The Passage by Justin Cronin audiobook

The Passage: A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)

By Justin Cronin
Read by Scott Brick

Random House Audio

The Passage Trilogy: Book 1

36.83 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $44.00

    ISBN: 9781415961766

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.” NOW A FOX TV SERIES! NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST HORROR BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage • Library Journal  “It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”  An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. Look for the entire Passage trilogy: THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS Praise for The Passage “[A] blockbuster.”The New York Times Book Review “Mythic storytelling.”San Francisco Chronicle “Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt.”Time “The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night.”The Dallas Morning News “Addictive.”Men’s Journal “Cronin’s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind.”Parade

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

A 2010 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Fiction

A 2010 Library Journal Best Book for Fiction

A 2010 Washington Post Best Book for Fiction

A 2010 Esquire Magazine Best Book of the Year

A 2010 BookPage Best Book for Fiction

A 2010 NPR Best Book for Fiction

Selected for the June 2010 Indie Next List

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.” NOW A FOX TV SERIES! NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST HORROR BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage • Library Journal  “It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”  An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy—abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape—but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. Look for the entire Passage trilogy: THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS Praise for The Passage “[A] blockbuster.”The New York Times Book Review “Mythic storytelling.”San Francisco Chronicle “Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt.”Time “The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night.”The Dallas Morning News “Addictive.”Men’s Journal “Cronin’s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind.”Parade

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Cronin has given us what could be the best book of the summer. Don’t wait to dive into The Passage. USA Today
Cronin’s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind. Parade
Addictive. Men’s Journal
Great storytelling . . . vital, tender, and compelling. O: The Oprah Magazine
Cronin gets it just right; the combination of attentive realism and doomsday stakes makes for a mesmerizing experience. Salon
Imagine Michael Crichton crossbreeding Stephen King’s The Stand and Salem’s Lot in that lab on Jurassic Park, with rich infusions of Robert McCammon’s Swan Song, Battlestar Galactica and even Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. The Washington Post
Magnificently unnerving . . . A The Stand-meets-The Road journey. Entertainment Weekly
The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night. The Dallas Morning News
Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt. Time
“Fans of vampire fiction who are bored by the endless hordes of sensitive, misunderstood Byronesque bloodsuckers will revel in Cronin’s engrossingly horrific account of a post-apocalyptic America overrun by the gruesome reality behind the wish-fulfillment fantasies.” Publishers Weekly
[A] blockbuster. The New York Times Book Review
Mythic storytelling. San Francisco Chronicle
“Addictive, terrifying, and deeply satisfying. Not only is this one of the year’s best thrillers; it’s one of the best of the past decade—maybe one of the best ever.” Men’s Journal
“Nearly 40 hours in length, the unabridged audio recording of PEN/Hemingway Award-winning writer Cronin’s detail-rich third novel is nothing short of epic excellence…Audie Award winner Scott Brick’s narration is nothing short of masterly. Impossible to stop listening to.” Library Journal
“It’s a macabre pleasure to see what a really talented novelist can do with these old Transylvanian tropes…Cronin has stripped away the lurid religious trappings of the vampire myth and gone with a contemporary biomedical framework. Imagine Michael Crichton crossbreeding Stephen King’s The Stand and Salem’s Lot in that lab at Jurassic Park, with rich infusions of Robert McCammon’s Swan Song, ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ and even Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” Washington Post
“While it relies at times on convention, The Passage is astutely plotted and imaginative enough to satisfy the most bloodthirsty reader.” New York Times

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Justin Cronin

Author Bio: Justin Cronin

Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, The City of Mirrors, The Summer Guest, and Mary and O’Neil, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize. Other honors for his writing include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Whiting Award. A distinguished faculty fellow at Rice University, he divides his time between Houston and Cape Cod.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 36.83
Audience: Adult
Language: English