A new series about mind readers from a New York Times and USA Today bestselling authorEveryone thinks Im a genius.Everyone is wrong Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund But thats not because Im unusually smart or hard working.Its because I cheat.You see, I have a unique ability I can go outside time into my own personal version of realitythe place I call the Quietwhere I can explore my surroundings while the rest of the world stands still.I thought I was the only one who could do thisuntil I met her.My name is Darren, and this is how I became entangled with all the Russians and learned that Im a Reader....
|Title||:||The Thought Readers (Mind Dimensions Book 1) (English Edition)|
|Format Type||:||Audio Book|
|Publisher||:||Mozaika Publications 2 Oktober 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||265 Pages|
|File Size||:||894 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Thought Readers (Mind Dimensions Book 1) (English Edition) Reviews
Die Grundidee verspricht eigentlich ein interessante Story. Aber leider ist das Buch langweilig und vorhersehbar. Mit Science Fiction hat das Buch auch nicht wirklich zu tun. Der Protagonist, der dachte, der Einzige mit seiner Fähigkeit zu sein, entdeckt, dass es offenbar noch andere gibt. Was sich daraus entwickelt, ist eine einfach strukturierte Geschichte, die leider alles, was interessant hätte sein können ausblendet. Es gibt die Guten, die Mind Reader und die Bösen, die Pusher. Warum, wieso, weshalb? Darüber erfährt man auf 300 Seiten nichts.
So einfach wie es am Anfang scheint ist es nicht. Zunächst verlockende Möglichkeiten - wer möchte nicht manchmal die Zeit anhalten und dem Gegenüber in die Karten schauen? Wenn man die weiteren Bände liest wechselt die Perspektive überraschend. Wie so oft liegt die Wahrheit im Auge des Betrachters und mit der Fähigkeit weit in die Erinnerung anderer Menschen einzutauchen lassen diese ganz neue Charakterzüge erkennen, auch wenn es für den Protagonisten etwas schwierig ist sich plötzlich als Mann in den Gedanken einer Frau wiederzufinden... Und irgendwie ist die Lösung am Ende der Reihe gelungen. Ich empfehle die Reihe vollständig zu lesen, sonst bleibt vieles unklar.
Predictable and sexist to extreme. The cliffhang ending was obvious from the moment the concept was introduced. Vulgar thoughts and words while lacking any redeeming content. Slightly interesting concept.
While the supposed physics behind what causes a thought reader to exist is quite amateurish, the concept, itself, is quite intriguing. To not only to be able to stop time but, at the same time, being able to read other people's thoughts seems to be more than adequate to formulate an interesting and controversial novel. All an author would need to do is to explore these concepts as they interact with the outside world and the novel would push the reader's imaginings to a new level. Instead of taking this tricky but obvious path, however, the author fell back into the old and tired pattern of good vs. evil or, in this case, readers vs. pushers. This side-track from a possible insightful novel lands it back into the fully sated 'adventure class'. I am sorry Dima, I will not be taking this journey with you any further for I have done it numerous times with other authors. I am also sorry that you missed your opportunity to create something that was quite unique..………...
After reading the prequel novella, The Time Stopper, I was looking forward to continuing the journey in The Thought Readers. The Thought Readers is told in the POV of Darren rather than Mira and starts off in the middle of the poker game in much the same fashion as the novella. This series has a unique concept in the mind reading genre that was executed very well. I enjoyed the initial insights into the thoughts of the secondary characters, though towards the end I felt there could have been less random mind reading and more concentration on building character relationships. As Darren mentions throughout the novel, it would have been nice to not be effectively told through mind reading what a character was thinking all the time. The idea behind the mind dimension was well crafted and I took it on face value. There was enough world building to make the concept plausible without spending too much time dragging down the plot.Despite both The Time Stopper and The Thought Readers being told in first person, Darren had his own distinct voice which I thought was well done because in a lot of books I’ve read with dual POVs, they all tend to sound the same. I didn’t mind Darren as a POV character, mostly because of the great writing, but as a human being I’m not sure we could be friends. Because of his abilities everything in life seemed to come so easily for him and I found myself at times feeling like he was a bit clinical in his reactions to some of the events in the plot. I’m hoping this is a deliberate move on the part of the author and that Darren’s perspective changes as the series goes on.If I had one issue with The Thought Readers it was the insta-lust/love. I’m not a fan of this trope in any context and was a little disappointed when I came across it, especially given that I liked Mira a lot less in this novel than in her POV novella. Overall though, I really enjoyed the first installment in this series and will look forward to reading the rest and seeing how everything develops.
This kind of topic is among my favorite ones, exploring beyond our limits and gaining knowledge and power others would just dream of. I believe we all have some special undiscovered gifts, not exactly what Darren has, but a lot more then we think right now about ourselves and our abilities.The start of the book was really good, the author doesn’t waste any time to form his main character. It lets you immediately inside his mind and you can join the fun from chapter O. All of his fears, joys, and wonders are revealed and you can find yourself easily emphasizing with him.Later on, the storyline develops in a nice fashion, Darren teams up with a great partner (no teasers) and discovers more and more about himself and what he can do. I loved new secrets discovered step by step, especially when he finds out about his past, something he never knew about. Also the “switching minds” scenes are very interesting. The rhythm of the book is good, you get all the information’s you should expect from a well written book.I switched between the audible version and the Kindle version. The narrator is good, but sometimes I felt the dots were too sudden and the story too slow so I switched on my own inner voice together with reading. But if you want to spare your eyes at times - as I do since I am reading huge amounts on a daily basis - or you just love to hear great stories on the road then it’s a great choice. The quality of the recording is good so you can get used to the narrator quickly enough.I hardly wait the second book!
I enjoyed reading this; it had an interesting concept, but it also had a few problems. It's a little slow in places, and some characters are more like paper dolls than people.Darren is the main character, a young man who can step outside time and walk around while everyone and everything is frozen. He finds that he can read the thoughts of others as well.He finds out suddenly that he is not alone in this ability when he meets a beautiful young woman while gambling in Atlantic City.The character of Darren was pretty well drawn, and everything is told from his viewpoint. He finds the young woman, Mira, in Brooklyn, (He has no very good opinion of anyplace other than Manhattan, by the way) and is then drawn into her dark world of danger and revenge.Results: fun to read, not too deep, and ends on a cliffhanger. It's a series, of course, so you can purchase the next episode, (and the next, and the next after that) if you want to continue.