We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Brilliance Audiobook

Brilliance

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible. 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.
Regular Price:$10.49
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (3282 )
5 star
 (1279)
4 star
 (1319)
3 star
 (499)
2 star
 (106)
1 star
 (79)
Overall
4.1 (2937 )
5 star
 (1163)
4 star
 (1116)
3 star
 (472)
2 star
 (116)
1 star
 (70)
Story
4.3 (2927 )
5 star
 (1466)
4 star
 (999)
3 star
 (336)
2 star
 (70)
1 star
 (56)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Nathan 04-24-16
    Nathan 04-24-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Awesome!"

    This was my first time using a reader for a book and I loved it. I kept finding myself trying to free up more time to get back to this story. It captivated me the whole time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sandra 04-23-16
    Sandra 04-23-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    9
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    25
    21
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good and believable thriller!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Doug D. Eigsti Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 04-20-16
    Doug D. Eigsti Colorado Springs, Colorado United States 04-20-16 Member Since 2013

    Increasing my ops tempo by allowing storytellers to whisper in my ear(buds).

    HELPFUL VOTES
    284
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    252
    238
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    16
    91
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Epigenetics Unleashes Hidden Potential"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    stephen 04-19-16
    stephen 04-19-16

    PhD Psychologist

    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    54
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "much better than expected"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jay T Gardena, CA 04-15-16
    Jay T Gardena, CA 04-15-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I hope it gets made into a movie!"

    I loved it, kept rushing back to continue every chance I got! Superb storyline! On to the 2nd installment now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Melissa Dyson 04-13-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Creepily real!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Sarah E Skidmore 04-10-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    "Read This!"

    Loved it. The agent plus the man make this story compelling and lasting in my memory.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Terri Williams 04-05-16 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    Overall
    "Great story"

    I loved this story! I live in Wyoming, that was a little far fetched but it was a great read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer SF USA 04-05-16
    Amazon Customer SF USA 04-05-16 Member Since 2013

    bswigg

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    49
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great science type thriller with action and twists"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    TTRoars west los angeles, ca 03-29-16
    TTRoars west los angeles, ca 03-29-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    29
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Slow start but catches"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.