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Battle of the Ampere: Michael Vey, Book 3 | [Richard Paul Evans]

Battle of the Ampere: Michael Vey, Book 3

The hair-raising action continues for Michael Vey in this charged third installment of the #1 New York Times best-selling series. In the third book of the electrifying Michael Vey series, Michael and his friends must continue to fight the Elgen and try to disrupt their plans to rule the world.
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Publisher's Summary

The hair-raising action continues for Michael Vey in this charged third installment of the #1 New York Times best-selling series.

In the third book of the electrifying Michael Vey series, Michael and his friends must continue to fight the Elgen and try to disrupt their plans to rule the world.

©2013 Richard Paul Evans (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Courtney Worrell Beaufort, SC United States 11-16-13
    Courtney Worrell Beaufort, SC United States 11-16-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent book, awful narration"
    If you could sum up Battle of the Ampere in three words, what would they be?

    Great Vey book


    What did you like best about this story?

    The morals within the story


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Why was a new narrator used for this book? The new narrator was such a disappointment - while he used nice foreign accents, there was little distinction among the main characters.


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

    Yes, several times.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Netaw PUYALLUP, WA, United States 09-21-13
    Netaw PUYALLUP, WA, United States 09-21-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story, Narrator change is just wrong"
    What did you love best about Battle of the Ampere?

    Consistent story and character development


    What other book might you compare Battle of the Ampere to and why?

    The first two books. Follows the story progression


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No offence to the new narrator, I'm sorry but its like changing the lead actor in a movie. He didn't pull it off. Needs to be re-done by the original. He got the characters right. Unique voices. You knew who each was by the voice. New narrator did a poor job defining each characters voice from the others.


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

    Definately, at leat til I heard the new narrator.


    Any additional comments?

    Please get the original narrator back. So disappointing

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    dawn HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 11-03-13
    dawn HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Incredible book"
    What did you love best about Battle of the Ampere?

    The series builds upon each other with just the right amount of suspense & adventure for a family to enjoy together. This (series) should be made into a movie.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The ending- the electro-clan is back together and going off to a new adventure!


    What aspect of Kirby Heyborne’s performance would you have changed?

    This narrator did not have the range as the previous narrator for the other 2 books- made it really hard to adjust to especially at first when you are "used to" other voices.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel 09-19-13
    Laurel 09-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed in the Narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    When a series has a good narrator, it is just not wise to change. The narrator for the first two books was just GREAT. I felt he was Michael Vey, his voice was just perfect, he struck the right note—youth coming of age. Very, very, very disappointed in the new narrator. While he has good alternate voices, his main delivery is flat and uninteresting. The book is worth reading, but the narration rather spoiled it for me.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael Vey, because he is has a good character.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kirby Heyborne?

    The first narrator who read books one and two.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Naomi Albuquerque, NM, United States 02-06-14
    Naomi Albuquerque, NM, United States 02-06-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Wonderful! But...change in narrator is unsettling."
    If you could sum up Battle of the Ampere in three words, what would they be?

    Can't Even Asdfghjkl;lkjhgfdsa


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I liked the narrator overall, but I didn't like the different voice of Hatch. I probably would have enjoyed the voice except it was so different from the voice I was used to. Although this narrator is good that doesn't change the fact that one should NEVER change the lead actor/narrator mid-story. My problem wasn't with the narrator but with the people who decided to change narrators in the first place. Urgh...


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-18-13
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    "AWESOME READ!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Battle of the Ampere the most enjoyable?

    Richard Paul Evans is on a roll! I have read and listened to Michael Vey Prisoner of Cell 25 and Rise of the Elgen. The whole family loves this series and Battle of the Ampere does not disappoint. Action packed and full of life lessons this is a great series for young people or the young at heart. I am proud to be called a Veyniac.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Michael Vey is my favorite person in the books because he has respect for his elders, Yes sir, no sir and calling all adults by Mr. or Mrs. shows that he was brought up by a loving and respectful parent. With all he has been through and is going through it would be easy to become bitter and angry but with the love of his friends he just keeps going.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Kirby Heyborne?

    While the narration was good, I didn't think he had the full grasp of the characters and range of voice that Fred Berman had on the previous books.


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

    Yes. I tried too. ultimately it took me 4 tries to listen to it all.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E. Anderson Utah 10-29-14
    E. Anderson Utah 10-29-14 Member Since 2003

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    "Horrible Narrator for the Main Character"

    This new narrator is horrible for the voice of the main character and the women. His voice made most of the characters sound like depressed wimps; very monotone and just horrible. The story continued and was as good as the first 2, but I almost had to return the book because of the narrator. If the mistake of keeping this guy as the narrator had continued to book 4 I would have returned the whole series and gotten them on kindle.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Monts 09-10-14
    R. J. Monts 09-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Starting to wear a bit thin"

    The intrepid teen heroes are on the run in this book. They spend the majority of this book trying to escape from South America while rescuing their friends. A cliched moment in the book broadcasts the twist the at the end.

    Dr Hatch is again the ultimate evil of the book.

    This is an escape book, so the story lines from the previous books are largely ignored or left for the next book. The characters motivations and actions are being stretched a bit thin at this point. Michael isn't reunited with his mother and she presumably is okay with her 15 year old son going to war with evil corporation turned evil regime without guidance or support.

    If you found yourself liking the settings and characters from the first two books, then you will probably enjoy their continued journey. Older listeners may find this book a harder listen than the previous installments.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    S. Beard 08-20-14
    S. Beard 08-20-14
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    "New Narrator is dissapointing"
    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    NO...dull...ponderous...plodding...detached...disconnected...
    Consequently, I didn't enjoy this 3rd as much as first two books


    Any additional comments?

    I am an adult, but began reading aloud books like these to my son (who is now 21)...Subsequently, I still enjoy them!
    They are light and easy to follow while multitasking, plus I won't be embarrassed blasting it while I garden ;-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Holly LeBaron Layton, UT USA 06-20-14
    Holly LeBaron Layton, UT USA 06-20-14

    Love to read all sorts of books, especially the Classics, Young Adult, & Paranormal.

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    "Not my Favorite of the Series"
    Would you try another book from Richard Paul Evans and/or Kirby Heyborne?

    Yes to both but not in this series if I can help it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hmm...I had a hard time following along due to the narrator change. I felt like this book fell flat for me.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kirby Heyborne?

    The original narrator, Fred Berman. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Kirby Heyborne as an actor & narrator for Orson Scott Card's Pathfinder series, but in this situation it was almost setting him up for failure. How could he possibly make it work? He does honorably with the accents & what not but I have fallen in love with the way Fred Berman portrayed all of the characters. I miss them all...especially Austin! Bones!


    Do you think Battle of the Ampere needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It will have one. I felt like there were a lot of unanswered story lines that just sort of popped up and faded out without resolution. Like the Zeus/Tessa story...why did he stop talking to her?...or where the other Electric children went during the end, etc. I'm not sure if it was story or narration or an amalgamation of both that just kept me feeling lackluster about it.


    Any additional comments?

    Bring back Fred!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Navan, Co. Meath, IE
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    "So dissapointed"
    What disappointed you about Battle of the Ampere?

    This is the third Michael Vey book. I enjoyed the other two and could not wait to find out what heppened to the electro clan.
    This book started ok, and stayed ok and i got bored. No other way to put it bored and it did not excite me. I could not care what happeded to anyone in the book. There was no real pace to the story and it did not have the same feel as the first two which were great.


    What didn’t you like about Kirby Heyborne’s performance?

    Kirby's proformanec was not great.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Battle of the Ampere?

    I would hand the book back and say this is a good start and needs life and drama. It have no life and no drama


    Any additional comments?

    I am very disappointed in the book. I wanted to like it. I could not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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