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Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…

©2012 Blake Crouch (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Great story

I enjoyed this book very much. I did take one star off for the flashback scenes, there were just a few too many and too much time spent on them for my likes. I got it that he was a war prisoner and was tortured, I just didn't need that much of it. I don't like it when authors keep going back with flashbacks in books, I understand they are looking for filler but I would rather have more current content. The story was good though and kept me guessing, and I really liked that.

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Fans of Lost and the TwiIght Zone take note

Great mystery story with a SciFi twist. Creatively mixing genres, Crouch creates a compelling narrative well performed by Paul Michael Garcia. I see why Fox picked this up as a show. I want to read the series before jumping into the show, which I have yet to see.

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Lots of twists

This book has so many twists it wasn't until the end that everything came together. Best read this year.

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Brilliant! I'm hooked.

What did you love best about Pines?

The premise of the story is very novel.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Pines?

Pretty much the last three chapters.

What does Paul Michael Garcia bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did a fantastic job in bringing this story to life.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Actually the first part of the book was slow and I skipped some chapters. But the second half of the book was great.

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Bizarre with intriguing twists

Would you listen to Pines again? Why?

Pines was a great read, I kept wondering how the author would pull it together. Details didn't add up but I was completely sucked in.

What about Paul Michael Garcia’s performance did you like?

Narrator was able to create both like able personalities and a few that were despicably detestable.

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Nothing is ever as it seems

I will try to write this review to allow those who saw the miniseries will get a good idea of how the two compare with out giving away spoilers to those who are reading this review to try to decide whether or not to read. Here goes...

I am having a love/hate relationship with Blake Crouch, his stories either captivate me or leave me a bit unsatisfied. In this case, I love him. I, like many others, first heard of him after watching the Wayward Pines miniseries on TV. If you are in that boat let me assure you this book holds up, however the story is a bit more graphic than you might think.

If you are knew to Blake Crouch imagine this...You are in a bad car accident and wake up in a town you have never been to before. A place trapped in time, A place with no internet or news, where no one speaks of the past...and everyone lives in a Stepford like bliss; what would you do? This story examines exactly that scenario and takes a look into the hearts of men to look at what we do when the world ends.

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Not bad but not great either

The narrator did an excellent job, has a good voice.

The story however has some significant plot problems, notably that the David Pritchard character makes some bizarre leaps in logic that break my suspension of disbelief pretty hard. The fact that in the continuity of the story he turns out to be correct feels forced & heavy handed.

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Lots of layers

This book was very wordy and very complex. But entertaining on our road trip! So it served its purpose :)

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Excellent

Enjoyed this book very much. I didn't know there are two other books to this , and now I'm hooked. Kept me on my toes thought the easy listening book. Thanks!!

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Weird but good ending

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