- Tapa blanda: 370 páginas
- Editor: Clovercroft Publishing (17 de febrero de 2015)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1940262658
- ISBN-13: 978-1940262659
- Valoración media de los clientes: 1 opinión de cliente
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº157.558 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
Compara Precios en Amazon
+ Envío GRATIS
The Ables (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 17 feb 2015
|Nuevo desde||Usado desde|
Los clientes que compraron este producto también compraron
Descripción del producto
Reseña del editor
"I did have fantastic hearing, mostly by virtue of being blind. But that couldnt actually mean that hes trying to tell me I have super powers, right? Because that would be ridiculous." It wasnt the sex talk he expected. Phillip Sallingers dad has told him hes a custodiana guardianand his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. Hell learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers hes assigned to a special ed class for disabled empowered kids, he suddenly feels like an outsider. Bullied, threatened, and betrayed, Phillip struggles, even as he and his friendscalling themselves the Ablesfind ways to maximize their powers to overcome their disabilities, and are the first to identify the growing evil threatening humanity. As vital custodians disappear and the custodian leadership is mired in indecision, a mysterious and powerful figure taunts Phillip, and the enemy is poised to strike. But what if the next one who does all, the multi-gifted custodian predicted to come, is one of the Ables? The Ables is a fast-paced, captivating debut novel from Jeremy Scott, a bold new voice in fantasy and sci-fi, and already a widely popular storyteller as co-creator and narrator of CinemaSins, a YouTube channel that has amassed more than 3.3 million subscribers in under two years.
Biografía del autor
Jeremy Scott is a writer and entertainer from Nashville, TN. He is the co-creator & narrator of CinemaSins, a YouTube channel dedicated to movie-related comedy that has amassed over 3.3 million subscribers in under two years' time. A former online marketing consultant, Jeremy spends his time writing, being sarcastic, and generally hoping to find a good laugh once a day.
No es necesario ningún dispositivo Kindle. Descárgate una de las apps de Kindle gratuitas para comenzar a leer libros Kindle en tu smartphone, tablet u ordenador.
Obtén la app gratuita:
Detalles del producto
Si eres el vendedor de este producto, ¿te gustaría sugerir ciertos cambios a través del servicio de atención al vendedor?
Opiniones de clientes
Principales opiniones de clientes
Ha surgido un problema al filtrar las opiniones justo en este momento. Vuelva a intentarlo en otro momento.
Opiniones de clientes más útiles en Amazon.com
It was an amazing interesting concept I'm sad didn't get explored in to much depth with anybody outside the main 3 characters, because there were quite a few people introduced early that would of been interesting to see how they interacted with the events happening. Even with that though it didn't necessarily feel like he was doing it because a lack of creativity, it made sense with the age and circumstance of the characters to a certain degree.
Overall, the book isn't a surprise, nothing earth shattering, but a nice/light fiction with some surprising heart and an interesting premise.
Those who feel that the disabilities these superheroes have get in the way of their superpowers, and that that is a valid reason to give this book a bad rating, are completely missing point.
If you want a traditional superhero novel where everyone is perfect, always a hero, unrealistically amazing, and they never make any mistakes nor have any actual growth as a person, then don't read this book.
If you want a non-traditional superhero novel with a new take on where superheroes come from, then read this book. These are every-day humans who genetically are given the ability to do super-human things, but who are, like many humans, also sometimes held back by physical disabilities (and emotions and just being human in general) and learn to overcome all that. No one in this book is a Mary Sue or a Gary Stu, and it is only right that it be that way or it wouldn't make any sense to have written this book to begin with.
I don't generally like to make assumptions about what an author was trying to do with a book. But, neither do I think it is fair to allow a book like this to, in my opinion, go completely misunderstood and under-appreciated. I feel a need to say that I think that what Scott was trying to do here was create something unusual and different, not just by attempting to write a book through a blind person's eyes (so to speak), but by attempting to write a book where superheroes grow and actually earn their rep, yo--and not just grow into their superpowers, but into human beings as a whole who learn to contribute positively to society, by suffering tragedy and by cooperating with fellow humans to overcome challenges. Yes, it takes a while for these children to really understand their powers and work together, but through that struggle, they begin to understand not just their fellow man, but their enemies and themselves. To save the world, you must understand all of those things.
Is this book perfect? No. There are inconsistencies, confusions, grammatical mistakes, editorial repetition, and it's predictable in some areas (not all, at least not for me--I did at least have one big part predicted, though another totally escaped me!). But, it is overall very enjoyable, a quick read, and a unique book that I am glad to have read.
If you like Scott's CinemaSins YouTube channel, I strongly suggest listening to the audiobook. I got the audiobook so I could finish this book faster while running errands and driving to work, and I'm really glad I did. The book reads like Scott talks, which is made even better when he is actually reading it. And, though there is not a big different between how each voice sounds, the voice acting itself is marvelous and makes up for it. It is exactly like listening to Scott's YouTube channel, and thoroughly enjoyable. I just really enjoy both his voice (very soothing!) and find him to be a really good actor overall. This book will likely fit right into my rotation of audiobooks that I listen to over and over.
Usually I'm fantastic at predicting the plots of books, however this one caught me off guard. Every time i figured the author didn't have the balls to make a story choice, he did.
Killing off Philip's mother caught me off guard. Most authors would have twisted the plot and found an unrealistic way to save her. Scott didn't do that. He let her die because the story required it.
Having Chad be a spy was another tough choice. It went against genre conventions. In any other story, his turn around would have been genuine. It would have been an after school special. And Scott turned it in the other direction, and followed through.
There were mistakes in the book. I'm still looking for an email of the author to send them in. There are several times Philip, who can't see without Henry's help, looks at things on his own. One example is when they meet Finch on Halloween: Henry turned away, but Philip stared Finch down, independently.
Also, near the climax when Chad is sneaking Philip and Henry into the school, it is said that he puts a hand on each of their shoulders. Chad lost an arm. He only has one hand, not two.
I admit, I saw Finch being Thomas Sallinger coming from a mile off. I think it was the easy choice, and I don't quite approve of it.
All in all, it was a well-written, very strong story with emotional impact. The characters felt genuine, and the plot flowed smoothly, and Donnie's sacrifice made me cry.
10/10 Tricia's would read again.