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Publisher's Summary

You know we have been betrayed.

You must discover why.

You must learn the truth.

They have put a plan in motion.

They have infiltrated your government.

They have already turned some of you.

They will do whatever it takes to have your planet.

The battle lines have been drawn.

Whose side are you on?

©2014 Pittacus Lore (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Amazing

The book and story line was amazing!!!!! The narrators did amazing with using a lot of pizazz in the voice 😘 love this book!

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five is a little crybaby

Would you consider the audio edition of I Am Number Four to be better than the print version?

Although I hate the fact that five is such a crybaby I still enjoyed the read. It at least gave insight on why 5 is such a jerk and a traitor. Even with the little stuff he went through, to me it still didn't make sense for him to turn his back on his people! I hope they get him good in the next book

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the whole story pretty much.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Nice backstory on Five

I thought the narration of these stories was excellent, really brought the characters to life for me.
*****SPOILER ALERT*****
I thought these stories did a great job of showing where Five gets his attitude. It shows he's always been the type of character who will never admit when he's wrong. He is a typical "whiney teenager" who needs to grow up and hopefully will. He is not at all what the others are and would never help to save earth. He his where he should be, with the losers, and not with the winners!
If you are a fan of this series, I highly recommend this installment. The series would be incomplete without it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Pittacus Lore!! Where are you?!

The narrators where great. Can't wait to finish the 5th book now. But I'm glad to finally hear the back story on 5!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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A little weak compared to the other books

Would you try another book from Pittacus Lore and/or MacLeod Andrews and Johnathan McClain ?

Yes

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

The contents of this book should have been included in the last book of the series. The last book was short and very disappointing in my opinion. The background and content here could have made the last book more complete. Instead we have to buy 2 books to get 1.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed Ray pretending there was a Mog attack to try and jolt number 5 into taking the war more seriously. Number 5 is that high maintenance person that needs constant praise to feel important - unfortunatley for the Lorien it didn't work.

Could you see I Am Number Four being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

I am number Four is a movie, but yes I think the rest of the books should be turned into a movie as well. The original actors should return.

Any additional comments?

The Lost Files started as an add-on to bring additional information to the story without turning the books into long novels. However, they are now being used to generate more revenue and the series is suffering because of it.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Beautifully tells the tragic story of Five.

Although I went into this book with low expectations, I enjoyed it very much.
Not necessarily because of story itself, but rather the demonstration of Five's development.
A nice read for true fans of the series.

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More Good Lorien Backstories

This is the third set of short back stories that goes with the Lorien Legacies series. Although this set of stories could probably be listened to independently of the other Lost Files stories, it is probably best listened to after "The Lost Files: The Legacies". The backstories for Five include spoilers for "The Fall of Five" if for any reason you are picking this one up first I'd read "The Fall of Five" first, but I think most people read the Lost Files after finishing the Lorien Legacy series anyway.

This set covers three short stories, featuring two of the more enigmatic characters from the Lorien Legacies, Five and Mark James.

The First, "Five's Legacy" covers Five's history up to the point he falls under the control of the Mogadorians. The third story, "Five's Betrayal" covers Five's backstory under Mogadorian control up to where he joins the other Garde in "The Fall of Five". I enjoyed these stories although they were a little tough to listen to just due to Five's personality and his general bad life choices. You pretty much feel the same way towards him after these stories as you ultimately feel in the books, not sure exactly how to feel about him, although he seems ultimately tragic to me after finishing the second backstory. The Five backstories are interesting and they do shed some light on events leading up to "The Fall of Five". They help explain some of his deep animosity toward Nine and his general instability.

The Second story, "Return to Paradise" features Mark James and what happens to him and Sarah Hart following the events in "I Am Number Four". It does cover the story behind what was really happened with John Smith's ill fated meeting with Sarah in "The Power of Six" as well as how Mark got started with "They Walk Among Us". As with Five, Mark is one of those enigmatic characters you sort of root for and sort of dislike at the same time, but it was actually fun to hear a story from his point of view. His are probably the funniest of the narrations in the Lost Files stories and will definitely make you laugh. ("The Lost Files: Rebel Allies" has the second of the Mark James backstories which continues to cover his adventures after this story.)

In some ways these are some of the more interesting backstories in the Lost Files because there really isn't much on these two characters' background in the main series, so it all strikes into new territory where you aren't sure where things will really end up.

So there you go, three stories with two of the series' anti-heroes. I enjoyed the listen and would definitely recommend it for those looking for something more to read in the Lorien Legacies.

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Read it, but don't stop.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to anyone who want to get into a good series that will take a while to get through and keep you interested.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Where is the next book.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Six is introduced; she is a total bad-ass cutie.

Do you think I Am Number Four needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

There needs to be a book after the 7th. We need to know so much more!

Any additional comments?

This book is by far the worst story-wise of all the books in the proper series (ie not including the side books). The first book starts off basically like a teen love story with super powers; the next book is totally awesome and I couldn't put it down. They just keep getting better and better. Make it through this one to learn the characters and back story, then get ready because the series get really good.

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Pretty good

I've read all but the new book so far. I reread them all with the lost files books interspersed this time. I like them. This one was good. It was quite dark but a necessary explanation to Five's back story. I almost feel a little sad for him where before I disliked him strongly. Worth the read even though it's not a super happy story.

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If need to skip on book of the series this is it

this book dosnt gave me the same enthusiasm like the others, the information here about five or Mark not so exciting as the others, a nice book , I think you can skip.