Jumper : Jumper

  • by Steven Gould
  • Narrated by Ted Barker
  • Series: Jumper
  • 6 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Griffin has a secret. It's a secret that he's sworn to his parents to keep and never tell. Griffin is a Jumper: a person who can teleport to any place he has ever been. The first time was when he was four, and his parents crossed an ocean to protect the secret. The most important time was when he was nine. That was the day that the men came to his house and murdered his parents. Griffin knows that the men were looking for him, and he must never let them find him.Griffin grows up with only two goals: to survive, and to kill the people who want him dead. And a jumper bent on revenge is not going to let anything stand in his way.Jumper is a major motion picture released by 20th Century Fox in February 2008.

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What the Critics Say

"This is a book that you won't want to miss. It reminded me of why I first came to love science fiction, and yet I didn't have to be 12 again to have a great time reading it." (Orson Scott Card)

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It's NOT the movie

I thought this was a wonderful book. The story of a child forced to grow up too fast because of his special ability. Don't get this audiobook if you are looking for a re-telling of the story from the movie. It doesn't even parallel the movie. It is its own story, standing alone, but equally riveting.
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- Mark

Definitely NOT for kids

This title is apparently part of the "Audible Childrens Library." Whoever decided to put it there made a huge mistake. This book is full of explicit language, sex, and violence. If books were rated like movies, it would definitely get an "R."

It also is not the same story as the movie. I understand (from reading at Wikipedia) that the movie was very loosely based on an earlier book.

Those things being said, this was a very enjoyable story to listen to. It is one of the better books I've heard in a while. Just don't share it with your kids.
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- TH

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-14-2008
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio