I quit after about an hour and a half. The story was weak and the characters were entirely unoriginal. This felt very formula driven, and not a good formula at that. A LOT has to be taken on faith. One example: the villain of the novel. He's half Afganistanian (father is an Afgan rebel) and half Italian (mother is rich Italian). For the novel he needed to be educated and rich, but inherently evil. I couldn't help trying to figure out how the bad guy's parents got together in the first place. Or why the Afgan father sends his son to Italy to be raised in Italy after his tenth birthday. It was a very minor point, but this shallow storytelling is scattered throughout the book. If I was 10 years old, it wouldn't matter. Adults are going to find it annoying.
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Couldn't finish this book. Found myself thinking more about the author than his charaters, which means his ego was totally invested in the story, so it was all over the place.
Instead of a story building naturally from events and from the character's personalities, it jumps to whatever fun place the writer wants to go to show off his great abilities, with espionage, supernatural powers, and of course, the ladies. He compares himself shamelessly to 007. Shouldn't these comparisons come from the other characters, or from the devoted reader?
I just couldn't take it. There was so much potential with his pitch, but he couldn't suspend my disbelief even for a second. Why were he and all of his friends suddenly in Venice? Not because the story sent them there, no, because the writer wanted that write off.
Made me angry. Grrr.
I loved this book, fast paced, interesting and well written. The characters are believable and it has twists that you just won't see coming, I was shocked and it takes a lot to do that. RC Bray was outstanding...I feel like I say that in every review I write about his work, but he is that good, I throughly enjoyed the narration and it definitely adds to the story. Go pick this audiobook up for sure, I'm already listening to the second book.
I bought my copy of this via audible!
I knew nothing of the story going in.
This is what I found.
Extreme -- you have mad scientists. Terrorists. Hero's. One with real super powers, and yes! ALIENS!
That is alotta stuff in one book. If I read the blurb and it mentioned all this then I would have bought another in its stead.
I mean seriously...I would have made a big mistake. The author pulled it off brilliantly!
Hard to pin point within all these plot lines but I think it is the plight of autistic chldren and how they are being marginalized within "mainstream" life in general. Well, that is what I took from it.
Amazing. Really and at this price, try it, you might not like it, you might love it as much as me.
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I absolutely adored this narrator. His pacing, calm and soothing voice added so much to te characters that I know I am rating this book higher due to the narrator than I would have if I read it. The narrator is absolutely a master at his craft
Get the book....it even has a bit of romance......
Trust me. It is worth the read.
When he first uses his new-found mental powers
So much was revealed in this first book, I am afraid that the next ones will either be redundant or a let down. Hope I am wrong!
The premise of this book is clever -- super brain powers. The story line is pretty good -- but it really needed a more mature writer. His metaphors are sophmoric: "like a cobra in a terrarium". But the narration -- oh the narration! R.C. Bray is a name I'll look for -- he's terrific. He made a mediocre book very enjoyable.
Brainrush (the entire series) is a fantastic story combining multiple genres and non-stop excitement. Richard Bard has catapulted himself into an elite group of authors whose stories keep you riveted to your seat while immersed in a world combining all the best of drama, military intrigue, political passion, scitech, and more....
This IS a series that I have listened to non-stop! You can't read just one..... and I anxiously await books 4-10+
A new talent on the scene that matches the skill and depth of Dan Brown, Stephen King, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Bob Mayer, Tom Clancy and more....
I'm a voracious audiobook listener, rarely found without my iPod.
This story had so much potential and just kept missing the mark. If you're looking for a great airplane or beach read/thriller, this is your book. But if you're looking for a Clive Cussler or Dan Brown thriller, this is a bit of a disappointment. There are just too many improbabilities and the execution was silly.
Fast moving action
Jake - he is the man
Very well done
Jake taking care of the kids
Well worth the read and will be getting book #2 for sure
I enjoyed it overall. Very much like a Clive Cussler book. There is always a unique angle for every adventure book and this one is creative. The end is a cliff hanger and not that great of an ending. However, eventually I will probably listen to the second in the series.
Jake is having an MRI during a CA earthquake resulting in interesting powers. He ends up being recruited for a research lab, meets Francesca who works at the clinic, and 2 autistic children. Then the typical military friends bond together to support Jake and fight the bad guys.