I liked the ending. It was a zinger. Highly reccommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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