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The Thought Readers

(Mind Dimensions #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  2,795 ratings  ·  267 reviews
A new series about mind readers from USA Today bestselling authors...

Everyone thinks I’m a genius.

Everyone is wrong.

Sure, I finished Harvard at eighteen and now make crazy money at a hedge fund. But that’s not because I’m unusually smart or hard-working.

It’s because I cheat.

You see, I have a unique ability. I can go outside time into my own personal version of reality—the
Nook, 302 pages
Published October 2nd 2014 by Mozaika Publications
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Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: favorites
Original read : March 15th-17th, 2015
Re-read: July 16-17th 2016
Thoughts now:

Looking back on one part of the story, knowing what I know now from the other books... makes me sad and angry at one character and for another.

Still loved this :) I still fly through this series haha, not that I'm complaining but I hate leaving this world and these characters.

Would love to have these as audiobooks for a long roadtrip

Original review :

This was one of those 'saw by chance' reads when I was surfing
Cathy  Pratt
This book would have made a nice prequel movie for Push.. If you have seen the movie Push then you basically read the book. That is all I can say.
Claudia / BeautyButterflies
Die Idee dass es Menschen gibt die die Zeit anhalten und darin die Gedanke anderer Menschen lesen und sogar kontrollieren können fand ich sehr spannend. Zumal Darren zu Beginn des Buches erst herausfindet dass er nicht allein mit dieser Gabe ist, wie er bisher dachte. Die Geschichte ist zwar ganz spannend und ich habe sie gern gelesen, doch so richtig gepackt hat sie mich nicht.
Auch war der Schreibstil sehr schlicht und wenig ausschmückend, was auf Dauer einfach schade war und für zu wenig Tief
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Actual rating: 2.5

In a strange way, this feels like a weird, adult, almost spin off of the Artemis Fowl series. Almost.

The Good: interesting concept and fairly exciting last few chapters. I don't think my schadenfreude at the ending counts as a good thing.

The Bad:
- Darren, the protagonist, is an ultra creep (and douche) who has a habit of thinking with the wrong head. Frequently. *cough*
- Suspension of disbelief was basically thrown out the window after chapter 4. I can handle only so many con
Dee Bibb
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let me say this up front - No Spoilers

I got this as an audiobook and intended to use it for my commute to work time. However, I started listening to it and didn't want to stop. It was a good thing I didn't have to go to work. I finished this book in one day.

The Thought Readers is a fast paced, action-filled, Sci-Fi-Fantasy story by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires told in the first person by the protagonist. I can tell you they hit this one out of the park. The story has interesting storylines and is
Aug 13, 2015 marked it as zzz-books-not-for-me  ·  review of another edition
Read on August 31, DNF at 15%.

"I hate bangs. Not sure why girls do this to themselves."

LOOOOOL! No worries, honey, I'm bangs-free!

Darren can stop time and what does he think of doing? But of course, he stabs, shoots, cuts, hit people with bricks, and so on, to find out if it affects them in real time. Well, it doesn't but he kept experimenting regardless. What a lovely pass-time hobby.

Oh, and he also hits random people when he gets angry in the frozen space. The poor soul... I won't go into deta
Jul 01, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to ♛Tash by: TL
Hello there cute cover model, I bet you have abs too.
Feel The Book
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recensione a cura di Lucrezia per Feel The Book

Ho letto tanti libri di fantascienza, di tutti i sottogeneri, e devo dire che questo libro mi ha dato la sensazione di una storia originale. Qualcuno, probabilmente, troverà delle similitudini a romanzi che non conosco, ma in linea di massima mi sento di dire che non dà la sensazione della solita storia.

Darren è un giovane geniale. O forse no. Forse è solo una persona che usa dei trucchi unici.

Ha la capacità di uscire dal tempo e di entrare in una d
Feb 17, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What an interesting premise for a book, and what a disappointing, crappy read. The plot is juvenile, the characters wholly undeveloped, the prose devoid of any atmosphere. This is a tedious story to get through. It has no charm, no memorable scenes, no emotion. It’s grey and neutral and not exciting. I had zero interest in the fates of the characters. When their lives were on the line, I just didn’t care. Shoot them already, be done with it.

It’s as if the author wrote his first draft that just
Seth Harmon
Essentially about a young man who can stop time, Darren has obtained modest fortune and success from his abilities, but ultimately discovers the presence of others just like him. This divulges into questions and answers concerning his abilities and history, not surprisingly this also includes the existence of a group of stereotypical bad guys which turn his world and others upside down. Overall a good read, the story tends to exhibit slightly juvenile writing despite its attempt to insert adult ...more
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am not a huge fan of paranormal/supernatural books - let's just get this out there.

I am also a fan of Anna's so I though I'd give this book a try.


i enjoyed reading about Darren and his abilities. He didn't understand why he had them, so it was great going through his mind and process.

I can't wait for more!
Janine Zachariae
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So ein Buch hab ich auch noch nicht gelesen. Es ist sehr interessant, was alles geschehen kann, wenn man in “die Stille” eintaucht.
Ich mag Darren sehr. Das Buch hat mich sehr beschäftigt.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you like Jumper you’ll love this

The plot reminds me a lot of the movie Jumper - one good side one bad side always chasing them. Powers that the world doesn’t know they have. This is so much better though. The characters are compelling and the suspense is intense. I am going straight to the second book.
Robert Andry
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Darren, a hotshot cocky hedge fund investor found early in life that he has the power to freeze time, and go into what he calls "The Quiet". He can move around while everyone else remains frozen. What he does in "The Quiet" has no impact on the real world, but he can use this ability to snoop - reading private documents, see what cards his opponents are holding, but can't make use of electronics. Plus there's no restriction on how long he spends in this realm, once he comes back, it is as if no ...more
Amy Vincent
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This tells the story of Darren, who uses his unique ability of being able to step outside the boundaries of time and explore his surroundings whilst the world stands still in order to cheat in life and re-invent himself as wealthy, intelligent playboy. Darren had never understood his skill or where it had come from and assumed that he was the only one who could bend time in this way, until the day he comes across Mira in one of his moments within what he likes to call “The Quiet”. This leads Dar ...more
J.C. Cauthon
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I could not put it down once I started turning the pages. For me, it was one action-filled moment after another and that kept me turning pages to see what was going to happen next.

Since Darren did not know much about his ability, it made it easier for me to learn about it with him. The explanation was a bit sparse, but it was understandable and believable to me.

The only thing I did not appreciate much about this book was the way the females were handled in it. Darren spends a
Kim Marino
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book follows a man, Darren, who throughout his whole life thought he was the only one who was able to stop time and see what was going on around him and able to walk around while everyone else was stopped, stuck in time. Until one day he sees someone else moving around with him while he has stopped time.
If you have read "The Mind Readers: Stopping Time" then you know something about the story. The person he was moving around time with was Mira. Darren tracks down Mira and her brother Eugen
Daniel Pollard
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The first book of the Thought Readers series was just what I hoped it would be: A action-packed, fast-paced, science fiction book. From the beginning, the story moves at lightning pace. Never once during the story did I feel bored, and I was glued to it until the finish. The story itself, of a man who can read minds, is nothing new, but the way Dima Zales explored it was fresh to me, and I felt like it was a brand new concept. I loved the descriptions of “the quiet” and the world and characters ...more
Joselyn  Moreno Burke
I received this book from the publisher for an honest review

OMG this book is so cool and interesting I find myself drawn to this world and as Darren want to know more of what is happening I have some theories but damn sooo good.

I very sympathetic with Mira quest, she wants justice and won't stop at anything to find it, I like her a lot.

Eugene do justice in his own manner and I find so cool that he will finish his father work and try to help her sister any way he can.

I think at times it a lot o
Carole Hayes
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE the premise of this series. This was more well-written than the prequel, and I had a really hard time putting it down to do things that I was supposed to do (work, fix dinner, sleep... all those boring things that get in the way of reading...). There were a few things I saw coming, and a few that surprised me, and I'm dying to read the rest of the series to find out if some of my predictions will come true or not. VERY happy that I found this series!!
Von einem kostenlosen Ebook habe ich nicht viel erwartet, aber das war wirklich ein toller Auftakt!! Ich war von Anfang an drin, die wissenschaftliche Seite hat mich total interessiert, Mira's Sarkasmus war erfrischend und der Protagonist war intelligent und glaubhaft!
Fun, addictive read. I seriously did not want to put the book down.
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
4,5 stelline
Romanticamente Fantasy
Ho deciso di leggere questo libro perché sono stata attratta dalla sinossi. Un ragazzo che può fermare il Tempo ed esplorare cosa lo circonda? Che può fare ciò che vuole, mentre il mondo attorno a lui sembra essere congelato? Ecco, dovevo proprio leggerlo! Dima Zales è riuscito a portarmi in un mondo normale, ma fantastico allo stesso tempo. Le emozioni di Darren mi si sono infiltrate sotto pelle e sono curiosa di conoscere ancora un po’ della sua storia, che non termina con questo libro.

“I lett
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Good evening, mortals! I have recently become aware of an odd little human game of chance and staring contests called "poker." I do not know what is being poked, or who is doing the poking, but it appears that some of you take it quite seriously, and sometimes your fortunes rest on this odd little game. Therefore, I have taken it upon myself to provide you with a foolproof method of winning these poking games! This book showed me how, and I shall de
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Review in English below***

Ho letto questo libro essenzialmente perché mi hanno attratta la copertina e la descrizione. Devo dire che non sono rimasta delusa.

Si tratta di un romanzo di fantascienza, ambientato nell'odierna New York City. La storia è interamente raccontata in prima persona dal punto di vista del protagonista, Darren.

Darren ha un'abilità unica: è di entrare in uno stato che lui chiama Quiete, in cui tutto e tutti attorno a lui sono come congelati. Per lo meno, è convinto che la
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I absolutely loved this book.
They were a few surprises in it although I guessed most of them.

I liked Darren's character very much. He was shallow in the beginning but that is the thing that made me love him, the author created a realistic character. Imagine being given everything you want in life without needing to do anything, imagine everything in the palm of your hand and you get a spoiled and arrogant person so seeing Darren as very imperfect was the perfect thing to do even though that, in
Liked the plot line, the characters...not so much.

Despite being written in the first person, Darren never really connected with me. There's a lot of internal dialogue that basically goes, "This is a bad/immoral/illegal/morally grey/psychologically damaging thing to do." Followed immediately by Darren doing the thing.

Admitting that entering people's minds and reliving their memories and emotions leaves you feeling creepy about invading their privacy doesn't really seem like that genuine of a conc
John Loyd
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Darren is able to stop time go outside his body and examine his surroundings. Anything he does while in the Quiet will reset when he goes back to his body. Until today he thought he was the only person with this talent. While at a casino he is brought into the Quiet by the touch of girl. She immediately runs away and he is detained by casino security. He loses her, but the casino has information that allows him to track her down. He meets Mira's brother, Eugene, who shows him a new trick he can ...more
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Dima Zales is a full-time science fiction and fantasy author residing in Palm Coast, Florida. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in the software development industry in New York as both a programmer and an executive. From high-frequency trading software for big banks to mobile apps for popular magazines, Dima has done it all. In 2013, he left the software industry in order to concentrate on his ...more

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