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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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    Patricia Young 08-06-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Engaging and well read."

    This was a tremendous story and a fabulous example of what can happen if we do not embrace differences in our self and others.

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    Alberto 08-03-16
    Alberto 08-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"

    loved how it grabbed ur attention from the very beginning and never let go. well rounded characters and solid plot. Definitely recommended

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    Melissa 07-30-16
    Melissa 07-30-16
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    "Like nothing you've ever read"
    What did you love best about Brilliance?

    You're introduced here to a new America, on the verge of imploding; not from external forces but from within. This will keep you listening into the night if you're not careful.


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    Stan 07-20-16
    Stan 07-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Read"

    I really enjoyed Luke Daniels in the Marko Kloos series (frontlines). I was pleased to find him narrating this book as well. I look forward to book two of this series.

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    Kenny Mac 07-18-16
    Kenny Mac 07-18-16
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    "Brilliant Story"

    Very enjoyable. as realistic as a fantasy can be. looking forward to the rest of the trilogy.

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    Jacob Hayhurst 06-30-16
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    "Fun story with excellent narration."

    A fun story, even if it was a bit predictable. Luke Daniels nails another narration with collection of voices for characters.

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    J. T. Carter 06-21-16
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    "Good and Original-ish Story"

    Good character development but their personalities were a little bland. Without the narrator's creative voice giving personality tothe characters I probably would not have finished the book even though the plot and such were actually pretty good. I'm not sure about picking up the next book in the series because although I don't regret listening to this I don't feel highly compelled to listen to a continuation of it. ~JTC~

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    E. Woodford At Work 06-13-16
    E. Woodford At Work 06-13-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun super hero story"

    A story about a pending civil way of the ultra smart vs the normal crowd, reminiscent of Amped.

    My only complaint is with the narration. All the male voices had similar accents. Was that the Chicago gangster or the primary bad guy?

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    Tocker 06-01-16
    Tocker 06-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Gripping story. Best narration I've heard so far."

    The story is somewhat predictable but well written. The narration by Luke Daniels is excellent. Made me search for other books he narrated (there are many!).

    Off to the next book in the series.

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    C 05-12-16
    C 05-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent narrator. Loved the series as a whole."

    I have listened to all three books in this series. This first book sets up the characters, but there are times when the plot is predictable. However, the story picks up and becomes more complex in the second and third books. The author had a clear idea of where the plot was headed, and some things in the first book make more sense later. The idea of gifted individuals is not new, but I liked how the brilliants' abilities are not as flashy as what you would see in superhero movies. The narrator, Luke Daniels, is one of the best narrators I've heard. He was specially great at making action scenes come alive.

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