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The Death Cure Audiobook

The Death Cure: Maze Runner, Book 3

Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. What Wicked doesn't know is that something's happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can't believe a word of what Wicked says. The time for lies is over.
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Thomas knows that Wicked can't be trusted, but they say the time for lies is over, that they've collected all they can from the Trials and now must rely on the Gladers, with full memories restored, to help them with their ultimate mission. It's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. What Wicked doesn't know is that something's happened that no Trial or Variable could have foreseen. Thomas has remembered far more than they think. And he knows that he can't believe a word of what Wicked says. The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than Thomas could ever imagine. Will anyone survive the Death Cure?

©2011 Listening Library (P)2011 James Dashner

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    Paula Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 01-15-15
    Paula Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Very young adult"

    I watched the movie for the Maze Runner and really enjoyed it. I downloaded all of the audible books in the series barring the prequel. I've been listening to all three for days wanting to get to the end to get answers and find out how Dashner would pull it all together. Perhaps I'm too old for this particular series but I found it lacking. The story line - particularly for the death cure was quite cheesy and the writing wasn't very sophisticated. The underlying story wasn't terrible but there are much better books available. It felt like it was written to specifically become a Hollywood action movie. Instead of being a solid story it relied on gore and constant action/suspense that became tedious after a while. Some of the interactions between Thomas and his love interest were particularly cringeworthy and like others have said by the end you just don't feel very invested in anyone. The Maze Runner had some compelling aspects but the story become so outrageous and absurd by the last book that I was mostly just trying to finish it. It wasn't the worst book I've read/listened to but I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone. Hopefully Hollywood can make something out of the final books. We'll see.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    John 09-10-15
    John 09-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The big let down"
    Would you try another book from James Dashner and/or Mark Deakins?

    I might try another book. The first two books where good. The third book was not bad till about the last 12 chapters, at this point the book train wrecks and I have to wonder if he was coerced to changing the ending by the editor. The ending of the book, and in this case the series was completed incorrectly.


    What was most disappointing about James Dashner’s story?

    The final book ended in a let down. Some times the hero of the story is not the hero because he stands up against the man. Some times he is the hero because he sees what needs to be done and at cost of his life he saves the world...


    Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but I like his voice and I will keep my eyes open for more of his reading


    Do you think The Death Cure needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    If it does get a follow up I will be very sketchy about listening to it. The way that the Death cute ends was not at all with the way his other books worked out


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen Schoen 08-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This book sucks"
    Would you try another book from James Dashner and/or Mark Deakins?

    No. I would have after The Maze Runner but not now. The cracks in this great story formed in The Scorch Trials which I still liked but this book just fell apart. With nothing to add to anything other than "woah, look how crazy this thing is!"


    What was most disappointing about James Dashner’s story?

    Look, I'm not the target audience on this one. I get it. But a story being good or bad is really independent of that. It felt as though James had no other ideas for the second two books other than bigger, badder, more more more than the book previous. You liked grievers? How about sword pus monsters? Oh, you liked that? How about grievers again? No, James. No more. No more insanity. There were so many things in this book that didn't make any since I was convinced they were in a simulation as the end approached. But no, it was all real... and stupid.


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    It was fine.


    Did The Death Cure inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to stop recommending The Maze Runner to people.


    Any additional comments?

    Ug, no.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 05-23-12
    Shawn Temperance, Michigan, United States 05-23-12 Member Since 2010

    Ex-military high school math teacher.

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    "Cure the Flare"
    Would you listen to The Death Cure again? Why?

    Yes, if there is a fourth book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Death Cure?

    It was action packed, but the second book was better for me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When we find out who has the flare and who is immune.


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

    I enjoyed the action, and fast pace


    Any additional comments?

    Good conclusion

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    t smith USA 07-23-12
    t smith USA 07-23-12 Member Since 2012

    t smith

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    "Great trilogy"
    What made the experience of listening to The Death Cure the most enjoyable?

    The characters had distinct accents and voices.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was action-packed.


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    He does so well with different characters' voices!


    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Corey T. 07-27-15
    Corey T. 07-27-15
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    "Good Conclusion to the Series"

    Good storyline, does a fantastic job as the final book in the series. Not laid out flat and predictable, but still a well-tidied ending.

    The narrator does a great job bringing the characters to life - same as the prior books.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    KTW 07-25-15
    KTW 07-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "so so"
    What did you like best about The Death Cure? What did you like least?

    I liked nothing in this one they seem to be getting worse and worse...


    Did The Death Cure inspire you to do anything?

    yes give up on the series...


    Any additional comments?

    Couldn't get through it... Will never know the ending and really don't care.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori Lawton, OK, United States 07-22-15
    Lori Lawton, OK, United States 07-22-15 Member Since 2012

    teacher & book lover

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    "Good ending to a great series!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Death Cure the most enjoyable?

    This ends the series fairly well. Not unrealistically sappy/happy, nor depressing mad/sad. Strong ending to a great series!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I LOVE Thomas! He is a really good person, without all the angst that seems to be prevalent in teen dystopian series.


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    Michael 07-22-15
    Michael 07-22-15
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    "My Favorite Books"

    This is a great book as well as the others in this series. Mark Deakins does an excellent job portraying the characters. I would highly recommend this series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tork Seattle , WA 07-18-15
    Tork Seattle , WA 07-18-15 Member Since 2015

    Tork

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    "Loved it"

    Great writer and good reader. Really enjoyed it and can't wait for movie do it

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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