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
some of it was far reaching but overall I enjoyed it. it is science fiction but takes place in 2013. interesting.
Marcus Sakey and Luke Daniels brought the world of Brilliance into full bloom. The story was set to a good pace where the good guys weren't pure and the bad guys had great insights.
The story and the Narrator.
The plot for the story was great. Superhuman abilities that enhance humans enough to change the world but not so far as to get into flight or lasers.The powers were more realistic and easy to believe and the Descriptions really let you imagine that these Abnorms could exist.
I really enjoyed this book and am off to buy the sequel right now. If you like, Spy thrillers, Superhuman Abilities and Conspiracies, Pick this up.
The story was great. I really enjoyed the plot. The only thing was the narration. The main character sounded like a voiceover from an old PI movie, and every other character sounded like a Jewish pharmacy owner from 1960s New York.
I saw this recommended on many must read list and I finally got around to trying this and it was fun. I thought it was an enjoyable listen nothing too complicated but it kept you guessing a bit.
Yes, in all, I enjoyed the story. The narration was distracting, though, and I wished I had more time to read instead of listen.
The parts that would be spoilers.
The spoken dialogue was AWFUL. Every character's voice sounded like a really bad impersonation. The main female character, who is supposed to be attractive, sexy, and smart, sounded like a very bad female impersonator. It really ruined the scenes with her, because all I could picture was cheap tranny streetwalker. Seriously, just read the dialogue. Don't try to sound like a woman. The emotion conveyed in ALL the characters' dialogues was just atrocious. Truly distracting to the story.
Probably. If the actors could do better dialogue than the reader.
I'm really sorry, Luke. I'm sure you're a nice guy, and the straight narration was fine. But the dialogue killed it for me. :(
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