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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (151 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian Yansky Narrator: Alexander Cendese Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Alien Invasion Series Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781441889980
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Jesse is having the worst day of his life. Unfortunately, it’s also the worst day in the history of humankind. Sanginians have invaded Earth, using their tremendous mental powers to turn all of humanity into their slaves in a matter of seconds. Lucky for Jesse, he has some telepathic abilities of his own, making him “superior product,” worthy to serve in the home of Lord Vertenomous, the leader of this new colony.

Too bad for Lord Vert that Jesse isn’t the type of product to sit back and take things quietly. In fact, it seems there may be other product who feel the same—like Lauren, the overachieving do-gooder; Michael, the star athlete; and Lindsey, the fashion model. But it isn’t until Jesse starts communicating in his dreams with a mysterious girl, whom he’s pretty sure is real, that he starts to think the aliens might not be invincible after all.

Brian Yansky takes listeners on a journey filled with humor and courage, where one teenage boy has to figure out what exactly it means to be human.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 2/17/2014

    " A great "boy" book, with humor, action, and arrogant aliens! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracie | 2/17/2014

    " Earth is invaded and most people are put to "sleep". The only ones spared are those with some limited ability to telepathically receive communication from the aliens; these humans are now slaves to the invading Sanginians. Many, many interesting ideas here - could be a great discussion group book about species rights, slavery, patriotism and human society. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ricki | 1/10/2014

    " I expected this to be a humorous, light read (the title is a bit deceiving), but the issues were much more serious than I expected. That being said, I really enjoyed it. It is a very quick read, and it held my interest the entire time. It would be a great book for reluctant readers. My only complaint is that it ends very suddenly, and I was left wondering if there is an anticipated sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathyred | 12/31/2013

    " Simple language, quick read, very open to sequels. I liked that even the "good" aliens were only open to moving the surviving humans to reservations, making non-natives think about the issue of Indian reservations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine Brodien-Jones | 12/12/2013

    " Witty and thought-provoking - a really fun read! Recommended! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Capillya | 11/17/2013

    " It reminded me a little of Battle: Los Angeles. Except it was good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 11/10/2013

    " It reads like a scifi screenplay for Nickelodeon. It's not horrible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey Vanhouten | 10/26/2013

    " If not the feel good alien invasion story that the author envisioned when he first started out, still a funny yarn. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 10/13/2013

    " Did not pull me into another dimension! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tuesdi-jo | 9/10/2013

    " It was very well written. It is arguably "cheesy" or "predictable" but not quite cookie cutter. The humor is tasteful. I rarely enjoy my comedy and drama to co-exist, but this comedy-drama is well played. The end is satisfying, and I think it would make for a great movie. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cody VC | 3/21/2013

    " Not bad for a YA book meant for middle/high school boys. Apparently it's supposed to be funny/wry/something along those lines, but I didn't find much humor in it what with basically everybody dying in very dry prose. Would have been nice to see more of Jerome. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens | 10/26/2012

    " Very well done sci-fi, but the ending didn't feel very . . . over. I'm pretty sure that means first in a series. So hooray! Listened to this one, and the audiobook is fantastic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karis (YA Litwit) Jacobstein | 8/29/2012

    " I liked this book. It actually gets 3 1/2 stars. It was witty and fun at times, and quite sad at others. It really makes the reader think about how we treat out planet, and whether the aliens had that part right. Of course, there is no good reason for the enslavement of the human race... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Jane | 2/13/2012

    " Listened to this one. Really enjoyed it but it better be first in a series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/20/2012

    " It's not all that often I read a book and wish it were longer but that is what happened with this new SF by Yansky.Jesse is a great character, funny, brave and caring. The paranormal thrown in makes for a very interesting story and I hope there is more to come! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/23/2011

    " Fast paced science fiction that can stand alone, but a sequel would be nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Momski | 5/10/2011

    " It isn't perfect. Sometimes the writing seems a little stiff. But it is a very good story that will keep kids interested. Funny when you least expect it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 4/25/2011

    " Fast paced science fiction that can stand alone, but a sequel would be nice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shabbygeek | 4/11/2011

    " It reminded me a little of Battle: Los Angeles. Except it was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hoover Public Library Kids and Teens | 2/8/2011

    " Very well done sci-fi, but the ending didn't feel very . . . over. I'm pretty sure that means first in a series. So hooray! Listened to this one, and the audiobook is fantastic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 2/6/2011

    " If not the feel good alien invasion story that the author envisioned when he first started out, still a funny yarn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Jane | 1/31/2011

    " Listened to this one. Really enjoyed it but it better be first in a series. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 1/28/2011

    " Did not pull me into another dimension! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karis (YA Litwit) | 1/12/2011

    " I liked this book. It actually gets 3 1/2 stars. It was witty and fun at times, and quite sad at others. It really makes the reader think about how we treat out planet, and whether the aliens had that part right. Of course, there is no good reason for the enslavement of the human race... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathyred | 12/24/2010

    " Simple language, quick read, very open to sequels. I liked that even the "good" aliens were only open to moving the surviving humans to reservations, making non-natives think about the issue of Indian reservations. "

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About the Author
Author Brian YanskyBrian Yansky didn’t plan on writing a sequel to Alien Invasion and Other Inconveniences, but a few months after he finished the book, he started feeling that there was more to tell. “A lot of my readers seemed to agree,” he says. “They wrote asking, ‘When’s the next one coming out?’ and ‘Is this the first in a trilogy?’ The answers? ‘Now!’ and ‘Nope.’ Homicidal Aliens and Other Disappointments finishes the story. So, apparently, I’ve written a duology. There aren’t a lot of duologies out there. I have nothing against trilogies or longer series, but the power of two has been ignored for too long. Will duologies become the next big thing? Will other writers decide that three is just too many and one not enough? Um . . . probably not. But I thank you for reading my Aliens duology. Hope you like it.” He holds an MFA in writing from Vermont College and is an assistant professor at Austin Community College. Brian Yansky lives in Austin, Texas.
About the Narrator

Alexander Cendese is an actor and voice-over artist who earned his BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University. He has appeared in such television shows as Law & Order, One Life to Live, Body of Proof, and The Bedford Diaries. As a voice actor he has worked extensively in audiobook narration, reading books by Brian Yansky and F. Paul Wilson, among others.