“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
I like this one more than the Jumper-the first in the series. It was full of action with interesting characters and unpredictable events. I wasn't expecting it to be so entertaining and I got it only because it was on sale. I'm so glad I did, and I will probably get the next one in the series. For the people who like light sci-fi, this book will hold your attention and leave you satisfied at the end. Reader was very good as well.
The fantasy merged with reality, science and politics is very entertaining. A couple of questions still linger which is a perfect primer for the sequel. I can't wait!
I really loved "Jumper", the first book of the series! This book lacked the impact and fast pace of the first book. The concept was good,but the story dragged. The pace was just too slow.
I like the wit and writing style of the author and the performance by Macleod Andrews.
This book goes beyond PG-13 in language and edginess of sex... a bit unrealistic..
I suggest that you pass on this book or wait on other reviews.
Honestly, this was a bit of a let down from the promising first book in the series. I've listened to the first three books in the Jumper series and this was by far the hardest to get through. Without giving any spoilers, I will say that this is an important book, as we have to understand how Millie becomes what she becomes. This book is set at a time 10 years after the first, so Davy and Millie are together, trying to live the life they have and deal with the challenges they face.
The difficult part was enduring Davy's part of the story, which had very little action, just constant abuse. It wasn't necessarily exciting or fun to listen to his part, and yet that part of the story is nearly 50% of the book. My mind wandered during Davy's ordeal and I had to back up the audio to get back on track.
Still, it is important to the series, so if you liked the first book, I believe you will love the third and you have to go through this second book to know what the heck is going on. I just finished the third and will be getting number four and "Griffen's Story" next.
MacLeod Andrews does an excellent job as before.
Say something about yourself!
No, but only because it's a book filled with suspense and once you know what's going to happen, I imagine it loses a lot of its appeal.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. MacLeod Andrews does a great job whenever he's the narrator and the story held my interest much more than the first book. The characters were well defined and I really liked the "good guys" and really hated the "bad guys". Well done all around!
Near the top. I'm a big fan of super powers, magic in the modern world, advanced tech in the modern world, and things of that nature. This is along those lines. It's similar to the movie, but far different enough to be better, as original books usually are.
Davy, because he's the main character and he is figuring out new things about his power. That's why we listened to it after all.
The realism which he brings to the characters. The different voices and accents truly make the story better.
I wasn't moved, but Davy moved some things. hahahaha.
2nd book in the series and though it is different from the first, it is still good. A little slow but still entertaining. I am also not a big fan of torture and brainwashing, even though I know it is fiction (but how cool would it be if there were people who could do things like this), it still bothers me when good people are being tortured or kids are getting hurt. Davy is out to do what is right.
The first book was spectacular. A classic. However in continuing the story. the author went down a path I did not want to visit. The protagonist suffers a torture treatment that did not fit the overall style of this book. It was like I was reading Spider man with a bit of Saw thrown in. A couple of prior reviewers also had a problem with this type of story telling and gave the book minimal stars.
I was able to finish the book with two tricks.
1) I jumped to the last 3 chapters for character resolution. It made the story more palatable for me. And I could then tell if it was worth continuing with the rest of the book.
2) I put the speed of the book on 1.75 during the torture parts. This gave me only enough time to take it in but not enough time to consider all the things that run through my mind.
Curiously, it was the third book of the series that brought this series to my attention. I did not find out it was book three of the series until I was about to start reading it. So in-spite of my "Meh" review of book 2. I really look forward to book 3. Right where "I" started.
Enjoy the adventure
I knew that “Reflex” was a follow-up to “Jumper”, and I have liked sequels before; Shrek 2, Halloween III and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But I was surprised that this was better than the original. The book is filled with suspense and the villains are smart, evil and resourceful. And, since this is part of the “Jumper” series, the book is centered around teleportation.
"Reflex" is a better story than "Jumper", but not a new story. Let's call it a 4.4 star.
Following a several-year time gap, this follow-up begins asking some of the logical questions ignored in the first, High Concept episode. It's still good fun, though I found the Family Values motif a bit overdone and over-agendized. The ending shows the story is by no means complete, but I'm satisfied enough with the examination of the concept that I won't feel desperate for the next one, just as I won't regret reading this one.