Audiobook- Hunt for Jade Dragon (Michael Vey #4) by Richard Paul Evans

     Hunt for Jade Dragon (Michael Vey #4)

Michael and his friends must rescue a child prodigy as the thrilling action continues in this electrifying fourth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Michael, Taylor, Ostin and the rest of the Electroclan head to China in search of a girl who may have discovered why Michael and his friends became electric. Her name is Lin Julung, or Jade Dragon, and she’s a child prodigy with an IQ higher than Einstein’s—and Ostin’s.

But Hatch gets to her first, and the Elgen are holding her prisoner in their Taiwan Starxource plant. Now the Voice wants Michael and the Electroclan to go to Taiwan and free her before Hatch can realize his dreams of an army of electric children.

The hunt for Jade Dragon is on, and it’s a race against time!

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink        

I received a free copy of the audio book for review. I have listened to this whole series on audio book and have come to really enjoy them. I was really looking forwarding to the new edition to the series but felt that this one fell short from what the other books have been. 

There is not as much to the adventure even though they travel to Taiwan it felt to me that there was just a lot of standing around and waiting. The group did not want to be seen as to let Hatch know they were close so they stayed hidden and the story really fell short because of that. 

The majority of the story was the group sitting around and talking, doing a little shopping. So when anything out of the usual happened the reader is waiting for, expecting and could see it coming by the time it eventually does. 

I also felt that the narrator for the audio book on this one was a bit inconsistent with the accents of the foreign characters and at times it came off sloppy, mixture of accents in my opinion. While I must admit that this aspect will most likely not be noticed by the younger listeners, it didn't live up to what I have been getting from the first 3 books I listened to. 

The Hunt for Jade Dragon addition to the series does have some important information and event that takes place that is necessary to read for the series, but by not cutting it shorter and combining it into the next book in the series led to a long read with little payout. 

This is a series that I have enjoyed immensely so far and and I do recommend it for readers, great characters and a lot of traveling the world and seeing different cultures. I just feel this particular book fell short in comparison to the others. 

2 Stars