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Impulse | [Steven Gould]

Impulse

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.
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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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    Edward Green Cove Springs, FL, United States 10-26-13
    Edward Green Cove Springs, FL, United States 10-26-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Just too COOL and FUN"

    This is just the perfect next book in the JUMPER series. the first 2 were on the dark side and this one lets the light in and is simply a joy to read or listen to. Once again Emily Rankin is at the top of her game reading this story. Emily fully immerses you in the life of "Cent" making you feel all the emotions this young lady is having in the story. You laugh, you cry, you feel Cent's joy and fears as she learns the ins and outs and dangers of being a jumper. That is what this story is about and what Emily Rankin fully projects in her reading. Even though this is the story of David's and Milly's daughter, it isn't a story just for girls. There is plenty of action, intrigue, and witty dialogue to satisfy even male readers. So if you like the "Jumper" series, you will love this book. Get it now, you won't be disappointed!

    2 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 2011
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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 1 people found this review helpful
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    Henry Harker Hts, TX, United States 02-10-14
    Henry Harker Hts, TX, United States 02-10-14 Member Since 2008
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    "I was impressed!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I certainly would. This story line is good a one. It expanded upon the life of a family which has the ability to go anywhere, anytime, yet also touches on the complexities which comes along with it intelligently. At least to my mind.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Impulse?

    I'd have to say learning how the ability to jump was an enabling force for flight as well. I'd love to see this on the silver screen.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    If you think you know all about my power, you may be wrong.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Doreen Cool, ca, United States 04-19-13
    Doreen Cool, ca, United States 04-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Another great book in the Jumper series!"
    If you could sum up Impulse in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, exciting, fast paced


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

    I thoroughly enjoyed the main character.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book, and in fact the whole series, to anyone. Way better than the JUMPER movie. All the books have been fun, fresh, interesting and compelling.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard A. Bamberg Colorado Springs, CO 04-11-13
    Richard A. Bamberg Colorado Springs, CO 04-11-13 Listener Since 2004
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    "Child's Play"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I first read Gould's Jumper when it came out in pb more than 20 years ago. It was a great story and well executed. I found out he had a sequel after the movie "Jumper" came out. The sequel was okay, not as good as Jumper, but well done except for the change in the "Jumper" universe to match that of Griffin and the movie. The change was not for the better.


    What was most disappointing about Steven Gould’s story?

    I did not listen to the reviewer who complained that this was a child's (young adult) story, after all, I read the first Harry Potter and it was aimed at a similar age. However, this book comes across as a 14 year old girl's pov (I know Cent is 16). If I had really wanted to read a book on teenage angst and the perils of high school gym... well, I wouldn't want to read that story. Unfortunately, after four hours of listening, I don't know that I can go on with it. There's just nothing happening.

    I may update this review if I manage to finish the book, but it isn't looking good. For someone who wrote Jumper, this is a total departure.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Emily Rankin?

    Yes.


    Could you see Impulse being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I don't know, a couple of teenie boppers?


    Any additional comments?

    In the future, pay more attention to the listener reviews.

    2 of 3 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 Member Since 2012
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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.


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    R. Moslosky Michigan 10-28-13
    R. Moslosky Michigan 10-28-13 Member Since 2013
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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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    Charles TITUSVILLE, FL, United States 08-20-13
    Charles TITUSVILLE, FL, United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Should be listed under teen romance"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not for me:. I have no interest in how a 15 year old girl adjusts to public school.


    If you’ve listened to books by Steven Gould before, how does this one compare?

    The first two books in this series vere excellent.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Clayton Celina, OH, United States 07-19-13
    Clayton Celina, OH, United States 07-19-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "where's the vampires?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    8th grade girls.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Steven Gould again?

    maybe


    What does Emily Rankin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can see why they used a woman narrator for this book, but it took some getting used to since the first two books were read by a man.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Impulse?

    the kissing parts


    Any additional comments?

    When did this series turn into Twilight books? Did the target audience just switch to 13 year old girls? And the story was boring compared to the other two in the series. Very disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B. Zvonetskiy Boston, MA USA 04-15-13
    B. Zvonetskiy Boston, MA USA 04-15-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Great continuation of Jumper"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Impulse to be better than the print version?

    There is no difference between the 2, but i prefer the on the go option. With the audio book i can multitask and get work done while listening to the great story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Great continuation of the Jumper series. Steven Gould does a great job of making me like Cent and her story. Can't wait for the next book!!


    What does Emily Rankin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like the other reader more, but Emily did a great job reading as Cent, and it made more sense having a female voice, from the perpective of Cent.


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

    Pretty much, finished the book within 2 days after i got it.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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