This book is jam packed with action, starting from the first pages and not letting up until the very end. It would be enough for me to leave it at that, but there is so much more to it. While full of action and adventure, there is also real science, geography, history, treachery, betrayal, determination, ingenuity, perseverance, love, and heartbreak. I dare say that there is something to interest everyone in this book. The first book in the SIGMA force series, I am already looking forward to more.
Covert spy & crime thrillers with lone heroes. Lots of action, start to end. Bad endings = bad book. Love Jack Reacher & Nathan McBride!!
I have started the Vince Flynn Series. Much better! More action and realistic. Too many "magical" type things.
John Meagher was an excellant reader. Not many men can get the female voice to sound believable but he did. I was also able to distinguish between the male voices. Nice.
The story line was interesting but I felt it had too much anti-matter information. It was better when the info-lectures were over and they returned to the plot.
I probably will not buy another book in this series due to the over-loading of information not vital to the plot. But we'll see.
This is the first of a series about Sigma Force, an undercover team of military operatives. I chose this book not because of the military theme but because of the slightly supernatural archaeological theme. I was not disappointed, there seemed to be just the right amount of military ops without overshadowing the other aspects of the story. I will be trying out the next book to see if I have found another new series.
Great set of topics, conspiracy, history, "secret agent" stuff, a good portion of weapon and tactical nerdiness (even though he makes some mistakes referencing various arms and calibers), and finally with some good 'ol mystical magic and spirituality for good measure.
Interesting non-perfect characters with their individual flaws and excellence, surprising turn of events and some unusual settings.
Simply a terrible reader who does not appear to be excited about what he reads, with a too young a voice to match the depth of the topics and simply with a poor acting ability. A narrator has to have a much more sophisticated disposition and mastery of accents to match the breadth of the characters in the international settings in this story.
I would love to hear more in the series but since it's the same narrator in the second book I'm going to read it instead. I really cant stand that narrator. In fact, I couldn't even finish the first book on audio. It really is an unfortunate match.
I don't know. I liked the story but the narration was awful. I don't know if he actually read it like this or if it was edited after the fact but he goes so fast, no pauses even at the end of chapters, and every sentence sounds the same. If I got distracted for even five seconds we would be in a completely different location and time in the story listening to different characters. You couldn't tell because he reads like one big run on sentence.
Given the choice, no. I really want to listen to the next book in the series though and he's the reader. I guess I'll tough it out for one more book and then enjoy the new readers for the rest of the series,
This should have been a great read. All the sci-fi isn't; it's already real or theorized. All the fantasy isn't; there is archeological or historical proof. The best part was the stating that all this is probable and no wonder there are so many stories in Arabia about djinn, and flying carpets and other phantasmal things.
But the story didn't grab me as it should have. It's an A idea but a B execution. The awe and wonder the characters experienced should have thrilled but it didn't; I rolled my eyes. I didn't care about the poor characters that died. There wasn't enough drama in the double cross. My favorite character wasn't any of the main ones, it was the ship captain--his seemed a role worth playing.
Anyone who likes stilted dialogue, one dimensional characters, a plot with major inconsistencies, and poor reading
No. He must have gotten a lot better with character development and dialogue since he has multiple books out, but I am not willing to take a gamble. This is no Lincoln and Child book by any stretch of the imagination.
Disappointment, especially since the other reviewers were soft on this book.
After buying at least 40 books this is my first review and one of the very few books I was really disappointed in buying. I did not return it since I listened to most of it continuing to hope it would get better. The plot is one dimensional along with the characters. Had the reader been better, this book might have been salvageable, but as it is now - very disappointing.