The author succeeds in making promises and delivering on them. He fails by creating characters that are servants to the plot. I could often tell where the story was going based on these character deviations.
The narrator had many voices... but fell back to California valley girl for nearly every woman.
Overall, pretty good. I'm probably too old for it, but it was funish.
I wont go in to the plots too much mainly if it 3 - 5 stars you may want to try it.
I like Fred Berman's voice and his narration.
Jack, Wade, and Austin really surprise you in this story.
Makes you think on how Corporation run truly unchecked and the effects on that.
I was worried about listening to this book as an adult because the target audience is much younger.
Probably not, but not because of the story. I loved the book. I started listening to see if it was a book that my son (the non-reader) would enjoy. All of my friends have daughters who read all the time and I do not believe, that this is the type of book they would enjoy.
Only to listen to the sequel.
My bad, but that said, I enjoyed it a lot. I HATE getting hooked into series. I want an author to write a book first and foremost, not see authorship as a franchise opportunity, but I really want to see where this goes. Oh well.
I enjoyed this book. It is well written with a good pace. However it does use the standard cliches. The beautiful cheerleader who falls for the outcast loner. The smart, but fat and socially awkward best friend. The bully who turns out to be not so bad...You get the idea.
There are a few moments that feel forced, one in particular near the end of the book, but those are few. The plot makes sense, and the characters have decent motivation for their decisions.
I was disappointed by the protagonist. Michael Vey has Tourette's syndrome. This has no impact on the plot, the characters, or even their plans. And there are moments when a 15 year old with Tourette's should have to work harder or smarter to achieve what his goals.
But this may be a fantasy book for teens who struggle with various ailments and just want to be accepted as normal.
Very fun for a youth novel.
I enjoyed the interaction amoung the characters who really sounded like 15 year olds.
He does a great job giving each character an individual personality.
Enjoyed this book, funny, interesting story, but it isfor a younger audience. I did not like the second book in the series and in fact didn't finish it.
I don't know
Not that I know of
Yes, I went from one to the next.
This was a very interesting storyline, characters and filled with action. I enjoyed the science fiction of it as well! I kept thinking "these are kids' books?", but I do think my oldest granddaughter would like them. I got the recommendation from the Glenn Beck radio show I believe. Glad I followed his advice!
Yes, Fred Bernen does an excellent job.
He narrates the first two books and is much better at the kid's voices than the 3rd books narrator.
Who else but Michael Vey, although I love Austin too.
No, but I will.
NO, but faster than normal.
Hurry up with book #4.