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
This book has been in my wish list for a while, I hesitated getting it because I was afraid it would be too much fantasy like x-men. But this is a good thriller. I bought the other two parts halfway through this book, while they were still on sale.
Some reviews claim it starts slow - but it's not too slow at all. It's more like it really picks up about halfway in and takes you for a non-stop ride. The beginning lays the backstory and builds the characters and the organizations - but it's not boring, I found it very interesting and was captivated to see where the story would take me.
Luke Daniels does a great job narrating (as always) - great voice separation.
Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).
I am writing this after listening to all three books in the Brilliance Saga. The primary appeal of this series for me was that it was narrated by Luke Daniels, one of my favorites. And the high rating from Audible listeners didn’t hurt. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I became tuned into the characters almost from the start. After that the plot began to develop with an interesting Sci-Fi idea—that of an epigenetic shift in human DNA that enhances mental ability. From there I was hooked.
Start it for Luke Daniels. Finish it for the gripping story.
I found it well narrated and engaging. I pretty much binged it and will listen to the rest of the,seies. It is predictable about 60 percent of the time.
This book makes you consider the potential for the ugliness in humanity and what humans are capable of doing to each other. But it also drives home the human capacity for doing the right thing for the right reason. It will make you think, like the main character Cooper, truth or power. And come to understand the difference between the two.
Fun listen. Characters, action, plot is intriguing and move with pace. Recommended for young and old who want enjoyable story. Could see a fun movie of this.
The book had a slow start. Found I wasn't drawn into the story for the first hour, but then... Boom. I couldn't stop listening... Great story. Interesting characters. Definitely worth the buy... Just got book 2... Like 5 mins after finishing book 1
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