Jumper : Jumper

  • by Steven Gould
  • Narrated by MacLeod Andrews
  • Series: Jumper
  • 10 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What if you could go anywhere in the world, in the blink of an eye? Where would you go? What would you do
Davy can teleport. To survive, Davy must learn to use and control his power in a world that is more violent and complex than he ever imagined. But mere survival is not enough for him. Davy wants to find others like himself, others who can Jump.

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What the Critics Say

"An exceptionally well-organize debut, with thoughtful ideas, a controlled plot, and characters-particularly the young protagonist-portrayed with insight and compassion." (Kirkus)
"Gould's warm, delightful, and compulsively readable novel dispalys assured storytelling skill." (Publishers Weekly)

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I READ A LOT

I SHRUGGED
The concept of the story is unique. The writing never falls into the boring range. The main character reads a lot and though very young, has a complex vocabulary and seems more mature then his age.
I gave it only three stars, as I did not like the direction the story went or some of the inconsistencies to the characters. Two Thirds of the way into the book, it became a super hero story. I am not a fan of Super Heroes. There was no consequence for jumping. Usually in a book like this, there is a price to pay for the power and the price paid usually adds to the story and how often the character wields his power. The main character jumps willy nilly all the time. In America we do not show people being blown up. The main character's mom leaves her twelve year old boy with an abusive husband. The kid steals a million dollars from the bank with no plans for paying them back. His girlfriend has a problem with him stealing from a bank, but not from Disney World.

I also believe Gould had problems figuring out if he was writing an adult book or a teen book. It read different ways at different times.

All in all it is not a bad book, but I will spend my money on better.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

A nice descent into fantasy...

(Disclaimer: If you saw the movie, then you still know practically nothing about this book. They do not share the same plot, or really even the characters. "Griffin's Story" is actually set in the MOVIE universe, not this one.)

What would you do if you could teleport?

This wasn't high-sci-fi or high-fantasy. The world is more or less our world, except for this one kid who can teleport. He's got real problems with his abusive dad, his girlfriend, the cop downstairs who beats his wife.... oh, yeah, and the NSA.

Definitely worth reading. Will inspire a lot of fantasies and daydreams.
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- Cather

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-05-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios