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Publisher's Summary

The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner. Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland.

Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim - and meal. Thomas can only wonder - does he hold the secret of freedom somewheren his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?

©2010 James Dashner (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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captivating story

had to listen all the way to the end, as i needed to know how it finished. loved the bit about cranks wanting noses.

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Action-packed with loads more unanswered questions

The Maze trails were brutal. Now, safe in the care of their rescuers, Thomas and the Gladers can relax and begin to heal from the horrors of the past months.

But WICKED is not done yet.

They have more trials in store for Thomas and his friends. They’re ready to plunge the boys into dangers that will make the Maze trials seem like child’s-play. There will be peril, murder, betrayal, tough decisions and heart-break along the way. This time, there are no rules and only one objective: to survive.

Dashner has his foot on the accelerator and he’s not letting up in this second, thrilling installment of The Maze runner series. Once again, the fantasy world created by the author (and WICKED) is unique, filled with “variables” that terrify and have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Some of the characters who I felt were a little “shallow” in The Maze Runner got a chance to shine in this novel. Teresa’s character played a bigger, although very ambiguous role, but we got to see a little more of what drives her. Minho gained strength throughout the journey. The main storyline revolved around Thomas though, and his reactions to the people and challenges thrown at him.

I was hoping for some more answers to questions raised in The Maze Runner, but I think I have even more than when I started. I am dying to find out what WICKED has in store for Thomas and I’m positive that Dashner will finally deliver the answers in an action-packed third installment!

Re the narrator, this isn't one of my favorite. Some of the reading is a little too emotionless for my tastes.

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Great 2nd book.

I loved the second book but I am finding the unrelentingly, horrible and cruel misfortune that all the stories characters suffer from repeatedly getting a bit heavy and depressing. I am still looking forwards to listening to book 3 but I hope that their fortunes start to improve drastically or I will start to find this fantastically interesting series to hard to go on with unless I have at least three or four books to listen to that all have incredibly happy endings.

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The Scorch Trials: The Maze Runner 2 Review

Where does The Scorch Trials rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've only listened to this audiobook, so I can't rank it yet.

What did you like best about this story?

The thing about the flare, the scorch and how Minho is the leader.

What does Mark Deakins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Mark does different sounds for every person, he gives the virtual people in the book a true personality.

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

The Scorch trials

Any additional comments?

The book is awesome! It's scary, it has alot of detail, and James Dashner does an extraordinarily outstandingly amazing job of making his readers enjoy his books really well.

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maze runner's scorch trials - mediocre

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

empty headed teenagers

Has The Scorch Trials turned you off from other books in this genre?

the scorch trials and the death cure has turned me off James Dashner

How could the performance have been better?

a better book? book 1 wasn't so bad!

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

sadness and disappointment

Any additional comments?

its a shame the kind of harm that people like James Dashner do to the art

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  • Steve L
  • 05-06-15

Great book, well read

Superb story, and very well read! Follows on from the maze runner brilliantly and keeps you interested all the way through. Lines up for the next book also.

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  • Thomas Schaefer
  • 11-04-15

Not my cup of tea

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I did make it through 'The Maze' but enjoyed the film more (possibly because I was tied to the seat of an aircraft?). The sequel was lacking in exactly the same way: the book is written in an unsophisticated adolescent language, the conversations shallow as are the characters, the interactions and reactions the same over and over again - very little to enjoy in the writing style - too many "shanks", "shut your hole", "slim it" and too little depth.I may try the film in the next aircraft but did not make it through the book itself.

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  • Dave
  • 04-23-15

And the story go's on<br /><br /><br /><br />

This set of books are absolutely brilliant, I do not regret buying the set and would listen to them again. The narration is first class and in my opinion well scripted.

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  • Mrs
  • 04-06-15

Good young adult fiction,

it's worth listening to and I really enjoyed the performance by the reader. the plot is a bit slow in places or maybe not quite believable which makes it feel laging. but overall I do like it.

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  • bayley
  • 12-30-14

Really good but ...

The storyline is very gripping and intense however sometimes it is a bit of an anticlimax apart from that I would recommend it to anyone really great book

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  • Scottie
  • 09-12-18

edge of seat!

This book has kept me wanting to listen to chapter after chapter! off to listen to the next one!

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  • Taras
  • 05-23-18

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follow me on fortnite my username is winner590 please please please please please please please please

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-18

great story

I loved it great story. amazing plot need to read the next book very soon

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  • Ian
  • 04-06-18

Far far better than the film

I am listening to the trilogy after enjoying the films. However, I never really understood the 2nd film. The book is far far better and makes total sense.

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  • steven
  • 02-07-18

better than the film

if your a fan of the film excellent book ten times better than the film.
They should remake the film and keep it more to the story of the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-18-18

An enjoyable YA read

Excellent narration. I didn't love this book as much as the first one but it's still an enjoyable listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-18

Another Enthralling Adventure

Absolutely loved it! Once again, cannot recommend this series enough - events in The Scorch Trials differ even more to the movie portrayal than the first book, but I am not even phased by it as this very characteristic kept the thrills coming around every corner.
Definitely recommend, definitely moving on to the next book!

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  • MISS
  • 03-12-16

Good sequel to The Maze Runner

A good story, great characters which keeps you interested all the way to the end.

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  • Elise A Hinkley
  • 09-18-15

Excellent

Well narrated and a very exciting follow up to the Maze Runner! Look forward to the next one.

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  • Rodney
  • 07-31-15

Enjoyable

Continues a good story, keeps you guessing at what is coming next
Looking forward to next book

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  • J. Davids
  • 07-25-15

Great

It's so cool and fun I think it's the best in the series and so I highly recommend to read it.😊😊

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  • Malcolm
  • 07-02-15

Loving the series.

I won't give anything away but the twists in this plot are great and can't wait for the last book in this series.

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  • Krissie-lee
  • 06-03-15

fantastic

great book however it didnt seem like it was such a big struggke for the characters. this was my first audio book. the narrator at first i found off putting but as the story went on he painted a very good picture of what was going on and i loved that he played the characters well

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  • Jade
  • 05-20-15

Really good

The story line is really good it's better than I thought I cant wait to read the next one yay

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  • simon
  • 03-29-15

felt story did not progress from book 1.

was about the same ending as book one. felt i could have skipped it. also charachters thoughts are a bit too simple at times