Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up - the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.
Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
©2009 James Dashner; (P)2009 Listening Library
I was apprehensive at first.... I mean c'mon "The Maze Runner".... since reading the Hunger Games I was looking for a book that could keep my interest as much as that trilogy did. The Maze Runner was pretty good. There were some parts that had me rolling my eyes, but the last hour had me on the edge of my seat. So much so that I downloaded the next in the trilogy because I cannot wait to see what happened. Now I can't wait for the movie!
Mark Deakins did a wonderful job. Making each character unique and seeming to bring them to life. Bought this for my son, but couldn't help but listen myself. BRAVO!!!
I'm a Sculptor of toothpicks.
I didn't think I'd like this book in the beginning as it started out so vague and confusing but as it went on the vagueness and confusion just made me understand the main character more and what he was going through in this new environment. The supporting characters were very interesting too and the monsters and the description of the maze was intriguing. I wasn't able to stop listening to this once I started and brainwashed myself listening to it in a full day. Then I had to re-listen the next day to grasp what I'd read as there were parts I wanted to hear again. I wish there was another book describing the Glade and the Maze and the experiences these characters had there. Even the way the author described the food made me hungry. Really good read and now I feel unable to find anything as good as this so I'm in withdrawal!
I felt like I was in a race...the entire time I was reading this book. It was an amazing experience.
I tried to read this book in print first and started it several times. I could not get past the first chapter. When I began the audio, chapters just flew... It all made sense and the characters came alive. I felt like I was in the maze, that I was part of all that happened. I wanted them to survive, to beat the odds. It was an amazing experience. I am looking forward to the movie coming out, but am fearful that it will destroy the iage I have created in my head of the maze and the walls. Read the book first. After you see the movie you will never be able to imagine what these things look like, you will only see someone eles's vision.
I am a middle school teacher! I like mostly young adult books.
I am hooked! Now I will have to get the other two!! It makes me wonder if this could/ will ever happen??? How bizarre !
Hunger Games, Divergent, Unwind
The end, finding the big room and the people who "rescued" them?! hmmmm?!!!
This book felt like it was really dumbed down for the audience. I think it could have been much more intelligently written. The silly fake swears were ridiculous and could have been toned down a lot. I would have removed at least half of them. The teenager characters acted really strangely in the situations they were in considering they were supposed to be incredibly smart. Also the characters weren't that great. I haven't read the sequels and probably won't based on this book. The premise was interesting but just not very well executed.
I would not. I really enjoyed Hunger Games but I can't get past the issues I have with the writing (story and characters) of this book.
The performance was good. I think the problem was mainly the story not the narration.
It has sequels and it certainly needs them to fill the holes the first book leaves. It was clearly written to be part of a series.
This was the first time I tried Audible and, I have to say, I wasn't disappointed. English not being my first language I really enjoyed listening to this book and I think the book is narrated very clearly. Also I think the audio edition is more accessible to a foreign listener than the printed version.
The story is awesome. Can't wait to see how it will be make into a movie!
No.. Good read, but it was a bit too long for the depth of the story...
This is an amazing tale that you won't be able to stop listening to. Every chapter ends leaving you wanting more. I listen at night and stayed awake for hour after hour listening to this audiobook. The writer brings the characters and places to life in your mind and keeps you anxious about what happens next. I can't believe the intent need to know more that arose as I listened. amazing series, too. I'm on the third book and have orderd the prequil. I'd definately listen to the three books first, so you get the full impact of the story.
The reader is amazing in using different voices for the characters, just an amazing performance!
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