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The Passage - A Novel (Book One of The Passage Trilogy)

Justin Cronin

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls "a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction." "It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born." An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival,The Passage is the story of Amy-abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape-but he can't stop society's collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. Look for the entire Passage trilogy: THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS Praise for The Passage NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage • Library Journal "[A] blockbuster."-The New York Times Book Review "Mythic storytelling."-San Francisco Chronicle "Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy's The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt."-Time "The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night."-The Dallas Morning News "Addictive."-Men's Journal "Cronin's unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind."-Parade

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls "a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction." "It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born." An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival,The Passage is the story of Amy-abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape-but he can't stop society's collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. Look for the entire Passage trilogy: THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS Praise for The Passage NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage • Library Journal "[A] blockbuster."-The New York Times Book Review "Mythic storytelling."-San Francisco Chronicle "Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy's The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt."-Time "The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night."-The Dallas Morning News "Addictive."-Men's Journal "Cronin's unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind."-Parade
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This thrilling novel kicks off what Stephen King calls "a trilogy that will stand as one of the great achievements in American fantasy fiction." "It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born." An epic and gripping tale of catastrophe and survival,The Passage is the story of Amy-abandoned by her mother at the age of six, pursued and then imprisoned by the shadowy figures behind a government experiment of apocalyptic proportions. But Special Agent Brad Wolgast, the lawman sent to track her down, is disarmed by the curiously quiet girl and risks everything to save her. As the experiment goes nightmarishly wrong, Wolgast secures her escape-but he can't stop society's collapse. And as Amy walks alone, across miles and decades, into a future dark with violence and despair, she is filled with the mysterious and terrifying knowledge that only she has the power to save the ruined world. Look for the entire Passage trilogy: THE PASSAGE | THE TWELVE | THE CITY OF MIRRORS Praise for The Passage NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Esquire • U.S. News & World Report • NPR/On Point • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • BookPage • Library Journal "[A] blockbuster."-The New York Times Book Review "Mythic storytelling."-San Francisco Chronicle "Magnificent . . . Cronin has taken his literary gifts, and he has weaponized them. . . . The Passage can stand proudly next to Stephen King's apocalyptic masterpiece The Stand, but a closer match would be Cormac McCarthy's The Road: a story about human beings trying to generate new hope in a world from which all hope has long since been burnt."-Time "The type of big, engrossing read that will have you leaving the lights on late into the night."-The Dallas Morning News "Addictive."-Men's Journal "Cronin's unguessable plot and appealing characters will seize your heart and mind."-Parade

Language:

English

Narrators:

Scott Brick

Length:

36h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:06


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

45:33


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:55


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

01:34:39


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

43:56


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

01:20:15


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

39:56


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

34:08


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

44:02


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

53:35


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

48:19


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

26:03


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

45:46


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

16:12


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

48:46


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

51:40


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

16:10


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

38:08


Part 3
Part 3

33:42


Part 4, Chapter 19
Part 4, Chapter 19

34:06


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

01:24:53


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

01:13:24


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

01:04:18


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

17:32


Part 5, Chapter 24
Part 5, Chapter 24

31:12


Part 5, Chapter 25
Part 5, Chapter 25

44:04


Part 5, Chapter 26
Part 5, Chapter 26

22:43


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

27:21


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

18:52


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

30:57


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

16:53


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

07:02


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

13:53


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

15:47


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

16:41


Part 6, Chapter 35
Part 6, Chapter 35

01:08:00


Part 6, Chapter 36
Part 6, Chapter 36

17:42


Part 6, Chapter 37
Part 6, Chapter 37

06:14


Part 6, Chapter 38
Part 6, Chapter 38

04:25


Part 6, Chapter 39
Part 6, Chapter 39

12:56


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

29:42


Part 6, Chapter 41
Part 6, Chapter 41

17:58


Part 7, Chapter 42
Part 7, Chapter 42

18:06


Part 7, Chapter 43
Part 7, Chapter 43

30:30


Part 7, Chapter 44
Part 7, Chapter 44

16:40


Part 7, Chapter 45
Part 7, Chapter 45

48:25


Part 7, Chapter 46
Part 7, Chapter 46

10:48


Part 8, Chapter 47
Part 8, Chapter 47

26:22


Part 8, Chapter 48
Part 8, Chapter 48

22:58


Part 8, Chapter 49
Part 8, Chapter 49

20:11


Part 8, Chapter 50
Part 8, Chapter 50

06:21


Part 8, Chapter 51
Part 8, Chapter 51

10:24


Part 8, Chapter 52
Part 8, Chapter 52

11:34


Part 8, Chapter 53
Part 8, Chapter 53

12:52


Part 8, Chapter 54
Part 8, Chapter 54

12:42


Part 8, Chapter 55
Part 8, Chapter 55

01:19:50


Part 9, Chapter 56
Part 9, Chapter 56

22:00


Part 9, Chapter 57
Part 9, Chapter 57

27:04


Part 9, Chapter 58
Part 9, Chapter 58

17:44


Part 9, Chapter 59
Part 9, Chapter 59

24:01


Part 9, Chapter 60
Part 9, Chapter 60

49:49


Part 9, Chapter 61
Part 9, Chapter 61

38:23


Part 10, Chapter 62
Part 10, Chapter 62

21:01


Part 10, Chapter 63
Part 10, Chapter 63

18:11


Part 10, Chapter 64
Part 10, Chapter 64

17:11


Part 10, Chapter 65
Part 10, Chapter 65

21:30


Part 10, Chapter 66
Part 10, Chapter 66

04:15


Part 10, Chapter 67
Part 10, Chapter 67

19:54


Part 10, Chapter 68
Part 10, Chapter 68

25:07


Part 10, Chapter 69
Part 10, Chapter 69

17:47


Part 10, Chapter 70
Part 10, Chapter 70

20:30


Part 11, Chapter 71
Part 11, Chapter 71

23:53


Part 11, Chapter 72
Part 11, Chapter 72

31:13


Part 11, Chapter 73
Part 11, Chapter 73

10:38


Part 11, Chapter 74
Part 11, Chapter 74

05:20


Part 11, Chapter 75
Part 11, Chapter 75

11:04


Part 11, Chapter 76
Part 11, Chapter 76

00:30