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Rise of the Elgen: Michael Vey, Book 2 | [Richard Paul Evans]

Rise of the Elgen: Michael Vey, Book 2

Michael was born with special electrical powers - and he’s not the only one. His friend Taylor has them too, and so do other kids around the world. With Michael’s friend Ostin, a techno-genius, they form the Electroclan, an alliance meant to protect them from a powerful group, the growing Order of Elgen, who are out to destroy them. The leader of the Elgen, Dr. Hatch, has kidnapped Michael’s mother, and time is running out. After narrowly escaping an Elgen trap, Ostin’s discovery of bizarre “rat fires” in South America leads the gang to the jungles of Peru.
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Publisher's Summary

Michael must save his mother - and protect his powers - in the electric sequel to the number-one New York Times best-selling Michael Vey, from Richard Paul Evans.

Michael was born with special electrical powers - and he’s not the only one. His friend Taylor has them too, and so do other kids around the world. With Michael’s friend Ostin, a techno-genius, they form the Electroclan, an alliance meant to protect them from a powerful group, the growing Order of Elgen, who are out to destroy them. The leader of the Elgen, Dr. Hatch, has kidnapped Michael’s mother, and time is running out.

After narrowly escaping an Elgen trap, Ostin’s discovery of bizarre “rat fires” in South America leads the gang to the jungles of Peru, where the Electroclan meets new, powerful foes and faces their greatest challenge yet as Michael learns the extent of the Elgen’s rise in power - and the truth of their plan to “restructure” the world.

©2012 Richard Paul Evans (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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    Denard Stockbridge, GA, United States 09-09-13
    Denard Stockbridge, GA, United States 09-09-13
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    "good story"
    Any additional comments?

    It was a fun listen through out the whole book, I've listened to this book three times now, and I still enjoyed listing to it each time!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tabitha 11-29-12
    Tabitha 11-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Good Follow Up"
    What did you love best about Rise of the Elgen?

    I liked the alternating points of view and the characters. I really liked Michael and Simon and Taylor a lot in the first book, and while I still enjoyed them in this one, I wasn't quite as invested as I was the first time around.


    What other book might you compare Rise of the Elgen to and why?

    The Rise of Elgen wasn't like any other book that I have read. Parts were a little gory/gross. Don't want to give too much away, but there are some large rats and some nasty stuff happens with them.


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    The narrator is good. I think he does well with the boy's/men's voices. Like most male narrators, I am not all that impressed with his women's voices but it doesn't take anything away from the book.


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

    Yes. I loved the first book and stayed up late to listen to it. This one wasn't quite that good, but I still listened to the entire book in one day!


    Any additional comments?

    While some stuff was resolved in this book, the ending was a cliffhanger. You don't find out who is helping? Michael and his friends and why. The cliffhanger at the end was good, and it made up for some of the slower parts of the book. The alternating points of view also made the book move faster than it might have otherwise. All-in-all a good sequel to the first and I am looking forward to the third book in the series!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Lynne Jarvis Ozark, MO United States 10-29-12
    Mary Lynne Jarvis Ozark, MO United States 10-29-12
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    "Exciting but less believable"
    Would you listen to Rise of the Elgen again? Why?

    No. This book was not as wonderful as the first in the series. It had a little too much gore for my taste. The characters were well developed but when their powers became even greater than they had been in the first book, it made my logical mind wonder how their body, especially Michael's, could survive the extra burden of the power surges. I'll have to say that the narration was amazing. The way the voices would change and the tone would change, made it a really exciting listen.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I think that the descriptions were a little too vivid when the rats were devouring their meal. I guess I would have tried to figure out a way to leave more to the imagination. I also was shocked at the ending and would have liked to have this be the last in the series, but I can see that it won't be.


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He knew exactly how to use inflection and accents to distinguish between characters and to convey the mood of the story. Excellent narration!!!


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

    Pretty much. We listened to it while traveling and got through it in two long sittings. I looked forward to the second day.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie United States 10-01-12
    Stephanie United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Great addition to the series. (Possible Spoiler)"

    I loved the first book and the second book is just as good. The story is quick and fun and suspenseful. I laughed out loud more than once. Austin and Max are hysterical. I really enjoyed the book. I hate cliff hanger endings. Hopefully Mr. Evans won't make us wait too long for book 3.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gipper1254 Yucaipa, CA USA 09-20-12
    Gipper1254 Yucaipa, CA USA 09-20-12 Member Since 2012

    Gipper1254

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    "Outstanding narration!"
    What did you love best about Rise of the Elgen?

    Good, solid story. Moves fast!


    What does Fred Berman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does about 20 different voices, so well, and so seamlessly that you forget its one person doing it!


    Any additional comments?

    Great fun!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Max Connors Pasco, WA 09-10-12
    Max Connors Pasco, WA 09-10-12 Member Since 2015

    Voracious Audiobook fanatic that enjoys a wide variety of books. Some of my favorite genres are- Sci-fi, Espionage, Romance, and Mystery.

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    "Fun listen, hope this is heading somewhere"
    Would you listen to Rise of the Elgen again? Why?

    Yes- Great for a long trip in the car with kids. This is a great compromise for parents who want to listen as well. Entertaining for the whole family (ages 10+). This might be too much for anyone younger than 10, due to violence.


    What other book might you compare Rise of the Elgen to and why?

    The first Michael Vey book is great- This series falls in a category that is hard to find. I have younger kids (10-12) and they loved the first 2 books. There is serious action, but nothing more serious than a PG-13 rating. No real language, and nothing sexual in nature. The Rick Riordan novels, or the Ranger's Apprentice series fall somewhere in the same category. Enjoyable action/adventure stories, with some violence.


    What about Fred Berman’s performance did you like?

    Continuity is a big deal with Audiobooks. I hope he will continue reading follow-on books. Nothing worse than changing readers during a multi-book series.


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

    Nothing that serious. There is a fair amount of humor in the face of danger, paticularly with one of the main brainiac characters who provides some comic relief.


    Any additional comments?

    Be sure to listen to 1st book for frame of reference. This second book isn't as good, but is still enjoyable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn Rowe 08-18-12
    Dawn Rowe 08-18-12
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    "Semper Fi! Bravery, Sacrifice and Honor"

    What a non-stop, action packed ride! It never stopped, and the ending is so true to real life.
    Real life does not tie nice little bows on plot points, nor does it let you know the answers to all your questions. Real life leads you from one deep question to another deep question. It is so nice to read a book that obviously will have a sequal, but also treats you like real life does.

    It is also great to read about characters that are real and learning. They make hard choices and put others needs before their own. There are great life lessons that can be learned from this, and my kids will love it. It's already on the kindle and mp3 of my 11 year old daughter. She'll have it done soon.

    I love that young adault books are being writen that show true good/evil conflict and good examples of how to deal with it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 08-28-14
    Lauren Irvine, CA, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not as good as book one"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Kids around 12 to 15 maybe, but I thought it was a little mean. Not funny like the first one.


    What was most disappointing about Richard Paul Evans’s story?

    The characters did very mean things.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    None.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 11-21-12
    Lisa 11-21-12
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    "Evans and Berman continue an excellent story!"
    Where does Rise of the Elgen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Some audiobook narrators are difficult to listen to. Berman's performance brings this story to life. After both reading and hearing the first Vey book, I recommend listening to this over reading it. It's just so fun to hear!


    What other book might you compare Rise of the Elgen to and why?

    Might compare to Harry Potter, or I Am Number Four. Sci-Fi brought closer to home.


    Any additional comments?

    What comes next? Waiting for it!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marlous 09-18-12
    Marlous 09-18-12

    Homeschool Grandma

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    "WOW!! Love this!!!"
    Would you listen to Rise of the Elgen again? Why?

    Yes I would and will.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Rise of the Elgen?

    The whole thing. Love the excitement, the intrigue, the whole story line.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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