Dangerous Minds

A Cyrus Cooper Thriller, Book 1
Narrated by: Dan Delgado
Series: A Cyrus Cooper Thriller, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs
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When test subjects participating in secret experiments begin to mysteriously die, Cyrus Cooper, the youngest recruit of the "Coalition" - a secret law enforcement organization - is assigned to prevent the program’s lead researcher from being the next victim. But there’s a catch: The 74-year-old neuroscientist, Gertrude Waterford, has flatly refused any type of protective detail.

Cyrus goes undercover, taking a position as a personal assistant in order to enter the life of the brash, elderly scientist. When multiple attempts are made on her life, however, not only must Cyrus protect the headstrong lady, but he must also uncover the perpetrator of the attacks before it’s too late.

His job might’ve been easier if he’d been fully briefed on the nature of Waterford’s research. After working for decades to genetically trigger different paranormal gifts in her patients, she’s made some unusually powerful and extremely dangerous enemies.

Cyrus Cooper’s efforts take him from high-rise apartments to secret underground research facilities, with stops at forgotten rendition sites and forsaken mental institutions along the way. And as the threats grow in force and number, Cyrus faces a race against time and a war where all the players on the battlefield are anything but trustworthy.

©2014 Xander Weaver (P)2018 Xander Weaver

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An interesting and well done story

I really enjoyed this story and think it was well done. I was pleasantly surprised by the overall narrative and character building. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a fun thriller that’s a bit different. The narration was quite clear and characters easy to distinguish.

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Solid story, great narration, fun for car

Story was fun but a little predictable. However, the narration made the audiobook and the hours flew by listening to him act out each story arc. Overall definitely worth a listen to and hoping to hear more from author/narrator combo in the future.

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Enjoyable ride, interesting twists!

I actually really enjoyed this book. It's the 1st in a series I will continue to read.
story was well laid out, interesting plot twists with enough action and story to keep you involved The audible was clear and the narrator really worked hard to bring different characters alive to the listener.

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Clever Thriller

The story has a deep, intelligent plot with several major surprises. The narrator performs a wide range of distinct voices.

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Fast paced and likable characters

Listening to an unfamiliar narrator read a previously-unknown author’s work is often a crapshoot, so I was happy to discover this engaging introduction to a new series. It’s a spy novel with a little sci-fi and very light romance thrown into the mix. The characters are easy to like—even the “villain.” Dan Delgado’s narration was on point, and he did a fantastic job with the various female characters, which is not easy for a male narrator. Although I was given this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review, I will absolutely use my own credit to purchase the second book in the series. I definitely recommend.

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A Great Listen

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. Undercover work is never easy or dull, but for Cyrus, it's always exciting. How hard can it be to guard one grumpy old researcher? As it turns out...very. Interesting and well written characters fuels this tale of intrigue and survival. There's something for everyone in this series, suspense, action, betrayal, humour, and hope, a very nicely rounded novel. Looking forward to the next one.

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Solid start to a series

This was definitely a solid start to a new series, and I'm starting book 2 today. The characters were developed and relatable. My only complaint was at times the narrator's breathing was loud and distracting, but he did a good job with voices.

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Very fun spy story

This is a great story, good character development and engaging.
The premise was good, several twists and turns, and a very likable main character.
The pace of the story was good, and the narration was also very good and kept me engaged.
This hints at a much larger story arc that I'm excited to see develop.
I immediately started listening to the next book.

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A Great Way to Start a Series!

Not only is this a great, action-packed thriller, but the audiobook narration is excellent as well. The storyline was fast paced and intense, and kept me wondering what would happen next. It was an excellent read, and I look forward to more in the series.