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


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    Ron Asheboro, NC, USA 06-29-14
    Ron Asheboro, NC, USA 06-29-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Another 5 star book"

    The first book in this series was great. The second not so much. Therefore I only got this one as part of a 2 for 1 deal. It was as good as the first. I could hardly wait to get to the end..

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    Garret Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada 05-11-14
    Garret Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada 05-11-14 Member Since 2009
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    "All the Right Notes"

    Good voice for a great first person read. Liked this book better than Jumper and a lot more than Reflex. The main character is very engaging. Her teenager problems are nicely balanced against problems of the adult world, and best of all, the bad guys in this book are credible characters.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew United States 04-07-14
    Andrew United States 04-07-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Seriously amazing"

    It's a weird combination of all the teen girl novels that are huge these days (Hunger Games, Twilight, etc) and the previous 2 Jumper's. Lots less gross bodily functions, lots more emotional high school girls, but altogether, a seriously wonderful (if sometimes predictable - nothing's wrong with a bit of predictability) follow-up to Reflex.

    I was a bit leery of the narrator at first (I hate when a series isn't consistent with its narrators), but since 2/3 of the novel is from a female PoV, it wouldn't have made much sense to get Macleod Andrews to do it, and I think this might be my favorite non-Kate Reading female narrator, now, so it worked out.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jay SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 01-06-14
    Jay SALT LAKE CITY, UT, United States 01-06-14
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    "Definitely a Teen book, however..."
    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Don't know who edited the rough copy of the book, but there are a HUGE amount of breathes....between sentences, in the middle of character dialogue...and so on... It's a pretty big distraction.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    R. Moslosky 10-28-13
    R. Moslosky 10-28-13
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    "The Jumper series continues with more excitement"
    Would you listen to Impulse again? Why?

    I'd listen to it again so that I could pay attention to more details.


    What other book might you compare Impulse to and why?

    The other books in this series.


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

    Haven't listened to any others.


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

    No, because I wanted to have time to think about what I was hearing.


    Any additional comments?

    Listening to this book made me hope that Gould writes another in the series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Blakey 08-20-13
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    "Should be listed under teen romance"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not for me:. I have no interest in how a 15 year old girl adjusts to public school.


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

    The first two books in this series vere excellent.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Clayton Celina, OH, United States 07-19-13
    Clayton Celina, OH, United States 07-19-13 Listener Since 2007
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    "where's the vampires?"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    8th grade girls.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Steven Gould again?

    maybe


    What does Emily Rankin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I can see why they used a woman narrator for this book, but it took some getting used to since the first two books were read by a man.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Impulse?

    the kissing parts


    Any additional comments?

    When did this series turn into Twilight books? Did the target audience just switch to 13 year old girls? And the story was boring compared to the other two in the series. Very disappointed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-19-13
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    "Another great book in the Jumper series!"
    If you could sum up Impulse in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, exciting, fast paced


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

    I thoroughly enjoyed the main character.


    Any additional comments?

    I would recommend this book, and in fact the whole series, to anyone. Way better than the JUMPER movie. All the books have been fun, fresh, interesting and compelling.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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