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The 6 Sacred Stones

A Novel
Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
Series: Jack West Jr. (abridged), Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)

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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.

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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??👎👎👎👎

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • 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.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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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???

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kend
  • Fremont, CA USA
  • 04-14-08

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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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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Good read

Can't wait for the next, continuing on this one, book..hope it's just as good to!

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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.