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The Last Town Audiobook

The Last Town: Wayward Pines, Book 3

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Wayward Pines, the last town.

Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrived in Wayward Pines, Idaho, three weeks ago. In this town, people are told who to marry, where to live, where to work. Their children are taught that David Pilcher, the town's creator, is god. No one is allowed to leave; even asking questions can get you killed.

But Ethan has discovered the astonishing secret of what lies beyond the electrified fence that surrounds Wayward Pines and protects it from the terrifying world beyond. It is a secret that has the entire population completely under the control of a madman and his army of followers, a secret that is about to come storming through the fence to wipe out this last, fragile remnant of humanity.

Blake Crouch's electrifying conclusion to the Wayward Pines series - now a major television event series debuting in 2015 on FOX.

©2014 Blake Crouch; The Holy Bible, New International Version, NIV © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Graham Betts 12/09/2016
    Graham Betts 12/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant"

    Brilliant. Absolutely loved it. It had me wondering how it would end. Exciting and just trying to write a few more words about a book that I really enjoyed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    rhiannon 27/04/2016
    rhiannon 27/04/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic"

    I Loved all three books. I'm not usually a sci fi thriller fan great read !!

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    Sandy 09/10/2015
    Sandy 09/10/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Perfect!"

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Absolutely thrilling and gripping. Fantastic, cant fault it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron Godfrey 06/10/2015
    Aaron Godfrey 06/10/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Great ending but needs more written!"

    Good strong finish to the series, but i cant believe he doesn't plan to continue the story considering where he left it off. If he ever does get around to it, i will pick them up for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • justin
    piedmont, OK, United States
    15/07/14
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    "TWO/THREE star review within 3 hours ? RIDICULOUS"
    Any additional comments?

    Not trying to harp on this ONCE again, but this trend of people POORLY rating audiobooks that came out less than 2-3 hours ago is RIDICULOUS! Not only is it UNFAIR & MISLEADING to the publishers, the Audible site, the author (likely trying to support themselves financially)...but MOST importantly, us the CONSUMERS.

    I listen to around 4-5 audiobooks from Audible PER week, so I understand getting a DUD of an audiobook now and then. With Audible's No-Hassle Return Poiicy in effect, there is NO reason to poorly review a book based simply on first impressions, and that you have NOT completed (since cramming a 6+ hour audiobook into 1-2 hours is impossible last time I checked).

    If you are like myself, the most IMPORTANT aspect of whether I use a hard earned credit on an audiobook, is BASED on the REVIEWS...There is a reason Audible's rating sytem is starred in 3 distinct areas; to allow a FULL and knowledged review of the ENTIRE production. There is NO star-rating category for anything like "first minute impressions" or "How good was the INTRO" lol. If you dont like the book after an hour, FINE. If you know the narrator isn't great early on, FINE. But don't come handing out ONE-STAR ratings in categories you HAVE ZERO ground to give out...you MIGHT be able to rate the "perfomance" but your creidbility to rate the Overall & Story categories is NULL in any case...because you did NOT finish the BOOK!

    FYI - As to NOT be partial in my rating of this title, I will update and provide a FULL REVIEW once I have completed this title. But something had to be said about the unfair, early reviews posted for so many new books lately :)

    206 of 240 people found this review helpful
  • Erik
    Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
    8/08/14
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    "Excellent closure on the series"

    I'll preface this review by stating that I'm assuming that you've read the first two books in this trilogy. "The Last Town" is the final book in the series and I can't recommend it as a standalone novel.

    With that out of the way, I can report that this book closed off the series nicely. Mr. Crouch is a very talented writer who knows how to make a reader empathetic with his flawed characters. Mr. Garcia, who has been retained throughout the series, continues with his flawless performances and greatly enhances the audible experience.

    I think my greatest criticism for the story is in the form of "bad science". While laying out what appears to be a plausible story line, he author conveniently overlooks issues such as the unsuitability of matter over time. This is at odds with his careful explanation of other details, and is all the more glaring as a result. Other inconsistencies also pop up. As an example, they paved the roads of the Town, implying access to heavy machinery, yet had to hand dig a mass grave. In the end, these little things annoyed me a bit.

    That all being said, it was a very entertaining book to close off a very good series. While "future horror" might describe the genre, the book does make you think about the possible future of the human species.

    23 of 28 people found this review helpful
  • JoAnn Pine
    Inglewood, CA
    8/07/16
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    "Please, please, oh please!"

    Please tell me there will be a book four. I have to know what comes next. If you have't read any of this series yet, what the heck are you waiting for? It's got love, hate, loyalty, betrayal, murder, monsters, yes...monsters, and if that is not enough, it's got time travel. This is the first series I've read straight through, not wanting any other tale to interrupt the flow. Blake Crouch just jumped to the top of my "best author" list. If you want a glob of icing on top, listen to the audio version.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eugenia
    Chatsworth, CA, US
    16/10/14
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    "Enjoyed, But Too Many Holes..."

    A very entertaining story, but too many times I had to suspend my disbelief. Too many times, I questioned "why?". Like: Why not tell the people what was going on? Why all the elaborate hidden surveillance? Why have them engage in ritual killings? I know there were rather weak reasons given for these things, but I really had to put all of it aside and just go with the story.
    And if the mad scientist's purpose was to repopulate the Earth, then why wasn't there any emphasis of pregnancies? It seems they certainly had no qualms killing lots of people. Wouldn't they be concerned about the gene pool reduction?
    Don't get me started, I just have to go with the flow.

    27 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • George L. Johnson
    Columbia, SC USA
    27/07/14
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    "Interesting, not as good as the others"

    I became attached to the Wayward Pines series after the first two. This book was a bit of letdown, mostly because I found the sequencing of events (between pre-suspension and post-suspension), for example, with a chapter that begins "five years earlier." Earlier than what? The story is good, but lost its way it a bit this time.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Catalin Ciubotaru
    22/07/16
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    "An awesome third book"

    this third book really picked up the pace and it was impossible to stop reading/listening. I'm going to miss this world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • jordan
    12/07/16
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    "it tied up the end nicely"

    I liked the story and was pleased with its ending. I wonder what's next to come for the residents

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Andre Meij
    The Netherlands
    3/07/16
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    "Not as good as the first 2 books"

    The first 2 books were brilliant.

    Too bad the bigger part of this book was blood, killing and more dead bodies. Only the last few chapters were good.

    But overall a good 'ending' of the story arch. And yet again a great performance.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • balls faZ
    24/06/16
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    "Wonderfully suspense filled"

    Wonderfully written. Fun and imaginative! Couldn't get enough. I look forward to reading more from Blake Crouch

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Argeiris Diaz
    Florida, united states
    3/06/16
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    "Loved this!!"

    Really liked this last part of the story. It made me cry twice. Now I want to know what happens next!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Katie
    20/06/15
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    "Hope we get another one!"

    Was not sure at the first of these books but got totally hooked and now will be watching for another in the series. Want to know what happens next!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alastair Manderson
    23/05/15
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    "Awesome"

    Loved it - great ending. Was held in suspense at every step along the journey, couldn't help but wish there was a 4th book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Susan Reed Jones
    UK
    15/02/15
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    "Much better than the second book"
    If you could sum up The Last Town in three words, what would they be?

    When I read the first book I was completely bowled over by it. It was so consuming, different from anything I had ever read before. I eagerly awaiting the next book but found it very disappointing as a lot of the book just reiterated what had happened in the first. The third book however did not do this, it just carried on from the second and I enjoyed it immensely, straight down to business. So basically you have to read the books in order otherwise you will not be able to follow the story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The whole concept and the humane emotions involved. What would you do in this situation.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The end, where you realize there could yet be another book.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It is full of intense emotions.


    Any additional comments?

    If you read the first and enjoyed it but found the second disappointing as I did, do not hesitate to read the third it is much better thought out. I also hope there will be another book but hopefully a bit longer in length.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Peter
    United Kingdom
    17/07/14
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    "Disappointing 3rd book in the Pines series"
    What would have made The Last Town better?

    The first two books in the 'Pines' series were well written and fun to read, good old page turners. I've been looking forward to 'The Last Town', but found it to be very poor in comparison. There's lots of description about guns e.g. ammunition types, which kind of guns are suited to certain situations. The story and characters come over as nothing you care fore. It is like the author has lost interest. Also, it is very short.


    What could Blake Crouch have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Blake Crouch seems to have lost interest in the characters he created and the story. I imagine it didn't take him long to write this book. The format has changed too, now providing a little detail about a lot of characters. Looks like it has been written for TV, but unfortunately it doesn't make for a good read.


    Any additional comments?

    Dear Blake, if your going to write another book about Wayward Pines, forget about the TV series, write like you used to and have fun with the people and story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Dogs Mum
    17/04/16
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    "Loved it!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this end to the series - I liked the way it was told and the way it filled in some of the background of the characters. Great ending - would love there to be more...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • danielle_eades
    12/04/16
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    "Great series"
    What did you like most about The Last Town?

    I've loved reading the Wayward Pines books (just don't ruin it by watching the TV series - it's terrible) and really hope there will be more. It's a great concept with interesting characters and kept me wanting more. As always, the big reveal is disappointing but that is the way with every horror/thriller etc. the big bad monster isn't that scary once you've seen it. That was the appeal of the first book, not knowing what was going on, but Blake Crouch manages to keep you in suspense after this big reveal because the characters are well built.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steve
    30/03/16
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    "Brought to a brilliant climax"

    I enjoyed this book almost as much as the others. The ending was very good I would have liked it to be a bit longer, I enjoyed it anyway.
    It's not quite as I would have imagined things to progress, that has been true of all the books

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mrs
    9/03/16
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    "Loved it!"

    This was one of the most captivating book series I've read. It was thrilling from start to finish and I couldn't stop listening! Highly recommended and a brilliant ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • lee
    7/12/15
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    "Wayward Pines"

    A excellent book from Blake Crouch with plenty of nail biting action, twists and turns and imaginative storytelling which was all excellently conveyed by Paul Garcia.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Alles Klar
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    8/09/15
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    "Predictable but satisfying"

    Please start breathing deeply. Take the time to smell the flowers.

    Predictable but satisfying listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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