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Jumper: Griffin’s Story by Steven Gould

Griffin’s Story is NOT the fourth book in the Jumper series, nor is it the novelization of the movie, it is a stand-alone story that takes place in the Jumper universe. To be correct it takes place in the Jumper universe as portrayed by the movie and not the one by the 3 books in the series with Davy.

This story is quite a bit different from the previous 3, to me it feels darker and bolder with more fantasy and drama. That probably has to do with its connection to the movie. That didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book, but it is different.

Ted Barker does a great job with the narration and his voice eventually becomes that of Griffin to me, but I miss Macleod Andrews.

I bought this audiobook from Audible and listened to it using the Audible app on my iPhone.

From the publisher:

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.

©2007 Steven C. Gould; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio

I rate this book an 8 out of 10 and recommend it to anyone who likes science fiction and superpower stories.

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