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Newt has been to hell and back with his friends.

The Glade. The Maze. The Scorch. The inner halls of WICKED. But now he has a burden that can't be shared with Thomas and the others - the Flare. And Newt can't bear the thought of his friends watching him descend into madness as he succumbs to the virus.

Leaving only a note, Newt departs the Berg before the Gladers return from their mission into Denver, Colorado. From there, he experiences the gritty nightmare of life on the streets, running from the infected and those hunting them, until he ends up in the Crank Palace, the last dumping ground of those without hope. Although Newt thought he was running away from his friends to save them from himself, along the way he meets a young mother named Keisha and her son, Dante, who end up saving Newt in a way he could never have imagined.

Taking place during the latter events of The Death Cure, Crank Palace tells the story of Newt like never before, from inside his own mind, as he searches for meaning in a life gone horribly wrong. He will try to fulfill a newfound destiny before his path leads to its inevitable conclusion - and one last meeting with his best friend.

©2020 James Dashner (P)2020 Tantor

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Amazing book

I love the maze runner series and adored this book, very upsetting because Newt’s my favourite character but overall an amazing way to finish the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-21

yes yes and yes !!

The Maze Runner series is one of my all time favorites. The first book introduced me to the word of reading and made my completely fall in love. Storyline- amazing. Just everything, phenomenal. I've been searching to see if the author has added any more books because I just can't get enough. Was happy to find this. I don't quite now if this is an actual part of the series or not (as last time I checked there's only 5 books to the sequel) but regardless I thoroughly enjoyed. The audio is short and story amazing. Recommend if you love James Dashner books as much as I do.

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  • Yongtaek Hong
  • 29-11-20

LOVED IT

Wow. This book unraveled Newt's version of the story in such a lively way that I felt as if the scenes were right in front of me. Though it was hard to get used to the narrator, it was overall a great listen. I really enjoyed it!!

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  • Morgyn
  • 26-11-20

Amazing

Newt was always my favorite character, so when I heard about this book I had to get it. Seeing his life through his eyes was a great way to honor him. I laughed and I cried. Thank you James Dashner for another remarkable book!

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  • P. Cassidy
  • 23-11-20

story worth telling

Happy to know this part of the story. very complete for a very loved character.

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  • stjudedad
  • 07-10-20

Heartbreaking

This was one of the best books I have ever read in my life it was so heartbreakingly amazing following newt through this adventure that when I was finished I just had to sit there and think for a while then sadness and happiness were at war for my dominant emotion though it might not be very long it is a must read I would definitely recommend this to anyone and everyone you have to give it a try!!!! The narrations is great the stories amazing and overall it has the perfect balance between laughing and crying it is a heartbreaking trip from when newt left the burg to when Thomas killed him no brained if you read this comment

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  • Emily
  • 10-09-20

Beautiful

Like every time I finish a maze runner book, I cried. I love this entire series, this made me feel a little more whole. Newt is by far one of my favorite characters and I love that this gave some insight to what he went through and felt. Thank you James Dashner for another wonderfully amazing part of the series.

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  • alissa
  • 09-09-20

I have so many feelings about this story

okay this was so good if you love Newt like I do then you'll love this. You'll feel for Newt on so many levels with this story. I can't wait for the actual book to come out so I can hold it in my hand.

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  • Lindsay Strom
  • 31-08-20

Wow

I have no other words. This book was incredible. It gave me hope at the end, and now I’m in tears. I absolutely love the writing style of James Dashner and how he chose to end the book. I will keep listening to this over and over, and read the book again and again when it comes out.

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  • Alex
  • 08-09-20

I like it

his way he spoke as newt is so wrong like it doesn't sound like he did I'm the movies

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  • krs7
  • 02-09-20

Very cool

This story is Absolutely , A book that can go on and on! wow what a crazy Visual.