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4.17342105263158 out of 54.17342105263158 out of 54.17342105263158 out of 54.17342105263158 out of 54.17342105263158 out of 5 4.17 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: Fred Berman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Michael Vey Series Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781442346505
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The start of an action-packed teen series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans.

To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette’s syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he has electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens—and through them, the world.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans introduces a character whose risk-filled exploration marks the beginning of a riveting new series. With only his powers, his wits, and his friends to protect him, Michael will need all his strength to survive….

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Quotes & Awards

  • Michael Vey is one of the most original thrillers I've come across in years. It's rare that a book can appeal to a young adult just as much as their parents-but Evans has pulled it off.

    Vince Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans is a fantastic read…because of the realistic writing, the likable characters, and a plot that guarantees non-stop action from almost the first page…Any teen into action, adventure or science fiction will want to make sure Michael Vey is on his or her bookshelf.” 

    Chicago Examiner

  • "My kind of book-- fast, funny, and strange. Once Michael's astounding powers are revealed, the shocks keep coming chapter after chapter." 

    R.L. Stine

  • “Evans delivers a pair of believable lead characters—Taylor has wits and personal integrity, while Michael's Tourette’s syndrome, coupled with an emotional jolt from his past, adds dimension.”  

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Derricott | 2/15/2014

    " This is the perfect book for any child to read. All of us are an outcast of kind and this book teaches many lessons necessary to overcoming that. While the main characters in this book are both young males and females the parents are not portrayed and ignorant authoritarians as they are in much of children's literature. If you or your child is looking for a book that is dripping with moral lesson, this is the book. It also doesn't hurt that the main character's name is Michael. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patrick Butler | 2/3/2014

    " Excellent story with great characters. A very believable premiss. I really enjoyed the whole book and the pacing is perfect. No forced action for the sake of it. Highly recommend for all ages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/15/2014

    " This book was really great! Totally clean, great story line, and good writing. I haven't been able to read the sequel yet, but I can't wait! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Hall | 1/9/2014

    " Excited to read the next one when it comes out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brooklyn | 1/5/2014

    " Couldn't put it down! When does the second one come out?? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 C.l. Lyons | 1/1/2014

    " Richard Evens took a cool idea, but ruined it. He fails to make me feel for the characters. He can't change the writing to show emotion. He tells me everything that's happening he doesn't show it. Poor writing, flat characterization, flat dialog ruined this book. Where was your editor Richard? This books needs much improvement, and looks more like a first draft than a publishable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Doherty | 12/31/2013

    " Liked this YA book. Both of my girls would probably give it 5 stars! They are in love with this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sydney | 12/31/2013

    " this book was so good they should make it in to a movie "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubree | 12/1/2013

    " Once again, R.P.E. has made me lose sleep over a book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 11/27/2013

    " Tommy begged me to read this book... I actually really enjoyed this work of kid's fiction. I read it cover to cover in a couple of hours. Sort of like Hunger Games meets Harry Potter meets The Wonder Years. The character of Michael Vey is a great role model for tweens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryan Doran | 11/25/2013

    " Mr. Evans writes a great story for young adults with interesting characters and an exciting storyline. I didn't understand his choice of POV shifts from chapter to chapter that also plague many popular YA books today. If you can look past that I would recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 11/3/2013

    " Very good youth book... waiting for the next one !!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Meyers | 7/15/2013

    " I felt like this book was more for the 10-15 year old audience, but I still enjoyed it and it was a page turner for sure. It was a bit contrived and predictable, but I liked it nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beckarado | 6/7/2013

    " Good easy read. Passed it to my 12 year old "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sophie | 5/3/2013

    " This book is an action packed book and series. I'm rereading it in preparation of getting the second one. It was good and kept me on my toes the whole time! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan Starr | 3/5/2013

    " Fast action sci-fi thriller. Throughly enjoyable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 12/8/2012

    " I really enjoyed reading this with Moses and Miles. It was a "please read one more chapter" book. They really liked it and we'll be starting the next one tomorrow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla | 11/29/2012

    " I thought this book was good. It wasn't exactly what I expected and thought cell 25 was going to be a little more intense. As for Michael, I loved the character and his best friend was hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica Fox | 11/20/2012

    " The only complaint i have is that the main character was almost ADD in his descriptions of what was going on at the very beginning. Too much information in too short a frame of time. Other than that, very enjoyable once you got past the first 2 chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kellie | 9/16/2012

    " A unique adventure pairing both ordinary teens with teens with extraordinary powers. Great balance of humor especially through genius Ostin Liss. The narrator made me laugh with his teenager girl speak. Hilarious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendal Reeves | 5/22/2012

    " good book!!! I loved the book so much!!!!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 5/19/2012

    " great book for teens or adults. its not so dumbed down for kids that its uninteresting for adults. great story and characters. i give it an A "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 3/26/2012

    " I was surprised at how much I liked this book! I suppose the weak start was necessary to portray a supposedly weak character, but once you got over that- WOW! It was much darker and edgier than I anticipated. No wonder the kids are going crazy for Michael Vey! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam | 2/7/2012

    " It was pretty good... I liked it... But there was just like I don't know... Something missing? The beginning started out kinda boring but it got better... I want to read the next one but its not gonna be one of my fave books of all time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Shupe | 2/5/2012

    " Wow...breathing at the end was a bit difficult! I will definitely be following up with #2 soon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 11/11/2011

    " Easy read novel great for teenagers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/7/2011

    " I read this on my iPad over the weekend. I started it Saturday night and had to force myself to put it down before it got too late. I was able to finish it Sunday afternoon. It was very exciting and I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 11/7/2011

    " Really liked this book! Can't wait for the next one. Had no problems with my 13 year old son reading it. Well done. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dorothy | 11/6/2011

    " I didn't care for this book. I think Richard Paul Evans should stick to adult fiction as it allows his melodic language to be used and makes for a lovely read.
    I couldn't even get through this book. Didn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael | 11/6/2011

    " The Prisoner of Cell 25 was an interesting book. It's a young adult fiction novel, but does have some interesting science fiction aspects. It is a quick read, and good for the weekend. It definitely set itself up for follow-up books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh | 11/4/2011

    " Really good. I picked this book up in the morning and had it finished that night. Awesome story and im excited for the sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brent | 11/3/2011

    " Better than I had expected. Much action and kept my 13 year old very intrigued. I also enjoyed the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 11/2/2011

    " Great opening book. Had some characters you wanted to hate. Had a lot of stereotyped characters--cheerleader, touch guys, etc. I still enjoyed the book very much and think kids will like it. Definitely set up for a second book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 10/31/2011

    " I really, really like this book... But I felt it was a little bit much for 9 to 12 year olds. But maybe I'm just too old... But anyway it was really intense and a very good read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 10/31/2011

    " This book was very exciting and had many twists and turns. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 10/30/2011

    " One of the best books I have read recently! Can't wait to read Michael Vey Rise of the Elgen! About a boy and a special groups of teens that have special powers! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theo | 10/30/2011

    " I'm looking forward to the next book. "

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About the Author
Author Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than twenty novels has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list; there are more than seventeen million copies of his books in print. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages, and several have been international bestsellers. He is the winner of the American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards for his children’s books, and the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award. Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and their five children.

About the Narrator

Fred Berman has won numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards for his audiobook narration. A theater, film, and television actor, his credits include Broadway’s The Lion King, Law & Order, and Directing Eddie, among others. He was featured in Entertainment Weekly for his work on the Walking Dead audiobook series.