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 like Luke Daniels and was drawn to this audiobook because of him. The audiobook took a little while to develop but was well worth it in the end. I would recommend it to anyone who likes it when the bad guys get their comeuppance in the end.
A very interesting toping. Exciting. Lots of the unexpected. Thoughtful and thought provoking. Haven't checked it out yet but it definitely has the foundation for a series; a lot of topics and character development remain.
After having issues getting the player to work on my Mac, it finally did -- only to have it stop working in the last chapter of the story! So, I've listened to this entire book, with the Audible Player, only to now have to wait for the discs to come in to the library so I can finish the end! I am now considering canceling my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Luke Daniels. I find myself becoming a Luke Daniels fanboy.
The story was good, flowed well, and gave you just enough story to keep you wanting to read more.
I haven't read/listened to books with this sort of premise before so to compare any book would be pointless. "My finger points!"
The voices. Quite literally. Hahahaha. He brings a realism, emotion, accents, etc. He uses similar voices as he does in other books which confuses me, but then I see a pattern to bad guy voices and good guy voices.
Luke truly is a fantastic narrator
Yes and no.
Yes because it was interesting and exciting hearing about peoples abilities and what the main character can do.
No because it had good breaking points where you felt you could stop it for a bit and continue later.
Slight spoiler, you will be warned.
Overall, I would suggest listening to this. The story is something done before with a (***SPOILER***) double agent (***SPOILER***), but it has it's twist because of the abilities that the brilliance have. Makes things harder, for the characters to get around and still throws a twist or two in there to keep you wondering what will happen next.
Luke does a fantastic job as always.
I was following luke the narrative voice. Surprising win. what a book! character are solid and really deep parrells with our current world.
I struggled with this one. Interesting concept, but this book could have been edited down to half the time and it would have been tighter. Sometimes it seemed that not much was happening and I was waiting to get to the next "good part". Well, the dirty deed is done. I finished it.
The story was sort of vanilla as far as the genre goes, even trending a little towards young adult. The usual good guy gone bad for all the right reasons, and a love interest thrown into the mix.
The narrator did a good job with the characters and made it worth listening to.
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