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New York Times best-selling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of modern medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: Immortality - a future conceived through the monstrous ingenuity of man....

Galilee, 1025. A cunning Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure: the Bachal Isu - the staff of Jesus Christ - a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power that will forever change humanity if unleashed.

A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast off the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman and brutally killing her husband. Painter Crowe and his SIGMA team are enlisted for the top secret rescue mission. The kidnapped woman is Amanda Gant-Bennett, the daughter of U.S. President James Gant. Crowe is more than a little suspicious that the kidnapping masks a far more nefarious plot.

In the field, Commander Gray Pierce leads his small team of operatives into the treacherous African jungle to find the missing woman. But what should be a straightforward rescue turns into a fiery ambush and a deadly act of betrayal. As Commander Pierce and his team discover, the hostage is a pawn in a shattering act of terrorism with dark and shocking repercussions. And the danger is only beginning....

Performed by Peter Jay Fernandez.

©2012 James Czajkowski (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers

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A good story poorly delivered.

What made the experience of listening to Bloodline the most enjoyable?

I think my disappointment lies in the narrator. His monotone delivery is distracting, so much so, that if possible I'll return this book leaving the balance "unread".

Has Bloodline turned you off from other books in this genre?

The genre is one of my favorites.

Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Jay Fernandez’s performances?

I don't think so. All his characters have the same voice/accent.

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  • Sandra
  • Naperville, Illinois, United States
  • 07-24-12

Another Winner

James Rollins is one of my favorite authors and he didn't disappoint mewith Bloodline. The cast of characters, especially the Signma Group, are like old friends that take me on a whild ride with each new book. I learn so much during the adventure. And as always, there's a hook at the end of the book that makes want to know - when is the next book coming out?

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  • Bonnie-Ann
  • Norristown, PA, United States
  • 07-22-12

Non-stop Brilliance

I think James Rollins is incredible. Although a few of his earlier, non-Sigma Force, books were weak, I was unable to turn this audiobook off. I actually fell asleep two nights with my earbuds in from exhaustion, not from lack of action in the story.

Rollins has developed these characters so that the reader can't help but care about them. In this novel, he delves deeper into their lives and uses the DNA premise of the book to add to character development. As always, I felt as if I was in the locations where the story took place; feeling the muggy heat of the American South, the jungles of Africa, the tension in a White House that is inhabited by a President who may or may not (no spoilers) be part of the enemy. Rollins's true gift is his ability to link science, history, story and characters into a palette of extraordinary writing and story-telling.

I never quite know where a Sigma Force novel will end (other than with me wanting more). If you haven't read the other books, I do have to advise that you start from the beginning only so that you feel the true richness of these people that Rollins has created. I know that I am always sad when one of these books ends and Bloodline was no exception!

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Better than the last

If you like Rollins' Sigma Force books, this was one of the better recent ones.

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