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The Maze Runner Audiobook

The Maze Runner: Maze Runner, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade - a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

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

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    Victoria Ukaoma 02-09-16 Member Since 2012
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    "We like it"

    We liked the way the puzzle was solved
    People who enjoy doing puzzles
    Young people who enjoy being in book clubs

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    Kristin WILMINGTON, DE, United States 02-09-16
    Kristin WILMINGTON, DE, United States 02-09-16 Member Since 2014

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    "enjoyable read"

    enjoyed getting to know the characters and very much looking forward to the next book

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    Michael 02-05-16
    Michael 02-05-16 Member Since 2014
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    "These poor kids... so messed up!"
    Any additional comments?

    Strong, creative story telling. A lot of thought went into crafting this book, and the series in general. It's a pretty messed up world these kids live in. The movie doesn't do the book justice at all.

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    Callie 01-26-16
    Callie 01-26-16
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    "WICKEDly good listen."

    Thomas arrives in the Glade with limited memories. He finds himself as the Greenie in a group of teenage boys trapped inside a daily changing maze.
    a well-crafted story as Thomas and the boys try and figure out why they're in the maze and who or what is WICKED.

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    kyle 01-21-16
    kyle 01-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "better than the movie! coming from a movie fanatic"

    First book I have listen to on audible and enjoyed every minute. looking forward to the next book....

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    Marisa 01-21-16
    Marisa 01-21-16
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    "Love the book just as much as the movies!"

    Awesome! I watched the movies first which are amazing. Yes the books are much different but they are just as amazing!!

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    Camille KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, United States 01-16-16
    Camille KIRKLAND, WASHINGTON, United States 01-16-16 Member Since 2008
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    "childish"

    might be good for a young audience but I found the story and characters transparent and childish. young minds might appreciate it.

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    Brian Seeley Saratoga Springs, NY 01-02-16
    Brian Seeley Saratoga Springs, NY 01-02-16 Member Since 2014
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    "For the love of god, don't watch the movie."

    Kind of a cheasy opening, leading to a pretty well rounded action story that had me hooked pretty hard by the end. I am ready to read the next books in the series.

    Overall the story was really well done. It was clearly written for a YA Male to read, as it is pretty male dominant.

    It is far better to read/listen to this book then to watch the movie. I actually quit watching the movie half way through, because the book was so much better it made the movie look like garbage.

    Good read, well worth the credit.

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    Dan 12-31-15
    Dan 12-31-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but frustrating"
    What made the experience of listening to The Maze Runner the most enjoyable?

    Good idea for a story line.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I liked Newt, he used his intelligence.


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    He did a phenomenal job.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, too frustrating.


    Any additional comments?

    The story was good but I really hate when authors dumb down people so they can try to make a story last longer. There is no way people, with the intelligence that these kids have, can't see obvious things. I have read, and listened to, many stories that do this (dumb down a character for one or two things), but then expect us to believe they are really intelligent characters. Either they are really intelligent or they aren't, don't dumb them down for one scene. If you need to make it that the character's aren't aware of something then don't include that something up front and out in the obvious open.

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    Tabtiha silva ridge, ny United States 12-26-15
    Tabtiha silva ridge, ny United States 12-26-15
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    "what will be will be"

    enjoyed the book and cant wait to find out more info. but i worry that since children are the main characters, will they every fully understand what was and what will be

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