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REVERED REVILED REMARKABLE The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero. Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators. He is real. So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history. But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from? As agents of corporate greed v ...more
Paperback, 430 pages
Published January 24th 2014 by manifesto media group (first published January 7th 2014)
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Karen This book must have slipped off the radar somewhere along the way but I don't know why!! It's VERY intriguing, interesting and absorbing. Interestingl…moreThis book must have slipped off the radar somewhere along the way but I don't know why!! It's VERY intriguing, interesting and absorbing. Interestingly, my sister is a librarian in NY and said she can't find a single copy in their system.

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Sherry Fundin
The cover, those eyes, exciting, alluring, drawing me in, deeper and deeper…


WOW! My blood was boiling, my heart pounding, my palms sweating….well, you get the drift. Miracle Man is over the top fantabulous! Unputdownable!

OH NO. Here we go…

Isn’t there a government organization for everything?

The kid, 11 year old Bobby Austin…I hope the parents are suspicious about the Institute’s motivations, because I sure am!

As I write this review, I am watching Big Bang Theory and Young Sheldon, and Robert Ja
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Cheryl
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. All of the characters were so engaging. Yet, I have read many psychological thriller, which is a favorite genre of mine. I wanted to point out that I did not really feel like this book was a psychological thriller. When I think of books in this genre, they are ones where the story gets into your head and plays mind games. This book did not do that. Yet, what it did do was to provide a well written and intriguing story.

Robert showed signs in a very early age of be
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Jake Silver
This was supposed to be a thriller, I'm told. However, there is never a moment of suspense in this whole novel. The book briefly introduces points of conflict to the main character, but then the author seems afraid to let you worry about the main character and his goals, so each and every point of conflict is cleared up almost immediately. You'll read about a plot against the protagonist, and 4 pages later, the schemer will be crushed like a bug. This trend is so consistent, you'll learn to neve ...more
Amy
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miracle Man is my first introduction to William R Leibowitz. It tells the story of Robert James Austin, who is the word's greatest genius. As an infant, Bobby, was left in a dumpster to die. Thankfully, he was rescued. A few years later, his intelligence captures the eye of the government and is put into a special educational program. This leads him into a new way of life at a very young age of four. He gets the best education that any person could ever receive. As he gets older, he wants to hel ...more
April Epley
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
WOW- I am just astonished! Not often do I get to read books I would rate with 5 stars, but this book I would even go higher if they allowed it! What a talented writer and an awesome book. Do yourself a favor and pick it up, clear a day or two, and make yourself comfortable with this book. I read this all at one time and well past my bedtime. It was worth it!
This starts out with a man walking in a pretty desolate part of town with a garbage bag in hand. He is thinking to himself of where it all
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Victor Gentile
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
William R. Leibowitz in his new book, “Miracle Man” published by Manifesto Media Group introduces us to Robert James Austin.

From the back cover: REVERED REVILED REMARKABLE

The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero. Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators. He is real.

So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history. But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from?

As agents of
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Angela
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this story intrigued me greatly. But I wondered if it would be too over my head or hard to understand given the subject matter. There were parts of the story that were a little difficult to get through but for the most part I understood the vast majority of it. I felt sorry for Robert Austin and his plight. He is a very lonely person and no one can see that. All they see when they look at him is a man with an IQ bey ...more
Jessica Bronder
Aug 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert James Austin, Bobby, was an infant found abandoned in a dumpster. Then at age 4 it is discovered that he is extremely intelligent and gets enrolled in a special government program with access to the best education. Unfortunately his intelligence is also wrought with nightmares and trances. He also has some mental issues that he constantly battles. As he grows, Bobby decides to cure illnesses instead of work in the military. The problem is the more cures he creates the more big pharmaceuti ...more
 Reading Reindeer Cobwebbed
Review: MIRACLE MAN

What an engrossing, compelling, educational, and inspiring. If only the world held men and women of such dedication as Robert James Austin! Not only his immense genius, but his heart and compassion, could turn the tide of society--and certainly halt the widespread rampancy of disease and terminal illness.
Alan Menachemson
although not artistically written i gave it a 5 because its plot was so unique and the story so lovely
very readable, read it
Cath
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The main character of this book is the Miracle Man of the title, a man called Robert James Austin. As a new-born baby he was a foundling, found and placed in foster care with a brilliant couple. They soon discover that he has an extremely high IQ and basically was speaking and then reading before his first birthday. By his third birthday he was learning college level physics, maths and almost every other subject he can get his foster parents to find for him, or for him to find and print off the ...more
Laura
May 09, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was terrible. I really wanted to like it because I recieved an advance review copy for free, but I just didn't. I want to support struggling indee authors but this book just failed. Honestly, reading it felt like I was reading the first draft of a book. It just did not feel polished in any way what so ever.

Let's start with the positives, the author does know how to build up suspense and the book feels fast paced throughout. I also didn't take issue with the plot. It could have been a v
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Elaine Donadio
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Can you imagine a world without Multiple Sclerosis and over eighty other auto immune diseases, ALS Lou Gehrig's Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, and Malaria to name a few? Our Miracle Man, Dr. Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history has made it all happen. You would think the world would worship at this feet. Instead, the robber barons of the pharmaceutical industry set out to destroy him as they watch their stock options grow more and more worthless.

Please remember, this is a work
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Carla
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This was an extremely powerful and though provoking novel that I could not put down. I had to keep following the incredible life of Robert James Austin as he fights the corrupt and greed of corporate America.

Robert had a very unique, sad and almost short start to life. He was left for dead as an infant and was rescued by a surprising saviour. This began his journey into foster care - he was one of the lucky ones and was welcomed into a beautiful, loving family. It became clear quite quickly how
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Stan Dunn
Oct 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miracle Man is the story of Robert James ("Bobby") Austin, who had a troubled beginning but was quickly discovered to have extraordinary intellectual powers. As he grows and his intellectual capacity matures, he becomes focused on eradicating the world of disease.

And therein is the conflict - pitting Austin and his lab against big Pharma which survives only on the fact that there are diseases for which symptoms need to be controlled. This is quite a creative and unique twist on the prototypical
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Angela Thompson
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miracle Man was not the science/medical thriller I expected. I think I was expecting a heavy, medical / science fiction thriller when I picked up this series. Instead, the author takes readers on a journey with twists and turns through the life of a brilliant man facing internal and external dilemmas. A large part of the book is devoted to establishing Robert's character as a genius. This development really allows readers to watch this character grow, change and respond to the world around him. ...more
Lauren Simko
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
I was torn between a 1 star and 2 start rating, but I decided to go with 2 stars. I'll clarify why I made that decision in this review.

The positives (there aren't many) on this book are the plot and the end. I can only imagine how hard it is to develop characters and a plot and tie it all up in a bow, while leaving an opening for more if needed. The main character, Bobby, is an intriguing character and I found myself wanting to know what happened to him.

That's about it. Was the book even edited?
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Marilyn Wilson
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Miracle Man is the first in series of books listed under the categories of mystery, thriller and suspense, but it's much more. For me there is a touch of sci-fi in its "what if" look at the future.

What if a super intelligent child grows up to focus selflessly on solving the riddle of illnesses with only treatments and no cures. What if he chooses to give away those cures away in a way that assures even the poorest of people would have access to them. Sounds like something the world would welcome
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Dawn
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

An infant is found in a dumpster in a plastic garbage bag. Thankfully, he is alive and healthy but there is so much media attention, he is unadoptable because prospective parents think something is probably wrong with the "dumpster baby." Eventually, a retired couple agrees to take him in as their last foster child and they name him Bobby. 

When he is a little older, it's discover
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Emma Donovan
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, harddrive
This is yet another book that i have loved from the first page!  I was hooked immediately and read it in two sittings.

I loved that we started at the very start of Bobby's life, seeing what he had to deal with as a child, both the good and terrible - what that boy went through, and to remember absolutely all of it, was heartbreaking.  I think that we knew all of this throughout the book helped with the character development, especially as there were times when I wanted to smack him upside the hea
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Debra Schoenberger
Peter and Edith Austin, who had successfully adopted and raised a large family and were now close to retirement, were were asked to adopt an abandoned baby.  They agreed, provided the child had no serious health issues.  When Bobby began to develop recurring nightmares they brought him to a doctor only to discover that their little boy's intelligence was so extraordinary that he was soon placed in a government sponsored institute for gifted children.

As it turns out, Bobby's IQ was off the chart.
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Elaine
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miracle Man is about one man who refuses to use his genius ability to harm others. When Robert James Austin is only four years old, he shows the potential for having the greatest mind the world has ever seen. At that moment Robert’s childhood ends, and he is taken in by greater powers to be raised as a weapon and for the gain of others. This is all he knows, but when he reaches adulthood, he is ready for change, ready to start making a positive difference in the world, and ready to have control ...more
Monica Kelly
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz Book Review
The Miracle Man is a fast-paced psychological thriller perfect book every chapter gave you a deeper understanding of the genius Robert James Austin.  From the first chapter, this book draws you in it's a real page-turner The Miracle Man has intrigue and suspense. The author writes in an impressive twist of good vs evil. The book gives you a balanced mix of conspiracies (government and big pharmacy),  betrayal, and greed

I quickly fell in love wit
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Eileen
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz.
Rating ***** Highly recommended.
What can I add to the accolades this novel has so deservedly received. A thoroughly well researched, fabulously plotted novel with many twists and turns. Strong, amazing characters who come through the hardest of times albeit not unscathed. Sinister, devious and unsavoury, egotistical people who won’t let anything or anybody ruin their goals. Corporations who only care about their balance sheets or more precisely their profits f
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David Watson
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert James Austin was left in a dumpster as a baby. The press called him the dumpster baby but eventually a nice family adopted him and now he is the world's greatest genius. The government found him at an early age and wanted him to help build weapon systems. After the death of one of his mentors though Robert decides to throw his superior intelligence into curing the world's diseases. This makes him an enemy of the government and the pharmaceutical companies. Robert doesn't know who he can t ...more
Nebula Castelino
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: booksirens
"Everything has its reciprocal, its opposite."

William R. Leibowitz's "Miracle Man" is an all encompassing book that transcends the label of book genres. It is a book that captures the spectrum of the human spirit through different lenses (the intelligent mind of Dr. Robert Austin, the Government Organisations and Intelligence Agencies) in the background of current societal norms, particularly with the business model of pharmaceutical companies. There is an element of a spiritual and humanistic m
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Lenoire
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Robert James Austin was a victim of an unspeakable crime at a very young age. However, the tiny intelligent infant grows up to become a modern day superhero. Robert spends his life researching cures for various diseases. While helping millions of people, Robert effects the bottom line of pharmaceutical companies. Robert has to avoid greedy corporate executives along with an overzealous government official while he continues to work towards his life goals.


The novel had an interesting premise. I e
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Margaret Tidwell
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
FTC: I received a free copy of this book from Pump Up Your Book in exchange for my honest review. I received no other compensation and the opinions expressed in this review are one hundred percent true and my own.

Miracle Man by William R Leibowitz was different from anything that I have read in years. I say that because this isn’t a book, I would usually read but I was intrigued when I read about this book and I figured I would give this book a shot, and I am glad that I did because I did enjoy
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Pegboard
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Miracle Man by William Leibowitz is absolutely  mesmerizing. First you have an infant discarded into a dumpster, only to find this young boy is a genius beyond any charts. Robert James Austin’s passion to save mankind from diseases is only parallel to the evil that desires to destroy him. As Bobby losses the few individuals he loves in his life becomes more withdrawn and self-absorbed. Shaking up the pharmaceutical world with his discoveries provide him additional enemies in his life. Will his s ...more
Robin
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert James Austin, known as Bobby, begins life in a trash can. Upon rescue, he is placed with a loving foster couple who quickly realize that Bobby is very intelligent. When they ask for help from doctors for Bobby’s nightmares, government authorities realize the potential in the boy and convince the parents to let them guide Bobby’s life. In addition to his extreme intellect, Bobby has extreme nightmares, in which he fears an evil presence is out to harm him. The book recounts Bobby’s life jo ...more
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