Griffin grows up with only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way.
Jumper is a major motion picture released by 20th Century Fox in February 2008.
©2007 Steven C. Gould; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
"This is a book that you won't want to miss. It reminded me of why I first came to love science fiction, and yet I didn't have to be 12 again to have a great time reading it." (Orson Scott Card)
I thought this was a wonderful book. The story of a child forced to grow up too fast because of his special ability. Don't get this audiobook if you are looking for a re-telling of the story from the movie. It doesn't even parallel the movie. It is its own story, standing alone, but equally riveting.
This title is apparently part of the "Audible Childrens Library." Whoever decided to put it there made a huge mistake. This book is full of explicit language, sex, and violence. If books were rated like movies, it would definitely get an "R."
It also is not the same story as the movie. I understand (from reading at Wikipedia) that the movie was very loosely based on an earlier book.
Those things being said, this was a very enjoyable story to listen to. It is one of the better books I've heard in a while. Just don't share it with your kids.
If you have seen the movie, you will want to read (listen to) Griffin's Story which begins to answer questions raised by the film. This prequil describes very enjoyably how Griffin became a loner, a hunter. It is full of emotional moments as Griff learns to use caution and his "gift". This story is, however, inappropriate for kids. Audible has it as 8th grade or higher. I would suggest age 16 or higher. The book contains language and subject matter out side that which should be considered by those of a lesser age.
The movie appears to be based on an earlier book in the same series-- I am looking forward to some of those books popping up on Audible.
The reader is flawless-- every voice is unique, and every sentence is rendered like it was felt.
The story is equally excellent. The characters are believable, the story is compelling, and the suspension of belief is effortless.
Eagerly awaiting the other books, to the point that I might get them in print, which I never have time for anymore.
Normally "Five Stars" means "they didn't have 4 1/2." This time it's really five stars.
This is not a kids story. With Parents and others having their throats slashed in front of their children, blood pooling over the floor and down drains, this book was not something that anyone under latter teenage years needs to read. Certainly not under 14 or 15.
The classification of "Audible Kids" should mean that it is suitable for "kids" not older teen readers.
This is definitely a reminder to us as parents to not just take some company's classification of something before handing off to our kids.
I was disappointed in character development in the movie and was prepared for mild disappointment here. Not so. You'll feel the child's pain and the anger as he ages. You'll be wanting more when it's over - the best way to end a good book.
It's nice to visit the jumper world again. I love the depth this story brings. It really brings a more roundness to the storyline. The narration is also great for the story. A good overall experience if you like the jumpers.
Yes, a book about teleportation, well written.
It's about teleportation...what's not to like?
No I have not listened to any of Ted Barkers other performances.
No over several days.
If you liked the original Jumper you'll like this.
This book is much different than the film and much better, so if you considering buying this book don't let your opinion be effected be the movie.
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