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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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I don't understand the criticism

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. I have been a big fan of the series since the first book. This one carried on with shifting locals, new characters blending with those we know, really bad villains, interesting historical connections.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Father Vigor, full of purpose even facing personal tragedy.

Which scene was your favorite?

The seal coming to rescue Jada.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Have no idea about these things.

Any additional comments?

I do not understand all the bad reviews about the narration. I had no problem staying with the story and did not feel distracted in the least. I'll have no problem listening to other books with the same narrator. I hope some people did not decide not to get this book because of those reviews because they missed a really good story.

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One of my favorites

I Loved it! And the ending left you thinking about possibilities and hope. What if?

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Difficult to follow

I have read the entire series and this book often found we trying to stay oriented to the story.

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Narration is DEPLORABLE!

What did you like best about The Eye of God? What did you like least?

I enjoyed the story. As with most of Rollins' books, I liked the way that he tied things together. This one was certainly a stretch but I'm willing to suspend belief for a while when I'm reading. <br/><br/>As for what I liked least.....dear God....the narration.

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

Absolutely not. I already got the next Rollins/Baskous book and I've decided to return it. Baskous may be a good fit for some books (those that have only one character) but he can't come close to pulling off these books. His accents are horrible. Most of the time he made Rachel sound more Asian than Seichan and the fact that he couldn't correctly pronounce Vigor nearly drove me to start smoking.

Any additional comments?

I can only assume that Christian Baskous is blackmailing James Rollins because there really is no other plausible explanation as to why he would continue to sign off on letting this man narrate his books. Save the credit.

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Not what I expected

I had really high hopes for this one. My first read of Rollins. Was more "background noise than a page turner. Barely kept my attention.

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great story & narration but

loved the story & narration but this recording skips and stutters all the way through which is irritating.

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Great series. But this narrator is pretty bad.

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..

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Great!

Awesome continuation of Sigma series!! you learn a great deal about the supporting characters. Love the Sigma series.

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Terrible reading of an interesting tale

Would you try another book from James Rollins and/or Christian Baskous?

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.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

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.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

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.

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Narrator is Unacceptable

What did you love best about The Eye of God?

Story was great! Such a mixture of science and history and archaeology and suspense

How could the performance have been better?

Peter J Fernandez has been a fabulous narrator. Bring him back!