The Passage

The Passage

Large Print - 2010
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"The Andromeda Strain" meets "The Stand" in this startling and stunning thriller. At an army research station, an experiment is being conducted by the U.S. Government: twelve men are exposed to a virus meant to weaponize the human form by super-charging the immune system. But when the experiment goes terribly wrong, terror is unleashed. Amy, a young girl abandoned by her mother and set to be the thirteenth test subject, is rescued by Brad Wolgast, the FBI agent who has been tasked with handing her over, and together they escape to the mountains. As civilization crumbles around them, Brad and Amy struggle to keep each other alive, clinging to hope and unable to comprehend the nightmare that approaches with great speed and no mercy.
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Wheeler, 2010.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410432872
1410432874
Characteristics: 1181 pages (large print) :,map ;,25 cm.

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IndyPL_JillL Dec 05, 2018

I love books that pull me into a world. That is exactly what The Passage did. I feel like I know these characters. Well written and well plotted.

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DonnaMeness
Nov 26, 2018

I have read the trilogy.. very happy it will be on TV.

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sevenup
Jun 18, 2018

I didn't love it. I borrowed it because there was a lot of hype and a waiting list, so I figured it was good. Also, a critic had compared it to The Stand which I thought was excellent. I am always reluctant to abandon books so I stuck through it to the end, and now feel like there are hours wasted that I cannot get back, where I could have been reading something more engaging. I found the characters to be somewhat flat. In 784 pages, there should be enough character development to make me care about them. I could not tell the difference between the protagonist and his brother. Amy was an empty shell. The book is filled with descriptions of fighting and slaying, so if you're into that, you might like this. The science wasn't very sciencey, and the plot wasn't very intricate. Remember on the Walking Dead where they just hung out on that farm and blah blahed for a whole season? It's kind of like that.

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pols005
Mar 26, 2018

I checked this book out based on the many good reviews I read. I have to admit, I didn't really love it. Granted, this is not a genre I read often. That being said, I was really engaged for the first part of the book. I felt like much of the middle really drug. I found myself just pushing to get through it. It did really pick up toward the end and captivate my attention again. I became more invested in the characters but still found them to be somewhat forgettable once i finally finished this book. Given that I had to renew this book twice and still went over my time to slog through it, I don't see myself checking out the next one.

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mbumann
Nov 18, 2017

Well-written, beautifully told saga that had me racing through the pages and wanting more.

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tracycherry
Oct 25, 2017

Well written book with good story, but long and since it took over 6 weeks to read with no urgency.... it is only good.

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nopal425
Oct 03, 2017

Amazing!

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Deborah_H
Feb 24, 2017

I really tried to like this book, but it was a trudge through mud. There were moments of interest and I would become hopeful ... and then back down the author took me, into a mire of irrelevant detail. After an interesting start, the story melts into tedium ... day after day, year after year, onward through time without a true a reason to care much about what happened next. I finally gave up three-fourths of the way through -- but still what felt like a long way from the end. I can't remember the last time I've given up on a book. Admittedly, this is not my typical preferred genre; usually I go for historical fiction. Yet, I've enjoyed a good thriller here and there and thought this would be a fun dip into something different. I tried this book based on the recommendation of a friend who loved it. So there you have it - a big hit with some but alas, not with me.

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MartinDani
Aug 02, 2016

The story drags on for a long time with lots of less important details (plenty of killing and weapon stuff).

TSCPL_ShariS May 27, 2016

I love/hate this book. The beginning was excellent and then the jump ahead was jarring; but I got into that part as well. Overall I really liked it. It was just too looooooong. I've been staring at book 2 on my shelf for a while now.... Maybe this summer?

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enigma122 Jul 17, 2012

Good,I do enjoy post-apocalyptic stories this one doesn't dissapoint BUT a bit long let us see what's coming next.

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Gwendoulos
Jul 01, 2012

dystopia: the world is depopulated by deadly vampirish virus

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