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Publisher's Summary

Over 2,000 5-star reviews! Called "A Terrifically Entertaining Thriller!" by Publishers Weekly, Book-1 of the Brainrush series was named The Wall Street Journal #1 Bestselling Action/Adventure in their "Guide to Self-Published Big Sellers", while Book 2 held a death grip on the #1 or #2 slots of the Amazon Top-Rated (best reviewed) Mystery/Thrillers list for 10 straight months. This set the stage for the blockbuster release of the final book in the trilogy, which was heralded by Suspense magazine as "part science fiction, part thriller, part suspense, part love story, and part mystery. It's got it all and that's what makes this novel one of the best."
Before he slid into the MRI machine, Jake Bronson was just an ordinary guy with terminal cancer. But when an earthquake hits during the procedure, Jake staggers from the wreckage a profoundly changed man, now endowed with uncanny mental abilities. An ocean away, Luciano Battista wants a piece of Jake's talent. Posing as a pioneering scientist, the terrorist leader has been conducting cerebral-implant experiments in a sinister quest to create a breed of super jihadist agents...and Jake's altered brain may be the key to his success. But Jake refuses to play the pawn in an unholy war - and when an innocent woman and autistic child are taken hostage to force his cooperation, he embarks on a jihad of his own.
Jake and his band of loyal friends are thrust into a deadly chase that leads from the canals of Venice through Monte Carlo and finally to an ancient cavern in the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan - where Jake discovers that his newfound talents carry a hidden price that threatens the entire human race.
The wild ride continues from the beaches of California to a raging underground river in Mexico, the rain forests of Venezuela, the Mediterranean coast, the Swiss Alps, and finally to a secret southeast Asia island, where Jake must lever every scrap of his failing brain to prevent an apocalyptic disaster.
©2011. 2013, 2016 Richard A Bard (P)2016 Richard Bard
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By Blaise on 01-18-17

Grew Tiresome

The narrator did a great job but he can only do so much with the story he has to work with. I purchased the trilogy because it was a box set, 3 for 1, and it had some decent reviews. By 2 hours into the second book it was like relistening to book 1 again, same plot, same bad guy, same stupidity by the protagonist.

The hero is supposed to be the most evolved, most intelligent man alive, yet is constantly out witted by the bad guy, who won't die. This super smart person allows himself to be druged and lose his faculties, which puts him in bad situations, over, and over, and over again. He finds himself at the hands of his enemies that desperately want him dead, but instead of killing him, they monologue, over, and over, and over this allowing the hero to escape.

Book 3, more of the same. The super human hero is out witted, druged, trapped by monologuing bad guy. I got to the point where I have spaced out but don't care to go back and relisten to what I missed. Wrapped up in the middle of it alllove 2 super cheesy love stories.

At this point, I have 4 hours left and I am just trying to make myself finish. I have over 150 books in my library and have only struggled this much with 1 other book. R.C. Gray does a great job, just not a lot to work with in my opinion. I cannot see it garnering the praise described in the publishers summary.


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By Kindle Customer on 07-07-17

SURPRISE AFTER SURPRISE

There were many poor reviews of this 3 book series. I found the books to be surprising and entertaining.The author development of all of the characters wss outstanding. I look forward to listening to the next book in the series. Bruce R.

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By MAGGS on 11-21-16

The Brainrush Trilogy - this is not a Suspense novel

The Brainrush Trilogy - this is not a Suspense novel
The novel is a action triller with some sci-fi
Not my cup of tea as I'm not really into action/military novel, I
would have given up on book 1 if it wasn't for the excellent
narration by RC Bray

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By Helen W. on 01-23-17

Far fetched nonsense

Well narrated but just a silly, overblown, over emotional fantasy rather like a kids comic.

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By Reece on 11-21-16

It never gets boring

The Brainrush Trilogy is predictably American, but I loved it. It is a very fun series to listen to and the author has made the characters and relationships within those character believable and he draws you into their particular debacle. It is an "on the edge or your seat" story that had been narrated beautifully. I like the science fiction and geeky elements.
Well done Mr Bard!
I will download Brainchild next

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By Greg McMahon on 07-23-17

The master of the simile (unfortunately)

These books (I've finished 2 books in this trilogy) are an OK read. Bard's writing style is maturing as the books progress I'm happy to admit. A good overall story with room to grow over many books. I was initially constantly distracted by the endless similes but, after accepting that this is how he described EVERYTHING, I managed to press on. I'm warming to his style and enjoying the books. Just started book 3 and can't wait to get into it.

R C Bray has never let me down. Manages a plethora of voices so well. His accents are pretty good and not cheesy. I find myself searching for books that he has narrated. Still a great narrator, if not the best. He makes even an ordinary story a fun read.

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