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Pines Audiobook

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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    James 09-22-15
    James 09-22-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Hmmm"

    Just didn't grab me. I tried but it was like I had to force my self to finish this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ANGIE 07-28-15
    ANGIE 07-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Finished The Whole Trilogy In 3 Days"
    Any additional comments?

    With over 4,000 reviews, I'm sure there's nothing that I can add to the list of great reviews. I loved it. As soon as my mind adjusted to the "Twilight Zonish" feel to the book, I couldn't put it down. When I finished, I immediately purchased book 2. I sped through that in a day and was immediately onto book 3. It's a great trilogy! Just sad to see it end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melody Ocoee, FL 06-21-15
    Melody Ocoee, FL 06-21-15 Member Since 2016

    Have a renewed interest in books after falling in love with audio books. I am listening to all different genres and exploring different authors.

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    "Hold on - it gets better"

    I started to read this series before the tv show. The series is SOOO much better than the tv show.

    The first in the series is actually my least favorite. The 2nd and 3rd book are much better. I understand the reviews from others where the book reminds of The Twilight Zone show.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    CJ 06-19-15
    CJ 06-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Favorite book so far"

    Omg I loved this book! Didn't not anticipate that ending.
    Very good narrating and story line.

    Can't wait to listen to the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    clifford United States 05-14-15
    clifford United States 05-14-15 Member Since 2016

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    "Think Twilight Zone and Lost"

    Nice story.
    The resolution was a little too pat. I feel that even though it was a 'hammer blow' as many people have said, it was more of a cop out than it could have been.

    I didn't sleep an entire evening listening to this. I HAD to find out what was happening. The first 3/4's of this story is pure strange bliss. Anything was possible. I loved it. Pure bliss.

    Very much worth listening to. I will look forward to listening to more Crouch books.

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    Tams (TTC Books and more) JUSTIN, TX, United States 04-11-15
    Tams (TTC Books and more) JUSTIN, TX, United States 04-11-15 Member Since 2012

    Avid reader, reviewer, blogger and budding author.

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    "Creepy, dark and intriguing."
    Where does Pines rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Definitely a must listen to audio. Pretty well written and narrated.


    What other book might you compare Pines to and why?

    The Shuddering by Ania Ahlborn


    Which character – as performed by Paul Michael Garcia – was your favorite?

    Ethan, of course.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    They are making it into a TV show! I'm so excited!!!


    Any additional comments?

    What a wild ride this story was! Ethan Burke wakes up in the picturesque town of Wayward Pines with no memory of who he is, or how he got there. As the minutes tick by he regains bits and pieces of his memory, certain that he is a Secret Service agent that was sent to the town to search for clues about the disappearance of two other agents. Straight away Ethan notices there is something amiss in the not so quant town. And the town sheriff is a mean old bugger.

    I was intrigued pretty early on, especially when the different realities inside Ethan's mind began to merge. Every time I thought I had it all figured out, the author threw me another curve ball. There were a few holes in the story, but this is the first book in a trilogy so I am confident they will be filled somewhere along the way.

    If you are a fan of the Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks then you have to read this mind bending story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lore SAN JOSE, CA, United States 03-17-15
    Lore SAN JOSE, CA, United States 03-17-15 Member Since 2008

    Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fan

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    "Keeps you guessing"

    Something is not right in Wayward Pines, Idaho - that much is obvious from the start. After that Blake Crouch slowly reveals just how wrong things are as you experience the story from the perspective of Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke. Ethan is not the type to let things go and the more he peels back the onion the more bizarre things get.

    If your listening experience is like mine then you will formulate and discard many theories as you listen until the big reveal finally comes. The reveal itself was a surprise but it wasn't completely fulfilling as some of the explanation given didn't resonate well with me. In order to avoid spoilers I really can't say more about it other than the author does explain it all and doesn't leave you hanging.

    This story is like one long Twilight Zone episode so if you like that type of fiction then give it a go otherwise this is not for you.

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    Andy Bradenton, Florida, United States 03-08-15
    Andy Bradenton, Florida, United States 03-08-15 Member Since 2012
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    "very creative"

    I wasn't sure where this was headed. But it was a surprise. If there are more I will check them out. Easy to listen to.

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    Blenda Crestwood, KY, United States 12-24-14
    Blenda Crestwood, KY, United States 12-24-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Compelling"

    This was not my typical book. Could not stop listening. Finished the entire series in 3 days.

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-19-14
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 11-19-14 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    Story is good enough, but this one is out of my normal interest areas. I could pretty much tell that's where it was going. I listened to the whole thing, but won't be going for the next installment.

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