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Publisher's Summary

The end of the world is here...

Unlocking the secret of the Seven Ancient Wonders was only the beginning.

From the international best-selling author comes another blockbuster - simultaneously released with the print edition.

The world is in mortal danger. For Jack West Jr. and his loyal team of heroes, the challenge now is to set six legendary diamonds known as 'the Pillars' in place at six ancient sites around the world before the deadline for global destruction arrives. The locations of these sites, however, can only be revealed by the fabled Six Sacred Stones. Their quest will involve the death-defying hijack of a mountaintop railway in China... A midnight expedition to Stonehenge... A headlong chase across the deserts of Egypt... And a trek into the dark realm of an African tribe forgotten by time.

With only the riddles of ancient writers to guide them, and time rapidly running out, Jack and his team must fight their way past traps, labyrinths and a host of deadly enemies - knowing that this time they cannot, will not, must not fail. The mission is incredible. The consequence of failure is unimaginable. The ending is unthinkable.

©2008 Matthew Reilly (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing

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  • Harrison
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 06-01-09

Great Book

I loved this book, matthew reilly continues to astound me! This book is filled with some of the best action and treasure hunting i have read/listend to! The storyline is so compelling you wont want to stop!

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Love Your Work!!

Just the right mix of fiction and realism backed up with some obviously painstaking research. Totally ready for the next exhilarating episode.

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Indiana Jones meets The Lord of the Rings

This is an Indiana Jones meets The Lord of the Rings style action adventure novel. Jack West Jnr, Lily and their team of super soldiers are up against the Caldwell Group led by Jack's narcissistic father intent on gaining power, a team of Japanese soldiers intent on the destruction of the world and a cannibalistic African tribe with a royal son claiming Lily for a wife. They need to put the six stones in place to prevent the End of the World. A great listen and an even better read.

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The Ride of Your Life

Woo Hoo! Hang on to your hat.

The action starts on the first page and the momentum keeps building through the whole book. I'm not usually a fan of adventure stories but Matthew Reilly is a great storyteller. Thoroughly recommend it.

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Melodramatic & contrived.

I stopped listening to this during the second chapter, as was determined to give it a go. I wanted "airport trash", but over the top for me.

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  • Gert
  • Glenden, Australia
  • 04-26-10

Narrator kills it

The author introduces characters at suspence points but then go into a long history about the character, this slows the story down and is frustrating. But you will not get so far as to experience that because the narrator kills the story. I could not go past two hours, tried four times and no joy.

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Fun Adventure

Straight forward adventure read . . some surprising turns in the plot

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  • fscaramouche
  • 03-21-16

Excellent story but disappointed by Audible

If you could sum up The Six Sacred Stones in three words, what would they be?

Matthew Reilly has done a great follow up that grasp you. However the cliff-hanger ending is a killer as Audible is still not proposing Book three " The five greatest Warriors" which was published in 2009.

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  • Steve
  • 03-17-17

It's half a book

Good story but it's a disappointment when it's stopped at the halfway point. Not so much as a cliffhanger but a damp squib.

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  • anthony
  • 11-13-16

Great follow up.

This audio book picked up where book 1 finished and carrried on with lots of great action and adventure. I'm find this series hard to put down and i keep finding reasons for me to continue listening e.g offering to do the washing up, packing the shopping away and things that i wouldn't normally do just to gain a few more minutes of listening. Now i have finished this great story i'm of to start the next in. The series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-18

Blows your mind.

Reilly never disappoints and Mangan always on point with the reading. Already got the next book lined up.

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  • Sweetheart1
  • 09-08-18

nope

i love mattew and his Jack west character but nope...not this one...it dragged out then ended suddenly...just weird.

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  • Lesley W.
  • 08-19-18

Gripping!

Love the Jack West Jnr novels! I listen to them while I am running! Can’t wait to go run!

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  • Rowan
  • 07-11-17

Always good

This is the fourth time I have bought this book.
Two paper versions, a cd audio book and now on audible.
About the third time I have listened to it.
For pure a escape for 30 minutes on the drive to work, long hours driving a road train across WA or multitasking during the day Matthew Reilly is just awesome..

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  • A
  • 06-03-17

Voiceover

I love these books but just honestly not a fan of the guys voice and his not so great accents. Good on him for doing them all though.

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  • Matthew
  • 03-20-17

He just gets better.

Fantastic plot with great action. Like Raiders but with more action. totally recommend this book.

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  • Damian Noud
  • 03-11-17

Matthew Reilly is Incredible

This is another fantastic book by Matthew Reilly. Escapism. Adventure. Characters I love to love or loathe. As soon as I finish one of his books I am looking for my next fix. Thank you MR.

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  • Naomi
  • 02-05-17

fantastic

I cannot wait for the next one............... hurry up please please please please please :-)

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  • phil
  • 01-24-17

a great yarn

The hero's are way out there and the tasks are truly impossible but that just makes this audiobook so difficult to stop listening to. loved it

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  • Librariasaurus
  • 10-25-16

same brilliance

love a good Reilly book. this is probably my favourite so far, mangan as narrator is awesome. love his work.