In The Eye of God, a Sigma Force novel, New York Times best-selling author James Rollins delivers an apocalyptic vision of a future predicted by the distant past.
In the wilds of Mongolia, a research satellite has crashed, triggering an explosive search for its valuable cargo: a code-black physics project connected to the study of dark energy...and a shocking image of the eastern seaboard of the United States in utter ruin.
At the Vatican, a package arrives containing two strange artifacts: a skull scrawled with ancient Aramaic and a tome bound in human skin. DNA evidence reveals that both came from the same body: the long-dead Mongol king Genghis Khan.
Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force set out to discover a truth tied to the fall of the Roman Empire, to a mystery going back to the birth of Christianity, and to a weapon hidden for centuries that holds the fate of humanity.
©2013 James Czajkowski (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
I love the series, they are really interesting and fun to listen to. But this narrator is the worst in this series so far. His accents aren't very good and they change from book to another. Maybe I'm just being a bit critical, but it's annoying..
I have been reading the Sigma Force novels in sequence. The reading by Christian Baskous is so difficult to listen to that my enthusiasm for the next story is severely dampened.
The plot continued the series's mix of science and historic intrigues though with a little less of the frenetic pace of some of the other books.
His accents were laughable. The Italians sounded like they were Asian Transylvanians. His decisions about pacing and word emphasis intruded on the underlying writing rather than complementing it. Good readers disappear and let the characters and the writing come to the fore. In this case, the reader stayed front and center and hindered access to the story.
Story was great! Such a mixture of science and history and archaeology and suspense
Peter J Fernandez has been a fabulous narrator. Bring him back!
Driving long miles across Wyoming can be soooo boring , but ever since I founds Audible my wife and I love to travel !
The story is well worth listening to this book . But I really wish that Peter J Fernandez had read the book. Nothing ruins a series like changing the narrator in the middle of the series . Took some getting used to , but after listening to first few chapters I was hooked by the story and the narrator didn't seem so bad .
I finished it. The story was good and a good addition to the series. The performance was pretty bad, but only because of the various accents attempted. Some characters went from Asian to Hispanic and back again between scenes. I blame whoever made the decision to change up narrators.
He used the same voice for Italian characters as Asian characters. Was difficult to follow who was speaking. Was even difficult to separate male and female voices, had to rewind frequently.
This narrator is on the remaining Sigma Series books. I just can't listen to him again. I will purchase the book instead of the audio.
This story was fine, maybe not as to the edge as some of the previous novels. What put me off was the narrator, who at times represented the characters in such a contrived manner, that he actually diminished the story for me.
Not sure why they continue to hire Christian Baskus for this series. Intriguing story, classic James Rollins. Painful to listen to, however. Inconsistent accents and boy things, names pronounced differently than in previous Rollins audio books. Would much prefer to hear this read by Peter J Fernandez, who has well established specific voices and accents for each character in the series.
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