Davy has always been alone. He believes that he's the only person in the world who can teleport. But what if he isn't?
A mysterious group of people has taken Davy captive. They don't want to hire him, and they don't have any hope of appealing to him to help them. What they want is to own him. They want to use his abilities for their own purposes, whether Davy agrees to it or not. And so they set about brainwashing him and conditioning him. They have even found a way to keep a teleport captive.
But there's one thing that they don't know. No one knows it, not even Davy. And it might save his life....
©2004 Steven Gould (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"Though Gould continues to exuberantly press the boundaries of scientific credibility, his gift for placing ordinary people in extraordinary situations against a backdrop of international concerns makes this fast-paced adventure sizzle." (Publishers Weekly)
"This is a fun, fast-paced novel that - like Gould's other books - also has a social conscience that gives it more depth than such a story might have in lesser hands." (Charles de Lint, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction)
It is a well written book. The plot is well thought out.
The capture of the jumper and the exploration of the jumping phenomena.
A solid voice and very enjoyable.
I hope Mr Gould writes more in the theory.
I love a good story, regardless of the genre. Anything from 'Pride and Prejudice' to 'The Shining'.
The characters were real. The good guys had moral dilemmas but the bad guys were really bad.
I tired but I listen while I drive so I had to break up the listening time.
I'd recommend it to anyone of my friends who enjoys smooth story telling with a fandom for modern science fiction
It's a great read for anyone who is a fan of modern science fiction and psychological references, so I would absolutely suggest it to at least a few of my friends who are fans of the genre.
Very smooth story telling with some very emotionally effective speaking. He also did a very good job at defining each different character with his speech which is always very good.
"A jump into action and adventure."
Say something about yourself!
I wish that there had been more subterfuge; the idea of working with the NSA, established in Jumper, more or less makes the fun anonymous jumping hijinks disappear.
I couldn't decide what to make of the very deep conspiracy the book unravels (and doesn't); i.e., I don't think it was Trilateral Commission or New World Order stuff...Davy's politics don't seem to align with that but what was it?
The narration makes or breaks an audiobook. The narrator for this book brought the charactors to life and made the story pop.
Davy's girlfriend was my favorite charactor. It was fun learning along with her what she could do and how.
Yes. I travel a lot for work each day and the time went by so fast due to this engaging story.
I am truly enjoying the Jumper series. The stories are interesting and the characters smart. I can't wait for the next one!
I'm an eater of Words.
What in the world is this? I swear I'm only finishing this book because if has to get better. I refuse to believe I wasted my credits on this? How can you make a bad story where the main character can teleport? We'll lets see. 1. Remove his ability to use his powers. 2. Try and make the reader care about the character. 3. Add a weird homeless woman that stutters and has a weird name. 4. Give someone else the same powers as the main character (for no reason). 5. Do nothing with the story. 6. I had to look up the author because I couldn't believe this got published. 7. The joke is on me.
YA writer and book lover!
I got this book on sale and I'm glad I did. I watched the movie Jumper (never read the book) and I loved it. However as the sequel to Jumper it was boring. To me there wasn't enough action and it seemed as though Davey was tortured throughout the whole book while Millie was distraught and searching for him. To me there needed to be more meat to the plot. A few good things to say: I liked the character and story development. But overall the sequel fell short.
There were some fascinating concepts here, and interesting characters. But everything moved so slowly that when the finale came it was a bit of a shock, because it felt like there was no build-up.
The narration was good. No complaints. I think my only issue was the pacing.
Bogs down almost immediately when the story devolves to one of the protagonists confined to a single room -- intriguing, not really. Author doesn't have the chops to pull it off.
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