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The Twelve: Book Two of The Passage Trilogy | [Justin Cronin]

The Twelve: Book Two of The Passage Trilogy

Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick.

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Publisher's Summary

Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick. Actor and writer Scott Brick has performed on film, television and radio. His stage appearances throughout the U.S. include Cyrano, Hamlet, and Macbeth.

In the audio industry, Scott has won over thirty Earphone Awards, as well as the 2003 Audie Award in the Best Science Fiction category. Having recorded over 300 books to date, AudioFile Magazine named Scott "one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy" and proclaimed him one of their Golden Voices.

©2012 Justin Cronin (P)2012 Random House Audio

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  • Paul Jones
    1/20/15
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    "Fascinating second installment of this story"

    Beautifully read second part of the trilogy. Cannot wait to hear how the story ends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Malcolm Todd
    UK
    1/12/15
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    "So Long for so little"

    Persevered with the first book and finally give up the ghost with about three hours listening time to go on the second. It seemed to drag on and on with very little happening. Often the problem with the middle book of a trilogy, the last book might be great, but decided I had better things to do with my life and have moved on.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ninny.chris
    12/30/14
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    "Extremely longwinded!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Having read The Passage, I was looking forward to this book. However, I found I lost interest in the characters and thought it was much too long. I'm glad I persevered, if only to find out what happened at the end of the book, but I was disappointed overall.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Justin Cronin? Why or why not?

    Yes, I will probably read the next one.


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to him before. I thought he was very good and did an excellent job.


    Could you see The Twelve being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    Yes, I think it would make a good TV series. Not sure about who would star in it though.


    Any additional comments?

    This was the first book I downloaded after joining Audible. I have already got the Kindle version but had not started to read it. I'm glad I chose the audio version because I think I would have got fed up with the book and abandoned it. I loved The Passage and thought it original and engaging, it not being my usual sort of read but The Twelve was nowhere near as good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne
    12/3/14
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    "Great Book but hard to follow"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Twelve to be better than the print version?

    Yes definately, I wouldnt have been able to follow it by reading


    What other book might you compare The Twelve to, and why?

    Its a bit patricia cornwell in places but pretty unique apart from that


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Too many to mention


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

    THe part where the couple stay and have their babay, it was a good to have somenthing nice however you were always waiting for the bad to happen nad also the part in the orphange when that child had lost its parents.


    Any additional comments?

    a long lon gbook with some great parts in it. Hard to follow in place though but cant wait for the next installment

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy
    Glos, United Kingdom
    8/20/14
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    "Brilliant, brilliant sequel to 'The passage'"

    Unputdownable! So to speak. A gripping read by only Justin Cronin narrated effortlessly by Scott Brick. I struggled a little in some areas trying to keep up with who was who, but managed to work things out. The story is unique and thoroughly enjoyable.
    I recommend it, but read 'The passage' first. Not for the faint hearted.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Roderic
    Victoria Park, Australia
    1/20/14
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    "Good Sequel, Not as Good as the First Book"
    Would you listen to The Twelve again? Why?

    I may actually listen to it again just before I listen to the third book in the trilogy... if it ever comes out.


    Any additional comments?

    Cronin is only just handling the breadth of this narrative. I hope the third book has more focus and a hell of a lot more resolution.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Kendal, United Kingdom
    9/29/13
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    "Good sequel let down by a few niggles..."

    If you bought the first book you'll no doubt buy this as well and to be fair it's worth a listen, however it's not without it's annoyances.

    Firstly, the lead characters (one in particular) become over-powered to the extent that hearing their exploits just leads to rolled eyes and a "here we go again" feeling. This extends to their interactions with other communities etc.

    Secondly, the characters make increasingly stupid decisions in what seems to be an attempt to move the plot to it's next set piece.

    Third - a lot of time is devoted to some historical "day zero" back stories which have only the very flimsiest connection to the actual story. Although they're interesting in their own right they don't add anything, they would have been more suitable at the start of book one.

    Finally - the ending is poor. The final confrontation is almost ridiculously easy and it's scenario implausible even by the standards of the genre.

    In summary, expect to get to the end and feel annoyed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Lucas
    Kent, UK
    7/12/13
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    "Fantasric follow up to the passage"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Twelve to be better than the print version?

    No idea!!! I would say you need to read the first book before reading this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story follows perfectly from the last book. The pace is fast and the characters are realistic. You desperately want to find out what happens to them.


    Did Scott Brick do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    Great character development.


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

    Loads of emotion in this book. It will make you shout, cry and laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a must. it is part of a trilogy, so come on book three. If you love Stephen King you will love this

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ellie
    Somerset, United Kingdom
    7/5/13
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    "amzement continues"
    If you could sum up The Twelve in three words, what would they be?

    fast moving action


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    Scott brick-lovely voice -easy listenable.


    Any additional comments?

    not as good as the passage-if I am totally honest,as it does jump about a bit.But still wanted to listen in one sitting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Norman
    Dorchester, U.K.
    7/1/13
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    "A fitting successor to The Passage"

    Please see my review for The Passage, as this will simply build on that. Again with a large cast of characters, the story develops from the events described in The Passage. Amy is helping to raise younger members of the community, Peter has joined the Expedition having worked his way up to the rank of Lieutenant. His desire to quest to find a way to rid the world of the "Fliers/Jumpers". With Babcock already dealt with, his sights are set on the remaining 12. This book is a masterpiece, the only problem with it is that there are more instalments still to come, and I don't want to wait!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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