I Am Number Four Audiobook, by Pittacus Lore Play Audiobook Sample

I Am Number Four Audiobook

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Read By: Neil Kaplan Publisher: HarperCollins Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Lorien Legacies Release Date: August 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780061996795

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

38

Longest Chapter Length:

37:48 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

20 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

18:14 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

18

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Publisher Description

The first book of the #1 New York Times bestselling series and the inspiration for the hit movie from Dreamworks!

John Smith seems like an ordinary teenager, living a normal life with his guardian Henri in Paradise, Ohio. But for John, keeping a low profile is essential, because he is not an ordinary teenager. He’s an alien from the planet Lorien, and he’s on the run. A group of evil aliens from the planet Mogadore, who destroyed his world, are hunting anyone who escaped.

Nine Loric children were sent to Earth to live in hiding until they grew up and developed their Legacies, powers that would help them fight back—and help them save us. Three of them are now dead. John is Number Four, and he knows he’s next….

Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.

The battle for Earth’s survival wages on. Read all of the books: #2: The Power of Six, #3: The Rise of Nine, #4: The Fall of Five, #5: The Revenge of Seven, #6: The Fate of Ten, and #7: United as One.

Don’t miss the first book in the brand-new I Am Number Four spin-off series: Generation One.

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"I chose the book, I Am Number Four from recently watching the movie. I Am Number Four follows the story of John Smith, an alien from Lorien. They run from their enemies, the Mogadorians. He is the fourth out of eight teenagers that have special abilities. The teens are protected by a charm, which makes the Mogadorians to kill them in order. John is number 4 and he tries to defeat the enemies while protecting the others. My favorite quote was when John said, "Does this mean I'll be able to shoot lasers from my hands or what?" I chose this quote because he learns how to use his powers for the first time. The author's writing style is very descriptive and clearly describes their emotions and actions. I would defiantly recommend this book to people who like suspense, action, and drama. You could really connect to this book."

— Lew (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” 

    — Michael Bay, director of Transformers
  • “There’s genuine suspense…It’s easy to get lost in the world of the sweet teen from another planet.”

    — Chicago Tribune
  • “Action-packed.”

    — Publishers Weekly
  • “Riveting.”

    — Horn Book
  • “Terrifically propulsive.”

    — Booklist
  • “A gripping alien tale that reads like a Michael Bay movie…The action is pulse-pounding and surrounded by an imaginative backstory in this fun alien tale.”

    — RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

Awards

  • A Selection for the 2010 Kids' Indie Next List
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, August 2010
  • A #1 New York Times bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller

I Am Number Four Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 4.18421052631579 out of 54.18421052631579 out of 54.18421052631579 out of 54.18421052631579 out of 54.18421052631579 out of 5 (4.18)
5 Stars: 18
4 Stars: 12
3 Stars: 6
2 Stars: 1
1 Stars: 1
Narration: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 (4.00)
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Story: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (5.00)
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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Narration Rating: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    — Eric Ruziskey , 8/7/2016
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " THIS BOOK WAS PHENOMENAL! I loved it! I recommend this book to all sci-fi fans! "

    — Meg, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " usually I don't like alien stories, but I loved this one. "

    — Ameena, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I wish I was hooked more on Fantasies because books like this are far-off great! "

    — Zoey, 2/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing book!! If you didn't like the movie and think you won't like this- don't worry. It's way better than the movie (though I also liked he movie). You'll love this book. "

    — Brittany, 2/1/2014
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I really liked I Am Number Four when I watched it and had every intention of reading the book. Since I'm on hold for several audio books and I Am Number Four was available I decided to listen to it while at work. I made it about an hour in before I had to turn it off. The narrator isn't very engaging and the beginning of the book was seriously dragging. Maybe I'll try again one day but I need something to get me through the workday, not something that makes my workday seem even longer. "

    — Mel, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Oh my goodness!!!!!! This book is amazing!!! Drew me in instantly. I loved it!! Truly amazing book. I fell in love with the main character. "

    — Michalla, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Anyone else think John was incredibly sexy in the movie?! -waggles eyebrows- "

    — Jasmine, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I have not seen the movie, but rad the book and loved it! It is mainly an action-packed book, so I can't complain that there is not enough romance because there is some. Great book! And very mysterious. "

    — Kaitlyn, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I saw the movie before I read this so I wasn't sure how I would feel about the book. I was pleasantly surprised. "

    — Cortney, 12/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " better than movie. "

    — Addi, 12/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " An enjoyable story. There were some slow spots, but they were few and far between. I can't wait to read the next book. "

    — Nique, 12/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This is one of the only books, which I would prefer to watch the movie over. The book was ok, but some of the scenes bored me a little, probably because I had seen the movie first, and I already knew what was going to happen. I guess I would recommend it... "

    — Janani, 11/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " nice try.. it failed to amaze my imagination "

    — Zerl, 11/5/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I know this is a teen book, but I really enjoyed it. I wanted to read it before I saw the movie. I think it was good. "

    — Hillary, 8/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It started out a bit like the movie but the end was nothing like it. So many little details missed.. i wonder what the next one will be like, book and movie! "

    — Georgia, 7/18/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I read this book while I were in england and lived in the same room as a friend of mine. She got a bit chocked when I started crying in my bed but later she understood that it was "just" the book. There are so many emotions in this book and is absolutely worth reading. "

    — Lovisa, 12/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Parts of it where pretty hard to read, but the great storyline salvages this book "

    — Dante, 9/23/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Excellent young adult novellas. Easy reading, not confusing. Keeps you interested all the time, never boring. It somehow lures you into science fiction. "

    — Elman, 9/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " its a book that is full of fun, interesting moments of the main character, John's, life. "

    — Calvin, 8/12/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Amazing read! Immediately went to to get the sequels. Very exciting and action packed :) "

    — Jenny, 8/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was better than I was expecting. It takes a basic storyline and does a good job with it. The writing and characters were good enough to keep me going through the beginning and then I just kept wanting to know what happens next. I'm eager to read the next ones in the series. "

    — Wayne, 5/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " reminded me of Daniel X and Bradbury's "Golden Eyed" story. I think my students could get into it and I'm ok with my 10 year old reading it. I've picked up the next I one already. "

    — Trela, 5/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " much much better and basically nothing like the film. "

    — Marc, 3/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Finally a sci-fi alien book I loved. MC is sweet and I love the plot and threat he and his kind face. "

    — Christie, 1/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was really good! I really liked how much the book built at the end and so much happened so quickly. I think that it had the perfect balance of romance and action! "

    — Grace, 8/13/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was great. I cannot wait for the second; and i was pleasantly surprised with the movie as well. "

    — Tori, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I just loved this book. It was my type of book it was an action/adventure/sci fi book and it was awesome. I like the story itself and think if you like sci fi books or even action/adventure books you would enjoy reading this. "

    — Jessica, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It's a pretty good book. I like the powers (light is awesome). I think it's a nice play on words that he moves to Paradise, Ohio, because it's like supposed to be a paradise. Six's powers are so much more awesome, I mean, element MANIPULATION. So yeah "

    — Michael, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Liked it, but it totally left me hanging. Made me mad! Next book due out in August "

    — Lynette, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I cant wait to read the second book! "

    — Talie, 5/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Really had my doubts based on movie reviews, but the story is well-written and heart-felt. The characters felt real, the danger palpable, and you definitely want to know more when it ends.I actually cried.Hm. I'm an old softie. "

    — Audra, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a good story but the writing could have be better. I would turn the page and think I skipped a couple pages when I hadn't because a sentence would stop and a new one would begin with totally different subject matter. "

    — Corinna, 5/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " AWESOMMME ! loved it ! cant wait for power of six !!! "

    — Kelsey, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " LOVED IT! Can't wait for The Power of Six... "

    — Holly, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " WOW THAT WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! if i could, i would rate it 6 stars!!!!!!!!! I AM SOOOOOOOOO WATCHING THE MOVIE Next!!!!! WOW! THAT WAS AWESOME! "

    — Julia, 5/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I really like this book, I saw the movie first so that inspired me to read the book, really great action scenes. I hope there's a sequel "

    — Theresa, 5/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was only ok. Distinctly aimed at the young adult audience, along the twilight vain. My main critism is that it tried to do too much and some elements were a bit unbelievable. I am interested anough to want to see the film and also to read the next in the series. "

    — Andy, 5/19/2011

About Pittacus Lore

Pittacus Lore is Lorien’s ruling Elder. He has been on Earth preparing for the war that will decide Earth’s fate. His whereabouts are unknown.

About Neil Kaplan

Neil Kaplan is a voice actor and comedian. His voice can be heard in several animated television shows and video games. He has also worked extensively in audiobook narration, reading titles for authors like Pittacus Lore and Brad Taylor.