Bi-Vocational Pastor/Draftsman. Full time husband and dad. Audiobooks are a staple in my life because I can read and work...
This is the book that never ends... it goes on and on my friend... This novel sounds good in the summary, but it is not pulled of... at least in the audio format. I just wanted to finish it because I used a credit. In a good story you want silence so you don't miss a single thing... this is not that good. There wasn't enough time to develop the characters well because there are so many main characters who have their own significantly involved story. I didn't really connect with any of them or care what happened to them. This is essential for a good story. I think the narration does not fit the content. The narrator has a more youthful voice (maybe due to 3 of the main characters are women?), yet the subject matter is ancient. The vast amount of research is nice, but I feel the author uses too much of it too often when it doesn't move the story along. I found myself wishing it would just end. Don't us a credit on this one. Similar books I liked are Monster Hunter. I hope this helps someone. Later.
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.
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 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.
Too much detail distract from story! I don't need to know the colors in the ships state room! Story dragged !
There were many things about this book that were enjoyable. The entire premise seemed feasible which helps. The merging of the ancient and the future was a nice touch. I have too admit I did Google map the locations just to get a better idea of where it was all taking place. I did a search on some of the locations especially the tombs mentioned. The book drew me in to that extent so it was well worth the money and the time. I have read some reviews that mention the possibility of some words being mispronounced. I didn't hear any but more importantly I wasn't trying to hear any. For me, a book is enjoyable if it takes me somewhere I haven't been, introduces me to people I have never met, opens my mind to things I was unaware of and makes me want to know how it ends. Do the good guys win and the bad guys lose? The other way to judge how enjoyable a book is might just be do I want to see what happens in the next book and I most certainly do.