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
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.
Sadly none. No fire.
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.
Good story. Suspenceful.
Yes. Good story.
The narrator could have given a darn. He reads it like he wants to get home for dinner. Good story wasted on poor narrator.
Let me think.... Never let this narrator perform another book again!
Tough question.... PICK ANOTHER NARRATOR!
Better question... How didn't the narrator detract from this book?
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.
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:
Impossible to tell characters apart
Buy if you want a migraine
If you read... Get the book and don't waste your time.
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. :(
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?
Who could follow the plot? I was too busy winching at the voices(s).
Try Scott Brick
NO, and more NO!
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.
Sure with a different reader
A different reader
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.
Added irritation. I returned it ubfinished
In written form yes, not as an Audible product, the Narrator is horrible, I will never buy another book Narrated by him
Hard to compare the narration is so horrible hard to concentrate on story, will probably buy in written form to finish it
No, but am willing to read in in written form
Mr Rollins please find another Narrator
I'm not sure it I will continue to read James Rollins and I don't care for Christain Baskous
This book did not flow. It jumped all over the place. Half way through and couldn't understand what was going on.
Praying for a Real Zombie Apocalypse
Different Narrator and a better story I stopped two hours in - not sure if story was that bad or narrator butchered it that badly
I don't need to hear burl ives read a book like this - this narrator should be restricted to teddy bear books
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