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Publisher's Summary

From Wall Street Journal best-selling author Richard Bard comes the next highly anticipated Brainrush thriller, a mind-gripping action thriller that spans three continents and two books - Everlast and Ephemeral.

In Amsterdam, a visionary scientist is laying the groundwork for a cybernetic life-extension project that will transfer individual consciousness to a personalized avatar. Halfway around the world, his brilliant grandson is secretly planning to use the same technology to infiltrate the world's most secure networks. But the scientific advances necessary to perfect the brain-to-computer interface are slow in coming, too slow for the aging founder of the Everlast foundation - who may die before realizing his dream of immortality - and too slow for his ruthless grandson, who will stop at nothing to attain the recognition that is his birthright.

Caught in the middle are Jake Bronson and his seven-year-old son, Alex, whose combined mental gifts might provide the key to leapfrogging the impasse.

Everlast (Book One): When Jake's family and closest friends are simultaneously abducted in a globally coordinated kidnapping scheme, he races across two continents in his search for them, unaware his hostage son and teenage siblings have crash-landed in the jungles of South China, where they must find every ounce of their courage and wits to survive the wilds and escape the ruthless drug lord who is hot on their heels. Can a seven-year-old boy learn to kill to save his family?

©2014 Richard Alexander Bard (P)2014 Richard Bard

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  • Eannarino
  • Washington, PA, United States
  • 01-23-15

Bronson family fan!

Loved the brainrush series, and love the new duology so far! Such great characters, it's hard not to love them from the beginning! Read brainrush first, you won't be disappointed! Excellent narration, too, and I'm picky about that! If I have to listen to a book, the narrator better enhance the experience not ruin it! Well done here :)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A thrill ride - with heart.

This audio book is a thrill ride, it's fast-paced and it will have you laughing, crying, gasping, shouting at the audible app (everyone does that, right?) and even cursing both Richard Bard and R.C. Bray.

The Duology is set 8 years after the events that happen in Beyond Judgement. Jake Bronson and his son are the primary focus although all of Jake's friends and family are back for the ride. As we've come to know, Bard always includes an enemy you want to see defeated and this book is no different. The writing sets such a fantastic pace that once you start it is really difficult to stop, add to that the brilliant performance that Bray gives and it was beyond difficult to hit that pause button.

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Next! Good start...

The story is interesting enough to immediately go to the next book without hesitation!! I look forward to the second book.

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Don't waste your money on this new installment.<br />

It was only half the story that requires you to purchase book 5 to continue.
The new story based on a Chinese triad trying to aquire Jake's knowledge of alien neural technology to create mind to computer transfers for immortality is not even remotely credible or believable. Besides the lack of credible plot and details most of the story follows the three kids escape from their captors trying to use them for possible coercing Jake goes beyond a strange. The story morphs into their travails in the Chinese wilderness and rural areas worth such things as saving bears from drug lords, fighting off armed assassins, etc... I mean the stuff that every brain enhanced 6 yo boy, 13 girl and 17 yo boy do every day... right? I didnt pay for a young adult fantasy book of which poor quality.
Percy Jackson and Gods of greek mythology are better reads.
Overall the book was a waste of a good credit for half a book in a six hour performance. RC Bray narrated it as good as always being a world class performer. This book was well beneath his prodigious skills.

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Too Short.

Only a bit over 7 hours and not complete. Great story, but should sell as an installment instead of a complete book.

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What a cliffhanger!

Can't wait to read the next book. I have enjoyed the entire BrainRush series. As always the author has woven a thrilling story line and the narrator brought it all to life!

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this series continues to amaze me

Would you listen to Everlast again? Why?

yes possibley, because it's so exciting

Who was your favorite character and why?

difficult , I liked most of the "good guys"
Alex was a lot of fun.

What about R.C. Bray’s performance did you like?

suits the pace , and the type of book , great narration

Any additional comments?

I Love this series... such a fast paced, action packed, thriller .
a well deserved 4½ stars from me

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Not a Complete Story

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

It wasn't so much that I didn't like the story in as much as I felt that I was deceived as a consumer. Rather than a complete book with a following sequel this book is part one of a single story. As a consumer I may not have been willing to pay what I paid for the two books for a single story but the choice should have been mine. I feel duped.

Would you recommend Everlast to your friends? Why or why not?

As long as they know that all they are getting is part I of a two part story.

Have you listened to any of R.C. Bray’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, Performance was comparable to previous books. Particularly, like how voice inflections allowed listener to identify character without having attribution..

What character would you cut from Everlast?

Hard to say since I haven't heard the full story.

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  • Noel
  • London
  • 02-05-15

Not great

more cheese than a kraft factory. in two minds as to whether I listen to book 2

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  • Terry in Hull
  • 04-04-18

Good but a little slower than previous

Well narrated by R C Bray as usual but the story was a little weaker than I expected. I enjoyed it but I may give up on the series ?

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  • Handcuff
  • 03-30-18

Shame it only tells a fraction of the story!

Shame this book only tells a part of the overall story forcing the reader to buy more books to find out what’s this book is all about!!

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  • SBRAL
  • 02-12-17

Weak

I really enjoyed the previous three books in the series, but this did not have the edge that they had. Performance by R C Bray, as usual was flawless, sadly the story felt like it was written without as much care or passion as the other 3. I hope the next part is a lot better.