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
I realize that this is not my kind of book - much action, not much character development, not much dialog. I like action and swift moving stories, but have to have a bit more than sequential acts to captivate my imagination.
My eyes are going bad, and without audible, my mind would certainly go next...
Utterly unoriginal in every way. Just really bad. The dialogue was pitiful, the attempts at humor were just embarrassing, and some (too many) of the voices the narrator used for the characters was almost unbearable - might cause seizures in some listeners. Just really bad. Curse the daily deal! I keep getting suckered in!
Books worth the money are those biographies about our Founding Fathers. Or THE LONG WALK and/or UNBROKEN Try THE LONG WALK a
I've yet to meet him or her. Arafat might enjoy it as he whiles away time in Paradise. .
Can't think of anything.
Not that I can tell.
How do such books find a publisher?
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!
It is a first rate thriller with Einstein level savants and many unexpected plot twists. A fun read!
this is a good book I'm only 11 and I loved it. it's not totally ipropryit for any one under 13 I wold say but it is rily a fun book😃😃😃
Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.
An imagined world where there is political strife over an anomaly that causes the newer generations to develop as geniuses. After a few global and economic catastrophes are caused by a few less than moral examples of those brilliant people the normal populous panic and attempt to control the abnormal ones in ways that only escalate things to riots, protests and terrorism.
A brilliant terrorist, John Smith needs to be stopped before the world's prejudices are enflamed to all out war so Nick Cooper, also a brilliant, must go under cover to assassinate him.
Daniels does a great job narrating it, but for a story about conflicting geniuses it has every spy action cliche there is and it's easy to see every "surprise" twist coming a mile away. The wonder wore off quickly, turning something potentially unique into something unbelievably common most have already experienced many times over.
Genre: Action Adventure
Audience: Any adult who has watched or read anything involving spys or action.
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