The Furnace

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 368 ratings

Lockdown Publisher's Summary

Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is Furnace. Furnace Penitentiary. The world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. One way in, no way out. Once you're here, you're here until you die, and for most of the inmates that doesn't take long - not with the sadistic guards and the bloodthirsty gangs. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, 'new fish' Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Only in Furnace, death is the least of his worries.

Soon Alex discovers that the prison is a place of pure evil, where creatures in gas masks stalk the corridors at night, where giants in black suits drag screaming inmates into the shadows, where deformed beasts can be heard howling from the blood drenched tunnels below. And behind everything is the mysterious, all-powerful warden, a man as cruel and as dangerous as the devil himself, whose unthinkable acts have consequences that stretch far beyond the walls of the prison. Together with a bunch of inmates - some innocent kids who have been framed, others cold-blooded killers - Alex plans the prison break to end all prison breaks. But as he starts to uncover the truth about Furnace's deeper, darker purpose, Alex's actions grow ever more dangerous, and he must risk everything to expose this nightmare that's hidden from the eyes of the world.

©2009 Alexander Gordon Smith (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Lockdown

    • Escape from Furnace, Book 1
    • By: Alexander Gordon Smith
    • Narrated by: Alex Kalajzic
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 149
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    Beneath heaven is hell. Beneath hell is Furnace. Furnace Penitentiary. The world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. One way in, no way out. Once you're here, you're here until you die, and for most of the inmates that doesn't take long - not with the sadistic guards and the bloodthirsty gangs. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, 'new fish' Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Boys will love it!

    • By Anna on 07-23-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Lockdown

    • By: Alexander Gordon Gordon Smith
    • Narrated by: Alex Kalajzic
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Furnace Penitentiary: the world's most secure prison for young offenders, buried a mile beneath the earth's surface. Convicted of a murder he didn't commit, sentenced to life without parole, "new fish" Alex Sawyer knows he has two choices: find a way out, or resign himself to a death behind bars, in the darkness at the bottom of the world. Except in Furnace, death is the least of his worries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best book I've ever read.

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-28-15

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • Solitary

    • Escape from Furnace, Book 2
    • By: Alexander Gordon Smith
    • Narrated by: Alex Kalajzic
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    Thrown into solitary confinement for his failed escape attempt from furnace prison, Alex Sawyer struggles not to let the hellish pitch-black silence overwhelm him. Before another escape attempt is even possible, he must first survive the nightmare that now haunts his endless nights. Because the hole doesn’t need monsters to do its dirty work — not the usual brutes in black suits and their silver-eyed, fleshless hounds, or wheezing freaks with filthy syringes.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring and repetitive

    • By poopoo on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Furnace: Solitary, Book 2

    • By: Alexander Gordon Smith
    • Narrated by: Alex Kalajzic
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Alex Sawyer and his mates should have known there was no way out of Furnace Penitentiary. Their escape attempt only lands them deeper in the guts of this prison for young offenders, and then into solitary confinement. And that’s where a whole new struggle begins – a struggle not to let the hellish conditions overwhelm them. Because before another escape attempt is even possible, they must first survive the nightmare that now haunts their endless nights.

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Death Sentence

    • Escape from Furnace, Book 3
    • By: Alexander Gordon Smith
    • Narrated by: Alex Kalajzic
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Alex's second attempt to break out has failed. This time his punishment will be much worse than before. Because in the hidden, bloodstained laboratories beneath the prison, he will be made into a monster. As the warden pumps something evil into his veins - a sinisterly dark nectar - Alex becomes what he most fears: a superpowered minion of Furnace. How can he escape when the darkness is inside him?

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 4

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    • Furnace Fugitives

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  • Book 5

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    • Furnace Execution

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