By: Rick Yancey
Published: May 7th 2013
Listening Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
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, 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.
So facts first.
I watched the move prior to knowing it was a book. And while I loved the movie (seriously have watched it more than 3 times) I found the book (even in audio format to be so much more than the movie could have possibly captured.
I was stunned by the events that took place and overjoyed with how exquisitely written the many point of views that I felt was lacking in the film.
I was honestly very surprised with the amount of thought that went into setting up the plots and the descriptive tone given to identify the events taking place.
The narration was at times mediocre. It wasn’t that the voices used were bad, they did quite an excellent job bring the book to life. But I think since the characters voices from the movie already became stuck in my head it was weird having someone plays those roles.