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The pulse-pounding sequel to The Maze Runner. Thomas was sure that escape from the maze meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one knew what sort of life they were going back to. The earth is a wasteland.
Government and order have disintegrated and now Cranks, people driven to murderous insanity by the infectious disease known as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim - and meal. Thomas can only wonder - does he hold the secret of freedom somewheren his mind? Or will he forever be at the mercy of WICKED?
©2010 James Dashner (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Mark on 06-22-15

captivating story

had to listen all the way to the end, as i needed to know how it finished. loved the bit about cranks wanting noses.

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By Caroline Greyling (Author of Five: Maor book one) on 04-24-15

Action-packed with loads more unanswered questions

The Maze trails were brutal. Now, safe in the care of their rescuers, Thomas and the Gladers can relax and begin to heal from the horrors of the past months.

But WICKED is not done yet.

They have more trials in store for Thomas and his friends. They’re ready to plunge the boys into dangers that will make the Maze trials seem like child’s-play. There will be peril, murder, betrayal, tough decisions and heart-break along the way. This time, there are no rules and only one objective: to survive.

Dashner has his foot on the accelerator and he’s not letting up in this second, thrilling installment of The Maze runner series. Once again, the fantasy world created by the author (and WICKED) is unique, filled with “variables” that terrify and have you sitting on the edge of your seat.

Some of the characters who I felt were a little “shallow” in The Maze Runner got a chance to shine in this novel. Teresa’s character played a bigger, although very ambiguous role, but we got to see a little more of what drives her. Minho gained strength throughout the journey. The main storyline revolved around Thomas though, and his reactions to the people and challenges thrown at him.

I was hoping for some more answers to questions raised in The Maze Runner, but I think I have even more than when I started. I am dying to find out what WICKED has in store for Thomas and I’m positive that Dashner will finally deliver the answers in an action-packed third installment!

Re the narrator, this isn't one of my favorite. Some of the reading is a little too emotionless for my tastes.

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By Thomas Schaefer on 11-04-15

Not my cup of tea

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I did make it through 'The Maze' but enjoyed the film more (possibly because I was tied to the seat of an aircraft?). The sequel was lacking in exactly the same way: the book is written in an unsophisticated adolescent language, the conversations shallow as are the characters, the interactions and reactions the same over and over again - very little to enjoy in the writing style - too many "shanks", "shut your hole", "slim it" and too little depth.I may try the film in the next aircraft but did not make it through the book itself.

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By Steve L on 05-06-15

Great book, well read

Superb story, and very well read! Follows on from the maze runner brilliantly and keeps you interested all the way through. Lines up for the next book also.

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By MISS on 03-12-16

Good sequel to The Maze Runner

A good story, great characters which keeps you interested all the way to the end.

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By Elise A Hinkley on 09-18-15

Excellent

Well narrated and a very exciting follow up to the Maze Runner! Look forward to the next one.

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