When I purchased this book, I didn't realize that it was a middle grade novel until I started listening to it. However, I found it to be very entertaining. It's clean--no bad language--and a really cool beginning to what seems to be a good series. I may even listen to the next one. Narrator was not bad, but not spectacular either. I was satisfied with the listen. I will suggest this book to my 12-year old son.
"Found" is science fiction. I am not a science fiction person.* Ergo, I didn't like it.
This one is a time-travel book. It ended rather abruptly, obviously to make a setting for the next. I am guessing that the time-travelers will ping-pong through eternity in subsequent books.
I persisted with the story, punishing myself in the (mistaken) belief that I was getting my dollars' worth. The sudden end came as a relief. I quickly shut off my player, fearful that the writer would change her mind and decide to inflict some more.
Technically, the writing is quite all right. Character development is fairly good. The pace is fine, and the style overall isn't bad at all. I do believe that children will enjoy the series. The narration is good. The story has no depth, which, if you are a kid, is a plus.
My verdict: If you are 8-12 years old (my best guess), give it a try. After all, everything that an adult finds inane is usually completely ane to a child.
*(I actually absolutely LOVE Asimov and Clarke, but their books are cerebral stuff in a sci-fi setting. I've never really liked other writers in that genre.)
You have an unscheduled plane that lands with no pilot and only babies on board. You then skip ahead 13 years and kids are getting threatening letters. It was a nice storyline finding out about the plane and passengers and who was coming back for the kids on that plane. You get some answers but this was only the beginning. It ends with what might be called a cliffhanger. If you want to know what happens to at least some of the children you have to get the next book. This book was interesting but I don't know if I cared for it enough to continue with the story.
I generally do not write reviews. And it is extremely rare for me not to finish a book. This was just so painful to listen to that I could not bare to listen to the end. I know that this is teen literature. But I read or listen to books in that category often. Generally, I quite enjoy this genre. Here the dialog between the characters was simply too basic. This in turn lead to unbelievable characters and situations. (Yes, I know it is science fiction. But, isn't the point to cause the reader to get lost in and feel connected to a strange environment or situation?) The author failed in every respect. It was barely above the old "Dick and Jane" reading primers from 2nd or 3rd grade.
The start of this book was quite good but then it seemed to thin out, I like teenage books loved the Hunger Games but I feel this book finished half way through a story and Im really not sure if I want to pay another credit to find out what happens. Its not a bad story but I dont think it was gripping or interesting enough to pay 2 credits for. I feel cheated as if the Auther wrote a book then chopped it half to make a series.
SHOULD BE WARNED BEFORE YOU SELL THIS TYPE OF BOOK THAT IT IS FOR TEENAGERS ONLY.IT STUNK FOR ME.