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The unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Power of Six, Pittacus Lore's second instalment in the pulse-racing Lorien Legacies series - now a major movie franchise for Dreamworks. 

'We are the last defence.I 've seen him on the news. Followed the stories about what happened to John Smith. To the world he's a mystery, but to me...he's one of us. Nine of us came here, but sometimes I wonder if time has changed us, if we all still believe in our mission. There are six of us left. We're hiding, blending in, avoiding contact with one another, but our Legacies are developing, and soon we'll be ready to fight. Is John Number Four - and is his appearance the sign I've been waiting for? And what about Number Five and Six? Could one of them be the raven-haired girl with the stormy eyes from my dreams? The girl with powers that are beyond anything I could ever imagine? The girl who might be strong enough to bring the six of us together? 

'They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They tried to catch Number Four in Ohio... and failed. I am Number Seven. And I'm ready to fight.'

©2011 Pittacus Lore (P)2011 Penguin Books Limited

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Great book

Really happy this book is on audible, helps pass the time and a great listen.

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Awesome series

Such a great series can’t stop listening action packed well worth it can’t wait to listen to more...

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Exciting story

The Lorien series is really interesting, such an original concept. This is the second in the series and continues with John aka Number Four’s story while introducing new numbers. This is a teen series so sometimes it feels a little dumbed down and full of McGuffins, but still interesting to any age. The only bad thing about the audiobook is the ridiculous voice the narrator gave Sam. He sounds like his nose is blocked and really ruins quite a serious brave character with that nonsensical voice.

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My heart was racing with excitement!

Incredibly dramatic reading. I could not stop listening. Brilliant production. Cannot wait for book 3.

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The plot thickens

Good to see the story is building at a good rate. Looking forward to the next in series.

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  • Lockey
  • 21-10-2016

super

Super quality! Was immidiately hooked to the story, very Nice voices and storytelling, vety recommendable

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  • venkatraju
  • 29-06-2015

awesome

loved it... want hear more from you... remaining books I want to hear now. good work guys...

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  • Sally
  • 28-08-2014

Great Follow up

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I enjoyed this book as much as the first one in the series. It extended on the characters we knew and delved into new ones.

What did you like best about this story?

It is read well and the book is worded well so I actually can visual the events happening as I listen.

Which character – as performed by Neil Kaplan and Marisol Ramirez – was your favorite?

Six!! Gotta love her.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me worry.... oh no will they escape, what happens next :-)

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fantastic series, I cant wait to read them all.

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  • Gillie
  • 26-12-2013

This series is a "must read"

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Once again I enjoyed this book and cant wait to continue the series. I think this series rates along with the " Hunger Games" books and know that teenage readers would enjoy these books

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  • Moonglotexas
  • 05-11-2013

Start of a long journey!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes and in fact I have! It's a great follow up to the first book, and WOW the story went up a notch!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Six?

Oooh, to tell that is to tell the story! But, one feels that pain of the characters and that stands out for me.

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There is definitely a sense in this book, this is just the tip of a very big iceberg. As with many series, I felt cheated that it ended on a cliffhanger, and hungry for the next book!

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  • Gary
  • 13-10-2012

Definately one for younger adults

Would you recommend The Power of Six to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend this book to younger readers who had seen or read the first book,

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Some of the voices didn't match the characters as i had imagined them

Do you think The Power of Six needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Definitely need to read the following books as i was left up in the air regarding the outcome of all the characters.

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One of the few books in which i had a growing dislike for the main character (John Smith aka No.4 ) I found his constant whining and selfishness increasingly irritating.

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  • Tegan
  • 05-06-2012

Wait till the entire series is complete...

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This book moves very slowly and leaves you hanging... It does tie up spme loose ends from the first book, but you are left with way to many questions than answers

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  • Suzy
  • 22-11-2011

great talking book, if you liked the first one

This picks up from where 'I am Number 4 left off', so don't attempt it if you are not familiar with the first one. I am half way through and really enjoying it. Moves at a decent pace and some new characters have been introduced. There are two narrators this time, which makes it really easy to follow the plot - a female voice for number 7 and the same male voice who read the characters in the previous book (he does a great job of personifying the different people - never any confusion as to who is talking or what is happening, though Sam's voice is a little whiny). Entertaining, though not high brow. For those that enjoyed the fist book or movie, you will not be disappointed. Mainly aimed at the teenage market (super powers, chase scenes, frissons of light hearted romance), but I am 42 and enjoy this kind of easy listening unpretentious book. Number 4 and 6 have teamed up, and are evading the Mogadorians as best they can, who are hot on their trail. Simultaneoulsy, in Europe, another of the Lorian children has been tracked by a Mogadorian and is desperately trying to escape capture, with a full description of her life to date since the ship arrived. Some nice details that link in with the first book and shows decent pre-planning by the author. More plausible than the first book in many ways. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  • DanesNewJourney
  • 05-11-2019

Honesty couldn't stop listening

Loved it! That's it, I'm hooked on the series for sure. I'm going straight into the next one.

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  • Ben
  • 11-09-2019

loved it even more the second time around

Loved it even more the second time around.
Love the alternating narrators. Great plot and now all the books in the saga will be on audible by December (even better news)

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  • Sean Casement
  • 30-12-2017

great

Just the best book series, end of story!! read the books, now audiobooks and movie!!

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  • Zainab M.
  • 10-09-2017

hard to stop listening too! very good

Great story, enjoyed the narration. only negative was I really didn't like it when the man did the woman's voice - sounded like a drag act or something and made it hard to picture the character as she was described.

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  • Steve S
  • 06-12-2015

Okay but nothing more

This one goes on the okay pile. Nothing great, but not awful either. I don't think I would recommend it.

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  • Piaras
  • 10-09-2015

Geting Better As It Go On

If you could sum up The Power of Six in three words, what would they be?

Superhero Awesome Funny

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Six?

When Sam and John talks about Six and it just shows how can just one girl can make you head over heels for her and it was just funny because I be their.

What about Neil Kaplan and Marisol Ramirez ’s performance did you like?

I like Neil Kaplan as he did John and Sam as well Henri and Marisol Ramirez did a good job as well.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Better than the Movie Because I thank this would do better as a tv series.

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  • Kat P
  • 06-02-2015

Awesome Story

Another awesome story by Pittacus Lore. Still in love with John Smith and Sam Goode. The power of six continues on from I am number four. We meet 4 & 6 in book 1 and we meet 7 (Marina), 8, 9 and Ella (possibly 10). 1 was killed in Malaysia, 2 was killed in England and 3 was killed in Kenya. We are still to meet 5 but I am sure will it.

Pittacus Lore is a fantastic story teller and I would recommend this book and the series.

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  • Tomas
  • 08-07-2013

Great book

What made the experience of listening to The Power of Six the most enjoyable?

It was clear and atmospheric

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Power of Six?

the chapters wit lots of brilliant description

Which character – as performed by Neil Kaplan and Marisol Ramirez – was your favourite?

Marisol performed better because I think that Neil Kaplan's voice didn't suit the teen characters

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Power 6

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  • Joe
  • 08-07-2013

Fantastic book!

Would you listen to The Power of Six again? Why?

I would listen to this book again as you are able to interpret the story in many different ways

Would you recommend The Power of Six to your friends? Why or why not?

I would definitely recommend this book to my friend, as I discovered this great book via a friend so would like to pass on that favour. It doesn't matter what genre you prefer, you will love this book

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I most enjoyed the scene where number 5 is fighting off the girls at the nunnery

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. There are certain good points in this book to pause your listening.

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