The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Power of Six, Pittacus Lore's second instalment in the pulse-racing Lorien Legacies series - now a major movie franchise for Dreamworks.
'We are the last defence.I 've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened to John Smith. To the world he's a mystery, but to me... he's one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us, if we all still believe in our mission. There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another, but our Legacies are developing and soon we'll be ready to fight. Is John Number Four - and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who might be strong enough to bring the six of us together?
'They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio... and failed. I am Number Seven. And I'm ready to fight.'
©2011 Pittacus Lore (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited
This picks up from where 'I am Number 4 left off', so don't attempt it if you are not familiar with the first one. I am half way through and really enjoying it. Moves at a decent pace and some new characters have been introduced. There are two narrators this time, which makes it really easy to follow the plot - a female voice for number 7 and the same male voice who read the characters in the previous book (he does a great job of personifying the different people - never any confusion as to who is talking or what is happening, though Sam's voice is a little whiny). Entertaining, though not high brow. For those that enjoyed the fist book or movie, you will not be disappointed. Mainly aimed at the teenage market (super powers, chase scenes, frissons of light hearted romance), but I am 42 and enjoy this kind of easy listening unpretentious book. Number 4 and 6 have teamed up, and are evading the Mogadorians as best they can, who are hot on their trail. Simultaneoulsy, in Europe, another of the Lorian children has been tracked by a Mogadorian and is desperately trying to escape capture, with a full description of her life to date since the ship arrived. Some nice details that link in with the first book and shows decent pre-planning by the author. More plausible than the first book in many ways. Looking forward to the next installment.
Another awesome story by Pittacus Lore. Still in love with John Smith and Sam Goode. The power of six continues on from I am number four. We meet 4 & 6 in book 1 and we meet 7 (Marina), 8, 9 and Ella (possibly 10). 1 was killed in Malaysia, 2 was killed in England and 3 was killed in Kenya. We are still to meet 5 but I am sure will it.
Pittacus Lore is a fantastic story teller and I would recommend this book and the series.
It was clear and atmospheric
the chapters wit lots of brilliant description
Marisol performed better because I think that Neil Kaplan's voice didn't suit the teen characters
I would listen to this book again as you are able to interpret the story in many different ways
I would definitely recommend this book to my friend, as I discovered this great book via a friend so would like to pass on that favour. It doesn't matter what genre you prefer, you will love this book
I most enjoyed the scene where number 5 is fighting off the girls at the nunnery
No. There are certain good points in this book to pause your listening.
I love to listen to books, especially fantasy, horror and supernatural novels with twists, jumps and romances.
I absolutely loved this and the narrator really did the story justice.
I was left wanting to listen to the next chapter!
Great follow up to 'I am Number Four', but follows on too directly for you to be able to jump straight in here. The plot develops really well, if at times you have to think about whats going on with each character as it interchanges between the two. The narrators do a great job, even if it took a little getting used to, as I read the first one and imagined voices to be completely different. Highly recommended, as more than just the teen fiction drama that it may come across as
Good follow up to i am number four, adds more characters to the plot and alternates between them each chapter. Marisol ramirez did a excellent job with the narration and really brought the book to life, proberly the best narrator i have heard so far. Book gets one star knocked off for a few holes in the plot, but still a excellent read.
Ruth avid listener of good fiction and in particulat sci and thrillers also mad keen gardener
Plenty of action as the megadorians pursue the heroes. Good fun but I was left wanting more and felt it ended pretty quickly.
Will be waiting for book three though!
"Great Follow up"
I enjoyed this book as much as the first one in the series. It extended on the characters we knew and delved into new ones.
It is read well and the book is worded well so I actually can visual the events happening as I listen.
Six!! Gotta love her.
It made me worry.... oh no will they escape, what happens next :-)
fantastic series, I cant wait to read them all.
"This series is a "must read""
Once again I enjoyed this book and cant wait to continue the series. I think this series rates along with the " Hunger Games" books and know that teenage readers would enjoy these books
"Start of a long journey!"
Yes and in fact I have! It's a great follow up to the first book, and WOW the story went up a notch!
Oooh, to tell that is to tell the story! But, one feels that pain of the characters and that stands out for me.
There is definitely a sense in this book, this is just the tip of a very big iceberg. As with many series, I felt cheated that it ended on a cliffhanger, and hungry for the next book!
"Definately one for younger adults"
I would recommend this book to younger readers who had seen or read the first book,
Some of the voices didn't match the characters as i had imagined them
Definitely need to read the following books as i was left up in the air regarding the outcome of all the characters.
One of the few books in which i had a growing dislike for the main character (John Smith aka No.4 ) I found his constant whining and selfishness increasingly irritating.
"Wait till the entire series is complete..."
This book moves very slowly and leaves you hanging... It does tie up spme loose ends from the first book, but you are left with way to many questions than answers
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