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
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.
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.
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...
I have not but I like his voice and I will keep my eyes open for more of his reading
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
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!"
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.
It was fine.
It inspired me to stop recommending The Maze Runner to people.
Ex-military high school math teacher.
Yes, if there is a fourth book.
It was action packed, but the second book was better for me.
When we find out who has the flare and who is immune.
I enjoyed the action, and fast pace
The characters had distinct accents and voices.
It was action-packed.
He does so well with different characters' voices!
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.
I liked nothing in this one they seem to be getting worse and worse...
yes give up on the series...
Couldn't get through it... Will never know the ending and really don't care.
teacher & book lover
This ends the series fairly well. Not unrealistically sappy/happy, nor depressing mad/sad. Strong ending to a great series!
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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