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Battle of the Ampere (Michael Vey Series #3)

Battle of the Ampere (Michael Vey Series #3)

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by Richard Paul Evans

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The hair-raising action continues for Michael Vey in this charged third installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

In the third book of the electrifying Michael Vey series, Michael and his friends must continue to fight the Elgen and try to disrupt their plans to rule the world.


The hair-raising action continues for Michael Vey in this charged third installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

In the third book of the electrifying Michael Vey series, Michael and his friends must continue to fight the Elgen and try to disrupt their plans to rule the world.

Editorial Reviews

Teenager Michael Vey has paranormal talents, but none of his extraordinary attributes have yet helped him halt the efforts of the Elgin to conquer the planet. In this third installment of the popular action series, questions, characters, and situations raised in Rise in the Elgen are raised and resolved.

Children's Literature - Magi Evans
Having escaped Dr. Hatch after destroying the Peruvian Starxource powerplant, Michael is taken in by the Amacarra tribe in the jungles of Peru. There, he meets another electric teen, Tessa. But though his mother is now safe, many of Michael’s Electroclan friends are in the hands of the Peruvian army and are being accused of terrorism. Michael, Tessa, and Jaime, the employee of the mysterious Voice who has been helping them all along, stage a daring rescue. Meanwhile, Hatch and his loyal electric teens take over the yacht Ampere, the Elgen corporate headquarters, imprisoning Elgen board chairman Schema and several defiant board members. Now Hatch plans to bring the Elgen ships to Lima for supplies before taking over the island of Tuvalu and establishing a new base. It is up to the Electroclan to destroy the Ampere and stop Hatch from his plan to take over the world. Like the first two books in the “Michael Vey” series, this third book involves repeated captures of the Electroclan by the Elgen, followed by repeated escapes, for non-stop action while readers continue to learn about these electric teens, their powers, and their relationships. The friends are extremely loyal and supportive of one another, and their varied talents contribute to ingenious methods of outwitting Hatch, keeping readers intrigued and charged up for the next book promising more danger and excitement for the Electroclan. Reviewer: Magi Evans; Ages 14 up.

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Simon Pulse/Mercury Ink
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Michael Vey Series , #3
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Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.11(d)
530L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Michael Vey 3
I’m Michael Vey. Last night I had a really weird dream. I was back home in Idaho, sitting at the table with the cool kids in the cafeteria at Meridian High School. (For the record, I’m not one of the cool kids.) My girlfriend, Taylor (who is one of the cool kids), was sitting on my right side in her cheerleading outfit. My best friend, Ostin, was on my left, eating cheese pizza and garlic bread. The rest of the table was filled with a bunch of cheerleaders and basketball players. As usual, Ostin and I looked as out of place as chocolate doughnuts at a Weight Watchers meeting.

The school’s basketball team was joking with me like they did at Maddie’s party, calling me “Li’l Norris”—short for little Chuck Norris—and trying to outdo one another with their Li’l Norris jokes.

Drew, the basketball team’s star point guard, said, “Li’l Norris is so tough, dark is afraid of him.”

“Yeah?” said Spencer. “Li’l Norris is so tough that the road in front of Meridian High used to be called Li’l Norris Street, but it was changed because no one crosses Li’l Norris and lives.”

Everyone laughed except Ostin, who looked confused. “I don’t think it was ever really called Li’l Norris Street,” he said.

“Shhh,” I said. “It’s a joke.”

“Yeah?” said Drew. “Monsters check under their beds to make sure Li’l Norris isn’t there.”

“I got it; I got it,” Spencer said. “Li’l Norris is so tough that he died ten years ago but Death is too afraid to tell him.”

Everyone was laughing when a low, angry voice behind me said, “If Li’l Norris is so tough, why is he hiding in the jungle?”

I turned around to see Dr. Hatch standing behind me. I was paralyzed with fear. Suddenly everyone else vanished and it was just the two of us. Hatch leaned forward, close enough that I could feel his breath and see his eyes through the dark lenses of his sunglasses.

“I’m going to find you, Vey,” he whispered. “And when I do, I’m going to hurt you.”

That’s when I woke up in the jungle.

Meet the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website, RichardPaulEvans.com.

Brief Biography

Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of Birth:
October 11, 1962
Place of Birth:
Salt Lake City, Utah
B.A., University of Utah, 1984

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Battle of the Ampere (Michael Vey Series #3) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 144 reviews.
Zazzy1 More than 1 year ago
A Zappingly Exciting Read! After an impatient year- long wait, I was excited to read Michael Vey 3: Battle of the Ampere,  the latest installment in Richard Paul Evans gripping series featuring Michael Vey and the Electroclan.    It was even better than I had anticipated.  I was totally blown away! The end of MV2 left us breathless and left Michael Vey, his mother and his friends still in the jungles of Peru.   Michael has become separated from the rest after a harrowing ordeal with the Elgen. With his mother finally safe as told to him by an old friend, Michael together with new friend Tessa, eventually reunites with his Electroclan.   The brave and loyal band of cohorts face many obstacles that just might keep them from their ultimate mission, to sink the Ampere and dethrone the devilish Hatch who has become more powerful than anyone could have imagined.    This book keeps readers glued to every page.   Even tears will find you in this shockingly, exciting emotional chapter of the Michael Vey series. Richard Paul Evans does an fantastic job at keeping both kids and adults interested and engaged in all of the books in the Michael Vey series.  RPE is truly a master storyteller that has kept the energy and sparks flying throughout this fun adventure.    I will be recommending this book to everyone.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome! I have read the other 2 books in the series and they were awesome too. R
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Michael Vey series is one of my most favorite series and this book is awsome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book i recomend reading it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these books so much!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing!!!! Those who love action packed books need to read this book!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i have ever read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read all of them liked them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michael Vey the Ampere Bang! Bang! Boom! Michael vey the ampere an action packed thriller by Richard Paul Evans. This book is about a group of teens with amazing powers all based on electricity. Some can shoot lightning bolts others can electrocute technology and take their information. This book had a lot of great comedy. When you are reading this book one minute you will jumping with joy others you will be scared and biting your nails. Everyone can relate to this book. Kids can relate to this book extremely well. When everyone reads this book you will be at the edge of your seat. This book is a must read!
ReadyRabbit More than 1 year ago
This is a great follow-up to the first two books. It is an exciting book that keeps you on the edge of your chair throughout the book. I would love to see this a series of movies like Harry Potter. It is a great read for anyone over 9 years of age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that battle of the ampere is definitley my favorite out of the series!! Its action packed and i didnt expect what was coming for me!!!! Hopefully theres another book coming out because i cant believe admiral hatch escaped the boat! He shouldve died! And im also excited for the movie thats coming out. It looks so good!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a wonderful book that is totally EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all: i love the michael vey series. When is the next book coming out?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best of the books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In my top five favorite series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
1. Character development, Torture session, expected but still awesome comeback 2. Antagonist development, introduce a new problem, rescues, explosions, and SCIENCE! 3. And then new expected flat character, mysterious people fighting Elgen lamely explained, very over used 'Oh we have to die to save the world' then they are miraculously have happy ever after then...Words to make a sequel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is the only one I have ever read willingly! That means that this series is AMAZING! This is my favorite book series and so far it is great. Just make sure you have read the first two books before this or you will be lost. So far it is great and I have no complaints. Absoluty fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved! Loved! Loved! And I'm in the book club, so I would know. However, I suggest you read the first book of the Micheal Vey series. UGH! I wish there was a fourth book to this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for the cover, I'll admit. But the story inside lived up to my expectation. Teens with supernatural power is sort of my thing, and this book gets me reeved up right where it counts.
Jare-Bear More than 1 year ago
This book is super awesome! I read this book and I just couldn’t stop reading it! I would totally recommend this book to anyone. I gave this book 5 stars because it deserves the 5 stars! Most books usually don’t the full 5 stars but I definitely would give this book 5 stars. This book is very exciting once you start reading it, you can’t stop reading it. It’s a drama, adventure, exciting, etc. If you are reading this review I would totally buy this book, its definitely worth your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are sick however rote the dr hatch stuff I am horrifide
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Book Review (Report) Michael Vey, Battle Of The Ampere. Like most books nowadays, the main protagonist has something about him or herself that he/she often doesn't know that about his or herself. This story is about a kid with Tourette Syndrome and he is also electric. His name is Michael Vey and this is my summary about the 3rd book in the series. The electroclan has nearly disbanded because Michael has gone missing in the Amazon Jungle, and the second in command, Taylor Ridley, has taken control to keep order. Meanwhile, Michael is in the jungle with the Ammaracara tribe and has met another electric kid named Tessa (a.k.a. Tesla, but she likes her real name better). Meanwhile (again) the Elgen are part of the Peruvian government and claimed the Electroclan are terrorists. But the Elgen board didn’t know about that. Hatch is once again behind it all. I am not going to spoil the ending because it is a huge surprise ,and but you will have to read the book to find out. I give this book 4 stars. The reason it doesn’t get five stars is because, well once again read the book to find out. ____________ | * * * * | ------------------- ________________________________________________ Protagonists _______________________________________________ Character names, roles and relation to Michael Vey. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Michael Vey|Main Protagonist|Himself ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ostin Liss|Electroclan #1 brain|Michael's best friend ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Taylor Ridley|A main character|Michael’s girlfriend ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Jack|electro clan tough guy/ex bully|Owes him a lot of favors ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Wade|Jack’s sidekick|Member of the electroclan ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mitchell|Electroclan rich kid|ex bully ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Ian|Electroclan lookout|1 of 6 kids Michael saved from Hatch ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ McKenna|Electroclan Lighting system(read on to find out why)|1 of 6 kids Michael saved from hatch ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Abigail|Electroclan healer|1 of 6 kid Michael saved from Hatch ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Leonard (Zeus) Smith|Electroclan sniper|1 of 6 kids Michael saved from Hatch ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tanner|Only member of the electroclan whose whereabouts are currently unknown|1 of 6 kids Michael saved from Hatch ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Grace|The electroclan #2 brain|1 of 6 kids Michael saved from Hatch ______________________________________________ Antagonists ______________________________________________ Hatch|Main Antagonist|Tried to get all electric kids on his side ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Tara|Elgen Electric kid|Twin sister is Taylor ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Quentin|Elgen Electric kid|Attacked Michael in the first book -------------------