Scorpia Rising - The Final Mission: An Alex Rider Adventure Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for most of his life. They killed his parents, they did their best to con Alex into turning traitor, and they just keep coming back with more power. Now the world's most dangerous terrorist organization is playing with fire in the world's most combustible land: the Middle East. No one knows Scorpia like Alex. And no one knows how best to get to Alex like Scorpia. Until now, the chases have never been more intense, the fights more treacherous, or the risks so perilous to mankind. And this time, Alex won't get away.
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|Listening Length||10 hours and 12 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||April 11, 2011|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#80,413 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#65 in Thriller & Suspense Stories for Children
#318 in Action & Adventure Mysteries for Children
#523 in Mysteries for Children
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Now, I gave it five out of five stars because of character development. In Alex, Mr. Blunt, Jack, and even Mr. Smithers, we see so much character development, though Especially in Alex. When he first started all we saw was a fourteen year old boy thrust into a world he never knew existed and most likely never wanted to know. In this book, the end, we see that Alex has grown so much, physically and emotionally. I really noted the growth during his (almost) torture scene. Fairly calm, for the most part, but still alert, aware. I loved this book, this whole series, in every twist, turn, and death.
But there is one enemy that just wont stop. Scorpia.
Alex has defeated them twice, which is bad for their reputation, but now a plan has come along for them to make forty million dollars and get their revenge, in effect taking them back to the top, restoring their reputation.
And this plan has everything to do with Alex Rider dying.
If you are like me you will not be able to put this heart stopping, adrenaline rushing ninth novel down!!
MI6 once again drags Alex Rider out of his ordinary life, and back into the spy world after info comes along that creates a mission he is just suited for in Cario. Sending him off to Cario though this time he is not alone as Jack Starbright, his house keeper/best friend, and Mr Smithers, the gadget master comes with him. That in it self ups this novel. How the two character are incorporated when we have Alex in the middle of action. As we usually only see them after and before his missions.
And like all the missions that MI6 has sent him on it is supposed to be easy and not dangerous at all. Alex should have known better. One thing they didn't tell him, was that Scorpia is at the center of it.
The author has really out done himself this time in sending Scorpia to the Middle East with a plan that has Alex once again in the middle. But this time it is different, the series is at an end, and Alex wont be going back home this time.
In this book, Alex Rider's mission: to stop Scorpia, once and for all.
This book was by far the most emotional and out right shocking in the series. Especially what we learn about the head man at the MI6, Mr. Blunt. I have never really liked him, but never could have foreseen what we learn in this novel.
This was the most amazing book, by far my favorite in the Alex Rider!! It was just shock after shock, I was never off the edge of my seat trying to anticipate what would happen next. Major suspense, action-adventure and even if we didn't know for sure that this was going to be the last book in the series you could tell by reading it, the whole book rings of finality. If there is one problem I have with the book it was that, there will not be anymore Alex Rider books which makes me want to cry but at the same time happy.
Again for those of you who trust my opinion, read this series. It has never let me down!
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This said, once the story gets going it flies, and the unmistakable Bondian tropes are all present and correct. Without venturing into 'spoilers' territory, it's fair to say that Alex's final mission will leave more devastating emotional scars than ever before, as well as delivering a delicious villain and at least one surprising treat for those who have followed the series since its inception. Good stuff.
Look forward to the last power of 5 book now.