The Brilliance Saga
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    Brilliance | Marcus Sakey

    Brilliance

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    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.

    Slow to Start

    I had to give this book the full "listen for 2 hours, then decide" treatment. I'm very glad I did. What started out as a really predictable ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 08 2014 by Charles (USA)
  • 2
    A Better World: The Brilliance Saga, Book 2 | Marcus Sakey

    A Better World: The Brilliance Saga, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1549)
    Performance
    (1393)
    Story
    (1386)

    The brilliants changed everything.

    Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we'd only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person's most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us.

    Better than the reviews I've read would suggest

    If you haven't read the first one, this won't make much sense. If you have, and you liked it, this book will also work for you. It has the same kind..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 02 2015 by Andrew Pollack (Cumberland, Maine USA)
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    Written in Fire: The Brilliance Trilogy, Book 3 | Marcus Sakey

    Written in Fire: The Brilliance Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Marcus Sakey
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1011)
    Performance
    (911)
    Story
    (910)

    For 30 years humanity struggled to cope with the brilliants, the one percent of people born with remarkable gifts. For 30 years we tried to avoid a devastating civil war. We failed.

    The White House is a smoking ruin. Madison Square Garden is an internment camp. In Wyoming, an armed militia of thousands marches toward a final, apocalyptic battle.

    Brilliant! Incredible! Wonderful!

    Written in Fire completes the three novel Brilliance Saga. Note that these books MUST be read in order written or they will make no sense at all. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 12 2016 by Wayne (Matthews, NC)