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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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    Steven 08-10-17
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    "Excellent story; very entertaining!"

    I really enjoyed this story with all of its twists and turns. Hard to put down.

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    Bekka Springfield, MO 08-09-17
    Bekka Springfield, MO 08-09-17

    Bekka

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    "Good Book"

    This was a pretty good book. A little predictable, but we'll done. I love everything done by Luke Daniels. He is one of the best narrator s out there. I can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.

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    Kindle Customer 08-08-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Reading, try this book I'm sure you will enjoy."

    This book is well' written. I like that it show's how as the human race we are afraid of what we don't understand. Try it ☺

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    Amazon Customer 07-30-17 Member Since 2010
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    "well done"

    started slow,didn't know if I'd hang ,then I did enjoy.probably try the next after a break on something different

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    Jackie 07-21-17
    Jackie 07-21-17 Member Since 2014
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    "If you like Ilona Andrew's style...
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    I was miss lead by the cover. This is a strong male character, an intriguing story line with a small twist at the end, and a delicate love interest that may or may not turn into more at any time. If you like Ilona Andrew's style of writing you will love these characters.

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    daniel welch 07-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Worth listening to."

    Though the story was slow to get moving and bogged down in places, overall it was a good read. Not really a good vs evil story. It explores the grey areas of our ideals and humanity.

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    Dix Marysville, WA United States 07-09-17
    Dix Marysville, WA United States 07-09-17 Member Since 2015

    Amergin the bard

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    "Surprisingly great listen"

    I don't even remember why I chose this book, but boy was it a great choice! Luke Daniels is my favorite narrator I've heard so far. He is easy to listen to, and his characters were awesome. Very quickly they became a snap to recognize. As for the story, each time I thought it was going somewhere cliche, it didn't. Loved it.

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    Zanriel NW Arkansas 06-25-17
    Zanriel NW Arkansas 06-25-17 Member Since 2015

    I like coffee, cats, music, superheroes, computer games, wizards, castles, spaceships, and I'm a sucker for a good love story.

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    "Popcorn Flick Book"

    There's nothing wrong with a solid 4 star book, like a 7/10 action game or a Van Damme movie. If you want something light and entertaining, this is it. The action's good, it never gets too gory or violent. It's like Prison Break or Person of Interest; you're guaranteed to be entertained, with fight scenes, car chases, gun fights, and spy stuff.

    What would have made this one a 5-star? Well, I found myself unmoved, emotionally. I never felt too terribly invested in the story or characters. The good guys were likeable at least, so it had that going for it. But this is another one of those "Navy Seal or Special Forces guy saves the world" type books, and it seems like there are too many of those. Still though, it had a somewhat "fight the system" libertarian angle to it, which is right up my alley.

    This book was enjoyable enough that I found myself listening to it outside of my normal commute, so that's saying a lot. Most audiobooks only get played while I'm in the car, but I took this one home with me to listen to while playing games or winding down for bed.

    Luke Daniels is Luke Daniels. He's the Nolan North of audiobook narrators; it seems like the guy is everywhere. I recognized a few of the voices he used, like the gravely old-man voice he used for Nick Cooper's boss. He does this whispy, breathy voice for female characters I find somewhat annoying, but Luke Daniels has a deep baritone voice so what do you expect?

    All in all this was a good read. Take it from me, I give as many bad reviews as good ones, and at least 30% of the books I start make me mad enough that I won't even finish. This one is solid. If you like near-future or alternate history action thrillers with a few light sci-fi elements, along with enough humor/romance to give it a warm glow, but not too much, this one will do the trick quite nicely.

    Was it good enough to make me want to pick up the next one? Probably not. Maybe if the main character wasn't such a machismo tough guy, I don't know. But I'd easily recommend this one to just about anyone.

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    SMS 06-23-17
    SMS 06-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Sucked me in and kept getting better "

    This is a fantastic book with an interesting storyline, good narration, and a unique perspective. I was drawn in immediately and couldn't put it down. I intended for this book to he a time filler to play in the background at work, but it demanded my full attention.

    The main downside is that the narrator's children's voices are laughably bad. This is the same narrator as Off to Be The Wizard BY Scott Meyer, and some of the same annoying voices he used there bleed over. If you've listened to those books, he uses the same exact voice he uses for Jimmy, which really grates on my nerves.

    If that's my only negative point, though, there's not much to complain about. Really looking forward to diving into the next books!

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    Teacher/Reader 06-18-17 Member Since 2013
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    "5 stats all around"

    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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