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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)

What listeners say about The 6 Sacred Stones

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Abridged👎👎👎👎👎👎

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

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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.

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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???

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love the book, not the narration

I have read this book a couple of time and I absolutely love it! love the adventure, the history, the conspiracy. Having read the book before i found that a lot of it was missing. important parts that help the story move forward and explain things to come in books to follow in the series. so even though i gave 5 stars to the title and story i would give 0 stars to the editing of this story - I didn't see the need to abridge the story to save 30 min maybe of narration? totally not worth it.

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abridged....

Horrible abridging for audible makes book and story meaningless! I hope the rest of the series is better, but will have to purchase the books themselves, as you have chosen to butcher them.

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Too Unbelievable!

I tried to get into the book after reading its former work The 7 Ancient Wonders, but this was a little unbelievable for me. I know it is fictional, but the characters seemed too much like super beings instead of regular human beings in an extraordinary experience. Now I am reading the 5 Greatest Warriors. Hopefully this is a litlle more credible.

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missing some story

disappointed that some of the story was truncated from the text version. Made the sync from audible to text difficult. I am having to go back and check to see if the missing section was something I was interested in

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Why cut out parts?

This is one of my favorite series. cutting out parts does a disservice to this great book. I am disappointed, especially since there was no indication this was an abridged version and there is no unabridged option. This book, in its entirety, should be longer than 6-7 hours.

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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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  • 10-09-19

This is only half the book

The book cuts off at a major cliffhanger after completing the second out of 6 tasks.

Very disappointed that this is even available to purchase.