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
As soon as the book started I almost stopped it and asked for my money back, I hate it when the narrator changes. I do feel that Fred Berman should have been brought back but oh I'll continue on with the series. Over all I really like the story and will tell people to read it.
I love this series, in fact I love all of Richard Paul Evans' books. His "Walk" series is very moving and inspirational. Admittedly, it is not the same type of story but I can't help help but reference it, the Author deserves for folks to understand the depth of his talent.
This particular installment carries the plot very well, giving us all the things we have come to look for in this series, comedy, action, and also suspense.
The only downside is the new narrator. Don't get me wrong, he is good in his own right but I have come accustomed to Mr. Berman. That is not an issue later in the series, as they bring him back, so if you are like me then hang in there, we only have two without him.
Amazing book you won't be disappointed great accents very good plot line best book i listened to
I disliked this book at first because the voices are all wrong. I wish audible had kept the same person for the entire series. The characters continue to develop and the story keeps twisting and turning. Against all odds the electroclan is still alive.
A great family friendly story that kept us riveted and made our commute fly! The story allowed us to discuss themes from greed, friendship, death and loyalty after each session. Even as an adult, I enjoyed this book.
The story was amazing, as all of the books in the series is. Richard Paul Evans is a favorite.
My problem was the narrator, Kirby Heyborne. It's almost as if Kirby tried to reinvent many of the characters. I am wondering if he bothered to listen to the previous audio books before recording. Oftentimes, his narration became a distraction to the story. Instead of studying and going with what Fred Berman had already established (speaking styles, voice inflections, etc.) Kirby went his own direction with many of the characters. This would be well and good, had this been book 1, and Kirby was setting the tone of the series, but it wasn't. Personally, I think this is the sign of a good narrator, and a good actor. And Kirby is neither. I am grateful that this is the only book in the series that Kirby was involved with.
The Audio version is quite exciting to listen to and captures the action more succinctly than just a plain reading does. Also for those who have sight problems or are not feeling well enough to read the audio version is wonderful
The story was exciting with plenty of action all the time. I thought that the emotional parts about the death of Wade were way over the top. In real life you grieve far more privately but Hollywood style thinking make the survivors more like victims and the real victim is used selfishly to make the other characters more attention-seekers and important than Wade's death. The romance part is over the top as well considering the young age of many readers.
My biggest gripe with this book was the narration. I would prefer a more "robust" voice with more bass, stressing the action scenes and the dialogue seemed very stilted to me.
I could listen to it in one sitting if I had the time and inclination to do so, but I prefer to listen to one or 2 chapters after the evening meal.
Pleas get a better narrator for the future books.
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