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Maze Runner 3: The Trials are over. WICKED have collected all the information they can. Now it's up to the Gladers to complete the blueprint for the cure to the Flare with a final voluntary test. But something has happened that no one at WICKED has foreseen: Thomas has remembered more than they think. And he knows WICKED can't be trusted....

The time for lies is over. But the truth is more dangerous than anyone could have imagined. With the Gladers divided, can they all make it?

©2011 James Dashner (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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A brilliant and gripping story line!

Thoroughly enjoyed the story and the narration. The writer could have used more descriptive and effective language and grammar, but overall the three books have you on the edge of your seat and enthralled.

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I enjoyed this book

this book is very good even though I'm in chapter 17 I really enjoy this right now I really recommend it to anyone who like a good story and enjoyed the maze runner trilogy

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Storyline a little weak

I found the two first books with a lot of unanswered questions, and I don't feel like the this book answered them all. But overall I don't regret buying the book, as it was almost as good as the two first books.

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Loved it. The best of the series.

Without a doubt this was the best book in the series. It had everything you could want in a truly great and unique story and for once a happy ending. Gotta love a happy ending. To many stories these days have endings that leave me wandering why an earth I read books any more. It's for books like this that I continue to read.

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Fun but a little vague


The trials are over - or are they? WICKED wants to promote the surviving Gladers from guinea pigs to partners in the search to find a cure for the deadly flare. The Gladers are divided with many, Thomas included, struggling to believe that this really is the end. Are WICKED’s promises just another variable in the process and is the cure really within their grasp?

After the build up and intense action of the last two novels, I feel a little let-down with this installment. For at least three quarters of the book, I felt that there was no real purpose behind what the characters are doing. They had no plans and just seemed to be running around wherever chance would take them. The first two books in the series had clear objectives, and the characters James Dashner created were so driven, it felt very out of place to have them just going with the flow.

Some of the plot points also seemed so inconsistent. WICKED is such a technologically advanced entity, yet they don’t have cameras in the rooms and a bunch of kids can overpower an entire battalion of security guards? They don’t go after Thomas, even though they know where he is and they believe that the entire world’s fate depends on him? Some of the scenes also seemed cliched and contrived, especially those scenes with the ‘rat man’. I also felt that the novel lacked proper closure on some key points.

The ending was unexpected but satisfying. I love that Dashner didn’t go with the obvious ending. There was a bit of a moral story in this series, which I enjoyed, and the end of the novel was fast-paced, imaginative and action-packed. Overall, still a fun series.

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Maze runner death cure - a cure for reason

What disappointed you about The Death Cure?

immaturity of the story and plot

What was most disappointing about James Dashner’s story?

his lack of coherent thought

What didn’t you like about Mark Deakins’s performance?

it was impossible to enjoy Deakin's performance as getting through the story was agony

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Death Cure?

book 2 and 3 can't be salvaged though book 3 is far worse

Any additional comments?

this book can only be appreciated by thoughtless teenagers and retarded adults. read the 3 books to know how it would all end. though the journey was harrowing and i had to take many long breaks before i could continue or finish the books the end only left a bad taste in my mouth.

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  • christopher ham
  • 10-24-15

Walk away, pretend this book just doesn't exist !!!

This book was nowhere near as good as the first or even second book and was a sucky ending to what was a genuinely a good story in the first book. I don't wanna spoil the end for you, so I advise you not to read this book, you are better off imagining your own ending and savouring the mystery, than reading this and wishing you hadn't.

I suggest the author should release a new 4th book which entirely replaces the 3rd book and all the events in it and then no one mentions the third book ever again.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • 08-03-15

Not as good as the others.

Nothing compared to the others in the series. I'll stop with them from now, no need to read any more.

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  • Thunderfairy
  • 09-20-16

Another cracking book!

Brilliant story and outstanding narration yet again. Couldn't stop listening...got through it in only a few days. Highly recommend!

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  • basti
  • 05-23-16

wow that was the best book in the world I have be

I have never had any book before that was
good as this wow q
wow wow

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  • Jordan Doherty
  • 03-20-16

Wow

the best example of why the books are always better than their movie recreations.

Wicked is good.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-19-16

brilliant book

this was a brilliant book with action and had a great story line. This book is the 3rd book in the maze runner series and is awesome. I would recommend this book to people who are 13+ as it has some violence in the book and will probably scare children below this age.

The subjects gat a choice whether they want there memorys back, But will they choose to get them back? They find out who is imune to the flair and who isn't. Three gladers decide to escape from wicked with inside help. But will they be leaving there friends behind or will they be the ones who were left behind? Can they survive the real world? They must help the right arm with an old enemy in the group. with a brilliant plan but will they be able to get rid of wicked once and for all? with a brilliant plan or will the plan backfire and make them fight against the clock to save everyone in time and themselves. hear as some of your faveroute characters fall and others stand tall and try there best to survive
-Lauren

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  • A. Crawford
  • 02-15-16

Enjoyable

I really enjoyed the whole Maze Runner series. The first book was a little slow to get going but once in, I was hooked.

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  • Russell Carr
  • 11-01-15

Very little story progression to warrant 3rd book

I started the series, so I continued to the end.
Think I've already summed up this book by the Title. Whilst there are still unanswered questions before, the discovery doesn't add any wow factor or relevance yet the strafe to continue and battle goes on... and on and on. I lost interest with the characters through the repetitive nature of the story. I think the author struggled to portray an ending of reverence when there was plenty of room for changing pace and exploring some tactics where they gain an upper hand, not to mention friendship, romance or explore what a new beginning would entail. Not the best of endings in my opinion.

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  • Mia79 gbr
  • 01-22-15

Good finish

I felt the story lost its power after The Maze Runner and it carried on mainly to fill in plot holes and to try and finish off some explanations. That being said the two main characters Thomas and Minho were fairly compelling although many of the other characters such as Brenda and Teresa became more two dimensional. I enjoyed the story overall but the first book was so good, the second books struggled to compare.

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  • Rich
  • 05-11-16

Good Series.

enjoyable series. this is the worst book mind. ending very unimaginative. but enjoyable nonetheless. good

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tinus
  • 04-18-15

The best series ever!!

This was so worth it!!! I loved it so much the story the characters everything!
But far out, worth it guys!! It's a must!

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  • Paulie
  • 09-29-14

The roller coaster finale

What did you like most about The Death Cure?

It was so intense I needed a seat belt. It was an excellent finish to one incredibly well written trilogy and I loved it. My review of The Maze runner is for all 3 books.

What other book might you compare The Death Cure to, and why?

Like I have said about the other books I hate comparing novels but if I had too I'd say Divergent meets The 5th Wave

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The ending, I thought it was a great finish but it literally had me sweating.

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

Yes I did, it stayed with me and not many books do, it's stuck in my system and I still can't stop thinking about it.

Any additional comments?

The narrator Mark Deakins is the best Audiobook reader I've ever come across.

I'd like James Dashner to maybe consider the possibility of returning to the trilogy to write a book about what happens to them a few years down the track. Most authors never do this but I think this is possible to write a stand alone 10-20 for this book. I also have never felt this way about a series either. It could make for one excellent novel, even just a one off epic.

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  • Grace
  • 10-03-16

Best book so far in the series!

This book is excellent!! It's the best so far and it had me wanting for every second.

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  • Darryn
  • 01-19-16

Pushed Key Characters Out Of The Story

Enjoyed the series and worth listening through but to me, Death Cure was the weakest in the trilogy where some aspects did ruin parts of the story for me. That said there are great moments throughout the book for those fans of the series that make it worth the listen / read.

My main gripe is that certain characters were still in the story but were awkwardly pushed out / kept to the side so they had little involvement giving them less attention than what they really should have received which was to the detriment of the book and due to the extent of it some might say the entire trilogy.

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  • Malcolm
  • 07-07-15

A(maze)ing

This series has been a fantastic read and I highly recommend this series to anyone who loves SciFi.

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  • Wayne McDougall
  • 04-26-15

nice listen

narrator great story cool
android app sucks doesnt remember location volume and connection bluetooth non existent via car compared to iphone

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  • Kobi
  • 01-24-15

The end of a torturous journey.

This book was hard to finish, I was so tired, but I couldn't stop. Just like its predecessors it is non stop aniexty as you want the Gladers to survive. Though the end left me with such mixed emotions after much thought and contemplation I can't imagine it ending any other way.

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  • Tracey Williams
  • 10-05-14

A Great Trilogy

What made the experience of listening to The Death Cure the most enjoyable?

It turned out to be a love story amongst teenagers who are innocent and yet batteling for their lives.

What other book might you compare The Death Cure to, and why?

The other two before this, they are all great

Have you listened to any of Mark Deakins’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes this one is just as good as the other previous two.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending, the innocence, the expectation. Mind you didn't see that one coming.

Any additional comments?

You'll love it, so will your teenager, listen to it.