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Michael must save his mother - and protect his powers - in the electric sequel to the number-one New York Times best-selling Michael Vey, from Richard Paul Evans.

Michael was born with special electrical powers - and he’s not the only one. His friend Taylor has them too, and so do other kids around the world. With Michael’s friend Ostin, a techno-genius, they form the Electroclan, an alliance meant to protect them from a powerful group, the growing Order of Elgen, who are out to destroy them. The leader of the Elgen, Dr. Hatch, has kidnapped Michael’s mother, and time is running out.

After narrowly escaping an Elgen trap, Ostin’s discovery of bizarre “rat fires” in South America leads the gang to the jungles of Peru, where the Electroclan meets new, powerful foes and faces their greatest challenge yet as Michael learns the extent of the Elgen’s rise in power - and the truth of their plan to “restructure” the world.

©2012 Richard Paul Evans (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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Good Series for Boys

Michael and clan pick up where the first left off, on the run to save his mother and stop the Elgen plan from "Hatching". The romance between Michael and Taylor is more in the background, yet other characters are fleshed out more creating new interest.

This series is a mixture of Firestarter (Stephen King) meets Percy Jackson. Excellent series for boys grades 4-12. Enjoy!

15 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Excellent!

Would you consider the audio edition of Rise of the Elgen to be better than the print version?

I don't know; I do very little print

Who was your favorite character and why?

I thought the stinky guy was intriguing

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

keeping it moving along; didn't get sleepy from sitting and reading

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the stinky guy sacrificed himself; also the friendships were moving and how they all stuck together.

Any additional comments?

These are really good books. I highly recommend. The premise of the power with the rats was very unique, kind of disgusting and very interesting all at the same time.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Great Story For All Ages

Great Story ...check
Great narration. ..check
Up all night listening ....check
Absolutely worth a credit ...check

I highly recommend this book you will enjoy it.

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Huge setting change from the first book

Most of the events of this book take place in South America. It seems largely accurate in it's descriptions of places, but the setting change is so jarring from the first book. Michael Vey doesn't stay in Idaho, or even in America, but takes the fight to the evil ElGen corporation.

Again, Michael's condition is largely ignored throughout the book. Which may be the point. Dr Hatch is again back as the main villian and the ElGen have developed new weapons and tactics in the 13 hours since we left our heroes at the end of the first book.

The setting change, while jarring, does move the book away from the cliches of the first book. The heroes are virtuous to a fault and the bad guys are evil to the hilt.

All in all it remains a typical teen hero fantasy in an unusual setting.

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  • Denard
  • Stockbridge, GA, United States
  • 09-09-13

good story

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It was a fun listen through out the whole book, I've listened to this book three times now, and I still enjoyed listing to it each time!!!

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  • Henri
  • Roslindale, MA, United States
  • 08-17-12

Phenomenal!

Better than the first. Its now 5 am and I have to go to work exhausted but was worth it. If you start don't expect to stop.

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  • Heather
  • PLEASANT GROVE, UT, United States
  • 09-25-17

Riveting continuation!

Takes you right from where you left off in the first novel to the jungle of Peru and leaves you hanging. The reader is phenomenal with perfect accents and personality. This feels like a screenplay.

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love this

i started listening to these books with my 13 yr old son on long commutes. im addicited to them and now listen without my son. the narrator's voice is one of the best i have heard combining so many different accents. get book series for teen boys and 45 year old mommas

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great family read.

engaged us all again. good read for preteens and adults. looking forward to the next one

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Amazing

This is not the best book in this series. Some people may even say it is the worst of the 6 that are out. I'd agree, but don't let that fool you. I'd read this book over any Harry Potter or Hunger Games. It is packed full of action adventure and comedy. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone, along with all the other books in the series

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