Everyone thinks I’m a genius.
Everyone is wrong.
Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that’s not because I’m unusually smart or hard-working.
It’s because I cheat.
You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality—the place I call “the Quiet”—where I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still.
I thought I was the only one who could do this—until I met her.
My name is Darren, and this is how I learned that I’m a Reader.
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Great book, I've not really sat down and wanted to read a book before and this didn't for me. It was my kinda of genre, good concept and interesting story. A great book to sit down and read when you have time to spare only wish it were longer.
A fantastic modern science fistion story!
Being a fan of science fiction, I am always on the lookout for good, engaging stories.
I don't normally listen/read sci-fi based in the real world (I prefer more fictional stories), however I found 'The Thought Readers' to be a wonderfully engaging book.
The concept is interesting right from the start, as we re introduced to Darren, the protagonist who can essentially stop time around him - what he calls 'The Quiet' - while being completely unaffected himself. The way he narrates this to the reader/listener is engaging and draws you into the world, I found myself eager to learn of his next experience with 'The Quiet'.
The pace of the book is fairly rapid, with interesting events and scenarios on a very regular basis. Combined with the excellent storyline full of unexpected turns, there is never a dull moment, and I was hooked from start to finish. In fact, my only complaint is that it was all over a little too soon!
As for Darren himself, he is certainly a likeable protagonist. The author does an excellent job with his development as he changes slowly through the story, creating a very well fleshed-out character that you truly care about.
The Narrator is also good, with a nice consistent voice and decent character distinction. It made for comfortable listening throughout the story.Though I most identified the voice with Darren himself, as the ebook is told from his point of view.
If you like Science-Fiction with a modern twist and a genuinely intriguing story, then pick this b