Fun story with lots of adventure the entire family can appreciate.
After reading all the books in the series, you feel like all the characters are friends of yours.
This book made the 6 hour car ride seem to fly by. When we had to stop for driving breaks, the kids complained that the book had to be stopped for few minutes and were anxious to start it again as soon as we were all back in the car.
Great story , Michael and his Electroclan vs Elgen! You cannot stop cheering for Michael and his clan as they clear each new obstacle. I felt like I was right there as Michael extended his search for him mother. I really enjoyed seeing Wade transform from a bulling jerk to a stand up, dependable friend.
I wont go in to the plots too much mainly if it 3 - 5 stars you may want to try it.
The Electro-Clan is learning to help and be a cohesive team will expanding their knowledge of their powers. All this while trying to complete the mission that made them a team.
I like Fred Berman's voice and his narration. He can bring these characters to life.
Think had me laugh one minute, cry the next, and laughing again.
Absolutely. Going to finish out the series.
My favorite moment is Michael's reunion with his mother.
Mr. Berman is a wonderful narrator. With as many different voices and accents that are involved in this particular book, he does a great job and is consistent throughout.
Well, it already has one, so yes.
Most of the events of this book take place in South America. It seems largely accurate in it's descriptions of places, but the setting change is so jarring from the first book. Michael Vey doesn't stay in Idaho, or even in America, but takes the fight to the evil ElGen corporation.
Again, Michael's condition is largely ignored throughout the book. Which may be the point. Dr Hatch is again back as the main villian and the ElGen have developed new weapons and tactics in the 13 hours since we left our heroes at the end of the first book.
The setting change, while jarring, does move the book away from the cliches of the first book. The heroes are virtuous to a fault and the bad guys are evil to the hilt.
All in all it remains a typical teen hero fantasy in an unusual setting.
Fred Berman does another oustanding job.
Trouble at the Star Source plant in Peru!
Voices of Michael, Austin, Dr. Hatch and Jack.
It's a nice change. A clean book for teens but really for all ages. I am not a science fiction lover at all and love this series. Richard Paul Evean is really onto something here and a big thanks to Mercury Ink for producing this series.The books make you laugh and cry.So nice to see kid's actually make the decision in life to "do what is right" .
A great read and I can't wait for the remaing 4 books in the series to come out.
It was a fun listen through out the whole book, I've listened to this book three times now, and I still enjoyed listing to it each time!!!
I liked the alternating points of view and the characters. I really liked Michael and Simon and Taylor a lot in the first book, and while I still enjoyed them in this one, I wasn't quite as invested as I was the first time around.
The Rise of Elgen wasn't like any other book that I have read. Parts were a little gory/gross. Don't want to give too much away, but there are some large rats and some nasty stuff happens with them.
The narrator is good. I think he does well with the boy's/men's voices. Like most male narrators, I am not all that impressed with his women's voices but it doesn't take anything away from the book.
Yes. I loved the first book and stayed up late to listen to it. This one wasn't quite that good, but I still listened to the entire book in one day!
While some stuff was resolved in this book, the ending was a cliffhanger. You don't find out who is helping? Michael and his friends and why. The cliffhanger at the end was good, and it made up for some of the slower parts of the book. The alternating points of view also made the book move faster than it might have otherwise. All-in-all a good sequel to the first and I am looking forward to the third book in the series!
No. This book was not as wonderful as the first in the series. It had a little too much gore for my taste. The characters were well developed but when their powers became even greater than they had been in the first book, it made my logical mind wonder how their body, especially Michael's, could survive the extra burden of the power surges. I'll have to say that the narration was amazing. The way the voices would change and the tone would change, made it a really exciting listen.
I think that the descriptions were a little too vivid when the rats were devouring their meal. I guess I would have tried to figure out a way to leave more to the imagination. I also was shocked at the ending and would have liked to have this be the last in the series, but I can see that it won't be.
He knew exactly how to use inflection and accents to distinguish between characters and to convey the mood of the story. Excellent narration!!!
Pretty much. We listened to it while traveling and got through it in two long sittings. I looked forward to the second day.