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“It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.” 

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. He is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors. But for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey—spanning miles and decades—towards the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.

With The Passage, award-winning author Justin Cronin has written both a relentlessly suspenseful adventure and an epic chronicle of human endurance in the face of unprecedented catastrophe and unimaginable danger. Its inventive storytelling, masterful prose, and depth of human insight mark it as a crucial and transcendent work of modern fiction.

Synopsis:

More than 100 years after a man-made virus wipes out most of humankind, a girl named Amy--112 years old, but to all outward appearances a teenager--is found by a small group of survivors called the First Colony. It is their belief that Amy's secrets hold the last hope for human recovery.

About the Author

Born and raised in New England, JUSTIN CRONIN is the author of The Summer Guest — a Booksense national bestseller — and Mary and O'Neil, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize, both for best debut fiction of the year. Other honours for his writing include a Whiting Writer's Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Foundation, the National Novella Award, and an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His short fiction, book reviews and essays have appeared in the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. He is a Professor of English at Rice University and lives with his family in Houston, Texas.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780739366509
Author:
Cronin, Justin
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Herrmann, Edward
Read:
Herrmann, Edward
Author:
Edwa
Author:
Herrmann, Edward
Author:
rd Herrmann
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Edition Description:
Twelve CD
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.00x5.00x1.00 in. .68 lbs.
Media Run Time:
870

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » General
Audio Books » Fiction and Poetry » Mystery and Horror
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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"Synopsis" by , More than 100 years after a man-made virus wipes out most of humankind, a girl named Amy--112 years old, but to all outward appearances a teenager--is found by a small group of survivors called the First Colony. It is their belief that Amy's secrets hold the last hope for human recovery.
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