Good story. Narraitor is very pleasureable to listen to.
Yes. He is always good.
Connection between true friends
Great Author, have never read or listened to anything I havent completely enjoyed.
My son had to read this for school (9th grade) so I listened to have an additional connection point with him. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the book. It was a fun listen. Narration was excellent and the plot was well developed. It was not a complex plot, but it provides many opportunities for discussion and deeper thinking. I would definitely recommend this book to both teens and their parents.
I wasnt inclined to read this book. I bought it for my son to listen to and had it for at least six months before he swore to me that it was great, and that I should read it, and surprise yes it was great. One of the better ya books I have read in a while. I love that Richard Paul Evans put nothing in that I have to cringe while I let my kids read. Its a fun, exciteing fast paced story, and I will read the next installment more quickly.
Usually I am not much of a fan of sci-fi books. I happened to come across this one and now this is one of my fav series. I am looking forward to the second one. This is never a profound book but if you are looking for something entertaining, light and still not overly silly, this is it.
Well developed characters and great plot. Nicely done. The book is obviously the first of a series so it ends with some major conflicts unresolved. A little disappointing that the next book isn't available yet on Audible, but I hope it will be soon.
Every character in this story, including the bad guys was well developed, highly visual and amazingly independent of each other's descriptions. Often in YA when there are many characters, some of them are interchangeable and their voices are weak. Not so here. As the narrator, not very versed at multiple voices, spoke for each character, it was clear who each was.
I also loved that the characters stayed true, or found the truth in the face of loyalty, integrity and teamwork. This book really plays on those themes and not in a cheesy or forceful way. the way Michael interacts with bullies, with not powered and the way he holds true to his own beliefs despite torture is amazing. While the story is not traumatizing for YA readers, it is very clear that there is a role model in Michael for those who may be bullied in real life.
and it's not just Michael. His friends are amazing. I love Austin. He's so funny and geeky and absolutely indispensable to Michael and Taylor. I really can't wait for the next book. Imagine my joy when I found out it was only a month away!
The language matched the premise and the characters were consistent as was the story line. That's hard to fins in YA sometimes. For example, Hunger games was a great premise and had several interesting characters, but the language and sequences did not match the premise of children being forced to kill each other for the glory of their district. It was mold and not quite believable. I think it was one of the few times the movie did a better job than the book. With Michael vay, I hope they make a movie, but I fear they can do it justice.
In a time when loyalty is shocking, meet Michael Vey. (lame, but jeeze, you sprung this on me :)
if you liked percy jackson., you will like this book. If you didn't like percy jackson, you will like this book. If you like hunger games, you will like this book. If you like the x-me, you will like this book. If you liked the Maximum ride books, you will like this book.
I ended up very much liking the book and the characters and I am anticipating the sequel. I also almost stopped listening at several points. The wonderful and terrible thing about this book is that all the characters are real people. Some of those people are truly, believably evil – some are evil through amorality and others do evil things out of stupidity or laziness and some are coerced into evil actions.
In this book, adults torture children. Children torture children. Both adults and children kill. There is also growth, change and redemption. The author is very good at blending the fantasy powers with the reality of how people act and interact. He is also very good at teaching that intelligence, courage and love are all powers, too.
probaly to pick up details I've missed the first round
Finding out there were more electric kids and what had happened
Good voice, ez to listen
yeah pretty much so
A worthy read! that I just stumbled on!
i did not read the book but my guess is it would be the same
Enders Game, because you have a kid in each story finding himself and his ability to lead. also a great book for kids
kept the story entertaining
finding the truth about his dad
can't wait for second book
Everything, I could not stop listening to it. It was just an all around good book.:)
Michael, Austin and Taylor, who couldn't love them especially Austin.:)
He brought out the characters really well.
Awesome book for tweens, teens and adults.