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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Yancey Narrator: Phoebe Strole, Ben Yannette Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2014 ISBN: 9780698154872
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The riveting follow-up to the bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining”

How do you rid the earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Anyone who read The 5th Wave will thrill to the heart-pounding pacing, lyrical prose, and mind-bending twists that continue here. Yancey’s narrative shifts continue too, allowing for a slow pulling back of the curtain on characters, including, intriguingly, the aliens themselves.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • The 5th Wave won readers over with its insistent, action-packed pace, scary plot twists, and all-too-believable world building. Now, follow-up The Infinite Sea has dialed up the tension even higher…Get ready for endless double crosses and a finale that will shock you.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “This gut-wrenching sequel to The 5th Wave careens on a violent course of nonstop action…Reversals and double-reversals abound…Despite the gore, inhumanity, and senseless losses, Yancey manages an ending that both shatters and uplifts.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “The action springs back and forth in place and time…The ‘infinite sea’ can be made of snow, of tears, of the floaty feeling of semi-consciousness, and, more than once, it is a sea of blood…Will keep action-craving readers enthralled. With a 5th Wave movie in the works, and alien questions left unanswered, expect readers to be interested in this series for the foreseeable future.”

    School Library Journal

  • “A terse, streamlined volume packed with action and violence that will keep readers on the edges of their seats…Everything culminates in a 180-degree reversal that turns the series’ cosmos on its end and will no doubt have readers impatiently screaming for the third. A roller-coaster ride of a sequel.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Narrators Phoebe Strole and Ben Yannette present the gripping and anguished revelations of an alien takeover of Earth. Strole, the main narrator, maintains a relentless intensity that matches the impotent rage and emotional priorities of the hemmed-in humans. Her narration focuses on telling the separate adventures of Cassie and Ringer… Yannette delves into the psyche of Evan Walker, who is part human and part alien. While both Strole and Yannette’s dialogue would benefit from greater vocal differentiation, listeners who enjoy dystopian battle tales will find this series appealing.”


  • One of Audible’s Best Audiobooks of 2014 for Teens
  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2014 for Teens
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About the Author
Author Rick Yancey

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.