1 to 10 scale, it's about 7.
Fast action, page turner. Except for the reader. Too high pitched.
I like good books
I woulds sum it up with action-packed, great story and interesting plot
yes because things were always changing
they better make a filk for this book, when the desert becomes alive
this book is recommended by me
Probably would not bother with this author again.
I really wanted to like this book but it just got sillier and sillier.
I have listened to 250+ audio books and the narrator ruined this book. I tried to listen for about 2 hours and just couldn't do it. Sorry, probably a good story but...it was just bad.
I started listening to the Sigma Force books midway through the series so I appreciated getting some of the back story found in this book. As usual, Rollins does a great job of integrating history, science, and mystery into a cohesive plot. I like that his books include strong female characters who stand up for themselves and fight. The narrator did a great job with the story. He voiced the different characters seamlessly without any of the phoney accents or intonations that can easily throw you out of the story.
Have no idea.
This plot was fascinating with all the combination of history, archaeology and action. The scene with the snake in the bath was really tense.
The story was great but the reader was not as good. Story keeps you interested. Really detailed.
I was surprised at how much of this book is not really fiction. But Rollins puts ideas across and they come out a bit unrealistic. This is one that calls for undivided attention. Miss a minute or two and rewind because this is so fast paced. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but I listen to relax. If you like Rollins I think you'll like this. The only oddball thing was having Painter Crow in the book, all on his own. I enjoy the Sigma Force books but this doesn't fall into that category.
So far I've had to keep rewinding to orient myself.
Scott Brick would be my narrator of choice. His voice is well suited to this sort of book.
It seems like there is a good story under the poor narration, but I can't get into it despite listening for over 3 hours so far. If this weren't the beginning of a 9 part series I wouldn't be sticking with it, but I see that book 3 ushers in a new narrator so I may press on.
The reader's voice is too high, his accents and individual voices are unconvincing, and he speeds through the story as quickly as he can. I don't know what sort of book this voice would be suited to, but not a thriller like this.
Yes, the performance made the characters come alive. The voices for each character were individual and nuanced. The accents were nicely done.
This plot is relentless and breath-taking. It surges from page to page and chapter to chapter. The author writes in a very action-oriented style. He adds some interesting science, history and lore to blend a really exciting story. His characters are risk-taking, interesting and attractive. This is probably the best of the Jame Rollins novels.
Final, long scene in underground Ubar. No spoilers.
Perhaps, the confession of love and proposal in the midst of a major and dangerous crisis. A marriage proposal facing death, how much better does it get than that?
This is a fairly long performance and novel. It delivers on a complex plot, many characters and an amazing secret or should I say secrets. Well worth your time if you enjoy the Clive Cussler type of novel where historical events, persons and contemporary hero-types chase a mystery rooted in the past. I was disappointed when it ended. I believe this book became the genisis for the author's Sigma Force novels that followed.