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While the book was entertaining, it was fairly simple and really seemed geared more for newer readers to the genre. I think the movie was much better in how succinct and direct it was. The book had a penchant for wandering off into emotional stuff that really didn't add to the story. The world building and rules were also hard to believe at times. I probably won't get the rest of the series and instead stick with something more well rounded.
Had me from the begging to the end. I am only through the second book, but its great.
Henry--He is just a steady rock.
They walk among us, trying to hide until their powers can save their world, as well as our own.
I had put this one off for awhile because of others' reviews and not being too keen on the sample. I'm glad I finally took a chance on it because I really enjoyed it. The performance was engaging and the story was imaginative. I will be listening to the rest of the books of this series.
I'm in my 30s and also liked Hunger Games, Harry Potter, etc.
70 yrs old and still like to listen to books.
Nice to know there are some nice aliens, instead of just the ones bent on the destruction of earth. Don't panic those are there too.
main theme hope and courage with a generous sprinkling of love and honor. Above all lots of action.
I'm not sure I would. this book was YA and while I can sometimes enjoy that genre I found this one to be somewhat slow. the development was laborious and I kept waiting for the fateful aliens to come down and finish off"4". It just moved way too slow for me.
Probably not. I might tell them to read it if they saw the movie but I would tell them that the set up is long and the action slow.
I enjoyed the story of an isolated young man coming into manhood and having his first real relationship. Those stories are always sweet and romantic.
I did see the move. I remember the movie being mildly entertaining as well. I would give that a 3 star rating too. for the same reasons.
Worth reading if you can get past the long set up.
seem to be there
alien defeat at school
was easy to listen to it was very engulfing
I originally got Audibles to listen to Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings Series. I ended listening to more books like LoTR and HG.
Another take on Superman
Superman . Aliens on earth that fled their home planet while young due to destruction of home planet. The people (another alien race) who destroyed the aliens home planet are now on earth.
Female voices were horrible. Male voices were good.
The movie version was HORRIBLE compared to this story
I had trouble not wanting to stop listening. Now I reserve sequels to drives >1 hour