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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 12:12:04 PM PST
L. magnone says:
The Passage

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 11:03:48 AM PST
Barbara says:
No..what is it about?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 2:51:21 PM PST
graite123 says:
I am 86% done with it. I was really turned off by it at first but continued and now can't put it down. I guess I am going to have read Twelve. It is quite slow reading and I am hopping Twelve will start out better, at least I will know what they are talking about.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 6:51:13 AM PST
L. magnone says:
Hi - i have no idea! It looks interesting but sick of buying books that i cant get into. Everyone raves about Fifty Shades of Grey, cannot get into it.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 6:53:31 AM PST
L. magnone says:
Hi Susan- how far along did you get into it before you liked it? I put it down and then by the time i get back into it i forget what i read!!!! It is about vampires/or some virus ???

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 11:25:45 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 29, 2012 11:29:46 AM PST
Just finished it. Absolutely loved it. The Passage is a 'vampire' story but original, beautifully written and populated by memorable characters. It was almost (but being utterly original, not quite) a hybrid of two of my favorite books, Matheson's 'I am Legend' (vampire/virus, too) and "the Stand'.
A thrilling read if you can get into it (I think it hooked me around the carnival scene)


PS: get a kindle and download book samples. If I panic when the sample abruptly cuts out, I know it's a winner. I either download (buy) it then and there or- if I can wait, or the kindle edition is just too expensive, I order it used.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 5:50:28 AM PST
V. Eleanor says:
Loved The Passage and I thought that The Twelve was easier to "get into". The time frame for The Twelve matches The Passage and that confused me at first. Had I seen how large The Passage was I would not have dared to try it. I later purchased the actual book. I also loved Mr. Cronin's other books, Mary and O'Neil (my favorite book) and The Summer Guest.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 7:45:00 AM PST
The Passage is like those darn "smokes." You can't shake it. I wanted to put the book down because it freaked me out, but it was too compelling.

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 10:29:30 AM PST
EWebb says:
Both books are excellent. Agreed that The Passage starts a little slowly but once you are hooked both are excellent books

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 8:46:34 AM PST
LJM VO says:
Read both" the passage" and"the twelve." Loved them both, cant wait for the third. I agree with Bettina. Download a sample and see if you like the sample first.

Posted on Jan 7, 2013 2:20:21 PM PST
J. Cresswell says:
The Passage was 'hard work' to start reading but once you get into it its great, I went right out and bought Twelve which hooked me from the word go!!! Now I have to wait 'forever' for the next book - not happy Justin :(

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 3:56:17 PM PST
I LOVED this book, "The Passage" and immediately got the followup, "The Twelve." However, I'm disabled and on a very tight budget. I use my library as much as possible for hard copies, e-books and audiobooks. I'm in Washington State---30 counties have formed a cooperative for audiobooks and e-books, and it's all FREE. To find out more about audiobooks and e-books online from libraries, go to If I can't find it either at the library branch or online, I get a sample for my Kindle and if I can't just pass it up, I bite the bullit and buy the Kindle edition. Anyway, both of these books got 5 stars from me!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 7, 2013 9:39:50 PM PST
I actually read it twice. Once a few years ago, saw it again, read the cover and thought "this looks good". Both times a long slow read. Not sure if I will read the "Twelve"

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 10:46:59 AM PST
LJM VO says:
The Twelve is much better than the Passage, I think. If you like the post apocalyptical genre, you have to read "The Reapers are the Angels" by Aiden Bell. Has anyone read that book? It is a couple of years old now and I'm not sure it got much push from the publishing company, but that is a great read. Both my husband and I as well as everyone else that I've recommended it to has loved it. If anyone has Nook and can tell me how to lend on it I will put it out there.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013 11:05:01 PM PST
jacham says:
Yes, I read it all the way through.
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