The Passage

The Passage

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.Look for the entire Passage trilogy: THE PASSAGE
Publisher: [S.l.] : Penguin Random House, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781415961773
Characteristics: 1 online resource(1 sound file (36hr.,49min.,3sec.))
Additional Contributors: Cloud

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JCLLaurelA Feb 22, 2021

Okay, I couldn't put this down! I had some of the usual flipping-to-specific-sections-to-remember-who-is-who issues, but since I suspect that the part of my brain that remembers names is actually Swiss Cheese, I don't think it was the fault of the writing. I loved that the book mixed prose with emails and journal excerpts. It was very well done; the emails added to the "WHAT???" factor, and the journal moved the story quickly through some things that could have become tedious to read. I can't wait to start the second book!

JCLCharlesH Oct 20, 2020

In The Passage, Cronin establishes a vampire epic that spans generations. I loved the characters, but don't get attached to anyone, as death at the hand of "Virals" can be brutal and sudden. First of three novels, and ends with plenty of room to develop the world.

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sikwoia
Aug 29, 2020

I loved this book...thank you

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justahunch
Dec 13, 2019

Never in my life have I read a book more in need of editing than this. I was entertained for somewhere around a quarter of this, maybe a bit more, but then it just goes on and on and on to an odd and dreary ending, but maybe that's because this is the first of a trilogy. I won't be finding that out as I'm more than done. Only King would love a book this massive. It was literally work to get through this.

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DavidS_PACL
Sep 13, 2019

Beautifully written book with wonderful metaphors peppered throughout. One of the best epic post-apocalyptic books that I've read since "The Stand". First book of a completed trilogy.

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EljayJohnson
Jul 27, 2019

I read Stephen King's review of this book, and since I enjoy his criticism and he raved, I was greatly looking forward to this. I could not have been more disappointed. Cronin isn't near as good a writer as I think he believes he is. He couldn't pull off the oblique, deeper stuff, so he should have just gone for a good sci fi, end-of-the-world adventure yarn, but he didn't. As my friends who know my reading habits know, I'm more fond of a good apocalyptic novel than most, but this didn't deliver on its promise at all. This novel dragged on and on. The characterizations were shallowly and poorly drawn; just personality type cut-outs like you would find in an inferior young adult novel. I thought all along that I was probably going to give this a just OK two stars (after all, it did have enough in it to make me read all 8.2 million pages),but then the last tenth of the book - what should have been the big payoff - was just ridiculous.

So, don't believe the hype and the number on the Bestseller List. Skip this nonsense.

liljables Jul 03, 2019

Longtime fan of this series, just coming to say that The Passage on audiobook is top-notch. My non-reading partner thoroughly enjoyed this story on a recent roadtrip, and when the book was over, he asked "why didn't you borrow the second one?!" I'd call that a glowing review.

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Buff413
Apr 20, 2019

I loved it! Once I got started it was hard to put down. I watched the tv show that's based on the novel and then read the book. The show made some changes from the book but it worked well. Now I will read " The Twelve".

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ahippie
Apr 02, 2019

A moderately interesting take on vampires and post-apocalyptic. The story jumps around in an effort to have cliff hangers as often as possible at the end of a chapter.

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lisser
Feb 19, 2019

There are so many unanswered questions I have while reading this book (what happened to the bats in the beginning, this could happen repeatedly?) and at the end (which I will not spoil the ending if you have not read this). While it is interesting and feels a little different from other dystopian novels, there are similarities that can be figured out before you finish reading the book. It is well written, I did not want to skip entire paragraphs of fluff that can fill some books, but I would like to have more answers to how certain situations were left. I would recommend reading this if you are looking for something to read if you ran out of book ideas.

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enigma122 Jul 17, 2012

Good,I do enjoy post-apocalyptic stories this one doesn't dissapoint BUT a bit long let us see what's coming next.

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Gwendoulos
Jul 01, 2012

dystopia: the world is depopulated by deadly vampirish virus

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