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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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    FanB14 08-26-12
    FanB14 08-26-12

    Short, Simple, No Spoilers

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    "Good Series for Boys"

    Michael and clan pick up where the first left off, on the run to save his mother and stop the Elgen plan from "Hatching". The romance between Michael and Taylor is more in the background, yet other characters are fleshed out more creating new interest.

    This series is a mixture of Firestarter (Stephen King) meets Percy Jackson. Excellent series for boys grades 4-12. Enjoy!

    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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    Susan 01-03-14
    Susan 01-03-14
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Rise of the Elgen to be better than the print version?

    I don't know; I do very little print


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I thought the stinky guy was intriguing


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

    keeping it moving along; didn't get sleepy from sitting and reading


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When the stinky guy sacrificed himself; also the friendships were moving and how they all stuck together.


    Any additional comments?

    These are really good books. I highly recommend. The premise of the power with the rats was very unique, kind of disgusting and very interesting all at the same time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Katheryne MD, United States 09-03-12
    Katheryne MD, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2015

    Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.

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    "Great Story For All Ages"

    Great Story ...check
    Great narration. ..check
    Up all night listening ....check
    Absolutely worth a credit ...check

    I highly recommend this book you will enjoy it.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    R. J. Monts 09-10-14
    R. J. Monts 09-10-14 Listener Since 2009
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    "Huge setting change from the first book"

    Most of the events of this book take place in South America. It seems largely accurate in it's descriptions of places, but the setting change is so jarring from the first book. Michael Vey doesn't stay in Idaho, or even in America, but takes the fight to the evil ElGen corporation.

    Again, Michael's condition is largely ignored throughout the book. Which may be the point. Dr Hatch is again back as the main villian and the ElGen have developed new weapons and tactics in the 13 hours since we left our heroes at the end of the first book.

    The setting change, while jarring, does move the book away from the cliches of the first book. The heroes are virtuous to a fault and the bad guys are evil to the hilt.

    All in all it remains a typical teen hero fantasy in an unusual setting.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Henri Roslindale, MA, United States 08-17-12
    Henri Roslindale, MA, United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Phenomenal!"

    Better than the first. Its now 5 am and I have to go to work exhausted but was worth it. If you start don't expect to stop.

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Coe Kentucky, USA 07-26-15
    Michael Coe Kentucky, USA 07-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"

    Tons of both predictable and not predictable turns. This book kept me engaged the whole time :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aaron 07-20-15
    Aaron 07-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    Can't get enough of it!

    We love it .
    Appropriate for kids.
    Funny and weird and cool.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ebony 06-09-15
    Ebony 06-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Part 2, and Dr Hatch is still a douche!"
    What made the experience of listening to Rise of the Elgen the most enjoyable?

    Again, all the different character voices. Austin's was my favorite. He was so excitable :)


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Bowl. Weird, right? Just to picture something like that is crazy


    Have you listened to any of Fred Berman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    yes, part1 of this series. There is no comparison, they are the same


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

    Again, no extreme reaction in either direction. Just a really, really good book


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-21-15
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 04-21-15 Member Since 2014

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "Watch out for all the rats."

    Another adventure into the land of the Electriclan and Elgen. I enjoyed this story and for the most part it flew by. The only part I felt was a little on the long side was when the story was from Dr. Hatch's point of view. I think Dr. Hatch's megalomaniac part should have been shortened some, this caused me to only give the book 4 stars. It's fascinating to see what different powers the kids have and how they grow, there was also great character development. Story does leave at a cliff hanger, but I plan on reading more anyway. Narrator is excellent as usual, I have always enjoyed Fred Berman.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nicole 04-17-15
    Nicole 04-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it"

    Micheal Vey rise of the Elgin Kept my attention and was quite hard to put down when I needed to

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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