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The 6th Extinction Audiobook
The 6th Extinction
Written by: 
James Rollins
Narrated by: 
Christian Baskous
The 6th Extinction Audiobook

The 6th Extinction: Sigma Force, Book 10

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Publisher's Summary

A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead - and not just the scientists, but every living thing for 50 square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria.

The land is entirely sterile - and the blight is spreading.

To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice.

From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.

But is it already too late

©2014 James Czajkowski (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers

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    Craig 08-14-14
    Craig 08-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Third Rollins book in a row diminished by Narrator"
    Where does The 6th Extinction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have listened to all Sigma Force novels prior to this and loved them until recently. Vibrant characters from the past are all muted now. Storyline is appealing but the attempt to view the next chapter in their lives is tepid. All characters are barely recognizable now due to the newly inserted narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sadly none. No fire.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Baskous’s performances?

    This is my last try with this narrator. His voice and performance are wispy and poignant. A grandfather telling a fairy tale. He does not fit these books.


    30 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Meemps Oakland, Maryland 08-16-14
    Meemps Oakland, Maryland 08-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Narrator is Horrendous!"
    What did you love best about The 6th Extinction?

    Good story. Suspenceful.


    Would you recommend The 6th Extinction to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes. Good story.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator could have given a darn. He reads it like he wants to get home for dinner. Good story wasted on poor narrator.


    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    RK Reno, NV, United States 08-20-14
    RK Reno, NV, United States 08-20-14
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    "Listening to this book is a guaranteed headache"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Let me think.... Never let this narrator perform another book again!


    What could James Rollins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Tough question.... PICK ANOTHER NARRATOR!


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Better question... How didn't the narrator detract from this book?


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator was so bad I literally could not listen for one more second as my head is pounding from his horribly overly dramatic monotone performance.


    Any additional comments?

    Please pay attention to the reviews. I choose not to and am paying the price for not doing so myself. I love Sigma Force stories and do not have time to read, so I am left with audio as my only choice. If Rollins decides to keep using this narrator, I will be forced to end my listen with this book. I forced myself to listen for 4 hours and no matter how I tried, could not find any way to make this book enjoyable. The narrator delivers every line as if he is doing Shakespeare with over the top dramatics. And as if that was not enough, he is severely limited in his vocals and after 4 hrs I still had no clue what was happening as I could not distinguish between any characters making the listen impossible to follow. This book literally gave me a migraine. No one should have to put that much effort into an audio book to try and figure out what is going on. I can not comment on the story as I had to put all my energy into just trying to figure out what person was speaking. In doing so, I found myself not really listening to a word that was being said. In summary:

    Too dramatic
    Impossible to tell characters apart
    Horrible narrator
    Buy if you want a migraine
    If you read... Get the book and don't waste your time.

    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    Darla 08-18-14
    Darla 08-18-14 Member Since 2016
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    "STORY OR NARRATOR?"

    Slogged through 25 chapters but that's it. When the narrator didn't put me to sleep, the lack of action and scientific details did. Have been a big fan of James Rollins' Sigma series; however, will wait for other reviews of future books instead of pre-ordering them. :(

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    LINDA 08-21-14
    LINDA 08-21-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Where's the oversight? Worse reading ever!"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Absolutely NOT! Not with this narrator. My favorite author almost spoiled. Almost only because half-way through I'm going to get me a print copy. It's bad enough that this guy thinks he can read: mid-sentence inflection changes, hard to follow a thought, stupid attempt at voices, etc, but where is the quality control? Seriously Audible (and even James Rollins) you really want your name associated with this vastly inferior product?


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Who could follow the plot? I was too busy winching at the voices(s).


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christian Baskous?

    Try Scott Brick


    Was The 6th Extinction worth the listening time?

    NO, and more NO!


    19 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne 08-14-14
    Suzanne 08-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, irritating narrator"

    The story is terrific. It's back to James Rollins normal standards, whereas his last couple had faltered somewhat. The new narrator is probably just fine for other books, but a little to over the top for this story, and detracts rather than adds to the action. I find myself constantly pulled out of the action by his voice, or his accent. His women's voices aren't great, and considering a great many of the major characters in this story are women, it can be gateing. Same goes for accents.

    Listen to the sample. The narrator will either drive you crazy, or won't bother you at all. Just make sure you know before you purchase.

    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Paula 08-16-14
    Paula 08-16-14

    pps

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    "Horrible reade"
    Would you try another book from James Rollins and/or Christian Baskous?

    Sure with a different reader


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    A different reader


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Baskous’s performances?

    No never. It seems like he moves away from tge microphone he doesn't finish a kit of his words. Worl instead of world etc. it's fiery irritating. Che goes soft and whispery the speaks emphatically completely out of context. Just awful.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Added irritation. I returned it ubfinished


    22 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    C K Nichols 08-18-14
    C K Nichols 08-18-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Great story .... Narrator terrible"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    In written form yes, not as an Audible product, the Narrator is horrible, I will never buy another book Narrated by him


    What other book might you compare The 6th Extinction to and why?

    Hard to compare the narration is so horrible hard to concentrate on story, will probably buy in written form to finish it


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Baskous’s performances?

    NEVER


    Was The 6th Extinction worth the listening time?

    No, but am willing to read in in written form


    Any additional comments?

    Mr Rollins please find another Narrator

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Catherine 08-14-14
    Catherine 08-14-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Expected better"
    Would you try another book from James Rollins and/or Christian Baskous?

    I'm not sure it I will continue to read James Rollins and I don't care for Christain Baskous


    What could James Rollins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    This book did not flow. It jumped all over the place. Half way through and couldn't understand what was going on.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Confusion


    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Ed Burlington, ON, Canada 08-17-14
    Ed Burlington, ON, Canada 08-17-14 Member Since 2012

    Praying for a Real Zombie Apocalypse

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    "Worst Narrator In Audible History"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Different Narrator and a better story I stopped two hours in - not sure if story was that bad or narrator butchered it that badly


    What was most disappointing about James Rollins’s story?

    Narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Baskous’s performances?

    No


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I don't need to hear burl ives read a book like this - this narrator should be restricted to teddy bear books

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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