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Pines Audiobook

Pines

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Kate 07-06-15
    Kate 07-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Interesting enough to check out the next book"

    It's an interesting plot- might be spoiler alert worthy... Although I'm not sure if it can hold on for three books. It is similar to other post apocalyptic series but from the description that wasn't what I was expecting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katie Berg 07-06-15
    Katie Berg 07-06-15
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    "Better than the TV Show"

    I had to read this book after I started watching the TV series. Another book that's better than the show but still closely follows the show and gives you more insight as to what's going on!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marilyn 07-06-15
    Marilyn 07-06-15
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    "What a concept !"

    An excellent listen ! Good story line. A truth to how humans can destroy ourselves but could be capable of salvation.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer 07-06-15
    Jennifer 07-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Awesome story"

    There is nothing at all to dislike about this story. Exciting , compelling keeps you guessing

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    Pen Name 07-05-15
    Pen Name 07-05-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    Extremely well written. This book paints a picture in your mind and you can really visualize the surrounding landscape. The story is intense and not at all what I expected. Half detective story and a little science fiction wrapped in one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. J. 07-04-15
    A. J. 07-04-15

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

    The concept was great but the writing and development of both the characters and the story, itself was sadly lacking. There was too much focus on the violence and not enough on fleshing out of the other elements. I love mystery/thrillers and also light scifi and this book didn't satisfy on any level.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Again, I was very disappointed. There was so much potential for something really interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    I checked out this book because of the TV series, which didn't make sense to me. I was hoping that the book would resolve the issues in the dramatized version but it only amplified them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mike 07-04-15
    Mike 07-04-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Enjoyable after a slow start"

    Several unseen twists and turns in the plot. It took me a bit to get involved with this story but once past the 1/2 way point I was committed to the plot and enjoying the twists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. DOMINGUE 07-02-15
    D. DOMINGUE 07-02-15 Member Since 2017

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    "It's More than You Expect"

    For me, it falls into the category of the ABC series LOST. The tale gets more complicated and interesting the further you get into it.

    If you've been watching the Wayward Pines TV program on FOX and you've been enthralled, read/hear the inspiration of the tale by its author by enjoying the book, too. There are some some differences between the book and the TV program, however, the main events and messages of the story are present.

    The book ends in a Michael Crichton quote, which was not surprising. It was obvious that Mr. Crouch has been inspired by his books and messages. If you like Crichton, you'll like Crouch.

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    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 06-28-15
    Tundrabeast Grand Forks, ND United States 06-28-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Suspense, With A Dash Of Sci-Fi"
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    <br/><br/>(This is the same review for the series)<br/><br/>After watching two episodes of the series I wanted to know what was going on so I ordered this book, and it didn't take long to lock in the rest of the series (So far) because I was hooked very fast. This author can take the reader on a great roller coaster ride as you plow through the story.<br/><br/>This story is quite a bit different than the made for prime time TV version. It's far more intense and far more violent, but also the kind of story that keeps you either reading or listening until you're done. As a trucker this series helped chew up a lot of road.<br/><br/>My only complaint about the series is that it is a series. In reality it's one book made into three books. If you read or listen to the first book, then you're going to want to continue the story with the next two. If someone reads the second or third book first....they're not really stand alone stories. So do yourself a favor and just get all three because once you start the first.....IT'S THE LAW!!!!!!

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    Kira Connecticut, USA 06-28-15
    Kira Connecticut, USA 06-28-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Highly recommend!!"

    Suspense, mystery, action, good writing, this book has it all! Great surprise ending with a combination of sci-fi and The Twilight Zone, yet perfectly plausible. Ready for Book 2!

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  • Derek
    HULL, United Kingdom
    6/26/14
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    "Simmering suspense"

    Good story, well written and keeps you speculating until the truth is revealed. I really enjoyed this novel and will get book 2.Touches of 'The Wicker Man' and 'The X Files' plausible characters and fast paced. Well worth a punt .

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    NUNEATON, WARWICKSHIRE United Kingdom
    7/23/14
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    "All are welcome at Wayward Pines!"
    What did you like best about Pines? What did you like least?

    I did like the idea of the story, but quite a few times it was a little slow going.


    What aspect of Paul Michael Garcia’s performance might you have changed?

    I thought his performance was ok. However he could have been a little more creative with some of the character's voices.


    Do you think Pines needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    There are already 2 follow-up books to the Pines.


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Steena
    North Yorkshire
    6/25/14
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    "Don't miss this one!"
    If you could sum up Pines in three words, what would they be?

    Vivid. Imaginative. Terrifying.


    What other book might you compare Pines to, and why?

    Brave New World and 1984. An imaginative and frightening vision of a possible future; <br/>I sincerely hope Blake Crouch has got it completely wrong!


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    'You can check out any time you like... but you can never leave!'


    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    Bristol, United Kingdom
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    "Gripping story. Keeps you on your toes."
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    This is a terrific book, gripping from the very start and very clever. It keeps you guessing. As the story progresses it is hard to pin it down to a specific genre - at some point it seems to be a psychological thriller but then maybe it is a crime mystery or maybe a horror or even a scifi? I looked for these audiobooks after enjoying the TV series based on the books so, before I started I already knew the big secret 'reveal' of the plot but this didn't spoil it for me. It is similar enough to the TV series to have the same haunting atmosphere but different enough to still be fresh. The narrator does a pretty good job reflecting the tension and mystery. A little gory for the squeamish but I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone looking for something exciting, compelling and a bit out of the ordinary.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Eastendelle
    London
    9/1/15
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    "Original thriller"

    Gripping storyline and moody athmosphere, you get attached to the characters, i was so captivated i listened to it in a day without noticing!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Jason
    DARLINGTON, United Kingdom
    8/28/15
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    "Great suspence"

    A brilliant twist and well read, this is a great novel, and will definitely look for other audiobooks by same Auther

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Reed Jones
    UK
    6/9/14
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    "A real must listen"
    Where does Pines rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The best by far and I have listened to a lot. Loved it.


    What other book might you compare Pines to, and why?

    Watched films like this but not listened to a book like this.


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

    Love listening to his voice, compare him to Sean Barrett


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes WOW got this is good


    Any additional comments?

    Can`t wait to listen to the next book in the trilogy

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Alan
    7/28/15
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    "Brilliant"

    Was hooked on the tv show and got into the books straight away. Love it

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Manchester
    7/25/15
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    "Good if over-hyped"
    Would you try another book written by Blake Crouch or narrated by Paul Michael Garcia?

    Yes


    If you’ve listened to books by Blake Crouch before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Michael Garcia?

    Yes


    Could you see Pines being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

    The guy on the cover.


    Any additional comments?

    Great premise but it felt like it was being dragged out by the end.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Jenny
    7/22/15
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    "A different kind of dystopia"

    I love dystopic fiction and this trilogy was entertaining. The premise was refreshing and I'd say they were very easy and quite compelling to listen to.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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