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.
Audiobooks depend upon the narrator almost as much as the story itself and this series has been spot on with solid performance. The only two other series (Wheel of Time and Eragon) seem to have pulled off a consistant performance of the books I've listened too.
Great job by all!
Various times, some were predictable, but others were a twist in the story I wasn't expecting. One of the nice things about this series.
I was surprise by the change in 9's behavior between this book and the 'Lost Legacy'. However, it flowed nicely. I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a little escape literature without all of the 'out of this world' spells and powers some series feel they have to add to be exciting.
It was okay. I'm not sorry I listened to it, but probably won't listen to it again. I was entertained and the story moved well. I think I was just expecting more. This seemed more like the middle of the story...building characters and setting the scene for what was to come. There was a wrap-up, but definitely a set-up for books to come.
Using different narrators for the three voices was a good decision, but the distinction between the two females was minimal and I had trouble discerning which female was speaking. The male reader's voices for Sam and all females drives me nuts, but since he was only reading a third of the time, I wasn't as bothered by it as before.
The pattern of the previous books repeats. If you enjoyed the other storylines, I am sure you will enjoy this one. Just don't expect anything really different from the others.
I would recommend it if you really are enjoying this series and just want to hear more. Otherwise, I would wait for the next book and have a marathon session.
This is the first audiobook I've ever reviewed. So, bare with me as I try to figure out the best way to approach it.
There were three narrators for this book. Only one did a good job. Neil Kaplan voiced John. He made him sound like a complete whiner. Okay, okay...John is somewhat of a whiner but not all the time. He has his moments of strength and valor and I heard none of that come through in Kaplan's narration. It was John's chapters that also included Nine. Nine I think could be a great character but again Kaplan's narration failed miserably for me. Nine was made to sound like a doped up surfer 'dude'. I cringed most of the times his character spoke.
Marisol Ramirez narrated Six's chapters. I love Six, I think she is the best character in this series. However, Ramirez botched the reading. Her inflection was completely off and none of the feistiness of Six was heard.
On the other hand, Devon Souvari who voiced Marina did quite a good job. Subsequently, her chapters became my favorites.
The story on The Rise of Nine is exactly what I've come to expect from the Lorrian Legacies. It was action packed with just the right amounts of sentiment and snark and, of course, cheesiness.
It picks up with John and Nine roaming away from the Mogodorian base and Six heading back from Spain with her new companions.
We learn much more about Nine, Marina and Ella and are introduced to yet another member of the Garde. And what a fun addition to this eclectic family he is. The dynamics between Garde members was entertaining to read (hear). They are so much like siblings, bickering and bantering, but when the fighting starts they are like a cohesive unit. New legacies are discovered, new friendships formed and a new determination is solidified amongst them all.
I hate giving away spoilers and this is a difficult book to review without giving anything away, so I will keep it short. If your a fan of the series, you won't be disappointed by this edition.
All that being said, I will not be continuing this series via audiobook. I feel like I missed a lot by not reading it. Lesson learned on this one.
yes, it's a great story and series.
Six was my favorite character in this book, her personality and background was more developed.
I like John's character the best.
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