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The Last Town: Wayward Pines, Book 3 | [Blake Crouch]

The Last Town: Wayward Pines, Book 3

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed. But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond.
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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.

But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.

Blake Crouch's electrifying conclusion to the Wayward Pines series - now a major television event series debuting Winter 2015 on FOX.

©2014 Blake Crouch; The Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    justin piedmont, OK, United States 07-15-14
    justin piedmont, OK, United States 07-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "TWO/THREE star review within 3 hours ? RIDICULOUS"
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    Not trying to harp on this ONCE again, but this trend of people POORLY rating audiobooks that came out less than 2-3 hours ago is RIDICULOUS! Not only is it UNFAIR & MISLEADING to the publishers, the Audible site, the author (likely trying to support themselves financially)...but MOST importantly, us the CONSUMERS.

    I listen to around 4-5 audiobooks from Audible PER week, so I understand getting a DUD of an audiobook now and then. With Audible's No-Hassle Return Poiicy in effect, there is NO reason to poorly review a book based simply on first impressions, and that you have NOT completed (since cramming a 6+ hour audiobook into 1-2 hours is impossible last time I checked).

    If you are like myself, the most IMPORTANT aspect of whether I use a hard earned credit on an audiobook, is BASED on the REVIEWS...There is a reason Audible's rating sytem is starred in 3 distinct areas; to allow a FULL and knowledged review of the ENTIRE production. There is NO star-rating category for anything like "first minute impressions" or "How good was the INTRO" lol. If you dont like the book after an hour, FINE. If you know the narrator isn't great early on, FINE. But don't come handing out ONE-STAR ratings in categories you HAVE ZERO ground to give out...you MIGHT be able to rate the "perfomance" but your creidbility to rate the Overall & Story categories is NULL in any case...because you did NOT finish the BOOK!

    FYI - As to NOT be partial in my rating of this title, I will update and provide a FULL REVIEW once I have completed this title. But something had to be said about the unfair, early reviews posted for so many new books lately :)

    27 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Baltimore, MD, United States 07-17-14
    Carol Baltimore, MD, United States 07-17-14 Member Since 2013
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    "See you on the other side"

    The citizens of Wayward Pines have been prisoners in an idyllic mountain valley town. No crime, no taxes. No worries but no privacy. Everyone is pleasant, smiley faces and yet cracking under the strain of the lie. But no one can leave this town surrounded by a high electrified fence. And no one knows why. What lies beyond the town is not questioned but always in the back of the residents mind. To try to explore could mean death by the hands of the towns own people. This town is a kind of Eden and Mr. Pilchard, their leader and town creator is God. At least he thinks he is God but Ethan Burke, the town sheriff, knows better and Burke knows the truth about the town and what exist outside the town. When Ethan gathers all the people and tells them the truth in the last book, well all hell breaks loose. The suspense never lets up in this one and plenty of nail biting moments and surprises. Loved this series. Very well written, following the lives of several different characters or groups of characters in their quest for survival after knowing the truth. The only bit I could have done without is the contrived romances between several main characters and then the former husband or lover that they thought was dead, comes back into the story in the middle of people fighting for survival. Then they have to grapple with who they will hang with. Not something you want to think about while fighting for your life but still not enough to mar a great series.

    Highly recommended. Love the way the writer describes death and carnage in a sort of detached matter of fact way and yet he keeps you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what will come next. Never a dull moment in this one yet, it slows down enough to develop characters and show some back story so you know why they behave the way they do and how they all ended up in this strange place.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    B. Legrand USA 07-31-14
    B. Legrand USA 07-31-14 Member Since 2014
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    "He got what was coming"
    What made the experience of listening to The Last Town the most enjoyable?

    Seeing how it is all playing out. I am so excited for the 4th book


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

    Yes. It was just so original and I didn't know what was coming next.


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

    I love his voice. It is light in pitch but not shrill and doesn't have any weird annunciations.


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

    For sure


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the 4th book to come out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 07-30-14
    Nathan SPRINGVILLE, UT, United States 07-30-14 Member Since 2013

    Love my family....along with guitars, cameras, and a good book!

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    "It can't be over!"

    Man, I really grew to love this story. In the first book, I was not sure what to think....then the second book brought me right to the brink! This third, and unfortunately last, book in this series was equal to the second, if not slightly better. I love the way that the author rounded out this tale, and will read the series again, I am sure.

    My only wish is that there was more! Without divulging too much about the third book and it's ending....this can't be the end! On one hand, it was supremely satisfying, and on the other...Argh!! Truly left me wanting more; what a great series!

    You will not be disappointed. Great narration, and great writing. Add that to a fantastic story and the Wayward Pines series is a winner!

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    Cathie Savannah, GA, United States 07-29-14
    Cathie Savannah, GA, United States 07-29-14 Member Since 2007
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    "Sorry This is the End!"

    I have learned from the many audiobooks I have listened to that the narrator can make or break a book. In this case, this narrator is perfect for this story. He reads the character of Ethan with a detachment that totally fits. While this is not a happy story, this is overall a great series. All three books kept my attention, and the ending was unexpected. Not sure how it could happen but I would love more!

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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 07-28-14
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 07-28-14 Member Since 2010

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

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    "Part III Did not Disappoint"

    DO NOT READ THIS BOOK (or this review) WITHOUT READING PARTS I AND II FIRST.

    I had to reread my reviews of part I and part II before I wrote this one. Of course, because the first two books eventually reveal the truth about the mysterious little town of Wayward Pines, Idaho, "The Last Town" does not have as much tension as the first two book, the tension that comes from doubt: "are the citizens being kept in, or is something being kept out? And why?"

    "THE LAST TOWN" is about how the various characters respond to the truth. It also reveals a little bit more about the past lives of this group of people who seem to have been arbitrarily thrown together. I like seeing the final few pieces of the puzzle put into place, so that was satisfying.

    A new problem is presented to the townsfolk, and the solution is a BIG surprise. (No spoiler here.) I applaud Blake Crouch's creativity, and I can't wait to watch the TV series that is supposed to air sometime this year on FIX TV.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    George L. Johnson Columbia, SC USA 07-27-14
    George L. Johnson Columbia, SC USA 07-27-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Interesting, not as good as the others"

    I became attached to the Wayward Pines series after the first two. This book was a bit of letdown, mostly because I found the sequencing of events (between pre-suspension and post-suspension), for example, with a chapter that begins "five years earlier." Earlier than what? The story is good, but lost its way it a bit this time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole B 07-25-14
    Nicole B 07-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    If you could sum up The Last Town in three words, what would they be?

    Liked but conflicted


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely Ethan. He's simply the backbone of the series.


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

    I really enjoy this narrator. He brings a sense of authenticity to the characters. One of the best out of the two dozen or so audiobooks I've listened to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end, yet in a way that I'm unsure how to feel about.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a really good book and conclusion to an overall great series. The end left me conflicted. I wish I could say more about it than that as to why, but I don't want to risk ruining it for someone reading reviews to make a purchasing decision. The relationship stuff was really uncomfortable, but also well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries Philadelphia, PA USA 07-23-14
    Kim Venatries Philadelphia, PA USA 07-23-14 Member Since 2010

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Awww man, it’s over!"

    I am sorry to hear this series come to an end. If you’ve read the first two books in the Pines series you must hear how it all ends. A memorable, action-packed and thought-provoking story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    DC REEDVILLE, VA, United States 07-17-14
    DC REEDVILLE, VA, United States 07-17-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Wanted something more....................."
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    After the build up from the first 2 books a little disappointing, predictable, and this book was shorter than the others.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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