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Author: Rick Yancey Narrator: Brandon Espinoza Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The 5th Wave Series Release Date: May 2013 ISBN: 9781101618066
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"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly (Grade A)

The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

"Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review

"A modern sci-fi masterpiece . . . should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires."—USAToday.com Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A postapocalyptic alien invasion story with a smart, vulnerable heroine.”

    Melissa De La Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods series

  • “Quite simply, one of the best books I’ve read in years.”

    Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author

  • “A sure thing.”

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  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A 2014 Red House Children’s Book Award for Older Readers
  • A 2014 Teen IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Award Finalist
  • A 2014 YALSA Pick for Best Fiction for Young Adults
  • A 2014 YALSA Pick for Reluctant Young Readers
  • A 2013 VOYA Selection Perfect Ten
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for Teens

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About the Author

Rick Yancey is the author of several books for adults, including The Highly Effective Detective. He is also a produced playwright and former theater critic. He lives in Gainesville, Florida with his wife and three sons.

About the Narrator

Phoebe Strole is an actress and an Earphones Award–winning narrator who was a finalist in 2014 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in drama. She has appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening and in various films and television series, including Hamlet 2, 30 Rock, Glee, and Rescue Me.