Im "reading" this audio-book at the moment and find it absolutely horrible. The book is not horrible though, It's pretty great actually (I had my doubts about the book, how much fun can it be when all they do is walking, right?) But it captured me pretty quickly. When I say "horrible" I mean, the world's gone crazy or what? In what kind of dystopian future can people think this is kocher? *How in hell can people actually sign up for this s***t voluntarily? * The boys are just 16 years old, minors. How can the parents allow them to participate? * People are actually standing on the side of the road watching this as if it's a baseball game or something, why? * There's groupies coming to this event? That's just sick * How can the soldiers just gun-down 16-year old boys like that? That's evil. Im not exactly sure how fast 4 m/ph is (I count distances in km) but for how long do you guys think it's actually possible to walk before collapsing? The sickest part about the book though, gotta be the thing Pearson says about enema. How is younger brother actually likes having them and if he's a brave boy and don't cry when his big bro leaves for the long walk, his mom will give him an enema as a treat. Im about halfway into it, great piece of work (not my favourit King book, still very good) I think I'd last about 90 minutes before turning to madness and get my "ticket"