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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Hobbs Narrator: Ed Sala Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 ISBN: 9781470355272
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For the past four years, Rick Walker has been shuffled between foster care and group homes. At 14, he’s a kid nobody wants or cares about. Now he’s headed for Blue Canyon Detention Center. For Rick, life is a maze full of dead ends. But when he is threatened at Blue Canyon and runs away, Rick finds himself in a real maze-the enormous rocky expanse of Canyonlands National Park in Utah. There, Rick meets a biologist who has devoted his life to reintroducing the condor to its natural habitat. As Rick joins him to protect the giant birds, the teenager will begin to see choices instead of dead ends. Will Hobbs has written many popular, award-winning books for young adults. Works such as Beardance, The Big Wander, and Downriver have won ALA Best Book Awards. The Maze is filled with riveting adventure in an unforgettable wilderness setting. Ed Sala’s taut narration sets the perfect tone for Rick’s journey toward confidence and trust.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MrsB | 2/17/2014

    " Doesn't do it for me, but the teenage boys like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 2/15/2014

    " Good solid Will Hobbs. Redeaming story and a 'high-flying' adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mister Hoopes | 2/6/2014

    " This book had a lot of good action. If you like books that are based in the outdoors you will probably like this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dayna Smith | 2/1/2014

    " If you like Gary Paulsen, you will love Will Hobbs. Really good stories even girls would like, but his books especially appeal to boys. 14-year-old Rick is all alone and on the run. Hiding in the back of a pickup he suddenly finds himself in the middle of The Maze. Alone in the wilderness with a semi-friendly stranger, two meanies with a nasty pit bull, and six fledgling condors. A really good story although the ending is a little pat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charis | 1/25/2014

    " I liked this book but some parts were hard to read because of its lengthy nature :/ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jake | 1/19/2014

    " I thought it was an interesting adventure story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Smarlin Esquea | 1/18/2014

    " Rick Walker ends up lost in the stark desert canyons of Utah, where he finds the camp of Lon Peregrino, a bird biologist who is working to re locate California Condors in the wild. In the process of working with the fledgling condors and exploring the stark canyon landscapes Rick comes to learn more about himself and realize that running away from his problems will not solve them. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Israelwheatley | 1/15/2014

    " i hated the book. it was about birds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucas Dix | 1/15/2014

    " It was a very good book and a very much so enjoyed reading it.. I would suggest this to anyone who like a little bit of drama and intense moments "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 12/27/2013

    " This author is a favorite with me. I love his adventure books. The Maze is a real good adventure book. You will see how the "Maze" changes the character. Good Read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 12/6/2013

    " A YA survival story about a young boy named Rick. He escapes from a detention facility into the southern Utah desert. He hooks up with a guy and ends up studying condors. It is pretty good and might appeal to the "Hatchet" readers. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carrie Underwood | 12/5/2013

    " Did not enjoy the book. Kindof exciting, but overall horible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/19/2013

    " This book was full of great lessons such as keeping a positive attitude and realizing that mistakes are not the end. But the subject matter of condors, hang gliding, and canyon exploring were not really interesting to me. Twelve year old boys, however, would love it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Orrin | 10/18/2013

    " The book was filled with great details especially when the main character, Rich, glides from off the cliffs of the Canyonlands. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz B | 8/13/2013

    " Meh. Worth keeping because it's perfect for some readers. The suspense/ "save the condors" part was fairly predictable, and the resolution didn't seem plausible to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joshua W. | 6/22/2013

    " great story line ad a good meaning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Blair | 5/10/2013

    " I met Will at a writers conference in Utah and loved his talks. I really didn't think I was going to like this book because it wasn't my "usual read." But I'd found Will to be such an entertaining person that I decided to give this a good try. I enjoyed this book more than say. Thanks Will! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel Currence | 4/30/2013

    " Good Adventure book about freedome and friendship "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 4/7/2013

    " 14 yr old orphan Rick leaves the boys center where he is incarcerated & ends up in Canyonlands National Park Utah assisting a condor release project & finding his way to his life. Good adventure "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie D'ghent | 3/29/2013

    " Foster care, juvie, and animal preservation? Sign me up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Garner | 3/25/2013

    " A fun short listen on a car drive to Ponca City.. Enjoyed it more then I thought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 3/23/2013

    " Solidly entertaining and well written. I like the setting and the inclusion of narrative and information about condors, which sets it apart as unique. "

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About the Author
Author Will Hobbs

Will Hobbs is the author of many outdoor adventure novels for upper elementary, middle school, and young adult readers, as well as a few picture book stories. Several of his novels have been named Best Books for Young Adults by the American Library Association, and Ghost Canoe, his first mystery, won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult Mystery. The ALA’s list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of the Twentieth Century includes two of Will's titles: Far North and Downriver. A graduate of Stanford University and a former reading and language arts teacher, he lives with his wife in Durango, Colorado.

About the Narrator

Ed Sala has narrated dozens of audio books throughout his career. His readings include Harlan Coben’s Tell No One, Stephen Sears’ Gettysburg, and Cormac MacCarthy’s Outer Dark.