Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you. But we are not you. We can do things you dream of doing. We have powers you dream of having. We are stronger and faster than anything you have ever seen. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books but we are real.
Our plan was to grow, and train, and become strong, and become one, and fight them. But they found us and started hunting us first. Now all of us are running. Spending our lives in shadows, in places where no one would look, blending in. we have lived among you without you knowing.
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.
Also included is a sneak listen to the first chapter of the next book in the series. Enjoy!
©2010 Pittacus Lore (P)2010 HarperCollins Publishers
I originally got Audibles to listen to Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings Series. I ended listening to more books like LoTR and HG.
Another take on Superman
Superman . Aliens on earth that fled their home planet while young due to destruction of home planet. The people (another alien race) who destroyed the aliens home planet are now on earth.
Female voices were horrible. Male voices were good.
The movie version was HORRIBLE compared to this story
I had trouble not wanting to stop listening. Now I reserve sequels to drives >1 hour
The first book of the series and I'm hooked. I'm glad to see there are more than three books in the series. It has an original plot and keeps you wanting for more. I
I really did like the book. It was a bit childish at times, but good. However the narrator is questionable. Most character voices outside of the main characters are extreme. Women sound whiney, and others sound like cartoon voices. I wish he just read all in e same voice.
My 12-year-old boy & 10 year old girl and I all enjoyed the story. Very rare. We also ALL hated the narration.
Kaplan's John Smith was okay. His Henri was pretty good. Sam, Sarah & Mark are all but unbearable. UN-BEAR-ABLE. Kaplan must be related to someone very high up at Audible or Amazon or the Author's nephew or something. There's no other explanation as to how anyone approved this narration.
It's awful. Sam sounds like he has a comically bad head cold. Mark sounds drugged and slow and unrealistic. Sarah doesn't sound even remotely feminine...These characters are all horrid.
Did I mention the narration was awful?!?
I got this on sale, expected a so so book. Not so! Even though the main character was a teen, it was intriguing and captivated my interest to the end. The sneak listen ensures I will listen to them all. My husband liked it too. Neil Kaplan did a great job on narration, I want to know who Pittacus Lore really is, LOL. Great job of making a believable sci-fi/fantasy!
Tell us about yourself! 70 yrs old, retired my son introd. me to audible and Im thrilled. Now live in small town in Kansas.
Good story I saw I am for in the theaters but I can't wait to go on with the series didn't even know there was one
Enjoyed the story. Not a fan of the female voices by the reader, but the story was interesting enough, keeping me engaged enough to look past it.
I like the characters and their relationships.
When John had to leave the party in Florida.
Kaplan did a good job with John and Henri. The choices he made with the other characters made it hard to listen to. He makes them sound foolish and comical--almost cartoonish. It almost made me return the book. I wish he would have just read all the voices in his regular voice, or took more time to develop the characters.
No. I had to listen in small amounts to recover from the narration in between listening.
I want to recommend this audio book to others, but just can't because of the ridiculous voices.
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