Poor performance and mediocre story at best. I am a die hard fan of the series and I had trouble getting through this one. As other reviews stated, the narrator is not good, but the story is not a whole lot better.
This story does have the same race against the clock urgency to it, and I like the intelligence of the dark energy discussions. I even like the new character, the African American female scientist. But this book is missing an arch nemesis, a "specter like" organization that is trying to manipulate the world as sigma races to overcome the best laid plans.
I will read the next book in the series, but I hope the publisher finds a better narrator.
this is the first time I've lisened to Christian baskous . unless it is something I absolutely cannot do without, I will not buy anything else narrated by him. cannot keep voices straight and tries to 'embellish' at the wrong times.
YES! I had to really concentrate to listen.
of course, James Rollins is great.
There were three narrators before Mr. Baskous, each had their own strengths. I have not yet finished this story, but I like the tying together of the stories. I love Mr. Rollins history, science-fiction, and story. I like that Mr. Baskous just reads the book, not trying to do voices or accents. I am enjoying this story and can't wait for more.
the story is a bit out there, but James dies like his sci fi. it's not my favorite sigma story but it's good.
I don't think I would have changed a thing.
no.no.no. the inflections, the cadence, everything was just off. I usually don't review audio books but I actually starting reading this book before I switched over to the audio version. if u read the first chapter then listen you can see what I mean. I can't believe the Rollins camp signed off on this.
good story, bad performance. I hope it was a one time thing but I don't think I will knowingly purchase another book by this narrator
The storyline was good, carrying on from the prior Sigma Force novels with the same characters. The plot line was a good mix of science and reality, giving you a sense of realism that the story could be happening.
When they found to tomb of St Thomas
I really like Peter Jay Fernandez from the prior Sigma Force books. I also like David Aaron Baker or John Bedford Lloyd.
I never have that luxury, a great audible book for me has me trying to listen whenever I can. This book, however, was not that desirable due to the narrator.
I will avoid purchasing any further books narrated by Christian Baskous. I usually love James Rollins, especially the Sigma Force novels but this one was just...bad.
Ok, so usually I lurve me some Sigma force novels but this one could have used a different narrator, less characters and fewer challenges. I felt like the author had ADD and couldn't decide on which character and problem to focus. The historical ties were thin and didn't seem as well researched and solid as Rollins' usual work. Disappointing.I really hope he uses another narrator for his future books. I kept picturing the characters as being mentally impaired and/or drunk due to the "accent" given them by the narrator and the way he changed reading speed from one word to the next. Couldn't wait for this novel to end so the author would shut up.
Yes! He narrated Innocent Blood also and it was even worse.
Many of them were superfluous.
After so many books done by Peter Jay Fernandez, why would you switch to Christian Baskous?? Very hard to tell the different characters apart throughout the whole reading. I wouldn't listen to this again.
Hard to follow and get engaged with the book since I couldn't tell who was who sometimes.
Sigma style book as usual. Love this series. If you can't tell, don't love the narrator.
This was a fun read, or I should say listen. It took me a bit to see how the difference pieces were going to fit together, but in the end, they all did. I liked the character development and how the story would jump from one group in one locale to another.
I would love to listen to the story, but I bought the book on Kindle PC and then bought the audio, But it will not download to my PC. Very disappointed.
EC teacher, befuddled mother to an almost 3yr old. Former History major. Lover of all things strange and unusual
Anyone but Scott Brick is the first person to come to my mind. He is great. Christian Baskous may be a very nice person but he makes it very difficult to get past his fake accents. I found it hard to concentrate on the story. He seemed to add in pauses and read some things very slowly and others very fast when they shouldn't have been read so fast.