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    Looks like if you have amazon prime you can get a free 7 day trial of BritBox where it looks like they have the first series of Cadfael, 4 episodes. That should give you a taster of what it is like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    Looks like if you have amazon prime you can get a free 7 day trial of BritBox where it looks like they have the first series of Cadfael, 4 episodes. That should give you a taster of what it is like.
    Yeah, I was thinking about that a bit ago...there also seems too be some content on YouTUBE. Thanks for the tip!
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    Book 6

    Pines (Wayward Pines #1)
    By Blake Crouch



    From Goodreads:

    Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America--or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but sometimes feels...off. As days pass, Ethan's investigation into his colleagues' disappearance turns up more questions than answers

    WHY CAN'T HE MAKE CONTACT WITH HIS FAMILY IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD? WHY DOESN'T ANYONE BELIEVE HE IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS? AND WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THE ELECTRIFIED FENCES ENCIRCLING THE TOWN? ARE THEY KEEPING THE RESIDENTS IN? OR SOMETHING ELSE OUT?

    Each step toward the truth takes Ethan further from the world he knows, until he must face a horrifying fact—he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.
    WOW! I haven’t read a book like this — one that keeps me on the edge of my seat and makes me stay up way too late reading — in a long time! It had me cringing in parts, breathless in others, and totally confused from mid-way though to the end. I didn’t see the end storyline (for book #1, anyway) coming at all, and even though it was totally the other direction I thought it was going, I really am excited to see the next book...in a three book series.

    It’s a pretty cool feel, where the storyline had flavors of The Dome, Lost, X-Files, Millennium, and Twin Peaks — and in very fact, the last example played a critical role in the author’s life, so make sure to read the post-book treats.

    I LOVED this read... I’m going to pick up the next book this week.
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    OK...Holy Cow! I am nearing the mid-way point through book 2 in the Pines series, and I have to say... I haven’t enjoyed, and been so thoroughly engrossed like this, in a story, in a loooong time! Maybe the Divergent and Hunger Games seres’? Pines is awesome — taking turns I didn’t really expect or even think of, which is the pint, right!?! I still have no clear idea where this is going in the latter half of the current book — I have a general thought in my head, but I did in book 1 and it never materialized! As this is heading, I’ll finish this and start the next book on my weeks’ vacation next week!!!! ...great Summer reading!
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    Book 7

    Wayward (Wayward Pines book #2)
    By Blake Crouch



    From Goodreads:

    Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amidst picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden...except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture.

    None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they’re trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.


    Ethan Burke has seen the world beyond. He’s sheriff, and one of the few who knows the truth—Wayward Pines isn’t just a town. And what lies on the other side of the fence is a nightmare beyond anyone’s imagining.


    Book two was just as good as the first, and carried the story deeper into this mysterious little town. The town isn’t a mystery to the reader by this point! ...we know exactly what is going on and what is happening, but that all changes in the last couple chapters! Just when you thought you were seeing how this was going to move forward, BOOM.

    Still saying what I said with the first book....best series I’ve read in a long time, and the only bummer about it all is knowing there are only three books to the series and I just downloaded the 3rd. This is going to be a barn burner right up to the end.

    There is a major plot twist I didn’t see coming towards the end of book 2, it it has me mightily confused!

    This is one of those strange instances where I feel satisfied enough at the end of the 2nd or 3, where if #3 sucks, it won’t be thee end of the world, because I have seen stories end where this one left off, so everything is bonus material for me from this point on.

    As an aside: This series of books Came along at the perfect moment, where I am on vacation as I write this, and will be doing some awesome Summer reading over the week. What a great feeling!!!!
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