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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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    Bob 01-04-14
    Bob 01-04-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Tedious plot that made me lose patience."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I do not know?


    What was most disappointing about Blake Crouch’s story?

    It was just a series of strange occurrences that did not suck me into the story. The character did not behave in a fashion that would be expected given his circumstances. The end was a total blind side that came from nowhere.


    What didn’t you like about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance?

    Performance was acceptable


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It started out strong and then quickly became like a broken record. Repeated "wierdness" with no advancement in plot or character development.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was not for me, although from the other reviews it seems that many people enjoyed it.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-16-13
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-16-13 Member Since 2010

    An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.

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    "Are they kept in, or kept out?"

    I was so sure that I had figured it out ... but I was wrong. Just as one piece of the puzzle fell into place, another clanked on top of my theory, jarring me out of smug and misplaced confidence.

    Basically, you will wonder if the residents of Wayward Pines are prisoners or monsters. No spoiler here! You have to listen to the whole thing to really know the answer.

    Very, very good story!

    3 of 4 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.

    3 of 4 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 2008

    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.

    3 of 4 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 2015
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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 Night 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!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Chicago, IL, United States 10-01-12
    Michael Chicago, IL, United States 10-01-12
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    "Better than Expected"
    If you could sum up Pines in three words, what would they be?

    Real surprise endiing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pines?

    You didn't even have a clue what was going on until pretty far in the story. It was fun to discover clues along with the main character.


    What does Paul Michael Garcia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Easir to listen than to read sometimes.


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

    What's really going on?


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Morgan B. Gainor matthews, nc USA 09-15-12
    Morgan B. Gainor matthews, nc USA 09-15-12 Member Since 2014

    noveluse

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    "A terrifying, frustrating situation"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pines to be better than the print version?

    Wouldn't know


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Kept getting kicked back


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

    Burke


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

    What lengths to hide a town?


    Any additional comments?

    Wow! This novel really had me going. I was so angry at one point I put the novel down (overnight). I was completely taken in and I usually work everything out.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    John S MA 11-22-13
    John S MA 11-22-13 Member Since 2014

    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.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Angie 10-05-12
    Angie 10-05-12
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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.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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