The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey audiobook

The 5th Wave

By Rick Yancey
Read by Brandon Espinoza and Phoebe Strole

Listening Library (Audio) 9780399162411

The 5th Wave Series: Book 1

12.69 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly (Grade A) The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey. 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. "Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review "A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."—USAToday.com

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award for Older Readers

A 2014 Teen IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Award Finalist

A 2014 YALSA Pick for Best Fiction for Young Adults

A 2014 YALSA Pick for Reluctant Young Readers

A 2013 VOYA Selection Perfect Ten

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for Teens

"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly (Grade A)

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

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.

"Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review

"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."—USAToday.com

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This is DAMN and WOW territory.  Quite simply, one of the best books I've read in years. Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author
*"Yancey's heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises, is part War of the Worlds, part Starship Troopers, part Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and part The Stand . . . a sure thing for reviewers and readers alike. Booklist *starred review*
*"Nothing short of amazing! Kirkus Reviews, *starred review*
*"Gripping! Publishers Weekly, *starred review*
Breathtakingly fast-paced and original, The 5th Wave is a reading tsunami that grabs hold and won't let go.  A postapocalyptic alien invasion story with a smart, vulnerable heroine. Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series
A fantastic read. The 5th Wave is an electrifying page-turner. Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author
The Monstrumologist Series: Printz Honor Book, YALSA Readers’ Choice List – Best Book for Young Adults, Kirkus’ Best Teen Books, Booklist Editors’ Choice for Youth, Los Angeles Times Book Award Finalist—Best Young Adult Literature, Tayshas Reading List (Texas Library Association), NCTE’s Walden Book Award Finalist, Garden State Teen Book Award Nominee, Teen Choice Book of the Year Nominee, Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award NomineeThe Alfred Kropp Series: A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, A Book Sense Pick Best Books of the Year, A BookBrowse Recommendation, A Texas Lone Star Reading List Selection, A Sunshine State Readers List Selection, Featured Author/Book - Scholastic Book Fairs , Nominated for the Carnegie Medal (U.K.), Nominee for the Grand Canyon Reader Award
Other awards for Rick Yancey:
Prepare to set everything else aside when you launch into this one. The break-neck pace and high stakes will draw you in, but it's the characters who will keep you turning pages. It's been a long time since I've read a story this compelling. Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author
Action-packed intrigue. MTV.com
Step aside, Katniss. The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award 2014 Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the YearA YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young AdultsA YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young ReadersA Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young AdultsA VOYA 2013 Perfect TenAn Amazon Best Book of the Year
New York Times bestsellerA USA Today bestseller
“A sure thing.” Booklist (starred review)
“Quite simply, one of the best books I’ve read in years.” Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances. Entertainment Weekly
It has the dark, swoopy adrenaline of The Hunger Games, but the elegiac tone of The Road. Who cares what shelf you find it on? Just read it. EW.com
A modern sci-fi masterpiece... should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires. USAToday.com
Wildly entertaining.... I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review
Makes for an exhilarating reading experience. Tor.com
“A postapocalyptic alien invasion story with a smart, vulnerable heroine.” Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Rick Yancey

Author Bio: Rick Yancey

Rick Yancey is the author of several books for adults, including The Highly Effective Detective. He is also a produced playwright and former theater critic. He lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife and three sons.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.69
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English