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Jumper Audiobook

Jumper

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Publisher's Summary

What if you could go anywhere in the world, in the blink of an eye? Where would you go? What would you do

Davy can teleport. To survive, Davy must learn to use and control his power in a world that is more violent and complex than he ever imagined. But mere survival is not enough for him. Davy wants to find others like himself, others who can Jump.

©1992 Steven Gould (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"An exceptionally well-organize debut, with thoughtful ideas, a controlled plot, and characters-particularly the young protagonist-portrayed with insight and compassion." (Kirkus)

"Gould's warm, delightful, and compulsively readable novel dispalys assured storytelling skill." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Bernadeane 01-17-13
    Bernadeane 01-17-13
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    "Unexpectedly absorbing"
    If you could sum up Jumper in three words, what would they be?

    Fast-paced, logical and clever


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The teleporting hero is most interesting. He is unexpectedly moral given his ability to travel and enter wherever he likes. The author treats the advantages as well as challenges of having such a "superpower" in an unexpectedly serious fashion. Its impact on the hero's relationship with friends, how he copes with ordinary human problems and the dangers of the modern world, lends credibility to the characters.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The foiling of the terrorists was great fun.


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

    Just enjoyed the ride.


    Any additional comments?

    The book is great for teens and not too simplistic for adults. It suggests happiness is not guaranteed and has to be worked at even when one has a superpower.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Reginald Buchanan, MI, United States 12-29-12
    Reginald Buchanan, MI, United States 12-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the story line... Kept me interested for the whole book! read it 3 times. Listened to it once.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Parkersburg, WV, United States 10-31-12
    Cheryl Parkersburg, WV, United States 10-31-12
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    "Almost Perfect"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Jumper to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version so I can't compare the two.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Millie was my favorite character because I believe she really cared for Davy. She understood that revenge would not bring the healing Davy thought it would. I believe she was the only one in the book that knew what was best for Davy, even better than Davy himself.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Davy took his father to his mother's grave and then to the rehab center. I felt sorry for Davy because of how he was hurt by his father, but I also felt sorry for his father because most likely he had also been hurt by someone just like himself growing up. If Davy isn't careful, he will become his father, because most often "we are what we know."


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

    No extreme reactions for me...didn't laugh or cry. But the book did give me a lot to think about.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. My chief complaint...foul language. It just isn't necessary to make a book interesting and worth reading. I chose this book for my book club because I saw the movie based on this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark T. Woodhouse 10-01-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Thoroughly enjoyed it!"
    Where does Jumper rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 25% of the books I've listened to. I listen to a lot of books!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Good story. Well narrated.


    What about Macleod Andrews’s performance did you like?

    Well done! Good voice inflection. Good pace. Enjoyed it.


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

    Couldn't put it down.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Daniels 03-21-12

    Uplinktruck

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    "Brilliant!"

    One of the freshest Sci-Fi stories to come out the last few decades. It is an original concept that kept me guessing throughout the story. One of the best in my collection now.

    Hope Mr. Gould writes some more.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Laura A Azevedo 02-21-14
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    "I adore this book"
    What made the experience of listening to Jumper the most enjoyable?

    The reader/actor does an AMAZING job of speaking in Davy's voice. I really feel like I'm part of the story as I listen


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

    I have to say this is his best. It's like he IS Davy.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he first meets his mother.


    Any additional comments?

    I really really really really wish there was some way to remove the stupid music at the beginning. When will these book companies realize that that music is NOT inspirational or feel good, but simply drowns out the reader and annoys the listener.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    john c haanraadts 2 EAST ISLIP, NY, United States 09-27-16
    john c haanraadts 2 EAST ISLIP, NY, United States 09-27-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Excellent story"

    This is a great story. I enjoyed very much. Narrator did a wonderful job. Looking forward to hearing more. I recommend this to everyone.

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    Amazon Customer 09-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great"

    great to listen to. fast pace and keeps you interested. I hope there is a part two to this

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    Rachael Mahaffey 09-14-16

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    "One of my favorites!"

    Just finished listening for a third time. Wish it was made into a movie, it's so good.

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    Jarvis Jones 08-10-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Interesting premise and teenage angst"

    Interesting premise. A little too much teenage angst on the part of the protagonist for my taste.

    It reads like a YA book with swearing thrown in.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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