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Impulse Audiobook

Impulse

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Publisher's Summary

Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents' arms. She's teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she's never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger. Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom. That was the first time.

©2013 Steven Gould (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Greg D United States 01-25-15
    Greg D United States 01-25-15 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Unfortunate 3rd Book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, this book did nothing to move the main plot of the series forward at all. It was childish and read more like a "men suck and women rule" pamphlet. I have a hard time believing it was written by the same guy who wrote the first 2 books in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    This might be a good book for those interested in stories of girls in high school. However, for anyone looking for Part 3 of the series, it was a huge disappointment. It just doesn't belong with the other 2 books.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    David ROANOKE, VA, United States 01-12-15
    David ROANOKE, VA, United States 01-12-15 Member Since 2013

    I listen to approximately 25 hours per week and have downloaded over 400 books on Audible. Mostly I like mysteries, fantasy and scifi.

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    "Love this series"

    The movie version of Jumper missed the mark so someone needs to make a new TV series based more on the book series. This series is great but takes too long for new books to be released.

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    C 01-09-15
    C 01-09-15
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    "More teen than I would have liked."
    Where does Impulse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Still up near the top as the books were, but


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cent because with her being young she is more daring which translate to new things with the Jumping ability.


    Have you listened to any of Emily Rankin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Have not listened to anything else by Emily, but she did a good job. I'd be willing to look into listening to other books she has narrated.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. Maybe just chuckle a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good book, but because of the main character it did deal with teenage issues. I'm not a big fan of going through all the high school drama but for the character it was necessary and understandable. The book is well written, it is entertaining, and it is worth another listen, just not immediately after finishing it the first time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Barnabas' Daughter Atlanta, GA, USA 12-25-14
    Barnabas' Daughter Atlanta, GA, USA 12-25-14 Member Since 2015

    The name is for my wife, the photo is for the old man.

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    "Most Likeable Teen Protagonist"

    The 15 year old teen girl is one of the most likeable, and reasonable teen characters I've ever met in fiction. Almost real, in many ways, and hey, if she's a little too good to be true, remember it's a fantasy. However, the book does deal with the physics of the scifi/fantasy elements quite well, making it more scientific than most "science fiction". This is the best I've read in several years, and the narration does the best possible thing: It stays in the background, at least appearing the story carry you along, without distractions, but with all the subtle nuances that a gifted reader can add to the overall experience

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert San Dimas, CA, United States 07-19-14
    Robert San Dimas, CA, United States 07-19-14 Member Since 2013

    A truck driver who listens to a lot of Audiobooks

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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Impulse?

    Childish, political correct, and boring.


    What could Steven Gould have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make the characters more realistic


    Which character – as performed by Emily Rankin – was your favorite?

    none


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had the same kidnap rescue thing as the first two books, I didn't hate it, just disappointed as I liked the first two books, and this one wasn't as good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Asheboro, NC, USA 06-29-14
    Ron Asheboro, NC, USA 06-29-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Another 5 star book"

    The first book in this series was great. The second not so much. Therefore I only got this one as part of a 2 for 1 deal. It was as good as the first. I could hardly wait to get to the end..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Garret Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada 05-11-14
    Garret Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada 05-11-14 Member Since 2009
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    "All the Right Notes"

    Good voice for a great first person read. Liked this book better than Jumper and a lot more than Reflex. The main character is very engaging. Her teenager problems are nicely balanced against problems of the adult world, and best of all, the bad guys in this book are credible characters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew United States 04-07-14
    Andrew United States 04-07-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Seriously amazing"

    It's a weird combination of all the teen girl novels that are huge these days (Hunger Games, Twilight, etc) and the previous 2 Jumper's. Lots less gross bodily functions, lots more emotional high school girls, but altogether, a seriously wonderful (if sometimes predictable - nothing's wrong with a bit of predictability) follow-up to Reflex.

    I was a bit leery of the narrator at first (I hate when a series isn't consistent with its narrators), but since 2/3 of the novel is from a female PoV, it wouldn't have made much sense to get Macleod Andrews to do it, and I think this might be my favorite non-Kate Reading female narrator, now, so it worked out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jay SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 01-06-14
    Jay SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 01-06-14
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    "Definitely a Teen book, however..."
    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Don't know who edited the rough copy of the book, but there are a HUGE amount of breathes....between sentences, in the middle of character dialogue...and so on... It's a pretty big distraction.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    R. Moslosky 10-28-13
    R. Moslosky 10-28-13
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    "The Jumper series continues with more excitement"
    Would you listen to Impulse again? Why?

    I'd listen to it again so that I could pay attention to more details.


    What other book might you compare Impulse to and why?

    The other books in this series.


    Have you listened to any of Emily Rankin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Haven't listened to any others.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, because I wanted to have time to think about what I was hearing.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this book made me hope that Gould writes another in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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