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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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    Kate Houston, TX, United States 03-26-14
    Kate Houston, TX, United States 03-26-14 Member Since 2015

    My eyes are going bad, and without audible, my mind would certainly go next...

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    "Tired subject and a PAINFULLY shrieking reader"

    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!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carl Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States 09-11-13
    Carl Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States 09-11-13 Member Since 2013

    Books worth the money are those biographies about our Founding Fathers. Or THE LONG WALK and/or UNBROKEN Try THE LONG WALK a

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    "Brilliantly laborous"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I've yet to meet him or her. Arafat might enjoy it as he whiles away time in Paradise. .


    Would you ever listen to anything by Marcus Sakey again?

    Probably not


    What does Luke Daniels bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Can't think of anything.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Not that I can tell.


    Any additional comments?

    How do such books find a publisher?

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    John G. Stone Austin, TX USA 09-20-16
    John G. Stone Austin, TX USA 09-20-16 Listener Since 2002
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    "Sci Fi Thriller Delivers"

    It is a first rate thriller with Einstein level savants and many unexpected plot twists. A fun read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    C.M. Tucson, AZ United States 09-18-16
    C.M. Tucson, AZ United States 09-18-16
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    "omg I loved this book and I'm only 11"

    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😃😃😃

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    CoachEver Louisiana, USA 09-16-16
    CoachEver Louisiana, USA 09-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excelent Read!"

    Very good pace, a little predictable but very entertaining, makes you want to look for the next title...

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    The Super-duper Amazing Silver Golem 09-14-16

    Loves a good adventure with heart and lots of laughs.

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    "From "wow!" to "well, I've seen this plot before.""

    The setting:
    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.

    The story:
    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.

    The opinion:
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura G. 09-10-16
    Laura G. 09-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent story, great narrator!"

    Really good plot with character evolution that happens without you realizing it. Fantastic narrator too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele 09-05-16
    Michele 09-05-16 Member Since 2014

    I am the author of "Inner Fears", a thriller by MFKing. I am a social media manager for Jazz Social Media. Audio books are my main entertainment, and I think the best entertainment offered today.

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    "Sensual prose, engorssing technological thriller"

    You can't go wrong with this book if you love good writing and technological thrillers, like Daemon. The writing uses all of the senses, and describes one detail that sets the scene perfectly without boring the reader.

    The technology is cutting-edge and interesting; the characters full and deep and engaging.

    Will buy the next one immediately--can't wait for credits!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-20-16
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 08-20-16 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "WHOSE NUT SACK DOES SHE NEED TO GARGLE"

    I just could not get into this. I have read it is a slow start and gets better and of course the usual suspects love it. For my credit I want a book that is good from start to finish. The concept is fairly cool, although it has been done before. You would think that having an increase in brilliant people would be good for us, but suppose you had just an above average intelligence, worked your way through college and grad school, got good grades, but could not get a job in your field, because of these people who were born brilliant. You can see how these people would be hated.

    I have always liked Luke Daniels work.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    kckaliel 08-06-16
    kckaliel 08-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book, AWESOME narrator"

    Story is well written, with strong character development and plot. The book flows well and sucks you in completely. The author took the time to create depth. I listen quite a bit while driving and found myself on tenterhooks throughout the story.

    Luke Daniels is an amazing narrator. Each character has a distinct voice in the story. You feel like your immersed in the plot by "hearing" each person play their part of the story.

    All in all, this book was a pleasure to read by listening to a wonderfully talented narrator!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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