The Bone Labyrinth : Sigma Force

  • by James Rollins
  • Narrated by Christian Baskous
  • Series: Sigma Force
  • 15 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A war is coming, a battle that will stretch from the deepest trenches under the sea to the rocky craters of the moon, in New York Times best-selling author James Rollins' groundbreaking masterpiece of ingenuity and intrigue that spans 50,000 years in human history to mankind's next great leap - but will it mark a new chapter in our development or our extinction?
A series of strange events throws the world into turmoil. As a manned Chinese rocket explodes upon launch, three American astronauts, each separated by thousands of miles, are murdered. Then an archaeologist in Croatia uncovers a new cavern system that reveals elaborate primitive paintings by a tribe of Neanderthals. The artwork, painted in blood, illustrates an immense battle between the Neanderthals - joined by Homo sapiens - and frightening shadowy figures. Who is the ancient enemy depicted, and what does it mean?
The search for answers will take Commander Gray Pierce of Sigma Force 50,000 years back in time. As he and Sigma trace the evolution of human intelligence back to its true source, they will be plunged into a war for the future of humanity that stretches across the globe - and beyond.
From ancient tunnels in Ecuador that span the breadth of South America to a millennia-old necropolis holding the bones of our ancestors, from the lost archives tied to the sunken continent of Atlantis to the first moon landing, Sigma embarks on its most harrowing journey ever - and faces off against its greatest threat: an ancient evil resurrected by modern genetic science, strong enough to bring about the end of man's dominance on this planet. Only this time Sigma will falter - and the world we know will change forever.

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Best audiobook I've heard so far

I haven't even finished listening, but felt the need to strongly recommend this book. The plot is exciting, evenly-paced and avoids the cheesy, schmarmy tropes that these sort of books often fall victim to. Rollins seems back on track with this one.

More importantly, the narrator is incredible. I'm picky. Sometimes when I hear a bad accent or a narrator poorly fleshing out a character's voice, it pulls me out of the story and detracts from the overall experience. Christian Baskous effortlessly switches from accent to accent -- Italian, French, Eastern European, British, subtle American regional dialects -- and gives each character their own rich flavor that I haven't come across in another audiobook yet.

10/10 would recommend taking a listen to see for yourself.
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- Tyler

Someone needs an editor!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Clearly you would need to be into Rollins, Sigma Force and whole sheebang. Otherwise this one is overly long, overly messy and some spark was missing.


If you’ve listened to books by James Rollins before, how does this one compare?

Not in the top 10 list. Well researched perhaps,but almost too much in fact. The story is thick with information, and needs editing badly. Not his best IMHO.


Have you listened to any of Christian Baskous’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I like this performer, but he seemed to lack focus and energy in this outing. Likely the fault of the material as much as anything, but still not the best outing.


Do you think The Bone Labyrinth needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Ha. No. This is it.


Any additional comments?

OK I like the Sigma group, and I like Rollins, but this one did not do much for me. It just seemed to drag on. Maybe my issue, but I think it needed editing and more energy than I experienced. Not recommended, unfortunately.

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- Matthew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio