Bloodline : Sigma Force

  • by James Rollins
  • Narrated by Peter Jay Fernandez
  • Series: Sigma Force
  • 15 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of modern medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: Immortality - a future conceived through the monstrous ingenuity of man....
Galilee, 1025. A cunning Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure: the Bachal Isu - the staff of Jesus Christ - a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power that will forever change humanity if unleashed.
A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast off the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman and brutally killing her husband. Painter Crowe and his SIGMA team are enlisted for the top secret rescue mission. The kidnapped woman is Amanda Gant-Bennett, the daughter of U.S. President James Gant. Crowe is more than a little suspicious that the kidnapping masks a far more nefarious plot.
In the field, Commander Gray Pierce leads his small team of operatives into the treacherous African jungle to find the missing woman. But what should be a straightforward rescue turns into a fiery ambush and a deadly act of betrayal. As Commander Pierce and his team discover, the hostage is a pawn in a shattering act of terrorism with dark and shocking repercussions. And the danger is only beginning....
Performed by Peter Jay Fernandez.

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Deja Da Vinci

Giving a bad review is almost like having to swat your new little puppy for peeing on the carpet--it's so hard. I held off until now because I want the space used for good reviews that encourage readers -- unless someone else experiences the same thing I did. (I like to look at a person's review history to see whether they give fair, consistently good or bad, respectful reviews.) If I think someone with similar reading tastes to mine might benefit from a low, mostly negative review, I write. Sometimes my low reviews are for just plain old stinkers, others - just because the experience was so disappointing, in spite of decent writing. Bloodline falls into the latter category; not really a stinker, just a re-cycled disappointment. If an author is going to use a familiar plot--he owes it to his audience to add something really big and new.

The two reviews available while I'm writing this couldn't be different, and I think both are accurate for a specific audience...how's that for waivering? If you haven't read a lot of books with this similar plot, like the kind of right-out-of-the-box action familiar in this genre, can't get enough of the formulaic military vs. technology, here's your book. It sounded great... Infact, every time I read the publisher's summary I wanted to try again! But, several tries later, I had to "swat the puppy." It may be that I'm jaded, saturated with Templar Knights and religious relics, secret opperatives and mad scientists; Bloodline was just an amalgamation of so many books that have already trampled this plot into the dust. Rarely do I not care for a narrator; Fernandez did nothing to psyche me up for this promise of "shattering," "shocking," and "treacherous" action--instead he sounded already worn out by it all. Bloodline was not for me; but that doesn't mean there isn't an audience.

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- Mel "Say something about yourself!"

Another Sigma Win!

Would you listen to Bloodline again? Why?

I love to go back and listen to books I've already read because it never fails that there will be a little piece that I may have missed the first go around that I will catch the second time.


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

Saying Bloodline kept me on edge would be easy, but the edge kept moving! You think that you are on the cusp of understanding it all and then....


What about Peter Jay Fernandez’s performance did you like?

The transitions between male and female voices would seem like it would be difficult but Peter Jay Fernandez manages excellently with his change in enunciation and voice inflection that nails each character individually.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the new perspective we received from Cane's. How interesting to hear how such a warrior can perceive others as well as himself.


Any additional comments?

Keep dishing it up, Mr. Rollins. And don't be afraid to spin off your newest characters into their own world of Sigma missions.

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- Amazon Customer "~Darlyn"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-26-2012
  • Publisher: HarperAudio