I had listened to the whole sigma force series before going back to this one. It probably would've been better if I had listened to this one first, but it lacked the quality of his later works. Still, if you're going to get into the series, you should start at the beginning.
I hoped for at least some semblance of correct history when I read a book.
References to before Christ as Islam is
Laughable.... check your sources when writing... Islam is 400 years AFTER CHRIST.
References to Mary's Father being ????? WTF.... what libraries are you using....subliminal misconceptions are very distracting...
Try to do a better fact check when writing.... at least on side history...
I am a book addict! I like old school, hold-in-your-hands books unless I'm driving (unquestionably this is not a safe practice) I'm very picky about what I listen to while driving because the readers can lull me to sleep if the topic isn't captivating enough. I started listening to Mr. Rollins a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. no matter what his topic I am always guaranteed an adventurous, edge-of-my-seat story. I absolutely love the smattering of true facts that make his stories come alive. Sandstorm was no exception!
sandstorm was a brilliant way to introduce the heart and soul of sigma force painter crow
the way the authors weave fact and fiction together so smoothly
it would have to be when they discover the hidden city of the dead
these stories and characters are so well done there could be 50 books written for every character in the series and they may have, started make sure to check out the tucker wayne novels you will fall in love with kane the same way i have
I love to learn facts while being in twined in a story. I tend to remember them more that way and I thank Mr. Rollins for the facts. the story which is not bad is drawn out to a bloody pulp. then toward the end as if swallowed on of Kara's amphetamine's the book jumps from scene to scene like a soap opera in fast forward. no explanations just..."painter was." "While Safia held Indians hand." "All of a sudden there was a blasts!' " Painter is I a super tractor swirling to his." " they were all safe painter was glad." I hate wondering what happened. instead of taking 300 pages in the first part use them to explain what is going on....in detail...when it matters, whe there is action. A cheap cowardly way to solve writers block. Just skip it all together and pick up an hour or a day later that way you don't have to figure out how to write it! jackass
At risk of possible offense, the easiest way for me to describe Rollins' novel is to state it's similar to Clive Cussler's Dirk Pitt. The plot, character development & archeology aspect of this kept my interest and I have now found a new series to enjoy.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
I enjoyed the science and history in this book. I will get another of his books.