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Limitless

Narrated by: Bryan Bounds
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Imagine a drug that made your brain function to its full potential. A drug that allowed you pick up a foreign language in a single day. A drug that helped you process information so fast you could see patterns in the stock market. Just as his life is fading into mediocrity, Eddie Spinola comes across such a pill: MDT-48 - a sort of Viagra for the brain. But while its benefits materialise quickly, so do certain unwelcome side-effects. And when Eddie decides to track down other users, he soon discovers that they’re all dying, or already dead.

©2014 Alan Glynn (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing

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  • Mark
  • Sydney, Australia
  • 06-25-17

Terrific! Really well written and a great reader.

Thoroughly recommend this unusual and fascinating book. Never once lost interest and the reader was excellent. My first Alan Glynn. Read with the same pace and rhythm with which it was written. One of the best books of the year so far for me.
A touch of the Stephen King about the story without the weird and unbelievable stretches. I always had a belief that this could be possible and the story tied me to it until the last words. One of those rare books that was disappointing to finish.
Well worth a credit. Go ahead and get it, you won't be sorry.
Very well done.

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Very good

What about Bryan Bounds’s performance did you like?

The narrator was extremely good. Really gave life to the story

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I felt that the hero could have been more smarter in the book.

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A great book!

It's a great audiobook but the ending was kind of boring since I exoected something more after the movie.

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  • Adam
  • 12-19-15

This was a great book, by far one of my favourites

Great book, much better than the film and managed to finish it in about 4 days, loved it and would 100% recommend it. It very much has a Lucy meets wolf of wall street feel to it. x

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  • Matt
  • 06-19-15

brilliant

I picked this audio book because I liked the film, but the book was so much better and the narrator was great as well

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  • Mark
  • 02-07-19

Disappointed...

Huge fan of the film, one of my favourites. Wouldn't recommend if you've seen the movie. The book is more somber than the movie, and for me misses the same inspiration and momentum. The movie adaptation and screenplay added a lot more to the characters, especially Carl Van Loon and Victor Gennady. Narration was fine.

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  • D. M. York
  • 12-18-18

An interesting concept but just rather dull

I think I should say from the outset that having seen the film Limitless first, I would say that other than a few basic details there is not very much that the two have in common. Indeed the book is slower paced and more sedate in it's approach.

The concept is quite novel, which is how would your life change if your intelligence could be chemically enhanced. In this matter it gives the protagonist Eddie much greater motivation and drive to achieve his goals. Unfortunately the focus of this was that Eddie spends a good section of the book talking about dealing shares and business affairs, there appeared to be very little human interaction in the book and it reached a point where I started to loose interest in what was happening. There was not a great deal that appeared exciting or thrilling.

The narration is acceptable and pleasant but not the best that I have heard and had the effect of making the story seem rather sleepy and slow at points.

Perhaps I am being unfair as by contrast to the film the story within the book is fairly ordinary by comparison. Whereas in the film Eddie is described as having a stratospheric increase in intelligence and confidence, in the book it comes across more like he just becomes a fair bit brighter but ultimately is not changed in quite the same way.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-18-18

Decent book

I would say that the film does the book enough justice that it is not worth reading the book and watching the film, but if you haven't seen the film, then the story is worth hearing.

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  • MR M.
  • 12-03-18

Film was better paced than the book

Narrator was good
Story got caught up in finance and conspiracy rather than the opportunites

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-03-18

Thoughtful and engrossing

Having watched the film prior to reading this, I was pleasantly surprised by the major differences in the story. I was engrossed from the off and looked forward to the next listening. Would highly recommend and would encourage anyone who maybe thought the film was below par for the concept.

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  • Charlie Taylor
  • 10-28-17

Film was better.

Being the source material for one of my favourite films, I had to give it a go. And even though the story is different and ends on a darker note compared to the film adaptation, overall it was okay. But not really worth listening again. The narration was lacking a lot. Unless it was Van Loon or Gennady, you couldn't distinguish who was who. Especially if you were doing something while listening to this in the background.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-14-17

Almost

Very good story and character development however gets a little lost mid way through and ends on a nothing point. Which is a shame however the film does well to rectify this and improve the storyline in my opinion

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  • Stefan T
  • 05-29-17

if you like the film, you'll love this.

This is the first fiction I've listened to in a long time . A brilliant story , language , I'd love for there to be a second one !

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  • bpetrie
  • 08-08-18

Awesome awesome...

Great story, I have listened to it a number of times now and it's great every time, the film is pretty good as well. But I have just found out that the sequel is being released in Jan 19. Hanging out to listen to that one.