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The Austin Paradox Reviews

THE AUSTIN PARADOX REVIEWS

 

“With far too many science fiction thrillers paying superficial homage to originality, it’s rare to find a writer who manifests diversity in thought and execution, while avoiding the pitfalls of overt imitation.  Bringing a unique and compelling voice to the genre, Leibowitz set himself apart with his debut novel, Miracle Man, and The Austin Paradox now kicks his series into overdrive. With plotting that is fast-paced, elegant and compelling, The Austin Paradox is a shrewd, expansive and propulsive story that encompasses all the requisites of great science fiction.  Detail is Leibowitz’ forte.  It was clearly evident in Miracle Man and with backstories firmly established, it’s again the bedrock of Leibowitz’ narrative as he questions the notions of heroism and good vs. evil whilst painting a picture of just how “real” people with all their foibles might deal with being gifted extraordinary abilities.  It isn’t an easy genre for authors to distinguish themselves in and competition remains fierce,but Leibowitz instinctively understands the devices of his chosen genre and what it takes to stand out.  With the quality and depth of his writing, he continues to break new ground.

Delivering another superb novel, Leibowitz has done his many fans proud with a truly exceptional thriller.  The Austin Paradox is recommended without reservation and is an absolute must-read.”  …  Book Viral

 

“Enthusiasts of William R. Leibowitz’s thriller Miracle Man will delight in the return of Dr. Robert James Austin, who lost his   genius- level intellect in a lab explosion and now  struggles to regain his abilities.

Newcomers needn’t have read Miracle Man (although, they will want to) in order to quickly get up to speed here because a well-written prologue reveals the background of Dr. Austin.  Readers will find the thriller elements tempered with family interactions, introspective and spiritual insights, and flashes of scientific brilliance.

Connections between small events and larger consequences make for vivid, engrossing reading that doesn’t sacrifice personal relationships for the higher cause of escalating a thriller’s tense atmosphere. This is an added plus to a story that grabs from the start and is just as hard to put down as a Robin Cook saga; perhaps more so, because the family atmosphere and characters in The Austin Paradox are exceptionally well-done.

It’s hard to capture the full impact on the reader of the combination of a medical thriller paired with government and terrorist forces, and interwoven with international intrigue; all wound into one genius’ life and times. The Austin Paradox invites readers into a believable, tense world in which one man can make a difference. The result engages readers on many levels, from political to psychological to spiritual arenas, and is highly recommended for fans of medical and international espionage thrillers.”  …  Diane Donovan/The Midwest Book Review

 

“From the very first page of “The Austin Paradox”, author William R. Leibowitz captured my attention.  Leibowitz provides readers with well-developed characters and subplots that will scare even the most unshakable personalities.  But make no mistake– you will be kept on the edge of your seat right from the beginning.    The author does a great job of keeping the suspense and action going throughout the book and I recommend this compelling read to all who enjoy intense medical/psychological thrillers who might ask, “Could this really happen?”    …  Carol Hoyer for Reader Views

 

“Leibowitz spins a thriller that simply explodes with angst and a plot that sizzles.  Absolutely spellbinding, Leibowitz is our new Grisham/King with a twist and if you read no other crime novel this summer, read this one!!   It BURNZZZZZ!!”    …Ava for the bookshelf/champagneliving

 

 

ANOTHER GREAT BOOK FROM WILLIAM LEIBOWITZ      FIVE STARS

Another great book from William Leibowitz.  He does a great job of informing Miracle Man as there are things that I had forgotten.  The premise of the book, the virus, the cure, all lend truth to the fact that these things probably actually happen. Although there may not be a real Austin, there must be some out there that have some of the capacity he has.  The book was easy reading, held my attention and the intrigue was compelling.   Harleybabe/Amazon

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT       FIVE STARS

I loved this author’s first offering Miracle Man–it’s a must read and i have been looking forward to this sequel.  I am happy to report that there was absolutely no letdown as I devoured The Austin Paradox in a few days–possibly even better than the first book which set quite a high bar to surpass.  I fully expect this series to hit the big screen someday (or maybe a great Netflix series binge)– the main character is amazing and the story lines are highly intelligently written.  Absolutely brilliant!  Highly recommended.   Pete Bain/Amazon

SECOND GREAT BOOK FROM WILLIAM R. LEIBOWITZ       FIVE STARS

Another great book, well done, great research!  Terrific characters, believable story line, you will not be bored.  Can’t wait for the next book, hope it will not be as long a wait. Only complaint is,it ended too soon.  Thank you William Leibowitz!    J. King/Amazon

EXCELLENT SEQUEL      FIVE STARS

Loved Miracle Man and was so excited for the sequel that I pre-ordered it.  Medical thrillers and suspense I only read on occasion, but these stories rock!!  Looking forward to the next as the Austin family saga continues with Bobby and Christina’s daughter.  I highly recommend this book regardless of your typical genre.   Jill Kish/Amazon

GREAT, THOUGHT PROVOKING    FIVE STARS

Gives the reader much to think about and consider.  Author has done a lot of research to make a believable story.   Jack E. Haslup/Amazon

WORTH THE WAIT     FIVE STARS

Was wondering if this would ever come out and one day; two years after reading the first, there it was.  Thank you for another great book.  Looking forward to the continued series.   Amazon

BRILLIANT AGAIN!     FIVE STARS

I enjoyed the first release in this series immensely but enjoyed this release even more.  For me the characters are now well established and so this brings a degree of familiarity which allows the plot to take precedence.  The one thing I especially like about Mr. Leibowitz’ writing and author style is his attention to detail.  He doesn’t skimp on it but neither does it become laborious as the momentum continues to pick up.  I thought the plot to The Austin Paradox was very good and I loved the ending. ...D Brent/Amazon

THE PERFECT SEGUE AFTER MIRACLE MAN     FIVE STARS

The concept that one person with super intelligence can solve many of the world’s issues by attacking them in ways never before conceived IS the author’s genius.  Leibowitz makes every scientific breakthrough shocking and totally believable.  Although The Austin Paradox is a sequel to Miracle Man, it can be read as a standalone with total understanding of the plot.  Both of these books are a must read.  …T Cona/Amazon

REALLY ENJOYED THIS ONE TOO    FIVE STARS

The sequel did not fail.  Really enjoyed this one too, good quick read.  I really enjoyed the “sub-plots”.   ….Rosacea Victim/Amazon

RE-READ MIRACLE MAN TO REFRESH MY MEMORY AND THEN ORDERED …..   FIVE STARS

Re-read Miracle Man to refresh my memory and then ordered The Austin Paradox.  OMG… I didn’t want it to end.  There MUST be a book #3.  I anxiously await it!!!   ….Patricia Gerrard/Amazon

ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT IT WAS FANTASTIC FROM BEGINNING TO END     FIVE STARS

All I can say is that is was fantastic from beginning to end.  It held my attention from the first page and I look forward to more from this author! …Edward J. Pokay/Amazon

THE AUTHOR HAS THE UNIQUE TALENT OF MELDING SPOT ON SCIENCE WITH PERFECT PLOT AND CHARACTERS TO SUPPORT THE STORY       FIVE STARS

5 Stars all the way.  Couldn’t wait for this after reading Miracle Man.  The author has the unique talent of melding spot on Science with perfect plot and characters to support the story. If it turns out there are 30 books in this series all of them will be in my library.  Hope Hollywood pays attention and there is a film at some point.  …Joseph P Stratton/Amazon

ESPECIALLY LOVE THE CHARACTERS DEVELOPED THROUGHOUT BOTH MIRACLE MAN AND NOW …..     FIVE STARS

This book is riveting.  The research the Author put into his content made the book even more appealing.  Especially love the characters developed through both Miracle Man and now the sequel, The Austin Paradox.  I could definitely see both books as movie material.  Well worth your read!   …..Ann Gonzales/Amazon

I LOVED THE MIRACLE MAN     FIVE STARS

I loved the Miracle Man, and its sequel, The Austin Paradox.  They are both great suspense/thriller novels, with a protagonist that always surprised me.  I hope there is a 3rd novel in the works!    …Gretchen/Amazon

GREAT BOOK.  EXCITING AND PAGE TURNING     FIVE STARS

Great Book.  Exciting and page turning.  I couldn’t put it down.  It was so great to have Bobby back for another adventure into science.  It is a MUST read.  …unhappy customer/Amazon

AMAZING SEQUEL     FIVE STARS

I think the sequel is amazing!  The premise of the book makes you really think that this could be happening realistically in our world today.  The author is knowledgeable and very detailed.  This series would make wonderful, action packed, movies similar to “Mission Impossible”.  Great concept!       Amazon

AN OUTSTANDING THRILLER     FIVE STARS

Suspense filled plot that kept me hanging on every word.  It was even better than the original, Miracle Man.    ….Steven N. Rosen/Amazon

EXCELLENT SEQUEL    FIVE STARS

Loved “Miracle Man” and was so excited for the sequel that I pre-ordered it.  Medical thrillers and suspense I only read on occasion, but these stories rock!!  Looking forward to the next as the Austin family saga continues with Bobby and Christina’s daughter.  I highly recommend this book regardless of your typical genre.      …Jill Kish/Amazon

AN AWESOME READ     FIVE STARS

 

The Austin Paradox is the exciting second book from the Miracle Man series.  I had a hard time putting this book down.  The action and suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.  I had to find out what was about to happen.  I found the plot to be very un-predictable and I was always guessing where it would lead to next.  I could not help but to sit back and wonder if this could really happen in real life.  I give The Austin Paradox a well deserved Five Plus Stars.  I hope there will be more in the Miracle Man series.  William R. Leibowitz really knows how to write a thriller that keeps a reader engaged and feeling connected to the characters.  Highly recommended for those who like medical and political thrillers.  This is an awesome read!

THIS BOOK IS BEYOND AN AMAZING READ    PREPARE TO BE BLOWN AWAY       FIVE STARS

Prepare to be blown away with the best story you ever read.  This book is beyond an amazing read.  It is exceptionally good.  It is hard to put it down.  The author is brilliant.  He is a wonderful writer.  The Austin Paradox is one of the best books I have read in a very long time.  The story line is the best you ever imagined.  Prepare to be amazed.           … Jessica Cassidy/Amazon

A BRILLIANT SEQUEL         FIVE STARS

If I could give this book any more than 5 stars I most definitely would.  I absolutely loved book one, still remember finishing it and almost being breathless.  I was desperate to read more about the characters and even though I had to wait, it was well worth it.  The Austin Paradox is as good as, if not better than, the first book.         …Fiona Wilson/Amazon

ROBERT AUSTIN IS MY FAVORITE NEW SUPER HERO!        FIVE STARS

I read and loved Miracle Man so when I found out about the sequel I had to get it.  Had some doubts it would stand up but damn–with The Austin Paradox, the author takes us up, down, round, inside out and delivers an absolutely fabulous read.  Robert Austin can now take his place at the table with all the super heroes we know so well.  Cannot wait for the next installment!  This really is a guaranteed good time.  And believe me, time races by on this ride.           …RJ/Amazon

A MUST READ          FIVE STARS

Excellent story line, you will not be disappointed!  Read Miracle Man first and you’ll be hooked!  The Austin Paradox continues with all of the main characters, develops into an even deeper story involving situations that are so possible for our present day.  Leibowitz’ abilities to weave factual information with his story line just make the book that more intriguing!    …Sandy/Amazon

KEPT THE SUSPENSE!       FIVE STARS

I was so excited that a sequel was released.  The Austin Paradox did not disappoint, only now begs for more.  I hope this series continues.  Can’t wait for the next release.        …  VFashionista/Amazon

HANDS DOWN–ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ                 FIVE STARS

The Austin Paradox is hands down one of the best books I have read this year.  Brilliant plot, tons of momentum to the story, and lots of intrigue to keep the pages turning.  Great characters.           ….Joanna E. Johnson/Amazon UK

A REAL PAGE TURNER           FIVE STARS

I seem to be echoing the views of other reviewers but yes– I too looked forward to the release of the follow-up to Miracle Man.  I definitely was not disappointed.  In fact, I was thrilled to find the writing was equally as good as the first book.  Full of intrigue and a superb plot.  I think this is what critics call a real page-turner.  Fingers crossed that the next release will be in the very near future.                  …Karen E. Proctor/Amazon UK

THIS WAS THE BEST BOOK I’VE READ IN A LONG TIME AND SO FAR IS MY HIGHLIGHT OF 2018      FIVE STARS

This is a book that, once you start it–you won’t want to put the book down until the show is over.  Despite its fast pace, the author still makes the characters seem real with some truly epic descriptions.  In The Austin Paradox, I found what has to be my favorite facial description EVER:

“This head was oversized like that of a boar, and his fatty facial features seemed ill-suited to each other, as if they had been    slapped together on an assembly line with what parts remained at the end of the day.  His small eyes were close-set, like those of a rodent, and his thinning hair, dyed an unnatural shade of reddish brown, was combed straight back and heavily greased, adhering to his head like a bathing cap.  This contrasted with immense gray eyebrows that were so thick and unruly that one wouldn’t be surprised to find that they were a nesting place for some life form.”

 

Just wonderful.  I loved this book and was both desperate to turn the page for more and keen for the story to never end.  This was the best book I’ve read in a long time and so far is my highlight of 2018.  I cannot wait for the third installment!    …Rhianno H Morris/ Amazon UK