Over dramatized. Got a few chapters in and just couldn't take anymore. The story has to many thing going on and everything is "overly (artificially) exciting"
I can not say if it is the narration of the story itself or a little of both. I love the story. Its well told, detailed when needed. Historical significance defined and explained. A great Indiana Jones, Mummy, Tomb Raider type story. Add in the military from the US government, from some unknown organization. Chase through the desert to decipher clues. Great story. Even a touch of romance, but not by any means the main story line, its barely even a side story but enough to make it interesting.
However I find I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had read it. And I think that is due to the length. The narration is good, and its not slow but it seems to cause the story to drag and I just found myself saying get on with it already. But I don't feel like it is anything that needs to be removed from the story I just think it is how it unfolds with the narration with reading, I could read it faster then I can listen too it.
All and all I recommend it, unless you are like me and you want the information at a faster pace.
It is unfortunate that the reader felt compelled to imitate the leading characters, Sophia, Cara and Cassandra. With this many women leads, you think, we would not have to hear cartoonish-women's voices. Again gratuitous profanity. Also the author apparently feels the need to use all the words in the thesaurus when simpler and more descriptive simple terms would have improved the story.
A juvenile story, like it was made for a Disney move script.
Good narration with the exception that under no circumstances should a male narrator also have to do women's voices - just does not work and sounds so artificial.
Overall, a 13 hour book that should have been an 8 hour book, with a story like that is like a fairy tail rather than a high level military espionage, superhero story.
Did not enjoy it at all and had a hard time finishing it.
I was really looking forward to this book but honestly I had a hard time finishing...finally I managed to listen while cleaning the house...I had read the other book from this series, Map of bones, great story. I was expecting the same.
Good narrator, bad story
The plot - was there a plot? - the line to get to the end (or near it because I could not finish) was filled with what seemed to be a strange mix of different fantastic story lines, some Indiana Jones (with Omaha Dunn instead) a couple of strange women with some odd ancient mixed up religions thrown in. There's more that is odd but I would have to give the story away to tell it here. It's really not worth the suspense because this is the point where I decided I had had enough. Rollins might be a good author otherwise but this is my first. I bought two in sale so tow chances. If the second is this bad I'm done with Rollins.
The only reason I didn't give this 1 star across the board is because the story might have been good with a different narrator. I'm pretty easy to please when it comes to narrators but this guy was terrible. From mispronounced words to terrible voices and just plain monotonous this didn't hold my attention at all. Most of the time when I'm listening to books and if i daydream, get busy ect I have to rewind a minute or two to recap what was just happened but I gave up early on and just let it play so I could finish it. I almost quit the book several times but my ocd(mostly kidding) kicked in and I had to make it all the way through. Taking a beating would have been more fun than listening to this terrible narration. The sad thing is I'd like to listen to more of this series because I like the theme but with this narrator it just won't happen. If you want a book that will give you some background noise to daydream to then this is perfect.
Reading is so fulfilling!
i liked this book.the science, action, and strong female characters were great. i will continue this series.