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 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.
NOOO!!!! Unless they redid the book with the old narrator at the mic.
His accents were not good, he was too slow, his tone just droned. I put it on double speed so I could hear the story without the intonation. That worked for me.
When you get a narrator who does a great job with your books, you should keep him or her. Peter Jay Fernandez was great, please get him back for the next one.
I just got my husband hooked on audio books and this one almost turned him off them. He ended up downloading the book version on his kindle so he could finish without hearing the narrator. That is sad!
James Rollins' Sigma Force novels have a lot of characters, many with different accents, and it takes a very accomplished voice talent to do it well. Perhaps Christian Baskous is ok for a less complex novel. Perhaps other listeners will like him better than my husband and I did,
The story line is very current and very activating.
Yes, this series usually follows a single group, this book was different and it kept me on the edge knowing they would converge but never knowing how.
Yes Owen Vigor was talking to Rachel in Mongolia. Don't want to be a spoiler but if you've followed this series it will grab you too.
Yes Rollins - no Baskous.
The NEW narrator totally changed the characters by adding new accents and personalities. Terrible performance.
When the same person has narrated 7 of 8 of the previous books in the series, why change now? All the characters have changed. Some developing new accents they didn't have before. Totally changed the perceptions of each of them - and not for the better. Made the book my least favorite of a well written series. Too bad.
Been listen ing for 4 hours and still cannot keep track of all the drama across the world and characters....wast of my money
I have followed this series for many years - one of my favorites. The story line did change but it is still enjoyable.The narrator is awful, he seems to stop at the end of a line not the end of a sentence. His inflections are totally wrong for the actions at hand. I LOVE the books Rollins writes. He has started another series and unfortunately this narrator narrates- I will dust off my library card and read the book.
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