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The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner, Book 2 | [James Dashner]

The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner, Book 2

Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to. In the Maze, life was easy... until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago. Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland....
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Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.

In the Maze, life was easy. They had food, and shelter, and safety... until Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by sun flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government has disintegrated - and with it, order - and now Cranks, people covered in festering wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim... and meal.

The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faced with another trial. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-out section of the world, and arrive at a safe haven in two weeks. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Thomas can only wonder - does he hold the secret of freedom somewhere in his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

©2010 James Dashner (P)2010 Listening Library

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    cmclien Illinois 10-27-14
    cmclien Illinois 10-27-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Where are the answers???"

    Ok, I know its a trilogy but I feel like all I did with this book was run across a desert and learn nothing really. Of course this will make me download the 3rd book which is now in my cart....I'm really hoping it clears up the many questions I have or I will be so disappointed.

    The book did have not stop action and was faster paced than the first book. I can't say I like one more than the other as I liked them both and they were hard to put down. Mark Deakins is a good narrator but I just can't get past him and his voice for teenagers. It distracted me in the first book, was a little better in the 2nd book probably because I just got used to it ha ha. He does do a good job differentiating the characters with his voice.

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    angel 10-14-14
    angel 10-14-14 Member Since 2014
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    "AMAZING! COULDN'T STOP LISTENING!"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scorch Trials?

    Every part of this book is a memorable moment! It was sooooooo captivating throughout the whole story line. Literally on the edge of my seat the whole time!


    Any additional comments?

    This is a definite MUST read! Maze Runner was a great book, but this book is just WOWZER! Such an amazing and interesting story that will keep you wanting more and more!

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    Russell 10-10-14
    Russell 10-10-14
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    "Plotless"

    What a disappointment. There is no plot. No point to all the "betrayals". I just a bunch of disconnected story points. I enjoyed the first book, but this was painfully frustrating.

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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 10-09-14
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 10-09-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Felt betrayed"

    Overall, I liked the book, but have major problems with it as well. First, it's annoying to have all these clues thrown around and no character piece together anything valuable from all the hints. Duh! Second, it seems Thomas is asleep or passed out for most of the book and these moments do little to add to the plot. Finally, the treatment of one character, no spoliers, was disappointing and without any sense.

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    Jerry J Battley 10-08-14 Member Since 2013
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    "This book drove me nuts. I tried... I tried!"
    What could James Dashner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The references to "clunk" and the lingo that was created in the first book destroyed my desire to continue. I got sick and tired of the childish, and simplistic approach. The book felt like it targeted 13 year olds.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 09-30-14
    Dana Surprise, AZ, United States 09-30-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm a busy mom who loves to listen to books. Mostly I listen on my way to and from work.

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    "Amazing Book 2"

    I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the first one! It keeps you guessing the whole time and never a dull moment. Mark Deakins is an amazing narrator. Recommend this book.

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    Christopher Miami, FL USA 04-30-14
    Christopher Miami, FL USA 04-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Very Upsetiing end? No answers given"

    I can't believe I just sat for almost 11 hours listening to this book that didn't really go anywhere and had nothing really to add to the series. It was just one bumbled mishap after another with no clues to the real answer that was posed in the first book "The Maze Runner". I was VERY disappointed in this second book. I tried to compare it to other 2nd books in trilogies, but this one answers no questions and makes it necessary to buy the next one to see what the hell just happened in the last 11 hours!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Franceska 03-26-14
    Franceska 03-26-14

    I'm a Sculptor of toothpicks.

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    "Not as good as Maze Runner but still gripping"

    Only downside was the main character, Thomas who seemed to be only focused on his romances during disasters. That got a bit tiresome. The story otherwise was fascinating and I couldn't stop once I'd started listening. Not as exciting as the first in the series but still just as gripping though I found I liked the character, Newt which is why I won't read the third in the series. I love the visual pictures I got in this series. The monsters and the landscape descriptions were brilliant!

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    Brittany Springfield, GA, United States 01-30-14
    Brittany Springfield, GA, United States 01-30-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Not as good as first"
    If you could sum up The Scorch Trials in three words, what would they be?

    decent follow up


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    ......


    What about Mark Deakins’s performance did you like?

    can't remember... if that tells you anything


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Ending was a letdown... still a good read, though

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    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 09-24-13
    Steve SUNRISE, FL, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Sure is hot outside"
    What did you love best about The Scorch Trials?

    Love is a strong word especially for "things". I enjoyed the whole book for the endless maze of puzzles.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Scorch Trials?

    The Betrayal.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Nothing stands above the other scenes.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Round 2


    Any additional comments?

    Hope everything cleans up well in Book 3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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