Brilliance : The Brilliance Saga

  • by Marcus Sakey
  • Narrated by Luke Daniels
  • Series: The Brilliance Saga
  • 12 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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Written like a movie script

It's my understanding that this book may be made into a movie. If so, it won't require much editing to turn it from a book into a script. The plot is predictable, as some other reviewers have said, but if it came out as an action movie, I would definitely go see it.
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- Pam

Narration is terrible

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Narrator's voice is so difficult to get past. The primary voice is so brooding and deep, like someone impersonating a cliche tough guy voice. His voices for most of the other male characters are very nasal and weaselly. Those were the ones I really couldn't stand.


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

No. Narration is awful and the story isn't even that interesting. Very predictable.


Would you be willing to try another one of Luke Daniels’s performances?

Nope.


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Nope.


Any additional comments?

Refund please.

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- Alphagen15

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-16-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio