Audiobook Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy

The Infinite SeaSource: Borrowed from Library
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Narrators: Phobe Strole & Ben Yannette
Series: The Fifth Wave #2
Edition: Audiobook
Genre: Young Adult Sci-Fi, Post Apocalyptic
Purchase:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Book Depository*
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Rating: 4/5

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

The Infinite Sea picks up shortly after the end of The 5th Wave, the group is recovering from the explosive events and in their downtime learning to come to terms with the stark reality of what their lives mean. Trust is now a rare commodity and every ounce of it is tested within these pages.

One of my favorite things about this is the writing and the dialogue. Some of these character say the coolest stuff and it set my mind running, even the villains get some pretty epic lines. I love the intense emotion that Yancey pours into every chapter, making you understand and feel exactly what the main character does. The odd downside is that this book is more about coming to terms and learning than it is about progress, it’s very much a middle book but I didn’t find that to be too bad of a thing though it was a bit slow in places.

Some of my favorite chapters were Ringer’s pov. She’s tough and analytical, and she is willing to do what she has to in order to get to where she needs to be. Not to mention we find out much of the plot from her storylines and much of the action is with her as well. I loved the new twists that we’re treated to  and I can’t wait to see how everything comes together in the next book! The outcome could be really awesome or really bleak, and I’m excited that I’m not sure which one it will be. Yancey pulls no punches and isn’t afraid to put a character to the test, and he isn’t afraid to make that character lose.

The audio narration is fantastic as well. I enjoyed both narrators and appreciated that they got both a female and male to do the different point of views.

The Infinite Sea is a middle book that focuses on the mental game of the Others, and how far they are truly willing to go. It does suffer from some middle book fatigue, but overall I found it to be engaging and well worth the wait.

4 stars

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6 Responses to Audiobook Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy

  1. I really enjoyed reading this but imagine it would be awesome on audio. Fantastic review 😉

  2. Delighted to hear that there are new twists in store. I’m hoping to get to this sometime soon and I’ll keep the audio version in mind now that you’ve mentioned how good the narration is.

  3. lab1990 says:

    I love books with great dialogue! I bought The 5th Wave awhile ago, but I still need to read it.


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