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
Just for children under 10
Thomas, Newt and the rest of them. Terrible, terrible dialogue, plot and character development.
I and many others loved the hunger games, this is not even a flea on the hunger games mane. waste not your cash.
I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.
When Thomas goes into the Maze for the first time! Loved it :)
They were all spectacular. He really did an amazing job of reading this story.
I just loved the whole thing. Could not stop listening and when I did I couldn't wait to start again. It is not a funny book per say but has some funny moments. It does have some emotional moments where you feel sad for these young boys and just want to see them win.
Highly recommend this book to both young adults, teens, pre-teens and adults. My 11 year old read it to and she just loved it. Already reading number 2.
Good story that keep me wanting to not stop listening
It was quite unpredictable in long run and fresh
I don't think I would listen to it again, not because the story was bad or anything it obviously wasn't. But the entire book is filled with questions, about thomas not knowing a thing but remembering a couple thing. So once the mystery is kinda solved the story became more exciting. So listening to it again, while knowing the answers to the questions all throughout wouldn't be fun
My favourite characters are Newt and Minho. newt because he's honest and real and isn't afraid of pissing people while speaking his mind and Minho because he's real, he goes after what he believes is right no matter what anyone tells him while or afterwards.
Mark Deakins's performance was quite admirable because of the accents he managed to sustain throughout the entire book , I always knew which boy was talking without hearing his name right after. Newt's southernish talk, Gally's snarls and Minho's deep voice, sounded like they were coming from 3 different people.
It was a book I wanted to listen in one sitting because everyone was talking about it and I had watched the movie trailer and I was really exited about it but after having started it didn't draw me in as much as I thought I would. Like I mentioned before, the 'always questioning everything' state Thomas was in constantly didn't make the expected affect on me.
Amazing ideas and wonderful imagination our writer has. I was astonished and I could visualise almost everything he had described, it did take some effort considering none of the descriptions were paragraphs long just a couple phrases but most of the time it was enough.
I didn't mind the story, though the final reveal wasn't mind blowing and the end felt a little anti-climactic. It's a light listen, probably with a teen crowd in mind. The writing isn't the greatest, I found myself laughing out loud at some of the awful and/or cheesy metaphors and similes.
This could have been a great book, but the characters were poorly developed and flat and the terrible similes drove me crazy. I just couldn't enjoy the story despite really wanting to like it.
Print is always better, but for someone always on the go, its great.
Chuck. I feel that he portrayed more of an innocent adolescent mind.
When the main character first arrives and learning everything from his point of view.
The story line was great, but (without giving away too much) I feel that the author put in certain variables as a cop out in case he got stuck. Overall though, I enjoyed the book. The constant surprises were great.
Didn't read the print version.
Engaged my son. He's not really a reader, but listening to the book really engaged him.
Min-ho (not sure if I spelled that correctly).
I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)
I decided to check out this book because a friend posted the trailer for the moving that is coming out next month. The preview you looked very interesting and I think this is one of those books where the movie will really bring the book to life.
The Maze Runner starts off with a very confused Thomas being lifted up into the glade of the maze. When he wakes up he has no idea of what's going on and he's lost all his memories. He's very curious but has nagging feelings that he's been here before or knows more than his mind will let him trigger. He's no longer there a day when Teresa is sent up into the maze as well only she's unconscious. She gives them a message that this is the end of things and 50 young boys slowly start to get picked off one by one by the keepers of the maze. So they want a way out fast, only thing is when they get stung by a "Griever", their memories start to come back and they remember that the outside world is worse than what they are dealing with now.
It's surely to be an interesting series and I am off to read book 2, where we find out more of what's happened to the outside world.
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