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Brilliance Audiobook

Brilliance

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Publisher's Summary

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called "brilliants," and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper has gifts rendering him exceptional at hunting terrorists. His latest target may be the most dangerous man alive, a brilliant drenched in blood and intent on provoking civil war. But to catch him, Cooper will have to violate everything he believes in - and betray his own kind.

From Marcus Sakey, "a modern master of suspense" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "one of our best storytellers" (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.

©2013 Marcus Sakey (P)2013 Brilliance Audio

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    K.Ivory Atlanta 01-12-17
    K.Ivory Atlanta 01-12-17

    Young and dumb and fun and looking for a way to solve life's problems through my love of books. ♡

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    "Exciting!"

    I don't normally listen to mystery suspense type of novels but Marcus Sakey does an AMAZING JOB mixing science fiction with real life suspense. Think I've found a new favorite author.

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    EKP Washington 01-09-17
    EKP Washington 01-09-17 Member Since 2011
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    "Awesome premise for a thriller!"

    A great story with great personalities and strong relationships that developed over time. I hope this author has more books!

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    Anthony 01-06-17
    Anthony 01-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it."

    I am normally a huge zombie fan, but I really enjoyed this book. I already purchased the second in the series.

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    BSlago 12-31-16
    BSlago 12-31-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Very intriguing"

    It reminded me a little of X-men and Jason Bourne in one story. I enjoyed it thouroughly.

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    Linda 12-22-16
    Linda 12-22-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A look into a political future"

    Sakey told a good story and for saw today's political climate. Prophetic as to the climate of fear and falsehoods that dominated our recent presidential election

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    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 12-09-16
    Drew (@drewsant) Watertown, MA, United States 12-09-16 Listener Since 2009

    Post apocalyptic listener with some thrillers mixed in. Follow me on twitter at @drewsant

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    "Tons of fun"

    Wow I had put off getting ‘Brilliance’ for a while not wanting to start another series but I wish I hadn’t. The book was well written and kept me going from start to finish with very little down time. The characters were great, if a bit typical (ruthless bad guy, true hearted good guy, etc) and interesting and their dynamics make it tons of fun. The plot is interesting and fast paced and unique which makes it all the more interesting. I can’t wait to move on in the series!

    Luke Daniels does an amazing job. I've only heard him do more humorous stories in the past but he can surely do non-stop thrill rides as well! Her really brings the story to life.

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    Vicki from Utah 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fabulous. Exciting beginning to end."

    loved the whole book. reader so excellent. author fabulous. wow. did not expect such a fantastic book from author I did not know. characters believable. plot easy to follow. every page thrilling. excellent plot. one of best books I've ever read or heard. kudos!!!!!

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    A. Kotula Granger, IN 12-02-16
    A. Kotula Granger, IN 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating."

    Got this book on a whim and it was Fantastic. The performance was good all around. The story developed quite well and was a story you'd want to hear the next adventure.

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    Mary K. Dyer CHICAGO, IL, United States 11-07-16
    Mary K. Dyer CHICAGO, IL, United States 11-07-16
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    "Good story & performance"

    The story was interesting and the voice work was well done. Great story for your commute!

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    Daniel Hyde 10-22-16
    Daniel Hyde 10-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book, riveting!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Luke Daniels did a fine job narrating, but the writing was my favorite. Story was interesting and original, with profundities riddled throughout. I found myself tearing up at times, while other time nodding and writing down the wisdom in the text. Well done, this was my first read by Marcus Sakey, and it won't be my last!

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