Audiobook Review – The 6th Extinction by James Rollins

The 6th Extinction
by James Rollins


Sigma Force #10
Genre: Thriller
Audiobook read by Christian Baskous
My Rating **** (4 of 5 stars for the story, 2.5 out of 5 stars for the narration!!)

I just finished this audiobook, and while I love James Rollins and the Sigma Force series, I did not care for this narrator. His voices and accents were strange, and he does not pronounce some words the way I would pronounce them. He also made some of the dialog seem stilted and unnatural. Having read all of the previous Sigma Force books in print, I’m sure it wasn’t written that way!

Narration aside, I still enjoyed the story and the exotic locations – the story takes place across the globe from the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, to the remote tepuis of Brazil, and all the way to Antarctica. It was a very fast-paced thriller, with less investigation and more “diving-right-in-and-doing” than some of the other books in this series. The returning characters from previous novels were a nice surprise, but I won’t names in case you are a fan of the series and haven’t read this one yet. Jenna, Nikko, and Drake were nice additions to the team, and I wouldn’t mind seeing them pop up again in future volumes. I do wish that Seichan had a bigger part in this one though.

As always with James Rollins’s books, be sure to read / listen to the Notes to the Reader at the end of the novel. He always explains what out of the book is science, and what is fiction. In this novel particularly, that is the scariest part of all.

8 thoughts on “Audiobook Review – The 6th Extinction by James Rollins

  1. Oh I love the fact that he did that at the end – explained what he took from scientific fact!! I haven’t read this one, but anything with ‘exotic locations’ gets my vote. I’ll look out for this in my local library. Great review honey!

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  2. Thanks for the review. I will have to add that to my list. How often do you listen to audiobooks? I know what you mean about the voice of the narrator. I occasionally find them at odds with my understanding of the narrator.

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    1. I have nearly an hour commute each way to work, so I listen a lot! I have listened to books that I think I might have liked much more had I read them instead. Especially books in a series – after several books you feel like you know how a character would say something!

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