Pines

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2013 International Thriller Award Nominee

Now a Major Television Event from FOX, debuting winter 2015.

Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical ...

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Overview

2013 International Thriller Award Nominee

Now a Major Television Event from FOX, debuting winter 2015.

Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the world he thought he knew, from the man he thought he was, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive. Intense and gripping, Pines is another masterful thriller from the mind of bestselling novelist Blake Crouch.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469216058
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Series: Wayward Pines Series , #1
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Blake Crouch was born in the North Carolina piedmont in 1978. He earned his undergraduate degrees in English and creative writing from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, publishing his first two novels within five years of graduation. Since then he has published eight additional novels as well as multiple novellas, short stories, and articles. His novels Fully Loaded, Run, and Stirred, which was co-written with J. A. Konrath, have each earned spots in the top ten of the Kindle bestseller list. Three novels, one novella, and one short story have all been optioned for film. He lives today in Durango, Colorado.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Please make this available for the NOOK ereader!!!

    Please make this available for the NOOK ereader!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Thrilling, fast paced, and unpredictable...

    Pines will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Everytime I thought I knew what was going on I would get proved wrong. Pines is a must read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Exciting book! I finished it in days, unable to put it down at t

    Exciting book! I finished it in days, unable to put it down at times. It had an ending / explanation that I never saw coming, and it resolved all questions. I'm not sure how this will be a series, but I'm looking forward to finding out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2012

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    A Thriller

    If you enjoy visiting quaint, peaceful towns, author Blake Crouch’s latest release PINES may have you rethinking that. As I listened to this spine-tingling thriller, I had verses from the old Eagles’ song HOTEL CALIFORNIA running through my head. You’ll understand when you listen to or read PINES. Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke is not a perfect man. He’s cheated on his wife and doesn’t spend enough time with his young son, but he’s a dedicated agent and a good man at heart. Crouch has created a strong protagonist in Burke making him realistic with flaws and a vulnerable side. Narrator Paul Michael Garcia does a wonderful job bringing this story to life. His vocalization of Ethan’s range of emotions is gripping. His cadence draws the listener in and holds them spellbound as the suspense and terror explodes. Garcia gives distinct vocals to the supporting characters as well. Burke is sent to Wayward Pines, Idaho, to search for two missing federal agents. When he and his partner are involved in a violent hit-and-run upon arriving in town, Burke’s world is turned upside down. He wakes with no ID or other possessions, a hazy memory and a dead partner. Recovering from the wreck, Burke is faced with more questions than answers. He stumbles upon the mutilated body of one of the missing agents only to become the prime suspect in the killing. With no one to turn to, Burke soon realizes there is something terrible wrong in Wayward Pines. He can’t seem to make contact with the outside world and he can’t seem to find the road leading out of town. Crouch takes the story on a roller coaster ride of emotions as Burke tries to find his way home and come to terms with his surroundings. There are twists, turns, highs and lows that keep the listener/reader wondering what is real and what isn’t. The action is adrenaline-driven with mystery and suspense around every corner leading to a surprise ending. PINES is one of those stories that may cause you to re-evaluate a few things as the plot stays with you long after the last sentence. FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2014

    Wayward is a perfect little town in Idaho. Federal agent Ethan B

    Wayward is a perfect little town in Idaho. Federal agent Ethan Burke is sent to Wayward to search for two missing agents. But within minutes of arrival he is involved in a car wreck. After waking up in the hospital he can’t explain the disappearance of his phone, I.D., or his brief case. After being released from the hospital he doesn’t know why he can’t contact any of his family or even the outside world. Despite all of this confusion he continues his search for his colleagues. He finds agent Kate. But she acts like she’s never seen him before. Ethan is starting to wonder why everyone is acting so fake. Every step closer Ethan gets to finding out the truth only leads him to more questions. Not being able to know anything will test Ethan’s sanity.
    Even though this is my favorite book it does have some weaknesses. Some of Blake Crouch’s ideas in the book are a little far-fetched. For instance, it is hard to believe that one man can be responsible for over 475 kidnappings. On the other hand, there are more strengths than weaknesses. For example, the way the author gives almost everyone, even the least important people in the story, names. In one scene Ethan is in the woods being chased by kids and the author named every one of the kids, even though they only were relevant for that one scene. This makes the story more real to the reader.
    I recommend this book to any advanced reader who enjoys thrillers or dystopian literature. This book does not disappoint.

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    Blake Crouch is a really good writer, as in really, really good.

    Blake Crouch is a really good writer, as in really, really good. He knows his literature. And with "Pines" he proves himself to be in that rarified air of authors who not only are terrific writers at the peak of their craft, but also commercially successful, which is another quiver in the writer's bow - it means he has written a fast-paced, riveting and beautifully rendered page-turner. Home run.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

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    With the exception of Eerie, I have really enjoyed the works of

    With the exception of Eerie, I have really enjoyed the works of Blake Crouch, and Pines is wonderful. It is defintely very Twilight Zone-esque. Once I began Pines I really had a hard time putting it down. Thankfully I started it on a weekend and was able to finish it in one day as it is fairly short. The story kept me tuned into wanting to not what would happen and what was the real story with Wayward Pines. I thought the ultimate outcome of what is really going on was a very unique idea and I loved it.

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

    EVERY FEAR YOU'VE EVER HAD!

    Once you start reading this book, it will be absolutely impossible to put it down until you've read it all! This is what a book should be. As a horror fan, I must say that this book addressed every fear possible and some scenes were so chilling, they literally did send shivers down my spine. The writing was so good you felt like you were there, experiencing everything. Even though I knew the ending was going to be something pretty unique, I still didn't expect the ending when it came. Some books you read and then forget about three months later. This one, and all the characters and events in it, is one I will never forget!

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