In this propulsive thriller, one of the most ingenious young men in the world has also become the most dangerousor has he?Harmony House is more than a special place for special people. Its a think tank where high-functioning autistic savants harness their unique abilities for the benefit of society. Resident Eddie Parkss contribution is nothing less than extraordinary: an echo box that can re-create never-recorded sounds using acoustic archeology.All Eddie wants is to hear his late mothers voice. But what hes created is inadvertently posing a threat to national security.To Harmony Houses shadowy government backers and radical extremists, the echo box is the ultimate intelligence assetan end to the very concept of secrecy. Now for Eddie and the compassionate Dr. Skylar Drummond, the true nature of the institution is becoming chillingly clear.As ruthless competing enemies close in on Eddie and his miraculous machine, Skylar risks all to take him on the run. Because once that prize is won, Eddie Parks will no longer be considered a special person but a dangerous redundancy. An inconvenient echo that must be silenced....
|Title||:||The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||414 pages|
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The Speed of Sound (Speed of Sound Thrillers #1) Reviews
In "The Speed of Sound" Eric Bernt writes the story of a middle aged man afflicted with severe autism who functions at a nearly genius level of intellect while barley able to interact socially with the comprehension of a child. Confined in a government care facility, Eddie invents a super technical sound recovery device that sets off a frantic, deadly chase to seize the equipment for all sorts of evil uses. Full of violence as well as compassion, "The Speed of Sound" turned out to be an unexpect ...more
Truly awesome read!!
I really enjoyed reading this book! It brought to life the things that people with autism deal with on a daily basis, and a sneak peak into their perspectives about things that we take for granted. Except for the one thing that every human being expects and deserves, trust.
Surrounding the main character, Eddie, who has Ausburgers syndrome, there takes place various government, agency and personal agendas and conspiracies that make this fast paced novel one where you are root ...more
Got this through Amazon Prime Kindle First Reads. As someone else has mentioned, it reads like a movie. Lots of good characters, plot twists, cover up assassinations and the like. I think Bernt got the character of Eddie Parks down pretty well. Skylar was kind of sterotypical.
I did not like that this was not a one off. I felt there should have been an end, with the technology being permanently disabled by Eddie after he gets what he needs from it. But we'll see what the next installment brings.
I enjoyed this book, especially that it has one of the leading characters with mental health issues. The pacing and speed of the book were well balanced, making it a fast read without a lot of pausing int he action. The places there were pauses was to explain some things needed and others not so required to the audience. The main characters had great chemistry right away which might turn some people off but it seemed to work on the premise of the book. There were some side characters with the di ...more
This has to be rate one of the very best books I have read.
Loved the premise, loved the ride, it's a roller coaster with an ending that stops in the middle... well, it has an ending to the conflict but deposits you in line for the next roller coaster ride. I prefer endings make me go "ahhhh!" not, "what the heck? Did I miss pages?"
I got the book free from Kindle Firsts, definitely a great yarn, just don't be surprised by the jarring end over empty space.
This book was amazing!!! I couldn't stop reading it, and it had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I'm so glad I chose it as my free one for the month! I'm an Amazon Prime member, so I get one free pre-release book each month. Before I read the description, I had trouble choosing between this book and one other, but once I read that, I knew I had to get this one. I love science fiction and thrillers. Also, I'm autistic, and I like books with autistic characters. In so many ways, I could i ...more
Intriguing Postulations !
An easy, enjoyable read! I really liked it, and recommend it for mid-teens and above! (Mostly clean, extremely minimal use of foul language and zero detailed sexual situations. There is an early scene where a scumbucket has engaged a prostitute for drugs and other activities; the scumbucket's plans are clear, but handled without descending into graphic details. Most importantly, the scene is abruptly terminated without any actual sexual scenes, while demonstrating the hi ...more