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.
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!
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.
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 think you know all about my power, you may be wrong.
Fun, exciting, fast paced
I thoroughly enjoyed the main character.
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.
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.
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.
I don't know, a couple of teenie boppers?
In the future, pay more attention to the listener reviews.
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.
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.
Not for me:. I have no interest in how a 15 year old girl adjusts to public school.
The first two books in this series vere excellent.
8th grade girls.
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.
the kissing parts
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.
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.
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!!
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.
Pretty much, finished the book within 2 days after i got it.
Impulse is a return to the universe of Jumper and Reflex. Jumper is a favorite book of mine and I really enjoyed impulse as well. It was fantastic to meet these characters again - and to meet a new one, Cent, who I think is the strongest of the bunch.
This book is funny, exciting, well written and well narrated. Emily Rankin does a stellar job bringing the characters to life, most especially Cent.
Reflex and Jumper
Much better than Jumper.
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