The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks!
John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He’s an alien from the planet Lorien, and he’s on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.
Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back—and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he’s next….
Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.
The battle for Earth’s survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One.
Don’t miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.
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I am 42 and I loved "I am number 4"
When I first started listening to this book, I thought its content and genre would bore me since science-fiction is not my first choice in reading and audiobook materials.
Yet from the moment I pressed play on my iPod I have not been able to put this one down. Legacies? Loriens running from Mogadorians?! This is not something I would normally be interested in. Here I am writing a review and not wanting this story to end....THIS "Young Adult" story to end. I am 42.
Sometimes you get an audiobook with a narrator that lacks an understanding of the characters he/she is doing and you cannot engage your self in the storyline.
Voice-Over actor, Neil Kaplan, the narrator of this audiobook, has captured the essence of each character (although I was still hoping for Bernie Kosar to have a voice too).
His performance delivers all the tension, the rhythm and passion of all these very distinct characters; jumping from one to another (one with a french accent) with effortless grace.
I would like to follow this series of books and am hoping Mr. Kaplan is the voice that will stir my imagination.
Not Too Shabby
A lot to love in this fantasy novel. It's an 11-hour long adolescent male fantasy, but even as a full-grown adult woman I enjoyed it. I love the basic plot idea with the Numbered youth and their backstory. What prevented me from giving more stars was the reader. He's great as a narrator, but his character voices were pretty distracting. Several sounded surprisingly slow and clueless. The female sounded like a bad imitations of a drag queen. I imagine there are directors for audiobook productions, and maybe it's the director's fault for instructing the reader to read in this way? I really didn't like it.
I finally listened to a book that made me want to write a review. This story is so good I cant even believe we have to wait now for the next book.(if there will be one.) the reader will be totally hooked from the first chapter, and the flash backs in the story add a cleaver way to tell a tale!!! Dont miss this one!