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The Passage

A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)
Auteur(s): Justin Cronin
Durée: 36 h et 49 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (89 évaluations)

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Description

New York Times best seller

This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls “a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction.”

Now a FOX TV series! THE PASSAGE airs Mondays at 9/8c.

Named one of the 10 best novels of the year by time and one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, Esquire, U.S. News & World Report, NPR/On Point, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, BookPage, and Library Journal.

“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.”  

An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival, The Passage is the story of Amy - abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape - but he can’t stop society’s collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. 

Look for the entire Passage trilogy: 
 

  • The Passage
  • The Twelve
  • The City of Mirrors

Praise for The Passage

“[A] blockbuster.” (The New York Times Book Review)

“Mythic storytelling.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Magnificent... Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them.... The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King’s apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy’s The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt.” (Time)

“The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night.” (The Dallas Morning News)

“Addictive.” (Men’s Journal)

“Cronin’s unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind.” (Parade

©2010 Justin Cronin (P)2010 Random House

Ce que les critiques disent

“Read this book and the ordinary world disappears.” (Stephen King)
“Magnificently unnerving . . . The Stand meets The Road.” ( Entertainment Weekly)
“Justin Cronin has written a wild, headlong, sweeping extravaganza of a novel. The Passage is the literary equivalent of a unicorn: a bona fide thriller that is sharply written, deeply humane, ablaze with big ideas, and absolutely impossible to put down.” (Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad)

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  • Au global
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Amazing story!

Liked the different voices!
Great across the time spans! Voice acting amazing. Details of the world very vivid.

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  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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Amazing

This is one of my favourite books of all time, and getting to listen to the audio version was wonderful. I just love the descriptive writing by Justin Cronin. Highly recommend.

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Excellent all around...

Compelling story with wonderfully drawn characters and powerful narration that really places you in the minds of those characters.

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    1 out of 5 stars

ZZZZZ *snort... wait, what happened to Amy?

I really wanted to read this book. I looked forward to my credit to get this book. Part 1 was great... action packed! I liked the characters and the storyline. I even waited to watch the TV show to see how it compared to the book. I didn't have to go very far to realise it's NOTHING like the TV show. After getting to part 3, I understood why the show is arranged the way it is. It is mind-numbing, tedious, and confusing. It was like listening to the Bible... this one begat that one. That one begat that other one over by the well. The well was filled with cool water with a slight taste of burnt almond. Is the water safe to drink? Mouse Patel scurried past the barn filled with screaming littles... but I digress. And the narrator... after suffering through his monotoned weird manner of speaking, I looked forward to the others listed in the credits. Part 2! A new woman! It lasted about ten minutes and we're back to Boring McMonotone. What happened? We had magic girl, hooker mom, tortured FBI agent, creepy vampires... suddenly we had a list of log reports, unrequited (yet boring) love, cooking jack rabbits, and drawn out one hundred years later. I made it to Chapter 25... I can't even imagine getting to Chapter 87!!! Terrible... just terrible.

  • Au global
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars

Very engaging!

The story unfolds slowly and builds with action at various stages to keep the reader engaged. I like longer books, and this one keep me entertained - so much so that I decided to get the 2nd and 3rd book in the series. The narrator was excellent as well.
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Great read with great value!

I read the book because I saw they were coming up with a show on FOX. I'm usually a fan on the post apocalyptic zombie genre so I figured I'd give this a shot. I was confused initially with the time jump but things fell in place quickly. it's definitely a detailed listen and you get great value for your credit! I'm excited to finish the rest of the series! #Audible1

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  • Tia
  • 2018-09-13

Amazing!

I fell in love with this series by selecting this audiobook on a whim. The narration and story were my second favourite audiobook of all time (and that's second to Harry Potter so that's saying A LOT). Scott Brick is one of the best audiobook performers i have ever listened to; i think he could turn any book into a work of art. #Audible1

  • Au global
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Couldn't listen to it fast enough!

Not only this book but the entire series was excellent. I really enjoyed the story line and the charters and they way they developed.

  • Au global
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loved it!

Every time I listen to it it gets even better! now, on to "The twelve"

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  • Lily
  • 2019-03-11

A masterpiece

I started my audible membership with this book and it made me want to hear more.
The narrator is just great and the story thrilling. It’s a real roller coaster !

  • Au global
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  • ChiCan
  • 2016-12-13

A road trip like no other

Captivating while not completely original, a book that is difficult to put down. Not for those unwilling to stay the course.

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  • Randall
  • 2018-06-29

A new type of vampire


The Passage is a well written novel about vampires, with a new and creative twist. I thought the first several hours laid out a good foundation to the rest of the story. Justin Cronin did a wonderful job in the introduction of all the main characters. They were well thought out and interesting. Overall the book was pretty good. I look forward to book number two.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Dan
  • 2016-07-05

Freaky

Way to much.wasted time repeating 2 full minutes stupid. This book was one of the worst I have read. I feel it was a very long waste of time. I will return for credit.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Elizabeth T. Alltop
  • Grosse Pointe, MI USA
  • 2016-06-15

Disappointing

With so many other dystopian novels, this one has a lot to Live up to. Maybe it gets better But after the first few hours, it's just not moving me. Too dark, no humor, and no sense where the plot can go but down. Sorry I bought this.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Ed
  • CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA, United States
  • 2016-03-07

snoozer. listen if you have trouble sleeping

snoozer after the first few chapters. got about 1/3 through and stopped. story was slow and laborious. narration was fine but couldn't make up for story line

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Melissa
  • 2015-10-08

all over the place.

I didn't even finish this book, it is all over the place, Atleast to me. I stooped half way through and don't plan on finishing it. The book has to many characters and is hard to follow.

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Kathy
  • 2012-02-06

I could not get past Part 2

I tried to listen to this book twice and neither time could I hang in there past Part 2. I had read other listener reviews and I was looking forward to listening to this book, however it drug on and I lost interest in the story. I wish I could get my credit back.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 2010-12-21

Give me a refund

When it isn't boring you to death it is making you depressed. This the worst book I have ever listened to or read. If the critics liked it they are also boring. Rin away.

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  • Au global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Don
  • 2010-12-10

Wish I'd got something else

WARNING - This book takes FAR TOO long to get where its going, and a few months later I'm not really sure where it went, although I have a vague recollection about kids under siege, vampires, a military experiment gone horribly wrong, wasteland wanderings in Humvees, a militia unit, a narrator who sounded tired most of the time, and …

I recall being very frustrated listening to it. It took over a month to get through, and that long causes one to lose lots of continuity. Unlike a paper book, where you can flip 'n skim, you can't easily do that on your audio player. I'm SOOO glad I got it on sale for one credit.

There is a GREAT synopsis on Wikipedia of the book. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't know what I've missed.

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  • Au global
    1 out of 5 stars
  • robert
  • mill valley, CA, United States
  • 2010-09-28

the passage

This book i could not finish.I can't remember ever not finishing a book.It went on and on and went off on tangents that had nothing to do with the story.This is one that would be better as a movie.

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Bebe
  • 2010-09-23

Why oh why did I buy this?

This was a hodge podge of so much mishmash that I could not finish it. The same things kept happening over and over and now I've started doing it.
5 volumns of this Mr. Cronin. You could have told a good one in two.

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