It wasn't the sex talk he expected. Phillip Sallinger's dad has told him he's a custodian - a guardian - and his genetically inherited power is telekinesis. He'll learn to move objects with his mind. Excited to begin superhero high school until he discovers he's 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 friends - calling themselves the Ables - find 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 multigifted 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 cocreator and narrator of CinemaSins, a YouTube channel that has amassed more than 3.8 million subscribers in under two years.
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Von Amazon-Kunde Am hilfreichsten 02.02.2018
Nice Superhero story of a different kind
The premise of the story itself is already interesting: a blind kid finds out about his superhero powers and that, in fact, there is a whole community of secret superheroes around him! Finding himself in a new class only containing children with disabilities that often make their super powers worthless, the struggle only just starts. I stumbled over the book through Jeremy's YouTube channel and didn't regret it. I liked the story a lot, though I feel towards the end it was a bit much cliché for my taste. My hopes are high, he will write more books in the future. The audiobook version was fine, Jeremy does a great job conveying the characters and emotions and I like his voice. I just wish, he would talk a bit slower (this is not CinemaSins, after all! ;) ) But, thankfully, there is the speed option available. (Usually, I would only use that to speed things up. But since I'm not a native speaker, there definitely can be issues listening to fast talkers.)
Von Alexander Am hilfreichsten 12.05.2015
das hörbuch war super. jeremy hat auch einen perfekten Sprecher abgegeben. was Cinemasins fans wohl bereits wussten. das buch an sich war merklich ein "erstes" mit ein paar logischen Fehlern etc aber dafür viel emotionaler als die meisten Bücher es hinbekommen.