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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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    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-16-13
    Polly Philadelphia, PA, United States 10-16-13 Member Since 2010

    An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.

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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

    Being a heavy equipment operator with long night shifts, good books are essential to me.

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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

    I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.

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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?


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    F. Parker 06-15-14
    F. Parker 06-15-14

    I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.

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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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    Lance 05-19-17
    Lance 05-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Liked it"

    There were some long drawn out parts but over all I liked it a lot.

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    Yolanda S. Bean Chicago, IL 05-11-17
    Yolanda S. Bean Chicago, IL 05-11-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Start For The Trilogy"

    I've actually been curious about this trilogy for a while now. I think when I originally acquired it on Kindle, the full series wasn't yet available... When we had a friend in from out of town, we ended up watching a few episodes of the television series that is based on this trilogy. I fell asleep while watching, but I wasn't worried, because I had it on Audible as well! So, I decided to start, switching off between the Kindle and Audio versions - though I mainly listened to it, though I never really grew to like the narrator all that much (which is a shame, because this is the same narrator for the entire trilogy!). And while it seems like from what I saw from the show that this was a faithful conversion from page to screen, I am surprised how much ground the show covered in a short amount of time - I hadn't thought I had gotten very far into the book, but this one actually didn't have quite as much new information that I expected. But, those sections that were new are definitely my favorite! And based on that, I have a feeling that I will really enjoy the next two books!

    It's an interesting concept overall for a dystopian fiction novel and I'm curious to see where the trilogy will go from here - if it does end up being really great and since I actually preferred reading the Kindle version- and I think I may pick up paper copies to give to my dad for Father's Day.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lindsay 05-07-17
    Lindsay 05-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Awesome story, weird narrator"

    The plot itself was incredible. I definitely didn't see where things were heading! Narrator has a weird way of over annunciating that drive me up the wall, but it didn't detract from the yarn that was spun. Great book!

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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
  • MAGGS
    Port Talbot
    1/30/16
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    "Pines-Suspense category should have been fantasy island, terrible"

    Pines-Suspense category should have been fantasy island, terrible.
    I don't know how so many people thought this a good book!!
    It was utter rubbish, the thing that kept me going was to see if 'super human' Ethan could get out & back to his family.
    To be then kept alive under suspended animation for a thousand years was just to bizarre.
    1 good thing was I did like voice of narrator

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ellie Achten
    12/11/15
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    "Ok, but not one for my favourite list"

    I found this story very difficult to get into. It turned out ok in the end but there were quite a few occasions where I nearly gave up.
    The narrator was very good. Would listen to more by him any time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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