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The Passage Audiobook

The Passage

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Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is. The Passage.

Deep in the jungles of eastern Colombia, Professor Jonas Lear has finally found what he's been searching for - and wishes to God he hadn't. In Memphis, Tennessee, a six-year-old girl called Amy is left at the convent of the Sisters of Mercy and wonders why her mother has abandoned her.

In a maximum security jail in Nevada, a convicted murderer called Giles Babcock has the same strange nightmare, over and over again, while he waits for a lethal injection. In a remote community in the California mountains, a young man called Peter waits for his beloved brother to return home - so he can kill him. Bound together in ways they cannot comprehend, for each of them a door is about to open into a future they could not have imagined.

And a journey is about to begin. An epic journey that will take them through a world transformed by man's darkest dreams, to the very heart of what it means to be human. And beyond. The Passage.

©2010 Justin Cronin (P)2010 Orion Publishing group

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  • Mr. D
    United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Post-apocalyptic drama"

    Cronin brings together a wide variety of inspiration (some name-checked in the paperback), from The Handmaid's Tale to the Stand to create his vision of a post-viral world.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emily
    Dunoon, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Great and interesting!"

    This books is fantastic. It captured me the whole way through and I was listening for hours. Some parts do go too far into detail and it took me a while to get used to the second section but overall I really enjoyed it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    Alberton, South Africa
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Right of Passage"

    I loved this book and am excited by the prospect that this author will no doubt provide his readers with many more books and many more enjoyable hours of listening pleasure.

    I don't know who chooses your narrators but they do a great job which invariably adds to the book.

    Thank you Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • W. Taylor
    Stourbridge, West Midlands United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Well worth the effort!"

    I know that there have been some really mixed reviews to this book but I need to put my cards on the table from the outset - I absolutely loved every minute.



    The accusations that it reads like two completely different books glued together has a lot of validity, but this is not necessarily a bad thing; it is good to have your expectations challenged. The main issue is that many readers will enjoy one style but not the other. The first element moves along like a modern thriller with a darker edge (think Baldacci meets King) and the second is much more the dystopic, post-apocalyptic horror/fantasy genre. I happen to enjoy both worlds and that made this for me a fantastic story with interesting characters who perhaps could have been more subtly shaded considering how long the novel is (their background stories and motivations are a touch sledge-hammered home every now and then).



    I thoroughly recommend this book, give it a go and stick with it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • r
    Lubenham, United Kingdom
    4/13/13
    Overall
    "Engaging"

    The Passage is a completely different type of story to what I usually listened to. I found the way it was read very engaging and the story captures you from the start with you not knowing what will happen next. I thoroughly enjoyed it, Justin Cronin has an incredible imagination.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • D. Lucas
    Kent, UK
    4/8/13
    Overall
    "what a great adventure"

    Story about a virus spreading and those that survive against all odds. The story is a bit slow and drawn out in places. You definitely fall in love with some characters -only to find many die before the end. I do find myself desperate to find out what happens next. A great long listen, with twists and turns. If you like this genre you will love this book. Then you have book 2, the Twelve.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Derek
    CALDICOT, United Kingdom
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Long but a great story"

    This unabridged version of The Passage is LONG but does keep you coming back for more. The audio book is extremely well read and I can't wait to get on to the next book in the series, although I'm not sure when I'm going to get time to listen to this book as well as the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Funky Artist
    UK
    4/7/13
    Overall
    "Truly epic in scope"

    This was my very first audible book and what I was mostly looking for was a long unabridged book that had good reviews. Long it certainly is, about 36 hours as I recall. The Passage is an epic tale told in a very compelling style. I found the first part a little confusing, trying to get to grips with who everyone was but that may well have been as much because I was listening only for an hour or so a day during my gym sessions as anything else. Once I started listening in longer blocks I was rapidly drawn in and totally engaged with the story. The narration is excellent and Scott Brick is very easy on the ear. I have already bought the second book in the trilogy and will no doubt buy the third when it comes out.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gemma
    Swindon, United Kingdom
    3/17/13
    Overall
    "Brilliant, then not so brilliant..."

    I absolutely loved the first part of this book, the characters were engaging and the story was fast paced. I couldn't wait to listen to the next part and told several friends how amazing the book was. Then I got to 'book 2' and It was quite literally like I'd accidentally downloaded the wrong book. The characters we were just learning about had suddenly gone and the whole story is set in a completely different time/place/society that I just can't relate to at all. There are too many new names that aren't very interesting and I can't keep track of who is meant to be related to whom etc... To be honest I'm still listening to it but mainly because I keep thinking that it just has to get better again. Please get better again as I've already paid for the 2nd part of the trilogy... Reminds me of The Stand and I thought that It was going to be just as good from the first part of the book but I feel let down by the 2nd part.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    edgware, United Kingdom
    2/3/13
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    "the passage is an intuging book"

    wow, what a great story, i just could not put it down, the author has made amazing and likeable characters amid a story line that is actually believable. i enjoyed this book to the fullest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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