The Three: A Novel

Written by:
Sarah Lotz

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
May 2014
14 hours 0 minutes
Four simultaneous plane crashes. Three child survivors. A religious fanatic who insists the three are harbingers of the apocalypse. What if he's right?

The world is stunned when four commuter planes crash within hours of each other on different continents. Facing global panic, officials are under pressure to find the causes. With terrorist attacks and environmental factors ruled out, there doesn't appear to be a correlation between the crashes, except that in three of the four air disasters a child survivor is found in the wreckage.

Dubbed 'The Three' by the international press, the children all exhibit disturbing behavioural problems, presumably caused by the horror they lived through and the unrelenting press attention. This attention becomes more than just intrusive when a rapture cult led by a charismatic evangelical minister insists that the survivors are three of the four harbingers of the apocalypse. The Three are forced to go into hiding, but as the children's behaviour becomes increasingly disturbing, even their guardians begin to question their miraculous survival . . .
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Larysa Fedoriw

This story doesn't go anywhere. I was expecting entire chapters with descriptions of the behaviors the three children were exhibiting. Unfortunately, the bulk of the book deals with the opinions of various adults, with very little devoted to specific issues of the children. In addition, the three are never linked in a way that provides explanation. Nice to have male and female narration but the narrator gender didn't always line up with the gender of the character. Not a fan of this at all.

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