The Passage Trilogy

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 31,672 ratings

The Passage Publisher's Summary

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

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.

As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.

With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction.

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

    • The Passage

    • The Passage Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
    • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15,600
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,368
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11,355

    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 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • The Passage Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Justin Cronin
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 26 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,553
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,717
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,715

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A pale,disjointed sequel to"The Passage".

    • By Michael on 08-22-18

    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 129
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 118

    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 Martin 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 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    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 Anonymous User 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 7,152
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6,596
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,585

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Couldn't wait for the end

    • By Gberdan on 09-14-18

    Regular price: $42.00