This book has the feeling of a mash up of several different genres.
It has the action fight against terrorism aspect, it has a flair of comic
book super hero, and it includes the alien sci-fi angle. This book feels
as if it is trying to find the cross section of people that are into the action
books like the Jack Ryan series, or James Bond. But who are also into
comics, and space aliens. If you like these kinds of books on there
own then this might be an interesting read for you. It was different enough
to keep me interested. I thought the narrator did a good job at bringing the
characters to life, and was easy to listen to. This book may not make my
all time best list but it was worth a listen.
Story line was good but overtaken by sexual content.
Yes of age!
Yes a rewrite for screen play
People who like Impossible situations and constant tension building would like this. Not sure I can stand to get through another drama queen attempt.The narration was decent and the reason I enjoyed the book to some degree.
First halve of the book was great. Interesting listen, but then the author changed gears and seem to think that building tension means that you write one imposible situation on top of another and then miraculously the situation gets resolved. If I was reading, I would have skipped whole pages.Spoiler alert:I did not think the alien artifact/possible invasion should have been in here.
I wish the author did not try to "step it up" in the second part of the book and thereby turning it into a soap opera.This story really has/had potential.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
I had a difficult time getting into "Brainrush"-the narrator didn't help what began as a slow mystery. After an hour though, I realized that I'd come to appreciate the way R.C.Bray read the story and I was hooked.
This is a mystery/romance/terrorists in action plot and kept me interested. It ended with a bang and a twist that came out of nowhere. It ends with cliff hanger so be prepared to buy "Brainrush II"
If you enjoy this type of story, pick it up.
Just about anywhere but HERE.
I very much enjoyed the audio version.
The premise that a shock to the brain could unlock hidden talents.
As with most talented actors, you get the impression of the charachers feelings, when the passage is presented in a dramitic fashion.
Oh yes, this was a very good book and if I could have heard it all at once .... but I did listen day after day with enthusiasm.
I think I am ready for the second installment but.... if it is as good as I expect I may wait for the third book and then have a real BRAIN Rush!
This was one of the most exciting stories I've ever listened to. It kept my attention the entire time.
Jake, the main character, was courageous and real.
He kept the story going and he made all the characters in the story come alive.
A fun and fast-paced thriller. First time I have ever heard Bray narrate, his reading is a bit hurried for me but no annoying interruptions or heavy breathing.
Driving over 100,000 mile a year since 1983, I got hooked on audible books on tape 30 years back. I now listen from my bicycle 2 hours a day
This is a masterpiece of TERRIBLE by a writer with all the sensibilities of a boy with diminished capacity. Amazing that something this bad could find a publisher. The writer must have a family connection to the owners because no one would pay the cost of recording something like this
The action scenes? In the middle of a bizarre attack by a Jihadist in a Venetian Palace during a costume ball held by the leader of the Jihad the protagonist is asked by his friend "how's it hanging"? A Jihad out of a Venitian Palace using autistic children with brain implants? Are you serious?
The dialog is so dimwitted and absurd the only reason to continue is to discover if the writing can possibly get worse. A story that makes no sense whatever A plot - if you can call it a plot - that strains - no breaks through any semblance of credibility. Characters you could never dream up who sound like escapes from a remedial reading class.
I would never imagine that Audible could possibly have something it the catalog as lame as this thing. Note a couple of the reviewers have only review the two books by this author so the rating has been fixed. Don't even think about buying this JUNK. I'm truly ashamed at myself for being sucked in by a review that is much more worthwhile than the mess it represents. This is TRASH.
This was a great audio book - it was exciting, had momentum and plot. Some of it was quite