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The Scorch Trials Audiobook

The Scorch Trials: Maze Runner, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"The Gladers meet new friends and enemies on their quest, and Deakins shows his skill by providing each of the speakers with a distinctive accent. Listeners will be eagerly awaiting the conclusion to this trilogy." (AudioFile)

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    Rebecca British Columbia, Canada 12-26-10
    Rebecca British Columbia, Canada 12-26-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Stick with it till the end"

    O.K. So, the beginning of the book had me worried. It felt like Dashner was trying way too hard to make it action packed and mysterious. It was just too much too fast, but once the story slowed down a bit, everything that made "The Maze Runner" great reappeared. It's not quite as good as the first book, but still a quality story full of questions. I can only hope that after all this build up the third book is a satisfying ending that supplies some answers.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Word Nerd United States 11-28-10
    Word Nerd United States 11-28-10 Listener Since 2006
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    "Not as good as the first but still worth it"

    The action in the Scorch Trials kept me on the edge of my seat. I did enjoy listening. But this book was more of a taunt and tease than a sequel. I felt a little strung along only to get no answers in the end. In the Maze Runner and the Scorch Trials, Thomas and Theresa kept saying they were responsible for everything. In both books, people forgot things and saw things. There were a lot of impossibilities thrown at us that were never really explained. The kids were constantly running for their lives and the whole time met betrayal after betrayal. I know they were being tested for something. And obviously there will be a book three. But I kind of wish they would have thrown us a bone in book 2. At the end of this one, I found myself thinking, "Oh not again!" Also, I thought the two girls (Theresa and Brenda) were pretty creepy. I don't know if it was the story or the narrator (he was great, but did a creepy girl's voice), but I didn't like or trust either of them. If that was the way I was supposed to react, then kudos to Dashner.

    Overall, it WAS a good book and I look forward to book 3. I would have given it 5 stars if there had been more closure.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-27-16
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    not as suspenseful as the first book but still just as good as the first book

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    Velora East 09-27-16
    Velora East 09-27-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome book! Excellent performance!"

    I really enjoyed this book, the twists and turns really held my attention. The details made me feel as if I were there. The narrator did an amazing job, bravo!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    ebschor Duluth, GA United States 09-17-16
    ebschor Duluth, GA United States 09-17-16 Member Since 2015

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    "superb book"

    one of the best books I have ever read. definitely top 8. definitely five stars. absolutely amazing

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    Amazon Customer 09-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"

    I followed Thomas throughout the story and experienced with him the Scorch Trials. when will this end?

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    christopher viner 08-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book ever"

    It's one of the best books I've ever seen in a long time. 10 out of 10 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😮😀

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    torbjorn 08-08-16
    torbjorn 08-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "very good."

    i belive this is on of the book seris that for me make me live in the moment and follow the carakters tru the story . And i do recemend this book and the preivius ( maze runner ). ☺

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    Mickey29Stiles 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "First Time, Addicted"

    Recommending this book/series is something I've done and will continue to do. It's filled with action that is described in such a way to make you think you're in The Scorch yourself, suspense that makes it extremely hard to stop reading, and so much emotion! Love the series so far and can't wait to get started on the next book.

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    Damien Young 07-13-16
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    "A Good Read!"


    An overall good read and unique story. Recommend for young adult, but great for all readers. Nice action. The Maze Runner movie sparked my interest. Now my nieces are into it as well. Will read the 3rd novel. Worth the read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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