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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"Fascinating second installment of this story"
Beautifully read second part of the trilogy. Cannot wait to hear how the story ends.
"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.
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.
Yes, I will probably read the next one.
I haven't listened to him before. I thought he was very good and did an excellent job.
Yes, I think it would make a good TV series. Not sure about who would star in it though.
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.
"Great Book but hard to follow"
Yes definately, I wouldnt have been able to follow it by reading
Its a bit patricia cornwell in places but pretty unique apart from that
Too many to mention
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.
a long lon gbook with some great parts in it. Hard to follow in place though but cant wait for the next installment
"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.
"Good Sequel, Not as Good as the First Book"
I may actually listen to it again just before I listen to the third book in the trilogy... if it ever comes out.
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.
"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.
"Fantasric follow up to the passage"
No idea!!! I would say you need to read the first book before reading this.
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.
Great character development.
Loads of emotion in this book. It will make you shout, cry and laugh.
It is a must. it is part of a trilogy, so come on book three. If you love Stephen King you will love this
fast moving action
Scott brick-lovely voice -easy listenable.
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.
"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!!!!
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