This book is so much better than the movie (which I really enjoyed). The way Macleod Andrews reads the story it's almost like listening to a young man tell his own story. I found it very enjoyable to listen too and it has become one of my favorite books.
Fast-paced, logical and clever
The teleporting hero is most interesting. He is unexpectedly moral given his ability to travel and enter wherever he likes. The author treats the advantages as well as challenges of having such a "superpower" in an unexpectedly serious fashion. Its impact on the hero's relationship with friends, how he copes with ordinary human problems and the dangers of the modern world, lends credibility to the characters.
The foiling of the terrorists was great fun.
Just enjoyed the ride.
The book is great for teens and not too simplistic for adults. It suggests happiness is not guaranteed and has to be worked at even when one has a superpower.
I enjoyed the story line... Kept me interested for the whole book! read it 3 times. Listened to it once.
I didn't read the print version so I can't compare the two.
Millie was my favorite character because I believe she really cared for Davy. She understood that revenge would not bring the healing Davy thought it would. I believe she was the only one in the book that knew what was best for Davy, even better than Davy himself.
My favorite scene was when Davy took his father to his mother's grave and then to the rehab center. I felt sorry for Davy because of how he was hurt by his father, but I also felt sorry for his father because most likely he had also been hurt by someone just like himself growing up. If Davy isn't careful, he will become his father, because most often "we are what we know."
No extreme reactions for me...didn't laugh or cry. But the book did give me a lot to think about.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. My chief complaint...foul language. It just isn't necessary to make a book interesting and worth reading. I chose this book for my book club because I saw the movie based on this series.
Top 25% of the books I've listened to. I listen to a lot of books!
Good story. Well narrated.
Well done! Good voice inflection. Good pace. Enjoyed it.
Couldn't put it down.
One of the freshest Sci-Fi stories to come out the last few decades. It is an original concept that kept me guessing throughout the story. One of the best in my collection now.
Hope Mr. Gould writes some more.
The reader/actor does an AMAZING job of speaking in Davy's voice. I really feel like I'm part of the story as I listen
I have to say this is his best. It's like he IS Davy.
When he first meets his mother.
I really really really really wish there was some way to remove the stupid music at the beginning. When will these book companies realize that that music is NOT inspirational or feel good, but simply drowns out the reader and annoys the listener.
Interesting premise. A little too much teenage angst on the part of the protagonist for my taste.
It reads like a YA book with swearing thrown in.
Was never much of a reader before due to the fact i had to actually read. Now i'm discovering unexpected adventures with time to do other th
intriguing, dark, adventurous
Davey- he's the main character, the entire book is based around him. plus....err.... he kind of has the ability to teleport. How cool is that?
Davey teleporting NSA agents to different parts of the world because essentially the gov. wants to control him, and the stated hypocrisy of the United States government.
It's nice to hear about someone having the power to make an agency responsible for its actions & responsible for its hypocrisy , even if that character is fictional.
No extreme reactions like that. Just the overall thought of... wow the movie got censored a lot. And i think mainly by the US government. I would guess they didn't want one of their own agencies coming across that badly.
I now wonder how much involvement the US government has in publication & editing of movies.
I originally though to myself, hey i've seen the movie, i can move forward from book 2 onwards. However this book is just so much better than the movie. (As is often the case actually) The movie has the concept, yet they've changed so many things making it available 'for a general audience'
The book has some much darker sections in it, made for young adults that are not sheltered from society. It's definitely not the impression that the gov. wants to have you believe.
The book is full of emotion, intrigue and adventure, the concept is great, and sets a good premise for the other books in the series.