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on June 2, 2016
I recently finished reading the ebook series, Mind Omnibus, by Dima Zales. This is a series of action, adventure and mind powers.

I loved how the author wrote each character. The story follows a guy named Darren, as he learns about his true heritage.

Darren learns he was adopted and that his real parents were murdered because they were from different groups of people who are not suppose to get along.

The story follows how Darren makes friends with Readers and how he finds that he has living family members who are Guides. This makes for a lot of confusion, healing, friendship, adventure, and even romance.

The story ended and left me wanting to know more about what is going to happen in the characters lives.

Once I began reading the book the first day I didn't want to put it down, and it was a really good read.

Full Disclosure: I received this product for free or at a discounted price for my honest opinion. I am not under any obligation to provide a positive or 5 star review. This is my honest opinion.
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on November 4, 2017
This story was outstanding in the beginning, but I just couldn’t finish it. The concept is interesting and I had no trouble buying into it, but basically the main character never shuts up and I simply couldn’t take all of the dialogue. For example, the hero of the story is told that if he doesn’t get himself to his mother then his mother will die. So does he make sure to get himself home in time to save his mother? Well yes, but only after debating with the person who warned him. Maybe it’s the author’s attempt to build suspense, to argue with everyone under the sun about everything under the sun but I just found it to be frustrating. I found myself skipping past so much dialogue that I eventually lost track of the story. At that point I just gave up.
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on October 26, 2016
A very fun romp through a modern-day universe with a big twist (the mind dimension of course!) A real page-turner, and there's some solid world and plot development, but taken as a whole it falls a little short of greatness and feels a bit rushed. There is a large breadth of characters, but most of the major players seem under-motivated and under-developed. The characters just don't quite seem real, and a hefty suspension of disbelief is needed.
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on June 5, 2018
A little over a year ago I read the .5, 1, & 2 volumes of this series. I just re-read them along with the remaining volumes. Darren narrates the activity in first person voice so it's easy to get a feeling for his somewhat snarky character. Along the way we meet his friends and family - most of the family he has never met before. Darren has been the unexpected recipient of an incredible genetic jackpot. His parents both had some amazing mind control (mother) and mind reading (father) abilities passed down through generations of selective breeding. However the mind controlling Guides and the mind reading Readers are at war with each other. Somehow Darren's parents sidestepped the hatred between their respective camps, got married and had Darren. Then they died. Murdered of course Darren never knew this. He was adopted and raised by a loving pair of moms. This collection is about his life and his introduction to his lineage and all kinds of crazy stuff that ensues in the process. All in all, this was an entertaining series.
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on July 10, 2016
This series is amazing. It hooks you and doesn't let you go. I really enjoyed it and read it pretty much non-stop from beginning to end. There is a lot of action, graphic violence, and cliff-hangers. I could not put it down and I didn't want it to end. I found myself before I dropped of to go to sleep the other night going through the list of characters trying to figure out who the "Super-Pusher" was ... and i couldn't guess.
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on August 15, 2016
An exciting book. The writer is able to make time stand still and uses this to his advantage to make money in card games and casinos. He discovers he is not alone with this ability and ends up being involved in a struggle between two groups, one group who can read minds and the other group who can manipulate people to carry out their instructions. Then there are the traditionalists who want to continue their hatred against the other group and see them as evil. Great value for the money. (Five books)
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on July 22, 2016
What a great story and concept. I am glad I was able to read this at once in the Omnibus instead of having to wait for the books to come out individually. The plots and characters are well thought out and well developed. Once you start this book you will not be able to put it down. I am really looking forward to the next book!
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on March 8, 2018
Warning, this is not Young Adult Fiction. The language is offensive. Lots of F bombs. The way the narrator talks about women and their bodies is also quite shallow and objectifying. Particularly in the prequel there are some very graphic sex and rape descriptions. Throughout all the books, several of the characters talk about and have casual sex just because they feel like it. These are not values I would want any young adult reading.

The overall idea of the Quiet and Reading and Guiding is very cool. But I was horrified that I gave this book to my son to read when I realized how inappropriate some parts were.
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on August 21, 2016
The 'powers' introduced in this story were a refreshingly different concept and one I just loved. But somehow even more so I found myself loving the characters even more. Add in a hugely fun way of writing and threads that just pull you along and I found I couldn't put it down.

Hugely fun and entertaining, I'm so glad to have been recommended this by Amazon.
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on June 16, 2018
It's not often that I read an entire series so the fact that I read this one is really saying something. I'm glad that I started with book 1 instead of 0 since book 1 was outstanding while book 0 was rather...not. Granted I am not fond of Mira's character but the writing itself seemed rather drab. Book 2 was similarly not that enthralling. While it was better than book 0, the story didn't come alive like it did in book 1 (and like it did in book 4 for that matter). All in all though not a bad read.
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