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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Generation One, by Pittacus Lore, read by P.J. Lochlan.

It has been over a year since the invasion of Earth was thwarted.   

Taylor Cook thought the invasion was just a bad dream. She'd heard about teens who were suddenly developing incredible abilities, but she had never really believed it. Not until the day she discovered she was one of them - a human with Legacies.  

Now Taylor is being sent off to the Human Garde Academy. A place where recruits from across the globe can learn to control their new powers and discover what they are truly capable of. But not everyone thinks that's the best use of their talents.

©2019 Pittacus Lore (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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A slow start but with an action-packed ending

Firstly, this series is a sequel to the Lorien Legacies series of 7 books. If you are not acquainted with this earlier series, you might be struggling to follow some of this story and series.

This book starts by following the fortunes of several teenagers who suddenly start to show that they have been given legacies from Lorien. Luckily, because there are others who see these legacies as a way of bettering themselves, they are recruited by a UN initiative to help them understand these legacies, control and manage them, and hopefully channel them to help the World be a better place. Thus, for the first 7 hours the story is somewhat fragmented, but generally leading in a discernable direction.

But then, the kidnapping occurs and all hell breaks loose. Here the story really picks up considerable speed as the main characters scramble from one difficult situation to another. The book leaves you wondering how it will continue as a major competitor for these gifted youngsters' talents flexes its considerable muscle.

A theme included in this story is how us ordinary humans should cope with people with extraordinary abilities, ones that are threatening to our well-being (not benign gifts like music, art, etc.). Some of the criticisms levelled at the UN sponsored program have this as a underlying theme.

The narrator is different to the original Lorien Legacies series, as this series involves a different set of people for the most part. Lochlan copes with the many parts quite well. I notice, though, that another narrator performs the following two stories, but perhaps "Lochlan" and "Ochlan" are really different spellings for the same person (??). I've already bought the next two and will be reading/listening to them quite soon. From the "blurb" for these next books, it would appear that the theme I mentioned starts to play a strong part.

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  • Sam finlay
  • 23-02-2020

Good story

Have to say it's a good book well written and the narrator is really good !!

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