Rollins does great research, and Baskous always turns his words into real action. That said, the trials and tribulations of our friends in Sigma Force are starting to get repetitive, derivative and predictable. If not for the craft of Baskous, I would likely have turned off this series by now.
Recommended for fans of the series only.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I have read other books by Rollins this is by far the worst! The narrator is just awful and I am trying to be kind!!!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
I keep trying books narrated by Christian Baskous. Frankly I'm surprised he keeps being hired. His narration is awful. Every character reminds me of an angst-ridden teenager. I can't listen to him! Great book ruined by poor narration. I will no longer purchase books narrated by Christian Baskous.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to The Demon Crown the most enjoyable?
I never could listen to audiobooks before. I would zone out and miss half the story or it would put me to sleep. I signed up for a free trial to see if I could ever get used to audiobooks. The story is action packed and you just might end up with a phobia afterwards. James Rollins knows how to write an amazing thriller. The narrator Christian Baskous was perfect! I love how he did different voices and there was no monotone to his voice. I had no trouble following the story. Now I am addicted.
Who was your favorite character and why?
I didn't have a favorite character, but I did really enjoy the chapters from "the demons' point of view. It was a nice touch to the story.
Have you listened to any of Christian Baskous’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
This was my first book narrated by Christian Baskous. I have listened to other audiobooks before and always fell asleep or zoned out. I didn't do that once in this book. I really enjoyed Christian Baskous narration of the story.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The impact that something like this would have on not just one particular place, but the entire world made this book even more frightening.
Any additional comments?
If you have had issues with audiobooks before this is the audiobook to try.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I very much enjoy the Sigma Force novels and this one is no different. Rollins has perfected the art of blending historical facts, scientific facts, and a covert paramilitary organization in a way that keeps the pages turning. Parts of the book had me running to Google to fact check the information. While I'm fine with believing the entire thing, sometimes, the best lie has quite a bit of truth. Well done and well read. I look forward to the next.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Well, Rollins has cost me another night of no sleep - but once I started listening to The Demon Crown there was very little chance I was going to take a break from it. To be honest, it's been a few books in the Sigma series since I've been "wowed" but this book did that for me. There is just not a place in the story where you can stop and take a breath - it just pulls you along and you just have to know what comes next. The research and detail is so well woven into the story it's not like "ok, we need to stop now for an info dump" - the story just keeps barreling on. Also, I think Christian does an incredible job with the audio - when he gets wound up during a high tension scene you can just feel it - something incredible is going to happen. One thing - I'm glad I listened to this when all the bugs outside aren't around (too dang cold) because I don't think I could have taken seeing a wasp - or even a mosquito. The only bad thing I can say is that I have to wait another year for the next Sigma book. Might have to go back and listen to some of my old favorites to give me my Rollins' Fix.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful