The Passage Trilogy

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 35,716 ratings

The Passage Publisher's Summary

New York Times best seller

This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”

Now a FOX TV series! THE PASSAGE airs Mondays at 9/8c.

Named one of the 10 best novels of the year by time and one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Esquire, U.S. News & World Report, NPR/On Point, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, BookPage, and Library Journal.

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”  

An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy - abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape - but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. 

Look for the entire Passage trilogy: 
 

  • The Passage
  • The Twelve
  • The City of Mirrors

Praise for The Passage

“[A] blockbuster.” (The New York Times Book Review)

“Mythic storytelling.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Magnificent... Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them.... The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt.” (Time)

“The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night.” (The Dallas Morning News)

“Addictive.” (Men’s Journal)

“Cronin’s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind.” (Parade

©2010 Justin Cronin (P)2010 Random House
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  • Book 1

    • The Passage

    • A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17,626
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13,211

    First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A new type of vampire

    • By Randall on 06-29-18

    Regular price: $61.60

    • The Passage

    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 160
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 157

    Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tops

    • By Alan on 12-04-10

    Regular price: $15.98

  • Book 2

    • The Twelve

    • A Novel
    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9,632
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,709
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,702

    In the present day, as the man-made apocalypse unfolds, three strangers navigate the chaos. Lila, a doctor and an expectant mother, is so shattered by the spread of violence and infection that she continues to plan for her child’s arrival even as society dissolves around her. Kittridge, known to the world as "Last Stand in Denver", has been forced to flee his stronghold and is now on the road, dodging the infected, armed but alone and well aware that a tank of gas will get him only so far. April is a teenager fighting to guide her little brother safely through a landscape of death and ruin.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • TWO IN THIS SERIES IS ENOUGH

    • By Randall on 06-15-18

    Regular price: $45.50

    • The Twelve

    • Book Two of The Passage Trilogy
    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future…. Until they were selected for a secret experiment….to create something more than human.

    Now they are the future and humanity's worst nightmare has begun. The Twelve is the epic sequel to The Passage. Read by Scott Brick.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Still doesn't know what it wants to be

    • By M. Sjöholm on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $26.64

  • Book 3

    • The City of Mirrors

    • The Passage Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    In life I was a scientist called Fanning. Then, in a jungle in Bolivia, I died. I died, and then I was brought back to life.... Prompted by a voice that lives in her blood, the fearsome warrior known as Alicia of Blades is drawn towards one of the great cities of The Time Before. The ruined city of New York. Ruined but not empty. For this is the final refuge of Zero, the first and last of The Twelve. The one who must be destroyed if mankind is to have a future. What she finds is not what she's expecting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible!

    • By CandiceR on 08-30-18

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The City of Mirrors

    • A Novel (Book Three of the Passage Trilogy)
    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 29 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,061
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7,445
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,428

    The Twelve have been destroyed, and the 100-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew - and daring to dream of a hopeful future.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Would not recommend.

    • By Chem Nerd on 05-09-18

    Regular price: $42.00