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Pines

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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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    Jody R. Nathan Tulsa, OK USA 05-02-14
    Jody R. Nathan Tulsa, OK USA 05-02-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Escape book, hero gets chased"

    In this book, hero wakes up in unknown place and tries to get back home. He is chased by all sorts of bad guys. Then he finds out "the truth". Just wasn't for me. I thought it might be like Shutter Island, which I enjoyed.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 03-22-14
    Aaron 03-22-14 Member Since 2016
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    "A Page out of the X Files."

    Secret Service Agent Ethan Hunt is investigating the disappearance of missing agents in a small town in ...the Pines somewhere, maybe Idaho...
    Strange things are happening, and it may be more than the result of concussive head trauma. To his credit, author Blake Crouch does not feel the need to overly explain things, although, sometimes I wished for more "showing".

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-16-13
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-16-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Are they kept in, or kept out?"

    I was so sure that I had figured it out ... but I was wrong. Just as one piece of the puzzle fell into place, another clanked on top of my theory, jarring me out of smug and misplaced confidence.

    Basically, you will wonder if the residents of Wayward Pines are prisoners or monsters. No spoiler here! You have to listen to the whole thing to really know the answer.

    Very, very good story!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Justin casper, WY, USA 05-05-13
    Justin casper, WY, USA 05-05-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Original story"

    This book will keep you hooked until the finish. The narration is great the tempo moves right along and no excessive swearing. Don't hold back get the book, you will enjoy it til the end.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 03-17-13
    Kelly Olean, NY, United States 03-17-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Wow. Did not expect this one."

    I really enjoyed this book, the narrator, the story, the chacters. And the twist and turns of the story! If it starts slow to you, keep going. It will all of a sudden hit you... I promise.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Serene Night 01-15-13 Member Since 2003
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    "Exciting, but how many times can a man get beat up"

    I really liked this one, granted I did think it started really slow, but after the the slow start, it picked up. You just can't help but want to know what is going on in the mysterious town of Pines. The only thing I didn't like was that the protag gets beat up and tortured like 3-5 times during this narration. It really started to get a bit ridiculous. The main character should only get beat up once in a story, and make it count, otherwise it becomes a bit silly.

    Overall, though I liked the ending. It was a zinger. Highly reccommend!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Chicago, IL, United States 10-01-12
    Michael Chicago, IL, United States 10-01-12
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    "Better than Expected"
    If you could sum up Pines in three words, what would they be?

    Real surprise endiing


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pines?

    You didn't even have a clue what was going on until pretty far in the story. It was fun to discover clues along with the main character.


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

    Easir to listen than to read sometimes.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What's really going on?


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    F. Parker 06-15-14
    F. Parker 06-15-14
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    "Captivating right from the start!"

    This was a book that was so captivating right from the start, but I had no idea where it was going for a long time! The book sucked me in, the narrator sucked me in, and I wanted to find out what the heck was going on! This book was way too interesting and puzzling to put down. When I finally got to the point where things were coming together, and we as the reader finally find out what is going on … things just fell into place like tumblers.

    The narration by Paul Michael Garcia was fantastic.

    Anyone who enjoys a good suspense, mystery, thriller, science fiction, fantasy story would likely enjoy the book. I know I did.

    I don’t want to tell too much about this book because it really would take away from it if you knew ahead of time. I thought the way I read it was best. I just read what was on the Audible website about it when it was on the one of the Daily Deals.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa L. Plested Ohio 01-16-14
    Teresa L. Plested Ohio 01-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "OMG! Flippin AWESOME!"

    I didn't want to stop listening! Glad I didn't! First listen to this author and I am very impressed.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Spart 11-13-17
    Spart 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Better than the series, no surprise there"

    I was first exposed to Wayward Pines when the series premiered on Fox. As is the case with so many adaptations, the show is left feeling shallow and unfinished after listing to the book. Right off the book comes to life thanks to the narration by Paul Michael Garcia, his tone and style complement the story very nicely. The book is written so that you can feel the suffocating niceness of the idyllic Wayward pines conjuring a Black Hole Sun music video vibe. The story of Ethan is compelling even if it falters for a few chapters after the reckoning before the crossing the fence. The book is well suited for both mysteries/thriller and sci-fi fans alike with the book slowly transitioning from one genre to the other. Looking forward to fishing the series.

    3/5 because the story takes to big of a miss step around the halfway point then feels a little rushed to get back to business.

    AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

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  • Gabrielle Harvey-Jones
    2/4/16
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    "Enjoyable and involving listen"

    Paul Michael Garcia reading of this book is perfect and the writing is good enough to keep one listening through Ethan's extraordinary, and seemingly endless, travails, to the strangely compulsive end!

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  • Russell
    2/4/16
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    "Great story, told well."

    if hour seen the TV show then you'll know the basic story but the book is so much better, original story has some key differences that !make mush more sense, move's along really well. so glad I gave it a go.👍

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  • Amazon Customer
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    2/1/16
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    "The best thriller I've ever heard / read"

    This story will stay in my mind for a long time. The suspense never let up - it was agonising. But I had to keep listening to find out what happened next... An imaginative plot and a satisfying ending. Warning: this is no good to fall asleep to. It won't work!

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  • Daniel
    12/12/15
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    "A wayward trail you'll follow 'til the end"

    Blake Crouch can't half tell a story, from the start he paints an intriguing tale full of questions that tease and entice as you follow the instantly likeable Ethan Blake as he finds himself waking in the mysterious town after a car accident. As the answers fall into place, new questions are deftly posed with an effective juxtaposition of Ethan's backstory to make the crazy and completely unexpected slap of a twist really pay off. I thought I'd called it, but was quite impressed when I realised I'd gotten it so wrong.
    The performance is also one of the better ones I've heard, giving believable weight to every character.
    While the residents can't leave Pines, trust me, once you enter, you really won't want to.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Dale
    7/3/15
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    "Gripping"

    Well worth the listen, keeps you guessing till the end, can't wait to listen to rhe next one

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  • Aneurin Evans
    6/25/15
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    "Book 2 TV Series"
    Any additional comments?

    Have been watching the TV series and thought I should at least hear what the book was like. Really enjoyed the book and although it differs from the TV series, did find it a good listen. Am really thinking of buying the book and reading it!!! Am loving the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alles Klar
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    6/24/15
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    "Very satisfying"

    Had been curious for some time, and the TV show prompted me to finally go for it. Liked it a lot; now curious about what the sequel might hold.

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  • laurajane
    6/10/15
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    "Wow"

    had me gripped start to finish, first audible book I've completed, fantastic way to spend the evenings

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alastair Manderson
    5/20/15
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    "Incredible"

    Well read and this story kept me up at night letting me earn the "marathon" award. I would not in a million years have guessed what was actually going on!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Reginald pelle
    Winchester, UK
    4/26/15
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    "Remarkable and Outstanding!"

    Remarkably eerie, and an astounding and compelling account on a story, that is written without too much mention of people or of any place; just teleporting from weird scene to another. Another added bonus for future writers, to tap in. Worth listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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