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Wayward: Wayward Pines, Book 2 | [Blake Crouch]

Wayward: Wayward Pines, Book 2

Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.
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Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amid picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden - except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture. None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they're trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise. Ethan Burke has seen the world beyond. He's sheriff and one of the few who knows the truth: Wayward Pines isn't just a town. And what lies on the other side of the fence is a nightmare beyond anyone's imagining.

©2013 Blake Crouch (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 11-05-13
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 11-05-13 Member Since 2010

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    "YOW"

    This is part II of a 3-part series about Wayward Pines, an odd-little town in Idaho which is either Heaven or Hell. Both part I ("Pines") and this one are creepy, tension-filled mysteries.

    I HIGHLY recommend both, but I recommend that you WAIT to buy either one.

    Why?

    Because author Crouch's part III has not been released yet, and may not be available until spring 2014. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You will want to read all three, very quickly and in order, because you will want to know what happens next.

    This series is a real nail-biter.

    Loved it.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jacqueline Denver, CO, USA 10-08-13
    Jacqueline Denver, CO, USA 10-08-13 Member Since 2004

    I love to read reviews by other audible listener's- I have learned to trust your judgement over critics who get paid for their opinions

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    "Better the Devil you Know- - - -"

    I'm not as impressed with this sequel to "Pines" as I was hoping for.

    I kept waiting for something to happen that would bring me back to the suspense of the first book, however, the first half is taken up with getting the reader acquainted with the characters and attempting a re-cap of what happened before. The second half didn't live up to my expectations either, but there was a bit more action.

    **Listen to "Pines" first --there is too much information you miss in the 2nd book.

    Very difficult to write an adequate review for this book without spoilers. The Secret Service Agent, Ethan Burke, has been made the new sheriff in town. He still doesn't agree with the town folk being watched 24/7 as there are hidden cameras and video links in all homes, streets and businesses. Also, everyone must have a chip implanted so they can be monitored at all times. However, he has been given a look at what is outside the electrified fence that surrounds the town--and knows it to be far worse than what anyone expects. Of course some of the people don't believe there is any danger, and they are never really told the truth-- so they escape--but they never return. For those who try to escape, but don't succeed, their fate is just as gruesome.

    I didn't know this was going to be a trilogy when I listened to "Pines," and now that I have started, I probably will have to listen to book 3 as we are left with a BIG cliffhanger in book 2. Seems everybody has to do a trilogy these days, and it isn't always successful. The trilogy "The Strain" is a good example of the first book being great, and it went downhill from there. I'm going to hold out for a better conclusion with "Wayward Pines."

    A big plus is the narrator--he does a great job.

    **Note**I understand this is being made into a tv series for 2014, which I could see as being pretty good IF it is well done. However, I usually don't find that to be the case in "made for tv" mini series.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Anthony Moore Springfield, IL 02-13-14
    Anthony Moore Springfield, IL 02-13-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I'm Hooked!!!"
    What did you love best about Wayward?

    The story is amazing, and really makes you think; "What would I do with this information?"


    What other book might you compare Wayward to and why?

    Nothing comes to mind, you might compare it to a Twilight Zone episode... LOL


    Have you listened to any of Paul Michael Garcia’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Listen to him narrate "Pines' the first book in this trilogy. I'm glad they are sticking with him, great job.


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

    F.S.A (Future State of America)... corny, but I'm feeling pressured to come up with something quick so I can finish this review....


    Any additional comments?

    Um, nothing other than, this series is AWESOME.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Think about this IL, United States 01-17-14
    Think about this IL, United States 01-17-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Gets a 4, for the absent ending"

    I would have gone another 5 stars, but the absent ending and the lose ends everywhere, kinda got my hackles up. The first novel seems to have an end, so if you would not like to continue, it's ended for that episode. This book just stops at a point, that really needs to proceed. A new character, that could be a real problem is brought in, and what happens to an old character is left a mystery.
    That being said, I did enjoy the book. The first part seemed slow, with catch up from "Pines", but did pick up with plenty of background on the making of the town being filled in. Ethan figures things out, and believes he has a solution for the townspeople who just exist, in this planned life. His plan is a dangerous one and could put everyone in jeopardy. It's suspenseful and nerve wracking...the makings for a good thriller.
    Maybe, wait for book 3 before listening to this, if cliffhangers drive you crazy.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Venatries Philadelphia, PA USA 10-14-13
    Kim Venatries Philadelphia, PA USA 10-14-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Excellent Sequel to Pines!"
    Where does Wayward rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Both are in my top 25. Original, thought-provoking and suspenseful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wayward?

    Sorry, no spoilers!


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

    Yes. The story flows with just right mix of suspense and action. It would probably be best if you read Pines first. I really liked Pines and Book Two might actually be better.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-17-14
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-17-14 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Is this Jonestown?"

    In the first book, my review was positive, but it didn’t start out that way. I listened longer and my opinion of the first book improved immensely. With that in mind I purchase the second book, hoping with all the positive reviews that it only gets better. But again I’m 2 hours into the book and wondering should I finish. After finally finishing this book I'm irritated, it's just like what all the other reviewers are saying, there is no ending. It just stops right at the climax of the story. I don't mind trilogies but you need to at least finish a part of the story to end a book. I also feel that the characters are not overly developed and I know I would have been one of the towns folk that was immediately terminated, because I wouldn’t stand to be a stepford wife. I don't like the way the relationship is heading with Teresa/Ethan/Adam thing. I'm not sure I will purchase the next book. So my suggestion is buy this if it is on sale but only if you liked the first book really well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Irene Thornleigh, Australia 04-12-14
    Irene Thornleigh, Australia 04-12-14 Member Since 2011
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    "As Good as Pines"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, never lets up.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Wayward?

    The ending . . . what a cliff-hanger, quite chilling in its possibilities . . . is there another book?


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

    Yes, and lost sleep over it.


    Any additional comments?

    Read Pines first, the two books are really one. Worth the credits, though.
    I'm glad I listened to the audiobook rather than read the print version. I so badly wanted to know how things work out that I am sure I would have flipped to the ending and scanned backwards (I know, no self-discipline). This way I enjoyed both the journey and the arrival at destination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mike madera, ca, United States 03-16-14
    mike madera, ca, United States 03-16-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Next please!!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Wayward to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read it, I couldn't stop listening to it.


    What other book might you compare Wayward to and why?


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


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


    Any additional comments?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Michael Williams Jr. North Carolina 03-05-14
    T. Michael Williams Jr. North Carolina 03-05-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great Follow Up"
    Where does Wayward rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's in the top 10%. It is a great thriller that kept me very captivated and on the edge of my seat.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Ethan....the story pretty much follows his activities....it's hard to get a real feel for the other characters emotions and thoughts....they are more on the surface where Ethans character provides a wealth of depth.


    What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

    Great performer. Originally what brought me to this book was thinking he performed the Da Vinci code and other Dan Brown books. I was mistaken but very well pleased in my error.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reaction. It however did have me craving more and anticipating the arrival of book 3 in the series to see where this saga goes next.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tulsi17 Alameda, CA 02-23-14
    Tulsi17 Alameda, CA 02-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Can hardly wait for next book!"
    Would you listen to Wayward again? Why?

    I might because it is an interesting story well-woven.


    What other book might you compare Wayward to and why?

    I might compare it loosely to Stephen King's The Stand only because it has an apocalyptic feel with potential for rebirth.


    What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

    He held my interest although sometimes the voices were inconsistent. Overall, though, good narration.


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

    Wayward: what you don't know can tear you apart.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't believe I have to wait until mid-July for the third (and final?) book in this series (which I have already pre-ordered at Amazon - Will there be an Audible version release at the same time????). I don't know where Blake Crouch is going to take us and the residents of Wayward Pines, but I am greatly anticipating the discovery!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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