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The 5th Wave Audiobook Review


The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

The 5th Wave Audiobook Review – An Audio Book Review


  • Author: Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by: Brandon Espinoza, Phoebe Strole
  • Length: 12 hours and 45 minutes
  • Unabridged
  • Genre: Young Adult / Science Fiction

Download or CD available to BUY at Amazon.


The 5th Wave Audiobook Review Audio Book Summary:


Award winning author Rick Yancey once again delivers a new epic series that combines science fiction and the harsh reality of war as well as humanity’s strong will to survive.

It started when the first wave hit. It destroyed all of our technology and left the world in complete darkness. The second wave hit and eradicated millions of people around the world. Those who survived were considered the lucky ones until the third wave hit and the survivors were left in a world that can only be described as a waking nightmare. Once the fourth wave hit it is clear that there is only one rule in this broken world: trust no one.

The story follows a girl named Cassie as she tried to survive alone in a cold lifeless world. Being hounded by beings known as “Them”, Cassie is alone with no one to turn to. “Them” looks like just us but are only driven by one simple impulse, to kill every last human they encounter. Cassie believes that the only way to survive is by trusting no one but herself that is until she crosses paths with Evan Walker.

The enigmatic Evan Walker might just be the hope Cassie is looking for to help her save her brother. Cassie is now at a crossroads and must choose between betting it all with a man she barely knows who might be the help she desperately needs or stick to what has kept her alive throughout these years.

One reason to listen:

This new science fiction series from acclaimed writer Rick Yancey is already gearing up to be another bestselling novel/audiobook. It is also being adapted into the big screen with Chloe Grace Moretz as the protagonist Cassie.


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“I’m so happy I chose the audio version of this one. The narrators were amazing. They portrayed the raw emotions (fear, loneliness, love and determination) rather perfectly.” – Lisa


“I’m an alien enthusiast and I have read more alien books than I can count. BUT: This is by far my favorite. It’s written so relatably, so believably, and the world building is amazing.” – The Bookavid


“I can’t wait to see how this book translates into a movie. And I need to get the second book ASAP.” – Kate (Mom’s Radius)


“It had the captivating beginning and the end, but a huge chunk in between was a struggle to read, i had more than once considered quieting, and had to switch to audio book about half way thru, i just couldn’t force myself to finish the ebook.” – Amazon Customer


“If you are okay with a pretty bleak story about an alien invasion (keeping in mind that there is a second book coming), then you should definitely pick up The 5th Wave. Just don’t expect it to be particularly happy most of the time…” – Anya @ On Starships and Dragonwings

Score on Audible: 4.3 out of 5
Score on Amazon: 4.3 out of 5

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