The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage

By Justin Cronin

  • Release Date: 2010-06-08
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,135 Ratings
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NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST NOVELS OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND LIBRARY JOURNAL—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
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.
“Enthralling . . . You will find yourself captivated.”—Stephen King
“Magnificently unnerving . . . The Stand meets The Road.”—Entertainment Weekly
“Great entertainment . . . [a] big, engrossing read.”—The Dallas Morning News
“Mythic storytelling.”—San Francisco Chronicle
The story of Amy continues in The Twelve, coming soon. Look for a special preview in the back of the eBook.


  • The Passage

    Couldn’t sleep , but loved it. I read the whole series!
  • The Passage

    By Mnrker
    First part of the book engages. Then, around 600 pages in,( more than 2,000 pages on IBooks) sags like a beaten up old Turkish Army cot. Boring, confusing, and you could care less about these people. How this trilogy succeeds is beyond this readers comprehension. So dull, I didn't even finish it and deleted it from my library. Geoff Charles
  • Pretty good

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    Kept me wanting to know what would happen, but not the best I've ever read
  • Awesome !

    By Ohyeahfun
    This was an amazing read ! It's probably the longest (881 pages) that I have read in quite awhile. Great story line, great characters and fun to read. I will say that there were a couple of places where it bogged down but it picked right back up and moved forward. Can't wait wait to read the second book of this series. I highly recommend it but make sure you are willing to make the time commitment.
  • The Passage

    By Bamma342
    This has to be one of the best books I have ever read. I was completely swept away by the whole concept of this story. So well written, so descriptive, so beautiful in so many ways - yet horrifying and so suspenseful, I just couldn't put it down. Highly, highly recommend this book!
  • The Passage

    By Maureenie1350
    Couldn't put it down.
  • where's number 3???

    By Am book reader
    Excellent it twice. But where's the final volume of the trilogy? Please Mr. Cronin, get it done!
  • Easily in my top ten!!

    By IAE4270
    This is the first book to make me completely emotionally invested in the characters. So much so that I found myself grieving this deaths or misfortunes and having nightmares if I had to leave off reading in a tense place. I can't wait to read The Twelve, and hopefully finally get to the bottom of the mystery that is Amy. Thank you, Mr Cronin, for a thoroughly fantastic ride!
  • Loooooong Paragraphs.....

    By Phisto Phury
    It's an okay story and I would normally give it three stars. I mean let's face it, I finished the stupid book, didn't I? But wow! It has some of the longest paragraphs I have ever seen in the history of literature. I mean, a couple of the paragraphs are reminiscent of War and Peace itself! Many, many times I would simply flip through the pages, three or four at a time, and feel like I missed nothing in the story plot. Buy it at your own risk.
  • New Favorite Author

    By Deanalove27
    Omg it's awesome...great read and I love that is more action and fantasy then romance and happy ever after