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The Rise of Nine | [Pittacus Lore]

The Rise of Nine

Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive. Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others.... I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others - including John. But so are they....
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Publisher's Summary

This program also contains seven bonus radio transmissions from Pittacus Lore!

Until the day I met John Smith, Number Four, I'd been on the run alone, hiding and fighting to stay alive.

Together, we are much more powerful. But it could only last so long before we had to separate to find the others....

I went to Spain to find Seven, and I found even more, including a tenth member of the Garde who escaped from Lorien alive. Ella is younger than the rest of us, but just as brave. Now we're looking for the others - including John.

But so are they.

They caught Number One in Malaysia.

Number Two in England.

And Number Three in Kenya.

They caught me in New York - but I escaped.

I am Number Six.

They want to finish what they started.

But they'll have to fight us first.

©2012 Pittacus Lore (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

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    Nicholas Houston, TX, United States 08-22-13
    Nicholas Houston, TX, United States 08-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Best Yet"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    this is the best of the books i can not wait till the next one. come on August


    What did you like best about this story?

    9


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    " nine is anything if not consistent"


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

    John aka 4 gaining the legacy of healing


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott United States 08-20-13
    Scott United States 08-20-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Stroy, Terrible Narration"

    The Story is fantastic, and anybody whose read the Lorien Books can tell you that. Friends coming together against all odds to battle evil and all that wonderful stuff. The Problem with this purchase is that the book is narrated by several people. But they don't separate the voices by character. Whoever's narrating (And they change that by the character's perspective) does all the voices. Which is fine, until the end where a different person starts doing 4's or 9's voice and it's completely different from the rest of the book. Very aggravating.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 08-20-13
    Amazon Customer Richmond, British Columbia, Canada 08-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Rise of yet another book in the series"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Combine it with the previous book and next book so and condense them


    If you’ve listened to books by Pittacus Lore before, how does this one compare?

    Meh


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    The main character


    Do you think The Rise of Nine needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Yes, and it does, several most likely because the series is a bit of a cash grab


    Any additional comments?

    Decent clean book (some mild exclatives at times), but really short and the series is looking like it's going to be a big cash grab.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    mr j page little york, new york United States 07-19-13
    mr j page little york, new york United States 07-19-13 Member Since 2013

    I listen to books while running and walking my dog so on average about an hour day and like books that have a good pace to them.

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    "Finally the story seems to be going somewhere!"
    If you could sum up The Rise of Nine in three words, what would they be?

    slow building story


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book merged several story lines that have been building for a while. At the same time it kept some things unresolved nicely.


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Generally, I found the narration flat and characters were either stereotypically (i.e. number nine as a surf "dude") portrayed or hard to distinguish from one another.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall I enjoyed the story but at times i found the plot predictable and felt it was moving a little slowly. I have to agree with some of the other reviews i have read that the radio transmissions were somewhat pointless and added very little to the story that we did not already know.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bobby Columbus, OH, United States 03-25-13
    Bobby Columbus, OH, United States 03-25-13
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    "Nothing against the book"
    Would you try another book from Pittacus Lore and/or the narrators?

    The author was was addequite and the naration was fine


    If you’ve listened to books by Pittacus Lore before, how does this one compare?

    it was what I expected from the other audio books.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes.


    Do you think The Rise of Nine needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It's getting one, because the story isn't done.


    Any additional comments?

    Your Audio format is very bad.
    I had heard good things for a long time, and subscribed as a new user and got a free book, that was awesome. However, your format does not work with Linux. I had to spend 2 hours to find a work around to get it to work all of which included installing a windows VM. on a computer with low ram this is not ideal.
    I then came up with the idea of installing Android onto a VM and listened with your Android application.
    needless to say, it is not worth using. Too much trouble.
    Please work on a better audio format for people who use other Operatin systems aside from Windows, or Mac.
    Linux, and FreeBSD users do Exist, please keep that in mind.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    James Houston, TX, United States 02-17-13
    James Houston, TX, United States 02-17-13
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    "Excellent"
    What did you love best about The Rise of Nine?

    All of it. Each number was quite interesting & some of their powers really, really cool.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Number 8, he is just a really playful & endearing character.


    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    All of it


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

    Yep


    Any additional comments?

    It's a must listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dustin fort collins, CO, United States 01-29-13
    Dustin fort collins, CO, United States 01-29-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book is good for the most part. Just an ending that is disappointing. The series would be much better without the cursing.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kathleen springfield, MO, United States 11-11-12
    kathleen springfield, MO, United States 11-11-12
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    "Big fans of the Number Four series"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I'd recommend this audiobook. We were awaiting the release of this book. Get the others in the series if you haven't already.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My son loves number 9. My favorite is 6. Probably the gender thing. We both like to see bravery but also some uniqueness in a hero.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    There were actually 3 narrators. My husband and son and I thought 2 were good but that the other sounded odd in some characters.


    Any additional comments?

    The movie was pretty good, near to the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Homewood, IL, United States 10-11-12
    Amazon Customer Homewood, IL, United States 10-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "i loved this audiobook"
    What did you love best about The Rise of Nine?

    The story line is solid, the characters are complex and interesting, and the performance was top notch. The plot is a new twist on the old theme of aliens taking over the earth, but in this version, the heroes/heroines are also aliens with super-powers who team up with humans to save Earth. The good aliens embody the best qualities of humans (and also some of our faults) and are easy to identify with. The histories of the aliens' planets of origin provides a plausible back story. The addition of a loyal shape-shifting companion that resembles a lovable beagle (when he's not fighting alien monsters) is a nice touch. The use of two readers (one male and one female) really made this audio book stand out for me, as even the best performers are rarely able to produce a convincing voice for a character of the opposite sex. The readers here are well able to perform several characters each, producing distinctive voices for each character. The imagery is vivid and the action scenes keep the listener on the edge of their seat. Listening to this performance was like being there. I plan to get the earlier audio books in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved this story and can't wait for the next installment from Pittacus Lore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joel Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 10-07-12
    Joel Cedar Rapids, IA, United States 10-07-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Every book gets more childish"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    A 12 year old who hasn't yet had their parents explain to them how people or reality really interact.


    What was most disappointing about Pittacus Lore’s story?

    I liked the first book. Because of the potential. But instead of utilizing that potential it seems that with every next step the bar is lowered.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    Very doubtful. I'm not sure if she harmed the story with her performance, or because she was put in a position of having nothing to work with... but this just gets more awful. Not many books do I find that every time I push pause to do something else do I wish I had that time back.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Waste of time and potential.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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