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Brilliance Audiobook

Brilliance

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Publisher's Summary

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. 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 - and betray his own kind.

From Marcus Sakey, "a modern master of suspense" (Chicago Sun-Times) and "one of our best storytellers" (Michael Connelly), comes an adventure that’s at once breakneck thriller and shrewd social commentary; a gripping tale of a world fundamentally different and yet horrifyingly similar to our own, where being born gifted can be a terrible curse.

©2013 Marcus Sakey (P)2013 Brilliance Audio

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    Teacher/Reader 06-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    This is an amazing book, it grabs you immediately and doesn't let go! Can't wait to listen to the sequel.

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    Logical Lady 06-13-17
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    "Great plot - amazing narrator"

    I thought the Narrator was amazing! The plot was very good as well. The story makes some good twists and I really enjoyed listening to it.

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    Lisa Umile Shalimar, FL 06-08-17
    Lisa Umile Shalimar, FL 06-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "The narrator is fantastic! Story New refreshment. "

    The narrator is amazing! Sometimes it's hard to tell that it's just 1 person! I'm a definite fan of this narrator! I'm going for the next installment. I have high hopes that the story will continue to interest me. The story buts u into an alternative reality. That's the unmistakable mark of a great book! Enjoy!

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    North Dakota Prairie 05-27-17
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    narrator is great! I just took a chance on the book and it paid off.

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    Ocean State Prime Cumberland, RI, United States 05-25-17
    Ocean State Prime Cumberland, RI, United States 05-25-17 Member Since 2012

    Poorly edited books bug me.

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    "twisty, turny, leading to nowhere"

    Cooper will do anything to protect his family. Take the 1000 repetitions of this sentiment out of this book and its length would be cut in half. Weird thing: 1% of people are being born as brilliants. You might wonder why. Keep wondering; it is never explained. I started listening to the second installment, but realized I just didn't care.

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    Calvin Cornish Jr Lombard, IL United States 05-22-17
    Calvin Cornish Jr Lombard, IL United States 05-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Definitely engaging and enjoyable"

    I flew through this. There was a good balance of action, story line, and character development.

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    Georgia Salida, Co USA 05-10-17
    Georgia Salida, Co USA 05-10-17 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Excellent Book"

    The author did a wounderfull job with the story line and the Characters. I was very impressed with this author, have never read or listened to his work before this audible book. Highly recommended this book#

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    David B. Bolman Tempe, AZ, US 05-04-17
    David B. Bolman Tempe, AZ, US 05-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Story not as interesting as the tag line"

    An interesting concept and a pretty good first third. After that it devolves into a very straightforward/very predictable government thriller.

    Cooper's abilities mostly vanish in the back of the book and he comes across as a typical quasi military operative. The idea and impact that a world with "brilliant" people doesn't feel thought out. You could substitute agents and terrorists into the characters and the story and its end would mostly be the same.

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    C. Narsh 05-02-17
    C. Narsh 05-02-17

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    "really enjoyed"

    This book was exciting, good plot twists, good narrator. charectors compelling. I would highly recommend it.

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    Kindle Customer Minnesota, USA 04-28-17
    Kindle Customer Minnesota, USA 04-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "performance issue"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    couldnt get audible to sync with book


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    narrator was great


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    book story line is great but audio did not sync with book


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