Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Audio Books for the Other Half

They say opposites attract, and in my case, it’s really true. I am, like my blog names says, truly bookish, preferring spend my spare time reading great books. My husband, Stephen, on the other hand, is the outdoorsy, sportsy type who is not a recreational reader and cannot understand how I can spend so much time reading.
Unfortunately for him, he has a 15-mile commute to work that can take him an hour sometimes, so I decided to get him audio books for the drive and now he is hooked! Every week, I will post an audio book recommendation for the reluctant/non-reader (in my case my husband, aka my other half) and what he thought of the book.
This week’s audio book is The Maze Runner by James Dashner.
Release Date: Nov. 2009
Publisher: Random House Audio
Format: Compact Disc
Genre: Science Fiction
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Library

Goodreads Summary: When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade-a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.
Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up-the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
Stephen’s Thoughts: He really enjoyed this book!  He found it intriguing, original and fast paced. He thought the characters well rounded and likable. He says if you enjoyed the TV series Lost, you will like the Maze Runner. He did also say the characters used unfamiliar words and terminology that took some getting used to, but he adjusted to it early in the book.
He loved the ending of the book and is looking forward to the sequel, The Scorch Trials. He definitely recommends it for the reluctant/non-reader!

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