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Brilliance Audiobook

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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    Amazon Customer 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fabulous. Exciting beginning to end."

    loved the whole book. reader so excellent. author fabulous. wow. did not expect such a fantastic book from author I did not know. characters believable. plot easy to follow. every page thrilling. excellent plot. one of best books I've ever read or heard. kudos!!!!!

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    A. Kotula Granger, IN 12-02-16
    A. Kotula Granger, IN 12-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Captivating."

    Got this book on a whim and it was Fantastic. The performance was good all around. The story developed quite well and was a story you'd want to hear the next adventure.

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    Mary K. Dyer CHICAGO, IL, United States 11-07-16
    Mary K. Dyer CHICAGO, IL, United States 11-07-16
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    "Good story & performance"

    The story was interesting and the voice work was well done. Great story for your commute!

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    Daniel Hyde 10-22-16
    Daniel Hyde 10-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book, riveting!"

    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!

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    Bora 10-16-16
    Bora 10-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful "

    Thrilling, amazing. an exceptional read with a million plot twists and turns. a brilliant contribution to its genre, Brilliance really does shine brightly!

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    Brihaspati 10-09-16
    Brihaspati 10-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "ok but a bit predictable."

    interesting plot but ending a bit predictable. the narrators performance eof the laughs was too similar and a bit grating. overall interesting.

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    John G. Stone Austin, TX USA 09-20-16
    John G. Stone Austin, TX USA 09-20-16 Member Since 2016
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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!

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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.

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