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.
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Okay, I can buy the homeschooled kid with an amazing educational background. I can even go along with the snowboarding. BUT this book is so full of unbelievably perfect, giving, intelligent, and well rounded people that I started laughing at every new revelation. The straight A male athletic team captain secretly loves an English novelist from the 1800's. Really!?
I listen to approximately 25 hours per week and have downloaded over 400 books on Audible. Mostly I like mysteries, fantasy and scifi.
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.
Still up near the top as the books were, but
Cent because with her being young she is more daring which translate to new things with the Jumping ability.
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.
No. Maybe just chuckle a bit.
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.
The name is for my wife, the photo is for the old man.
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
A truck driver who listens to a lot of Audiobooks
Childish, political correct, and boring.
Make the characters more realistic
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.
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..
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.
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.
I'd listen to it again so that I could pay attention to more details.
The other books in this series.
Haven't listened to any others.
No, because I wanted to have time to think about what I was hearing.
Listening to this book made me hope that Gould writes another in the series.
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