The Maze Runner : Maze Runner

  • by James Dashner
  • Narrated by Mark Deakins
  • Series: Maze Runner
  • 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

1st book is pretty good. Downhill afterward.

Is there anything you would change about this book?

As a stand-alone book, I'll give this one 3 stars (good but not great), but the series as a whole is another matter. I got through the first book and thought "yeah, it's ok. I'll move on to the second." BIG BIG mistake. Now I want the whole 9+ hours of my life refunded! I'd like to tell the author that you only get to cycle the same storyline once (maybe twice in the case of the Hunger Games quarter quell), but try to do the same redundant thing THREE TIMES, and you owe your readers (listeners) that time wasted.


Would you recommend The Maze Runner to your friends? Why or why not?

Nope. Because, then you'll be compelled to check out the second. That's when you'll get disappointed.


Any additional comments?

Despite lamenting purchasing the books in the long run, I thought Mark Deakins gave a very nice performance with good range, nice transitions between dialect and narration, and well-executed changes in voice tone and accent for different characters.

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- Trav

Paper vs Audio: it is a differnet story!

I have a whole review of this book in my Blogger and Wordpress blog:

"Inkish Kingdoms"

I read this book a year ago or so, but I decided to listen the audiobook to see if my perception of it will be the same one or not…. And I can totally say that it is not the same.

If a book has secrets and keeps you at the edge of your chair, I will love it! And I read the book and I thought everybody in the maze were annoying, and I thought Tom had all the right to be mad. The way that I reacted to the paperback was completely different from the audio version.

First time I listen to an audiobook from Mark, but dude, what kind of British accent is that? Gosh! Newt was totally British… “bloody hell,” and he sounded like a cheap mix between Indian and me trying to sound British (it is terrible trust me…)
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- Cesar

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-12-2009
  • Publisher: Listening Library