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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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    Paul American Fork, UT, United States 11-07-10
    Paul American Fork, UT, United States 11-07-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Fast pace, new twists and more mysteries"

    Who will survive the Scorch Trials? This book literally begins right where The Maze Runner left off. The Gladers believe they have escaped WICKED and are beginning a new life but those who read the epilogue from The Maze Runners know that WICKED actually has the Gladers right where they want them.

    If you enjoyed The Maze Runner then you will love The Scorch Trials.

    The narrator Mark Deakins does a great job; if you enjoyed him in The Maze Runner then you will enjoy him in The Scorch Trials. He brings life and personality to each individual character.

    This book does contain more graphic content than The Maze Runner, if you did not like descriptions of the final battle between the Gladers and the Grievers then you will probably not enjoy portions of this book.

    I enjoyed this book and cannot what for the third installment.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Leah York, PA, United States 02-16-11
    Leah York, PA, United States 02-16-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Agreed! Left me hanging..."

    After I read the reviews I wondered how I would feel. Well I felt the same...The poor kids go through so much and at the end still no answers and let down starts all over again. I sure hope the 3rd installment clears up concerns and does not just drag out more 'trails'.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Travis 09-05-14
    Travis 09-05-14
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    "1st book was good. This redundant rehash was LAME"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone with more patience for the same story rehashed again.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Dashner again?

    Probably not. I might be compelled if reviews were outstanding, but unlikely.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Meeting Brenda.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Scorch Trials?

    Honestly, I would've COMPLETELY changed the end of this book to use more creativity for the next.


    Any additional comments?

    I got through the first book and thought "yeah, it's ok. I'll move on to the second." BIG BIG mistake. Now I want the whole 9+ hours of my life refunded! I'd like to tell the author that you only get to cycle the same storyline once (maybe twice in the case of the Hunger Games quarter quell), but try to do the same redundant thing THREE TIMES, and you owe your readers (listeners) that time wasted.
    I do want to take a moment to compliment Mark Deakins on his performance. It was very well done.

    1 of 1 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 4 people found this review helpful
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    molly 06-23-14
    molly 06-23-14
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    "Predictable to a fault"
    What disappointed you about The Scorch Trials?

    Some point in my education experience I had a professor say that nonfiction writing should never be surprising and should always lead the reader to expect what is coming, this is how this book was written. Ever twist that was suppose to be exciting and a surprise I could see a mile a way, and i don't think I could be possibly that good at guessing.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Dashner again?

    The Maze Runner was okay, but also a bit predictable. I would like to get my hands on a different series by this author to see if his other work is any better


    Would you be willing to try another one of Mark Deakins’s performances?

    The narrator did a perfectly fine job, but predictable story lines can't be jazzed up with a good voice actor.


    What character would you cut from The Scorch Trials?

    Thomas the main character in this story could die in this series and I wouldn't care, he is always in panic mode so we never see him, THE MAIN CHARACTER grow beyond better coping sadly.


    Any additional comments?

    Very disappointed I wasted my time and money on this paint by numbers story.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sam 07-30-14
    Sam 07-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not a great story but a decent time waster."
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    First off I'll say that I've listened to the first two maze runner books and just downloaded the third. This is great listening material for keeping your mind busy while performing other tedious tasks where you don't need to pay full attention to the book. It's also great for a bus ride home from work. It is not a great piece of literature.

    Dashners writing is pretty bad. I've created a drinking game where you take a shot every time he makes a bad analogy "It was as if...." But I ended up in the hospital with alcohol poisoning. Don't try that game with hard liquor. Was there no editor here to tell him "James, come on. Just describe the situation as it is, you don't need to compare it to something else every single time."

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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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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