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The Eye of God Audiobook

The Eye of God: A Sigma Force Novel, Book 9

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    kyle 04-30-15
    kyle 04-30-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, horrible narrator."

    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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    Paige 04-03-15
    Paige 04-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Christian Baskous is a horrible voice reader/actor"
    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Christian Baskous?

    Christian Baskous

    His intonation, timing, accents and lack of understanding of general cadence of speech is appalling. Anyone else would have been better.


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    Amazon Customer 03-15-15
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from James Rollins and/or Christian Baskous?

    I was disappointed with the change in narrator in this series. Christian Baskous can't do the accents very well and the changes he made in the character voices were not for the better


    What was most disappointing about James Rollins’s story?

    This story was too unbelievable. While I understood where he was headed, it was unrealistic to think that the US would not contact the REST OF THE WORLD if they truly believed that the earth was going to end in 4 days. Seriously.


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

    NO


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    Joy Curtis 01-13-15
    Joy Curtis 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "An amazing adventure"

    I loved this book in the Sigma Force series. James always takes us on an amazing adventure.

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    Alice Clark 12-06-14
    Alice Clark 12-06-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Interesting story; TERRIBLE narrator!!"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    None stood out.


    What didn’t you like about Christian Baskous’s performance?

    He has very little ability to give each character her/his own voice. All accents sound essentially the same, so it's hard to keep track of who is talking. His narrator voice sounds disbelieving at inopportune moments. I don't understand how a publisher of audio books could possibly think he can pass muster!


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. I don't like most movies.


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    Terry Allen Sacramento, CA, US 11-07-14
    Terry Allen Sacramento, CA, US 11-07-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Disappointed"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Not sure who would enjoy it. The story line was almost nonsensical.


    What was most disappointing about James Rollins’s story?

    Seemed disjointed and the characters that were new to me, such as Duncan and Jada, were inadequately developed.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration was a great distraction to the overall story. The narrator's voices for the women were comical, the various accents, i.e. Italian and Chinese, were laughable. I found the narration hard to overcome in order to find the listening experience enjoyable. I tried increasing the speed of the narration but that didn't take care of the issue, though it did accomplish getting me to the end of the story sooner.


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

    None.


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    Kent 11-04-14
    Kent 11-04-14

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    "Good story, absolutely horrible narrator"

    Have enjoyed all of the Sigma Force books to date. Have to admit that getting through this book was tough. The narrator has no idea how to bring to life the characters I am so used to in the books.At times I had no idea which character was supposed to be speaking. Am really discouraged to see that this narrator was again used for book 10.I won't be wasting my money for an audio version of book 10 but will instead buy the book. If by chance the audio book were rerecorded using Scott Brick or one of the earlier narrators I will purchase it. A real shame actually.

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    Jennifer 11-03-14
    Jennifer 11-03-14
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    "DO NOT BUY! NARRATOR IS UNLISTENABLE!"
    Would you try another book from James Rollins and/or Christian Baskous?

    I want my money back! As a fan of the Sigma series I am extremely disappointed that I can't even listen to this book. The narration is so terrible that I can't concentrate on what I am sure is a good book. The only thing Audible should be doing with this book is pulling it from their catalogue. It is robbery to charge money for the rubbish reading of Christian Baskous.


    Would you ever listen to anything by James Rollins again?

    Yes, I would love to listen to this book by a decent narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Christian Baskous’s performance?

    His voice, accents, inflections, Everything. He is totally unlistenable.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Eye of God?

    I couldn't listen to the book the narration was that bad.


    Any additional comments?

    Pull the book. You are stealing people's money with this narrator.

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    Victoria Douglasville, GA 10-05-14
    Victoria Douglasville, GA 10-05-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Did James Rollins hire a ghost writer?"
    What did you like best about The Eye of God? What did you like least?

    Not a lot that I liked about this book. I loved the previous versions. This one is not written in the same voice and seems to move from tone to tone. It appears to have been pieced together by at least two writers.


    If you’ve listened to books by James Rollins before, how does this one compare?

    I have listened to many books by James Rollins before and this is the worst hands down. The tone and voice of the writer changes frequently and appears to have been written by more than one person. At times there are glimpses of Rollins' writing style but it is lost again quickyl


    What didn’t you like about Christian Baskous’s performance?

    Everything. He distracts from the story but I wonder if that wasn't intentional since the writing is disjointed as well. Christian Baskous is monochromatic and dull and his voices would have been better off left out. Each person sounds relatively the same to the others making it difficult to follow.


    Do you think The Eye of God needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Not if it is written as this one or read by this performer.


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    Edward Sturm 07-20-14 Member Since 2016
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    "The Worst Narration Ever"
    Would you try another book from James Rollins and/or Christian Baskous?

    The author is not the problem with this book as I have read and enjoyed many and most of his books. The narration was terrible. the orator used inflections in all the wrong places, and the accents were not even close. Trying to listen to this book was so difficult that on many occasions I lost the story line as the guy speaking just made it too hard to follow.


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

    no, not if he reads all of his titles like this


    Was The Eye of God worth the listening time?

    no, again, this was due to the horrific narration.


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