The 5th Wave

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 14,096 ratings

The 5th Wave Publisher's Summary

The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

©2013 Rick Yancey (P)2013 Penguin Audio
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  • Book 1

    • The 5th Wave

    • By: Rick Yancey
    • Narrated by: Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole
    • Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,619
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,897
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6,924

    After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now, it's the dawn of the fifth wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother - or even saving herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not Your Typical YA Dystopian Fare

    • By FanB14 on 05-21-13

    Regular price: $42.00

    • The 5th Wave

    • By: Rick Yancey
    • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Brandon Espinoza
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one. Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her brother and even saving herself. Now she must choose....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Zafar on 03-05-16

    Regular price: $25.59

  • Book 2

    • The Infinite Sea

    • The 5th Wave, Book 2
    • By: Rick Yancey
    • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,904
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,557
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,563

    How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first :(

    • By Bookworm on 09-22-14

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Infinite Sea

    • The 5th Wave, Book 2
    • By: Rick Yancey
    • Narrated by: Ben Yannette, Phoebe Strole
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Infinite Sea, the second book in the phenomenal 5th Wave series by Carnegie-shortlisted author Rick Yancey. For Cassie Sullivan and the rest of Earth's remaining human survivors, the situation was already desperate when the 5th Wave hit. It's about to get worse.

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 3

    • The Last Star

    • The Final Book of The 5th Wave
    • By: Rick Yancey
    • Narrated by: Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,495
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,285
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,283

    We're here, then we're gone, and that was true before they came. That's always been true. The Others didn't invent death; they just perfected it. Gave death a face to put back in our face, because they knew that was the only way to crush us. It won't end on any continent or ocean, no mountain or plain, jungle or desert. It will end where it began, where it had been from the beginning: on the battlefield of the last beating human heart.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Wait.... what?

    • By Linda B on 05-25-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Last Star

    • The 5th Wave, Book 3
    • By: Rick Yancey
    • Narrated by: Ben Yannette, Phoebe Strole
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now is the dawn of the 5th wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good listen!

    • By ABcd on 01-17-17

    Regular price: $21.31