Brainrush

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 196 ratings

The Brainrush Trilogy: Box Set 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.

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  • Book 1-3

    • The Brainrush Trilogy: Box Set

    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 33 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 76

    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. 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed.

    • By kanundra on 04-12-16

    Regular price: £28.09

  • Book 1

    • Brainrush, a Thriller (Brainrush Series Book 1)

    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    When terminally ill combat pilot Jake Bronson emerges from an MRI with extraordinary cognitive powers, everyone wants a piece of his talent including Battista, one of the world s most dangerous terrorists. To save his love and her autistic child, Jake is 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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Science 'faction'!

    • By Janeyjane_UK on 23-12-12

    Regular price: £21.69

  • Book 2

    • The Enemy of my Enemy (Brainrush Series Book 2)

    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Combat pilot Jake Bronson believed the worst was behind him. But when a sophisticated terrorist cell shows up in his home town, he's drawn into a conflict that threatens the heart and soul of every mother in America. The bonds of love and loyalty are tested as Jake and his friends are swept into a deadly chase that takes them from the beaches of California to the depths of the world's longest underground river, and finally to the remote jungles of the Venezuelan rain forest.

    Regular price: £21.69

  • Book 3

    • Beyond Judgment

    • Brainrush Series, Book 3
    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    After waking up with amnesia from a six-year coma, Jake Bronson's past is lost to him. But that doesn't mean the past hasn't been looking for him, or that it will let him live when it finally catches up. Jake's placid life in Italy is shattered by the arrival of an assassination squad hell-bent on eliminating him, and he has no idea why he's in their crosshairs. He's saved only when an American scientist intervenes, wielding technology that reactivates Jake's dormant memories and deadly skills.

    Regular price: £23.49

  • Book 4

    • Brainchild (Brainrush Series Book 4)

    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    In Amsterdam, a visionary scientist is laying the groundwork for a cybernetic life-extension project that will transfer individual consciousness to a personalized avatar. Halfway around the world, his brilliant grandson is secretly planning to use the same technology to infiltrate the world's most secure networks.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but a little slower than previous

    • By Terry in Hull on 04-04-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 5

    • Smoke & Mirrors (Brainrush Series Book 5)

    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    A gifted boy forced to grow up too fast... A father who will do anything to protect him... A madman bent on destroying them both. In Amsterdam, a visionary scientist is laying the groundwork for a cybernetic life-extension project that will transfer individual consciousness to a personalized avatar. Halfway around the world, his brilliant grandson is secretly planning to use the same technology to infiltrate the world’s most secure networks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By malana claringbould on 08-06-18

    Regular price: £18.79

  • Book 6

    • No Refuge

    • Brainrush Series, Volume 6
    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Jake Bronson's family and friends are mourning him. They'd watched as he sacrificed himself so their lives could return to normal. But normal wasn't to be. The megalomaniac whom Jake had killed during his suicide assault left a legacy of videos that damn Jake and everyone associated with him, leading to a price being put on their heads, dead or alive. As the jaws of a terrorist trap begin to close, Jake's eight-year-old son, Alex, faces a threat of his own.

    • Brainrush Series, Volume 6
    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 21-11-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: £18.29

  • Book 7

    • Against All Odds

    • Brainrush Series, Book 7
    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In this conclusion to Richard Bard's popular Brainrush series, Jake Bronson's family and friends face their biggest threat ever. The startling challenges revealed in No Refuge (book six) are coming to a head, and the team must wrest every resource available to them in hopes of preventing a terror-driven cataclysm unlike anything America has seen. But the menace from within America's borders pales by comparison to the global threat revealed to eight-year-old Alex Bronson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent series

    • By VIVIENNE C ASHBY on 04-06-18

    Regular price: £18.29

    • Gifted

    • A Brainrush Novella
    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A gifted 7-year-old boy and his teen siblings are ripped from their peaceful lives, kidnapped by a sinister organization determined to get back at their father. But when their plane crashes an ocean away in the bear-infested jungles of South China, the mysterious motive behind their abduction is the least of their problems, and they must lever every ounce of their courage and wits to survive the wilds and escape the ruthless drug lord who is hot on their heels.

    • A Brainrush Novella
    • By: Richard Bard
    • Narrated by: R.C. Bray
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Release date: 15-07-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: £14.49