Pines : Wayward Pines

  • von Blake Crouch
  • Sprecher: Paul Michael Garcia
  • Serie: Wayward Pines
  • 8 Std. 33 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America — or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into his colleagues’ disappearance turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he make contact with his family in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what’s the purpose of the electrified fences encircling the town? Are they keeping the residents in? Or something else out? Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face the horrifying possibility that he may never leave Wayward Pines alive…


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Für Fans von Twin Peaks, aber mit weniger Tiefgang

Dark Matter stand auf der Audible-Empfehlungsliste der englischsprachigen Hörbücher. Und das Buch hat mich nicht enttäuscht: Blake Crouch beherrscht das erzählerische Handwerk perfekt. Und obwohl ich sonst nie zwei Bücher eines Autors hintereinander höre, habe ich anschließend trotzdem zum ersten Band der Wayward Pines Reihe gegriffen.

Wayward Pines ist - nicht zuletzt durch die kongeniale Verfilmung durch M. Night Shyamalan - eine gut erzählte, etwas schräge und unheimliche Story. Mehr kann man darüber eigentlich nicht erzählen, ohne zu viel zu verraten. Nur eines: Die Auflösung am Ende des ersten Teils ist zugleich faszinierend und morbide.

Vielleicht hätte ich die Bücher lieber umgekehrt angehen sollen: Wo Wayward Pines solide, spannende Unterhaltung abliefert, wirft Dark Matter mit seiner Frage nach der Unverwechselbarkeit des eigenen Lebens universelle menschliche Fragen auf. Ich denke, Blake Crouch hat sich hier nochmal gesteigert und sein bisher bestes Buch veröffentlicht.
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- Sibylle

Modest Thriller, Poor Science Fiction

There is a certain entertainment quality to the book, but the number of overwhelmingly positive reviews amazes me.

The story starts as thriller and takes a sudden plunge into science fiction towards the end. The somewhat Kafkaesque and bizarre environment, the main character finds himself in, creates enough tension to keep you going, regardless of the sometimes slow developments and numerous repetitions. The prose is adequate and the novel is, as far as the thriller part goes, decent enough. The science fiction part is substandard with a lot of inconsistencies, open questions and poor science. At the end of the story the author drops a bombshell, which provides quite a surprising ending, but leaves the story somehow unfinished.

The story starts intriguingly enough. Ethan Burke, a secret service agent, is sent to Wayward Pines, Idaho together with a colleague to investigate the disappearance of 2 agents in that area. A car accident, which kills his colleague, turns Ethan’s life upside down. Partial memory loss, no money, no ID leaves him stranded in strange Wayward Pines. Aimlessly and driven by unidentified fears and anxieties he walks the streets of this queer town, which looks like paradise at first glance, but where everything seems to be wrong at a closer look. Piece by piece he learns more about the mysteries of Wayward Pines, but the more he learns, the less he understands. Very quickly he realizes that his life is at risk.

It is quite a good yarn as far as thrillers go and it would be a good story, if the characters would have more granularity and Ethan would be a more appealing hero. Sometimes Ethan appears to be resourceful, but mostly he appears to be weak, lacks decisiveness and is pretty slow in grasping a situation. For a secret service agent he seems to be quite dumb at times. His combat flashbacks of Fallujah appear real and plausible, while his constant whining about his infidelity does not make sense. Why would he cheat on his wife in the first place, if he loved her so much?

In general I would say, it is a decent enough book, if you do not expect too much. Solid entertainment, if you are not overly critical as far as style and plausibility are concerned.
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- BikerJoe

Weitere Infos zum Titel

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 21.08.2012
  • Verlag: Brilliance Audio