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The Maze Runner

144 ratings

Summary

Book one in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built! When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers - boys whose memories are also gone.   Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out - and no one’s ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying: Remember. Survive. Run.  The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure all are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.    Also look for James Dashner’s edge-of-your-seat Mortality Doctrine series!   Praise for the Maze Runner series:  A number one New York Times best-selling series  A USA Today best seller  A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year  An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick    “[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” (EW)    “Wonderful action writing - fast-paced…but smart and well observed.” (Newsday) “[A] nail-biting must-read.” (Seventeen)    “Breathless, cinematic action.” (Publishers Weekly)    “Heart pounding to the very last moment.” (Kirkus Reviews)    “Exclamation-worthy.” (Romantic Times)    “James Dashner’s illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series.” (Shelf Awareness, starred)  “Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” (Deseret News) 

©2009 James Dashner (P)2009 Listening Library

Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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The Scorch Trials

75 ratings

Summary

Book two in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don't miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!  Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn't done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch. The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers' destruction—and they're determined to survive. Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.  The Maze Runner and Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials are now major motion pictures featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. The third movie, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, will hit screens in 2018.  Also look for James Dashner's edge-of-your-seat MORTALITY DOCTRINE series!  Praise for the Maze Runner series: A #1 New York Times Bestselling Series A USA Today Bestseller A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick  "[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost." (EW)  "Wonderful action writing—fast-paced…but smart and well observed." (Newsday) "[A] nail-biting must-read." (Seventeen)  "Breathless, cinematic action." (Publishers Weekly) "Heart pounding to the very last moment." (Kirkus Reviews) "Exclamation-worthy." (Romantic Times) "James Dashner's illuminating prequel [The Kill Order] will thrill fans of this Maze Runner [series] and prove just as exciting for readers new to the series." (Shelf Awareness, Starred) "Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book." (Deseret News)

©2010 James Dashner (P)2010 Listening Library

Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
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The Death Cure

71 ratings

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Don't miss book three in the #1 New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series, soon to be a major motion picture starring Dylan O'Brien!  WICKED has taken everything from Thomas: his life, his memories, and now his only friends — the Gladers. But it's finally over. The trials are complete, after one final test.  What WICKED doesn't know is that Thomas remembers far more than they think. And it's enough to prove that he can't believe a word of what they say.  Thomas beat the Maze. He survived the Scorch. He'll risk anything to save his friends. But the truth might be what ends it all.  The time for lies is over.  The first two books, The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, are also #1 worldwide blockbuster movies featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster!  Also look for The Fever Code, the much-buzzed-about series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built, and James Dashner's other best-selling series, the Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives.  Praise for James Dashner and the Maze Runner series:   A #1 New York Times Best-selling Series  A USA Today Best Seller  A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year  An ALA-YASLA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book  An ALA-YALSA Quick Pick    “[A] mysterious survival saga that passionate fans describe as a fusion of Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games, and Lost.” (EW)  “Wonderful action writing — fast-paced . . . but smart and well observed.” (Newsday)  “[A] nail-biting must-read.” (Seventeen) “Breathless, cinematic action.” (Publishers Weekly)  “Heart-pounding to the very last moment.” (Kirkus Reviews) “Exclamation-worthy.” (Romantic Times) “Take a deep breath before you start any James Dashner book.” (Deseret News)

©2011 Listening Library (P)2011 James Dashner

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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The Fever Code

33 ratings

Summary

All your questions are answered in the fifth book in James Dashner's number one New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series. The story that fans all over the world have been waiting for - the story of how Thomas and WICKED built the Maze - is finally here. You do not want to miss it.  Once there was a world's end.  The forests burned, the lakes and rivers dried up, and the oceans swelled.  Then came a plague, and fever spread across the globe. Families died, violence reigned, and man killed man.  Next came WICKED, who were looking for an answer. And then they found the perfect boy.  The boy's name was Thomas, and Thomas built a maze.  Now there are secrets.  There are lies.  And there are loyalties history could never have foreseen.  This is the story of that boy, Thomas, and how he built a maze that only he could tear down.  All will be revealed.  A prequel to the worldwide Maze Runner phenomenon, The Fever Code is the book that holds all the answers. How did WICKED find the Gladers? Who are Group B? And what side are Thomas and Teresa really on? Lies will be exposed. Secrets will be uncovered. Loyalties will be proven. Fans will never see the truth coming. Before there was the Maze, there was The Fever Code.  Don't miss The Maze Runner, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, and Maze Runner: The Death Cure, all now major motion pictures from 20th Century Fox, starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, and Aidan Gillen. And look for James Dashner's new best-selling series the Mortality Doctrine: The Eye of Minds, The Rule of Thoughts, and The Game of Lives. 

©2016 James Dashner (P)2016 Listening Library

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
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The Kill Order (Maze Runner, Book 4; Origin)

29 ratings

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The prequel to the New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series. Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the Earth, and mankind fell to disease. Mark and Trina were there when it happened, and they survived. But surviving the sun flares was easy compared to what came next. Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there's something suspicious about its origin. Worse yet, it's mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees. Mark and Trina are convinced there's a way to save those left living from descending into madness. And they're determined to find it - if they can stay alive. Because in this new, devastated world, every life has a price. And to some, you're worth more dead than alive.

©2012 James Dashner (P)2012 Listening Library

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
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Creating Character Arcs

29 ratings

Summary

Powerful character arcs create powerful stories. Have you written a story with an exciting concept and interesting characters - but it just isn't grabbing the attention of readers or agents? It's time to look deeper into the story beats that create realistic and compelling character arcs. Internationally published, award-winning novelist K.M. Weiland shares her acclaimed method for achieving memorable and moving character arcs in every book you write. By applying the foundation of the three-act story structure and then delving even deeper into the psychology of realistic and dynamic human change, Weiland offers a beat-by-beat checklist of character arc guidelines that flexes to fit any type of story. This comprehensive book will teach you: How to determine which arc - positive, negative, or flat - is right for your character. Why you should never pit plot against character. Instead, learn how to blend story structure and character development. How to recognize and avoid the worst pitfalls of writing novels without character arcs. How to hack the secret to using overarching character arcs to create amazing trilogies and series. And much more! Gaining an understanding of how to write character arcs is a game-changing moment in any author's pursuit of the craft. Bring your characters to unforgettable and realistic life - and take your stories from good to great!

©2016 K.M. Weiland (P)2017 K.M. Weiland

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The Eye of Minds

13 ratings

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From James Dashner, the author of the New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series, comes an all-new, edge-of-your seat adventure. Eye of Minds is the first book in The Mortality Doctrine, a series set in a world of hyperadvanced technology, cyberterrorists, and gaming beyond your wildest dreams...and your worst nightmares. Michael is a gamer. And like most gamers, he almost spends more time on the VirtNet than in the actual world. The VirtNet offers total mind and body immersion, and it's addictive. Thanks to technology, anyone with enough money can experience fantasy worlds, risk their life without the chance of death, or just hang around with Virt-friends. And the more hacking skills you have, the more fun. Why bother following the rules when most of them are dumb, anyway? But some rules were made for a reason. Some technology is too dangerous to fool with. And recent reports claim that one gamer is going beyond what any gamer has done before: he's holding players hostage inside the VirtNet. The effects are horrific - the hostages have all been declared brain-dead. Yet the gamer's motives are a mystery. The government knows that to catch a hacker, you need a hacker. And they've been watching Michael. They want him on their team. But the risk is enormous. If he accepts their challenge, Michael will need to go off the VirtNet grid. There are back alleys and corners in the system human eyes have never seen and predators he can't even fathom - and there's the possibility that the line between game and reality will be blurred forever.

©2013 James Dashner (P)2013 Listening Library

Narrator: Erik Davies
Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
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Le Labyrinthe

8 ratings

Summary

Quand Thomas reprend connaissance, sa mémoire est vide, seul son nom lui est familier... Il se retrouve entouré d'adolescents dans un lieu étrange, à l'ombre de murs infranchissables. Quatre portes gigantesques, qui se referment le soir, ouvrent sur un labyrinthe peuplé de monstres d'acier. Chaque nuit, le plan en est modifié. Thomas comprend qu'une terrible épreuve les attend tous. Comment s'échapper par le labyrinthe maudit sans risquer sa vie ? Si seulement il parvenait à exhumer les sombres secrets enfouis au plus profond de sa mémoire... Le premier tome d'une trilogie best-seller, lu par la voix française de Thomas au cinéma.

©2009 / 2012 James Dashner / Pocket Jeunesse, Univers Poche. Traduit par Guillaume Fournier (P)2017 Audiolib

Narrator: Adrien Larmande
Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
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The Rule of Thoughts

6 ratings

Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of the Maze Runner series comes The Rule of Thoughts, the exciting sequel to The Eye of Minds. Fans of the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and The Hunger Games will love the new Mortality Doctrine series. Michael completed the Path. What he found at the end turned everything he'd ever known about his life - and the world - completely upside down. He barely survived. But it was the only way VirtNet Security knew to find the cyber-terrorist Kaine - and to make the Sleep safe for gamers once again. And the truth Michael discovered about Kaine is more complex than they anticipated, and more terrifying than even the worst of their fears. Kaine is a tangent, a computer program that has become sentient. And Michael's completing the Path was the first stage in turning Kaine's master plan, the Mortality Doctrine, into a reality. The Mortality Doctrine will populate Earth entirely with human bodies harboring tangent minds. Any gamer who sinks into the VirtNet risks coming out with a tangent intelligence in control of their body. And the takeover has already begun.

©2014 James Dashner (P)2014 Listening Library

Narrator: Erik Davies
Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
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Crank Palace

5 ratings

Summary

Newt has been to hell and back with his friends. The Glade. The Maze. The Scorch. The inner halls of WICKED. But now he has a burden that can't be shared with Thomas and the others - the Flare. And Newt can't bear the thought of his friends watching him descend into madness as he succumbs to the virus. Leaving only a note, Newt departs the Berg before the Gladers return from their mission into Denver, Colorado. From there, he experiences the gritty nightmare of life on the streets, running from the infected and those hunting them, until he ends up in the Crank Palace, the last dumping ground of those without hope. Although Newt thought he was running away from his friends to save them from himself, along the way he meets a young mother named Keisha and her son, Dante, who end up saving Newt in a way he could never have imagined. Taking place during the latter events of The Death Cure, Crank Palace tells the story of Newt like never before, from inside his own mind, as he searches for meaning in a life gone horribly wrong. He will try to fulfill a newfound destiny before his path leads to its inevitable conclusion - and one last meeting with his best friend.

©2020 James Dashner (P)2020 Tantor

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 3 hrs and 59 mins
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The Game of Lives

5 ratings

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From James Dashner, author of the number-one New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series, comes The Game of Lives, the final book in the Mortality Doctrine series, an edge-of-your-seat cyber-adventure trilogy that includes The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts. Michael used to live to game, but the games he was playing have become all too real. Only weeks ago, sinking into the Sleep was fun. The VirtNet combined the most cutting-edge technology and the most sophisticated gaming for a full mind-body experience. And it was Michael’s passion. But now every time Michael sinks, he risks his life.  The games are over. The VirtNet has become a world of deadly consequences, and Kaine grows stronger by the day. The Mortality Doctrine - Kaine’s master plan - has nearly been realized, and little by little the line separating the virtual from the real is blurring. If Kaine succeeds, it will mean worldwide cyber domination. And it looks like Michael and his friends are the only ones who can put the monster back in the box - if Michael can figure out who his friends really are. And don't miss The Maze Runner movie and its sequel, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, from Twentieth Century Fox! Praise for the Mortality Doctrine series: “Dashner takes full advantage of the Matrix-esque potential for asking ‘what is real.’” (io9.com) “Set in a world taken over by virtual reality gaming, the series perfectly capture[s] Dashner’s hallmarks for inventiveness, teen dialogue and an ability to add twists and turns like no other author.” (MTV.com) “A brilliant, visceral, gamified mash-up of The Matrix and Inception, guaranteed to thrill even the non-gaming crowd.” (Christian Science Monitor)

©2015 James Dashner (P)2015 Listening Library

Narrator: Erik Davies
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
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Watch Me

2 ratings

Summary

Nikolai My rules when it comes to my job in personal protection are pretty simple:  Protect the client’s life, not their feelings. Don’t put hands on a client unless you’re getting them out of harm’s way. For God’s sake, don’t do something stupid like fall in love. Twenty-four hours after meeting Jude Archer, rules one and two are already out the window.  Thankfully, there’s no chance of falling for the callous businessman who cares more about his next deal than he does his own safety. Jude may have managed to make fools of all the guys his wealthy boss and rumored lover has hired to watch him, but he’s playing in the big leagues now. The son of a bitch might not value his life, but I’m pretty fond of mine. Time to teach the clueless Jude Archer a few hard lessons.... Jude My rules for success aren’t for everyone, but they should be. Work hard. When you’re on the verge of giving up, work harder. Life owes you nothing. You have to take what you want. For God’s sake, don’t do something stupid like get distracted by feelings. With just weeks between me and the closing of the deal that will give me everything I want, I don’t have time to worry about a supposed stalker who hasn’t had the balls to do anything more than send a few threatening letters to my wealthy boss. Sure, I sent a few so-called bodyguards packing. Even if I thought I was in serious danger, I can’t have someone watching me 24/7. My life works the way it does for a reason and no one, not even the gorgeous Russian ex-soldier who thinks he can scare me into submission, is going to change that. Nikolai Falkov thinks he has something to teach me? Yeah, good luck with that.

©2020 SK Publishing, LLC (P)2020 SK Publishing, LLC

Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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The Maze Runner Files

1 rating

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Classified files from the world of the number-one New York Times best-selling Maze Runner series, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The first book, The Maze Runner, is now a major motion picture featuring the star of MTV's Teen Wolf, Dylan O'Brien; Kaya Scodelario; Aml Ameen; Will Poulter; and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and the second book, The Scorch Trials, will soon be a movie and hits theaters September 18, 2015! Also look for James Dashner's newest novels, The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series.

©2013 James Dashner (P)2015 Listening Library (Audio)

Narrator: Mark Deakins
Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
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The 13th Reality, Vol. 1

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What if every time you made a choice that had a significant consequence, a new, alternate reality was created - the life that would've been had you made the other choice? What if those new realities were in danger? What if it fell to you to save all the realities? Atticus Higginbottom, a.k.a. Tick, is an average thirteen-year-old boy until the day a strange letter arrives in his mailbox. Postmarked from Alaska and cryptically signed with the initials "M.G.," the letter informs Tick that dangerous - perhaps even deadly - events have been set in motion that could result in the destruction of reality itself. M.G. promises to send Tick twelve riddles that will reveal on a certain day, at a certain time, at a certain place, something extraordinary will happen. Will Tick have the courage to follow the twelve clues M.G. sends to him? Will he be able to solve the riddles in time? Will Tick discover the life he was meant to live? The first volume of an outstanding new children's fantasy series, The Journal of Curious Letters is filled with adventure, humor, riddles, and, oh, yes - danger.... As M.G. warns Tick, very frightening things are coming your way. Will you join Tick and his friends on an amazing journey through the Realities? What will your choice be?

©2008 James Dashner (P)2008 Shadow Mountain

Narrator: Mark Wright
Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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My Grape Year

Summary

At the age of 17, in a last-minute twist of fate, Laura Bradbury is sent to Burgundy, France, for a year’s exchange. She arrives knowing only a smattering of French and with no idea what to expect in her first foray out of North America. With a head full of dreams and a powerful desire to please, Laura quickly adapts to Burgundian life, learning crucial skills such as the fine art of wine tasting and how to savor snails.  However, the charming young men of the region mean Laura soon runs afoul of the rules, particularly the no-dating edict. Romantic afternoons in Dijon, early morning pain au chocolat runs, and long walks in the vineyards are wondrous but also present Laura with a conundrum: How can she keep her hosts happy while still managing to follow her heart?  Follow along on Laura’s journey to I’amour in My Grape Year. It has been called "the lovechild of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence and Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Love, Pray".  Praise for Laura Bradbury's Grape Series: "Bradbury’s Grape Series feels like a series of honest and funny letters sent from a friend about her fascinating (and sometimes baffling) life in France. A beautiful read.” (Janice MacLeod, The New York Times best-selling author of Paris Letters and A Paris Year) “Bradbury’s Grape Series takes the reader on a romantic adventure into the heart, soul, and people of la belle France. Filled with delicious food, love, and laughter, Bradbury’s writing proves that you have to dare to follow your heart wherever it leads you...and that sometimes we have to step outside our comfort zone to truly live.” (Samantha Verant, author of How to Make a French Family and Seven Letters from Paris)

©2015 Laura Bradbury (P)2019 Laura Bradbury

Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
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Gunner Skale: An Eye of Minds Story

Summary

From James Dashner, the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the Maze Runner series, which includes The Maze Runner - now a number-one movie worldwide - and The Scorch Trials - soon to be a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox that hits theaters on September 18, 2015 - comes an original audiobook returning fans to the fast-paced, high-tech world from The Eye of Minds and The Rule of Thoughts, the first two books in the Mortality Doctrine series. Find out how Gunner Skale, the best gamer on the VirtNet, becomes a legend in this story available exclusively online.

©2014 James Dashner (P)2015 Listening Library (Audio)

Narrator: Erik Davies
Length: 57 mins
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Big Time

Summary

The debut collection of raucous, dark, strange, satirical stories from the former Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer and New Yorker contributor, featuring a foreword by Stephen Colbert. “Jen Spyra’s stories are shocking, silly, smart, and absurdly funny. Underline both those words, I don’t care how much it costs!” (Tina Fey) A bride so desperate to get in shape for her wedding that she enrolls in a new kind of workout program that promises the moon but costs more than she bargained for. A snowman who, on the wish of a child, comes to life in a decidedly less savory way than in the childhood classic. And in the title story, a time-hopping 1940s starlet tries to claw her way to the top in modern-day Hollywood, despite being ridiculously unwoke.  In this uproarious, addictive debut, Jen Spyra takes a culture that seems almost beyond parody and holds it up to a funhouse mirror, immersing the listener in a world of prehistoric influencers, woodland creatures plagued by millennial neuroses, and an all-out birthday bash determined to be the most lavish celebration of all time, by any means necessary.  Welcome, brave soul, to the world of Jen Spyra.

©2021 Jen Spyra (P)2021 Random House Audio

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