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Impulse Audiobook

Impulse

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Cent has a secret. She lives in isolation, with her parents, hiding from the people who took her father captive and tortured him to gain control over his ability to teleport, and from the government agencies who want to use his talent. Cent has seen the world, but only from the safety of her parents' arms. She's teleported more than anyone on Earth, except for her mother and father, but she's never been able to do it herself. Her life has never been in danger. Until the day when she went snowboarding without permission and triggered an avalanche. When the snow and ice thundered down on her, she suddenly found herself in her own bedroom. That was the first time.

©2013 Steven Gould (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Jonathan 01-23-17
    Jonathan 01-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "As YA goes it's top shelf!!"

    The title says it all. I'll just add this: All these stories by Steven Gould are scientifically implausible. But, good fiction doesn't have to match up with science in order to be good fiction. I think of it as an awesome coming of age and finding love story with a serious spice of science fiction. It's said that there are theories, speculation, speculation squared, and cosmology! So what do you do when you find out that actual theoretical physics is "mostly fiction"? Sit down and read the jumper series... (You have my permission to skip Griffin's story. It's too far outside the plot and can't even find a happy ending.)

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    Avester 01-21-17
    Avester 01-21-17 Member Since 2016
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    "toned down"

    This novel in the series is very much toned down. Most of it is high school drama related, but the style is just as great. Definitely helped having read the other books in the series. There's a lot of references. Great read, just a little toned down....

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    Jared 08-06-15
    Jared 08-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good just not as good as the first two"

    Liked the story just slower, a lot slower than the first. The new voice threw me off and at first I was kind of ticked because I liked the male reader, but the new one was good too.

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    Jeannie 07-16-15
    Jeannie 07-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Really?! This is someone's idealistic daydream."

    Okay, I can buy the homeschooled kid with an amazing educational background. I can even go along with the snowboarding. BUT this book is so full of unbelievably perfect, giving, intelligent, and well rounded people that I started laughing at every new revelation. The straight A male athletic team captain secretly loves an English novelist from the 1800's. Really!?

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    EJ 01-29-15
    EJ 01-29-15
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    "Very enjoyable."

    The story was well constructed. It began with the parents but the story mostly centered around the teen girl. The concept of "jumping" was fun and believable. I was sorry it ended.

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    Greg D United States 01-25-15
    Greg D United States 01-25-15 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Unfortunate 3rd Book"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, this book did nothing to move the main plot of the series forward at all. It was childish and read more like a "men suck and women rule" pamphlet. I have a hard time believing it was written by the same guy who wrote the first 2 books in the series.


    Any additional comments?

    This might be a good book for those interested in stories of girls in high school. However, for anyone looking for Part 3 of the series, it was a huge disappointment. It just doesn't belong with the other 2 books.

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    David ROANOKE, VA, United States 01-12-15
    David ROANOKE, VA, United States 01-12-15 Member Since 2013

    I listen to approximately 25 hours per week and have downloaded over 400 books on Audible. Mostly I like mysteries, fantasy and scifi.

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    "Love this series"

    The movie version of Jumper missed the mark so someone needs to make a new TV series based more on the book series. This series is great but takes too long for new books to be released.

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    C 01-09-15
    C 01-09-15
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    "More teen than I would have liked."
    Where does Impulse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Still up near the top as the books were, but


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cent because with her being young she is more daring which translate to new things with the Jumping ability.


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

    Have not listened to anything else by Emily, but she did a good job. I'd be willing to look into listening to other books she has narrated.


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

    No. Maybe just chuckle a bit.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a good book, but because of the main character it did deal with teenage issues. I'm not a big fan of going through all the high school drama but for the character it was necessary and understandable. The book is well written, it is entertaining, and it is worth another listen, just not immediately after finishing it the first time.

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    Barnabas' Daughter Atlanta, GA, USA 12-25-14
    Barnabas' Daughter Atlanta, GA, USA 12-25-14 Member Since 2015

    The name is for my wife, the photo is for the old man.

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    "Most Likeable Teen Protagonist"

    The 15 year old teen girl is one of the most likeable, and reasonable teen characters I've ever met in fiction. Almost real, in many ways, and hey, if she's a little too good to be true, remember it's a fantasy. However, the book does deal with the physics of the scifi/fantasy elements quite well, making it more scientific than most "science fiction". This is the best I've read in several years, and the narration does the best possible thing: It stays in the background, at least appearing the story carry you along, without distractions, but with all the subtle nuances that a gifted reader can add to the overall experience

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    Robert San Dimas, CA, United States 07-19-14
    Robert San Dimas, CA, United States 07-19-14 Member Since 2013

    A truck driver who listens to a lot of Audiobooks

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    "Disappointing"
    What disappointed you about Impulse?

    Childish, political correct, and boring.


    What could Steven Gould have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make the characters more realistic


    Which character – as performed by Emily Rankin – was your favorite?

    none


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had the same kidnap rescue thing as the first two books, I didn't hate it, just disappointed as I liked the first two books, and this one wasn't as good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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