The Passage

The Passage

The Passage hours minutes It happened fast Thirty two minutes for one world to die another to be born First the unthinkable a security breach at a secret U S government facility unleashes the monstrous p

  • Title: The Passage
  • Author: Justin Cronin Scott Brick Abby Craden Adenrele Ojo
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Audiobook
  • 36 hours, 50 minutes It happened fast Thirty two minutes for one world to die, another to be born First, the unthinkable a security breach at a secret U.S government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment Then, the unspeakable a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered A36 hours, 50 minutes It happened fast Thirty two minutes for one world to die, another to be born First, the unthinkable a security breach at a secret U.S government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment Then, the unspeakable a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he s done in the line of duty Six year old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey spanning miles and decades towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.

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    THE PASSAGE is a lot like the month of March. It comes in like a vampire thriller and goes out like a batty soap opera. And it's big! Spreading its bat wings, it measures in at 766 pages (or at least the ARC version does). TWILIGHT this ain’t, and regular vampire fare it isn’t either. It’s a hodgepodge of Bram Stoker, Tom Clancy, Stephen King, and John Steinbeck: one if by vampires, two if by military games, three if by bloodbath, and four if by brotherly melodrama.Overall I liked it. Hone [...]

    Later, Keith Olbermann’s words, “WORST PERSON IN THE WO-O-R-R-L-L-D!!!” would echo in my head.The other morning, my daughter called, crying, and said, “I just did something terrible.”I froze. As a parent, these words could mean anything. I waited.“I hit a car. I was trying to move over because the street was narrow. I hit someone’s mirror. I panicked. I just took off. I’m late for work already. They’ll fire me if I’m late. I know I damaged the mirror. I feel awful.” This wa [...]

    Oh, The Passage. You promised me such wonderful things with your sparkly cover, your titillating title (a passage to WHERE??), and your massive hype. Also your sizable heft, as you are a large, obese book, full of words and things. I figured if I didn't like you, I could use you to stone evil-doers in some town square somewhere. How could I turn you down?Your promises, though, were only partially fulfilled. While I enjoyed stoning people in the village square with you, your cover was simply too [...]

    The hype machine was working. With some terrific reviews, this was immediately one of THE BOOKS TO READ for summer 2010, a vampire tale not written by Stephanie Meyer, and not even promoted very much as vampiric. Maybe our capacity for reading vampire novels has clotted somewhat?The world in question begins in 2022. Gas is $13 a gallon. Iranian jihadists have killed hundreds at the Mall of America. Jenna Bush is Texas guv (this is a horror story, after all). New Orleans, battered by another mons [...]

    when i read horror, i'm usually looking for: (1) cheap thrills or (2) surreal and metaphysical weirdness or, best of all, (3) an epic full of dread and melancholy. there is plenty of the first sort and so much of it is trash. but fun can be had with trashy things and i'm no snob. the second type can be a little more hard to find, but there's a lot to be had as well, if you look in the right places, especially the past. but the third kind, that's the hardest, i've only found a few. Declare, It, T [...]

    Epic . . . very, very Epic!I feel like I just read about 5 books. Not because it was long, but just because there is so much story here that changes direction so many times. I cannot believe there are still two books to go . . . I mean, I can believe it because there is more story to tell, but how much more epic can this get!?4.5 out of 5 starsThis one lost a little for me in the middle due to a blah transition that caused me to lose interest for a period of time. Looking back after knowing what [...]

    This book, by far, was the biggest book I've read to date. And I stay away from really big books, usually, because I don't want to get to the end feeling dissatisfied. This big book left me feeling just that. The first 250 pages of this book were brilliant—left me wanting more—Initially. But, the rest of the 766 pages? Not so brilliant. By page 650, I wanted this way-too-long story to be over. I wanted to be taken off of life support and die. I had to convince myself to finish the last 100 p [...]

    Good afternoon. This is Wolf Blitzer from CNN’s The Situation Room, the program that tries to make viewers think that you’re seeing the busy hub of television journalism instead of admitting that despite our high-tech looking set and satellite feeds, you’d probably learn more about what’s actually going on in the world by looking out your window.We turn our focus now to growing rumors that the U.S. Army is conducting secret medical experiments on American soil. The bizarre claims seem li [...]

    Cronin combines two classic and overused literary elements--vampires and the end of the world--and spins them into something entirely fresh and new. To me, it's an amazing accomplishment.

    The hype machine worked! With a delay. The Passage was a publishing sensation of 2010 - cleverly marketed as The Stand meeting The Road, its gorgeous cover (will you just look at these trees!) immediately caught attention of readers, and even its bulk was not discouraging - after all, who does not enjoy getting caught up in a good novel? Publishing details topped the cake: Cronin received a $5 million advance payment: $3.5 for the publishing rights to The Passage and two planned sequel (in North [...]

    I haven’t read any of Justin Cronin’s books. I picked this one up solely based on an interview theNew York Timesdid with the author. Of course, the interviewer was asking Cronin if he read Twilight (he hadn’t.) Is Twilight REALLY the be-all, end-all of vampire books? This book runs circles around that teenage sop-fest. A better comparison would be Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Actually, an even better comparison would be to the movie The Village (without the awkward twist) or George Stewart’s [...]

    Thank you, GoodReads for this Advance Reader's Edition. So hard to rate. Act I is simply superb - brilliantly written, suspenseful, beautiful, a full 5. Act II is cluttered, (too) many actors moving on and off stage, rarely doing anything of consequence while they are there. Act III is a combination screenplay, set-up for a sequel, exciting in a dystopian, end-of-days sort of way, (with a ray or two of hope).

    I've had this book and the second of it's series for awhile. They set on my bookshelf and just look pretty. I would have read them one dayd then the third one came up on Netgalley. I have a Netgalley problem and I requested it, thinking that it would push me to read these. Yeah right.Then my buddy Edward Lorn started reading this. He started posting updates. He teased me enough that I couldn't keep ignoring these books. Damn it. So this does have one of my favorite 'end-of-the-world' things goin [...]

    I feel that I need to explain my one star rating.Firstly, it's really not that bad, it’s just that I always award one star to any book I feel compelled to abandon before the end, and I didn't get beyond half way on this one. Secondly, most of the first half is very good but then it descended into the realms of dull, futuristic nonsense of the type that completely switches me off.Let me clarify. I like apocalyptic tales of the end of the world as we know it. I'm interested in the different ways [...]

    A combination of King's The Stand, McCarthy's The Road, and the movie I Am Legend.Very engrossing; the first third reads like sci-fi thriller, thoroughly setting up the scenarios of the plague that alters the world. I enjoyed the small details of the future world; no spoilers, but look for the name of the Texas governor and certain details about evacuation plans and state secessions.Unlike others, I enjoyed the second third the best. I found the society and government established to precariously [...]

    Iako sam upoznata s ovom knjigom već dulje vrijeme nisam je planirala čitati sve dok ne domognem svih nastavaka. Međutim kako svaki put kad dođem u knjižnicu ova knjiga tužno stoji sama na polici ko neko siroče, a ja nisam imala srca ostavit je tamo samu preko blagdana, nije bilo druge nego da je ponesem doma.Sve počinje jednim tajnim projektom pod vodstvom vojske, jer normalno, vojska je uvijek zadužena za sva sranja. Nakon što projekt ode k vragu svijet će uskoro postati pusto mjest [...]

    First things first. I need to mention I won this book in GoodReads Giveaways.A high-secret military experiment (some scientists decided to play God) went Terribly Wrong and as a result a terrible virus is unleashed in the wild. I had trouble suspending my disbelief when I realized the virus already existed in a remote place; it would be more believable if it was artificially created. It kills the lucky majority of infected people; unlucky few who do not die become - for all practical purposes - [...]

    Aaaaaand I'm DNFing the audio as well. This just isn't very good. I keep waiting for SOMETHING to happen, but nothing does. Every once in awhile the virals will attack, but seriously? I need more than that. There is no characterization. I can't even remember (or care) about anyone's names There is a Michael, a Caleb, an Alisha, a Sarah? There is no purpose to anything. I mean, I get it. It's post-apocalyptic survival. But, I don't care about any of the characters and it goes on and on and on and [...]

    I finished it! 1000 pages set in a dystopian setting in which people all around America start getting a horrendous virus that makes them eat other people. In other words, they become modern Draculas but in an intriguing and very disturbing way (not like Edward in Twilight!). I was in the mood for a dystopian read and I definitely got one with this book. I’m pleased to have finished it (because it is after all 1000 pages long!), but I’m also pleased that there are two more books to come since [...]

    All that beach-book buzz you're hearing these days is almost certainly for "The Passage," Justin Cronin's big-as-a-brick apocalyptic vampire saga.One part Stephen King's "The Stand," one part Cormac McCarthy's "The Road," this dark, humorless, 784-page morality tale is the opening act for Cronin's ambitious trilogy about a military experiment gone horribly bad.The marketing machine for this thing is in overdrive: $3.7 million for the three-book deal, $1.7 million for the rights to the first movi [...]

    This was such an amazing novel. Sure it was insanely long and sometimes could be so intense that you just had to give yourself a break even though you felt you just couldn't stop no matter what but was well worth it.This is a novel about a transformed world full of vampires, but it is nothing like anything out there today and is the most original story I have read in a long time. The details of all the storylines and the depth shown in each and everyone of the characters this was a treat, a gem, [...]

    Certain words from various sources are quoted in describing Justin Cronin's The Passage as "gripping", "intense" and "epic". I guess The Passage is considered to be an epic, because it clocks in at close to 800 pages. But by the time I finished reading, I felt this was an epic fail of massive proportions, and unless another book comes along this year, The Passage will be my most disappointing and worst read book. The hype is not always correct, even when a well-known respected author supports a [...]

    I AM BABCOCK.I have never, ever, ever read about the world going to s*** in a more realistic way. This series has the potential of getting into my TOP 5. If not TOP 3. I understand why many people didn’t like the second half of the book; it was because the first part was so damn good that everyone wished it would never end! I wished it too. I stayed till 4AM to finish that first part and it took a while to get used to the sudden time jump. But I came to the conclusion that as it is, the story [...]

    Having just re-read The Passage, via audiobook, (in preparation for reading the third book which was released back in May), I am sticking with my original rating and opinion of the story. I'm not even sure why I read The Twelve when I didn't really enjoy the first book, (this book), very much. But I did, and I liked The Twelve MUCH more than this one. Now, a few years later, when I saw that City of Mirrors, (the third book in the trilogy), was coming out, I thought I would familiarize myself wit [...]

    I'm not what you'd call an early adapter, or a trend setter, or a tastemaker. I willingly participated in Slap Bracelets and Zubaz and New Kids on the Block, but alas, I waited too long, so that by the time I joined the party, these fads were already in its death throes. This has left me with roomfulls of worthless merchandise that serve only to remind me of my lagging cultural velocity.There have been other phenomenons I have ignored so completely I have no idea what I'm missing. Chief among th [...]

    If you don't count audiobooks, this is one of the the longest books I have ever read. At first I thought that The Fountainhead was longer, but it only seemed that way because Ayn Rand is kind of a terrible writer and there aren't any parts where Dominique Francon is beset upon by a swarm of vampires (unfortunately). Justin Cronin is not a terrible writer, in fact he's most often a very good writer, and this book has lots and lots of scenes with vampires. Lots and lots because it is so very long [...]

    The Passage (The Passage, #1), Justin Croninتاریخ نخستین خوانش: نوزدهم جولای سال 2015 میلادیعنوان: گذرگاه دوجلدی از کتاب 1 سه گانه گذرگاه؛ نویسنده: جاستین کرونین؛ مترجم: محمد جوادی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، کتابسرای تندیس، 1392، کتاب 1 در 1104 ص، شابک دو جلدی: 9786001820854؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی قرن [...]

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