Besides the obvious overtones of teen angst commonly found in the genre and the serious tie ins with commonly found conspiracy theories floating thru the web and modern television(I.e. Ancient aliens) we find a small gem that is willing to exploit both the paranoid and the inner teen loner at the same time. All the while the subpar performance of Neil Kaplan is easily overlooked by the excellent performance by Marisol Ramirez in this entrapping narrative that could of easily have passed for the unaired episodes of "Roswell" or a spin off of the"Starwars" franchise both notable series in the scifi universe, would of needed to mate unprotected to create this stand alone work of what the authors attempted to deliver as nonfiction with-in the first few minutes. Good luck and enjoy I hope my comparisons haven't scared u off :)
The story is good but bogs it self down with so many unanswered questions that it becomes kind of annoying. The dialogue between romantic character is down right horrible.
Tell us about yourself! 70 yrs old, retired my son introd. me to audible and Im thrilled. Now live in small town in Kansas.
I like the different gifts that are being introduced. I hope the story returnes to Sam soon.
No laughing but I am one of those emotional readers tears come to my eyes
Starting to wonder about the painfully clumsy detailed battle moves and erratic emotions of the characters. The story feels stretched and I'm worrying about having preordered the whole series-it's playing out in my head just like a PlayStation game.
So much potential for a richer story but I think it's too drawn out.
Starting to understand why there's only one film......
The ending was full of action!
::SPOILER:: I liked 9.
Marisol's voice was a nice break from Neil's. However I'm beginning to realize that it's not so much his total narration I dislike but his "feminine" voices that I do not like. It comes out more mocking than I think he realizes....
""SPOILER:: Adelina's death. Even though you know it's inevitable... And 10's near death. That scared me!
The characters freeze up waaaay too much to be heroes! Heroics are instinctive...this is probably why I like 9 and 6 so much. You can feign it off as their training was better but like I said, these powers they were given are old powers and should be somewhat instinctive. They should be trying to get them under control...not make them work.
As with the first book, Sam is my favorite character. He is just so vulnerable and sweet. I'd like to think he and I would be friends.
I do not have a favorite. I think both voices were done well. When they did each other's voices, it always through me off a bit, but I liked it because I could imagine young adults talking about one another and changing their voice to mimic one another. It was nice.
Yes, as with the other books in the series, I could not wait to get to the end. Still, the end just leaves the reader/listener wanting more since it is only the second book in the series.
So far so good. I am really liking this series! It seems to keep me on my toes with the way the author swapping the characters point of view. Keep'em coming!