The 6th Extinction : Sigma Force

  • by James Rollins
  • Narrated by Christian Baskous
  • Series: Sigma Force
  • 15 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A remote military research station sends out a frantic distress call, ending with a chilling final command: Kill us all! Personnel from the neighboring base rush in to discover everyone already dead - and not just the scientists, but every living thing for 50 square miles is annihilated: every animal, plant, and insect, even bacteria.
The land is entirely sterile - and the blight is spreading.
To halt the inevitable, Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma must unravel a threat that rises out of the distant past, to a time when Antarctica was green and all life on Earth balanced upon the blade of a knife. Following clues from an ancient map rescued from the lost Library of Alexandria, Sigma will discover the truth about an ancient continent, about a new form of death buried under miles of ice.
From millennia-old secrets out of the frozen past to mysteries buried deep in the darkest jungles of today, Sigma will face its greatest challenge to date: stopping the coming extinction of mankind.
But is it already too late


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Listening to this book is a guaranteed headache

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Let me think.... Never let this narrator perform another book again!

What could James Rollins have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Tough question.... PICK ANOTHER NARRATOR!

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Better question... How didn't the narrator detract from this book?

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The narrator was so bad I literally could not listen for one more second as my head is pounding from his horribly overly dramatic monotone performance.

Any additional comments?

Please pay attention to the reviews. I choose not to and am paying the price for not doing so myself. I love Sigma Force stories and do not have time to read, so I am left with audio as my only choice. If Rollins decides to keep using this narrator, I will be forced to end my listen with this book. I forced myself to listen for 4 hours and no matter how I tried, could not find any way to make this book enjoyable. The narrator delivers every line as if he is doing Shakespeare with over the top dramatics. And as if that was not enough, he is severely limited in his vocals and after 4 hrs I still had no clue what was happening as I could not distinguish between any characters making the listen impossible to follow. This book literally gave me a migraine. No one should have to put that much effort into an audio book to try and figure out what is going on. I can not comment on the story as I had to put all my energy into just trying to figure out what person was speaking. In doing so, I found myself not really listening to a word that was being said. In summary:

Too dramatic
Impossible to tell characters apart
Horrible narrator
Buy if you want a migraine
If you read... Get the book and don't waste your time.

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- RK

Third Rollins book in a row diminished by Narrator

Where does The 6th Extinction rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have listened to all Sigma Force novels prior to this and loved them until recently. Vibrant characters from the past are all muted now. Storyline is appealing but the attempt to view the next chapter in their lives is tepid. All characters are barely recognizable now due to the newly inserted narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Sadly none. No fire.

Would you be willing to try another one of Christian Baskous’s performances?

This is my last try with this narrator. His voice and performance are wispy and poignant. A grandfather telling a fairy tale. He does not fit these books.

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- Craig

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-12-2014
  • Publisher: HarperAudio