Saturday, July 13, 2013

Audio Book Review of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey Narrated by Brandon Espinoza and Phoebe Strole

The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, #1)
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Narrated by Brandon Espinoza and Phoebe Strole


Publisher's Summary

The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.
After the first wave, only darkness remains. After the second, only the lucky escape. And after the third, only the unlucky survive. After the fourth wave, only one rule applies: Trust no one.
Now, it's the dawn of the fifth 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.

My Take:

I would compare this more to a cross between the Host and Ender's Game more than to The Passage.  I enjoyed this book but can't say that I loved it.  I really don't think that I enjoyed the book enough to seek out anymore in the series as they come out.  I liked the way that the aliens chipped away at humanity in waves.  I would have liked to have alittle more background from the previous four waves.  I can't say that I didn't see the twist in the book coming.  I had it figured out from almost the beginning but like I said I have read The Host.  I think late teens early 20's would be suited for this book.  I don't think early teens would be quite ready for this book yet. I didn't like Ender's Game as much as I liked this book so if you liked Ender's Game you will probably love this book.   I think boys would like this book more than girls would although one of the main characters is a girl.  This would make for a good summertime read but I would recommend that parents read the book first or seek out other reviews to determine if it is right for your child.

I thought that both of the narrators did a good job but I was more interested when Brandon Espinoza was narrating.  I think it might of been that he seemed to have more action in his parts of the book.  Allin all good narration. 

I received a review download copy of this book fro Audiobook Jukebox and the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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1 comment:

  1. I loved the narration of Brandon Espinoza too, but I did think the plot had holes. I might continue the series.


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