The Savants

  • by Patrick Kendrick
  • Narrated by Scott Ellis
  • 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dr. Stephen Pevnick is a world renowned behavioral scientist as well as an advisor to the president of the United States. He has gathered the world's most prodigious savants - people with astonishing intellectual abilities - to his research center in Maine. His intent is to conduct an unprecedented experiment, to have the savants work on a common project together; a major challenge because the savants, while gifted, do not possess the social skills that might enable them to work as an effective team.
But, soon after they gather, a catastrophic event occurs that threatens to destroy the Eastern Seaboard. The world's best scientists are helpless to stop it as panic grips the country, and a sinister conspiracy emerges with the potential to eradicate the free world. Can this group, plagued by their own insecurities and doubts, come together and use their incredible skills to save the world, or will the dark forces that set this disaster in motion prevail?

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"The Savants" (2015) by Patrick Kendrick is an engaging YA novel about a small group of twentysomethings with unique abilities brought together as a academic exercise but see their mission shift: They must help the president of the United States save the country from a potentially catastrophic event. I enjoyed the book but found scenes in which the perspective did not stay with one character to be annoying. Also, overuse of similes caused me to roll my eyes halfway through. Still, the story moves along at a brisk pace. Recommended. Book provided free for an honest review.
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- Kelvin L. Reed

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It took me a couple of chapters to really get interested the story. It just didn’t pull me in at first. Once it did though I listened to it in one sitting. It is actually a very entertaining, engaging and interesting story. Great characters coupled with an intriguing plotline equals a really darn good book. Definitely worth your time.

Political intrigue coupled with an impending intentional man made disaster. A great balance of suspense, humor and action.

The story is constantly moving forward. No middle of the book filler/lull.

Sound effects took me by surprise by just added to experience of the book.

The Savants stole the book. Love the way the way they were portrayed. Loved the insight into how each came to their gifts. Everyone has something to contribute. Even if it is not done in the "normal" expected way. Thinking outside the box is how problems are solved.

There is always someone who wants to be top dog and doesn’t care what they have to do or who they have to hurt to get there.

Scott Ellis did a good job with the narration. Pleasant voice. Really good character voices. Clearly spoken with great delivery. He was able to bring the characters to life, especially the Savants. All around a very enjoyable listen.

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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- Lori

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2016
  • Publisher: Patrick Kendrick