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Publisher's Summary

After their thrilling exploits in Matthew Reilly's rampaging New York Times best-seller, 7 Deadly Wonders, supersoldier Jack West Jr. and his loyal team of adventurers are back, and now they face an all-but-impossible challenge.

A mysterious ceremony in an unknown location has triggered a catastrophic countdown that will climax in no less than the end of all life on Earth. But Jack and his team might be able to ward off the coming Armageddon if they can find the fabled Six Sacred Stones, which hold clues to a legendary ancient device long lost in the fog of history. As the hunt begins, Jack and his team discover that they are not the only ones seeking the Stones...and that there might just be other players out there who don't want to see the world saved at all.

From Stonehenge in England to the deserts of Egypt to the spectacular Three Gorges region in China, The 6 Sacred Stones will take you on a nonstop rollercoaster ride through ancient history, modern military hardware, and some of the fastest and most mind-blowing action you will ever hear.

©2008 Karandon Entertainment (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Nobody writes action like Matthew Reilly." (Vince Flynn)

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  • Tom Leonard
  • South Pasadena, California United States
  • 07-19-11

Abridged👎👎👎👎👎👎

I hate abridged books - half the story disappears!!
Why do many books come out all over the world, but not in the US??👎👎👎👎

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • Dennis
  • KANSAS CITY, MO, USA
  • 01-16-08

To be continued...

While I enjoyed the book I was upset to find out it was a cliff-hanger. I think we should be informed if a book is part of a collection.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Partial Story

Entertaining, somewhat predictable story. I am not sure what happened to the rest of the story, but this baby ends part way through. I thought something was missing from my Audible file. So for that reason I have to give it a below average rating. So where the heck is the rest of the story???

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

wasn't expecting much..

...And it delivered. This is a classic Matthew Reilly style book - Indiana Jones-ish... must suspend disbelief in order to "enjoy". Yes, written for a middle-school gamester boy. I am neither but I just wanted something to listen to in the car and at the gym. It was Fine for that. Nothing heavy. I really liked the voice of the narrator - he did a good job with the material. Completely fluffy, but sometimes you buy junkfood for the brain. Thats OK as long as you weren't expecting haute cuisine or Proust. I was rather disappointed that it was only 1/3 of a book though. I mean, although I can pretty much probably write the rest of the plot at this point myself....it would be nice to have closure.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Needs a label

Even though I love this series, this version only gets 3 stars as it is an abridged version. It is not labeled that it is abridged either. I have read the book and as I was listening to it I realised parts were cut out. The unabridged version is much better.

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Do not try to drive and listen to this book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Great story, horrible narration. Malcom whispers Wizard's parts and I could not hear it while driving.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The 6 Sacred Stones?

None. I shut it off as I could not hear a primary character dialogue.

Would you be willing to try another one of Graeme Malcolm’s performances?

No. Tonal inflection and accents should be used to denote different characters, not spoken volume.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The 6 Sacred Stones?

None. It is a great story.

Any additional comments?

This book was a great disappointment! We listen while we drive and as such the narrator must speak with a constant volume so I can hear all the parts.

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  • James
  • Brookfield, CT, United States
  • 04-05-08

Do not rush and get

This book was ok, I would not rush out and listen to it. There were times I was thinking, did I download a book written for a middle school kid. Then they started to swear so I knew it was suppose to be for an adult. It was very predictable from the start to the end.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

Gunslinger ending

I was upset to find out we will only learn of the 2 sacred stones....very disappointing to hear this is only a third of the book. Also don't know why it was abbridged...it was short as is.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars
  • Robert
  • Lexington, SC, USA
  • 03-23-08

Here's A First -

I have never reviewed an audio book before, but I have never encountered a book I just couldn't bring myself to finish, so here I go. The story involves an international cast of heros arrayed against an international cast of villans in a race for the 6 stones. Two stones into the tale and you are overwhelmed by poorly devleoped characters, unimaginative action sequences, and no believable explanation as to why an ancient civilization would created such an unwieldy gizmo. That's where I bailed. I purchased this book because Vince Flynn recommended it, and now I have learned that a great writer may not be such a hot reviewer.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

superior illuminati

If you are truly desperate for a new end-of-the-world because of ancient technology wielded by a secret cabal novel then by all means give it a read; otherwise, avoid this novel for your own safety.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful