The Last Star : The 5th Wave

  • by Rick Yancey
  • Narrated by Ben Yannette, Phoebe Strole
  • Series: The 5th Wave
  • 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The 5th Wave: The Last Star by Rick Yancey, read by Phoebe Strole and Ben Yannette. Now a major film by Sony Pictures, starring Chloe Grace Moretz.
The 5th Wave is the first book in the best-selling series from award-winning Rick Yancey. Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and Maze Runner.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Now is the dawn of the 5th wave. On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs. Runs from the beings that only look human, who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope.
Now Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death.
Winner of the 2014 Red House Children's Book Award
The 2014 Children's Choice Book Awards Finalist for Teen Book of the Year
A YALSA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A YALSA 2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers
A Booklist 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults
A VOYA 2013 Perfect Ten
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
Books in the series: The 5th Wave (Book 1), The Infinite Sea (Book 2), The Last Star (Book 3)


What the Critics Say

"Wildly entertaining.... I couldn't turn the pages fast enough." (The New York Times)
"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances." (Entertainment Weekly)
"A modern sci-fi masterpiece.... Should do for aliens what Twilight did for vampires." (USA Today)
"The pace is relentless." (Heat)
"Chilling." (Sun)
"Nothing short of amazing." (Kirkus)
"This book's scary!" (Teen Now)
"A twisty survival story that borrows elements from romance, horror and dystopian fiction." (The Wall Street Journal)
"An epic sci-fi adventure about a terrifying alien invasion. You'll read it in one sitting." (Bookseller)
"Heartfelt, violent, paranoid epic, filled with big heroics and bigger surprises." (Booklist)
"Gripping." (Publishers Weekly)
"Borrow this one from your teen's nightstand while they're at school." (People)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Didn't see the end coming

I enjoyed the series but did not see the end coming which I found hard to come to terms with. A very good story with a bitter sweet ending.
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- Sound Asleep

Confusing and a let down!

Would you try another book written by Rick Yancey or narrated by Ben Yannette and Phoebe Strole ?

I enjoyed the performances, but i am not sure i would read another book by Rick Yancy as I felt this last book in the trilogy was a complete let down, so confusing and with a rather abrupt ending. The first book was awesome, the second book was ok, but with this last one there was no effort invested in writing about the emotion from the characters, it was like he was listing their experiences.

What could Rick Yancey have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Rick could have Made it alot less confusing and invested more in the emotion of the characters. He did in the first book which is why I wanted to read more about the characters stories.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

The narration from Pheobe was great but I wish they had kept the same male narrator from the beginning as Ben was a bit flat in places.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I wont be reading anything else by Rick Yancy as this was such a disappointment

Any additional comments?

if you want to try and get to the conclusion of the others then read this at your own peril! It will be confusing and only end in disappointment but read it any way or you wont know how it ends.

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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-05-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd