Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2014
Book 1 of the Brainrush series was touted in Tthe Wall Street Journal as the number one Bestselling Action/Adventure in their "Readers Guide to Self-Published Big Sellers" (December 9, 2011). This sequel, The Enemy of my Enemy, was released in early December 2011 to rave reviews. Within a few weeks it became the number one Top-Rated Action/Adventure AND the number two Top-Rated Mystery/Thriller on Amazon.
Former combat pilot Jake Bronson believed the worst was behind him. But when a sophisticated terrorist cell shows up in his hometown, he's drawn into a conflict that threatens the heart and soul of every mother in America. The bonds of love and loyalty are tested as Jake and his friends are swept into a deadly chase that takes them from the beaches of California to the depths of the world's longest underground river, and finally to the remote jungles of the Venezuelan rain forest - where Jake discovers that it will take far more than his enhanced abilities to prevent what is coming.
©2011 Richard Bard (P)2012 Richard Bard
I love the character of Jake. The camaraderie of all the characters is refreshing. I like the way the alien story has been weaved into the plot
This author is one of my favorites! The reading of this and the use of the different voice inflections for each character is magnificent! I highly recommend all of Richard Bards books!
This story kept me enthralled just like the first. Great storyline and action. The best highlight is the narrator...he has been the best of all the books I have listened to over the last year. He drew me in with all of his 'voices' to make my mind picture the characters...amazing.
This series is so good, I just love it. It's full of action, twists and excellent writing. I'm anxious to start the next book and see where this goes. If you haven't read or listened to these books yet, you must, go do it now, you will be in for a thrill ride. The amazing narration will keep you entertained for hours.
Narrator was fine, better than most. But this story became trite and over dramatic, the action was consistently over the top and so non stop that it became noise. It was hard to buy into the varied dramatic settings.
I enjoyed to first book, and forgave some of the silliness, but in this book the intrigue of the main character wore off and I started rooting for the book to be over.
This book was about the same as the first one in terms of suspense, interest, action, etc. Not a waste of a credit, but nothing to rave and carry on about either.
I would definitely recommend reading the books in order, though I've either forgotten parts of the first book or they weren't presented, because there are details brought out in this sequel that made me think "wait, where were they in the first book." Unfortunately, some of those details are the kinds that put me off in a book. For example, here's the protagonist with a mother and sister somewhere (again, not much detail) yet the terrorist go after the family of an ancillary character. Picky details but to me it is those details that separate an OK book from a stellar book.
But I digress. This book ends such that yet another sequel is no doubt in the making...but I suppose I'll get that one, too, as they have all been worth the credit so far.
The main character Jake has the superpower and the "get-it-done" atttitude driving the series
Hard to say! he brought all of the characters to life with his accents and tonal variation.
Looking forward to the next instalment, so hurry up.
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