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.
©2015 James Czajkowski (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers
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4 out of 5 stars
By Kate Abbott on 18-01-16


Really enjoyed listening to the book. loved the way the mystery built up and was looking forward to what they might find but sadly the end of the adventure didn't live up to the build up. So for me it ended on a dissapointing note. I did however like the epilogue.
Enjoyed the narrators voice but thought he read to quick at times not enough pauses before next chapter.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kat Kruse on 26-12-15

Another good read from Rollins

I've always enjoyed Rollins' writing . The stories are adventurous and thought provoking. The Bone Labyrinth is no exception. As I always do with Sigma novels, I stopped often to research the science, I love how muck I learn about current science when reading Rollins.

The narrator tells the story wonderfully. The only reason I didn't give the performance a 5 is for the editing. This story switches POV often yet the editing didn't take any breaks when switching. This meant I was frequently lousy for a few moments when an event was happening in one POV and then, as if in a single break, the story would be somewhere else. Reading this in print there would have been a paragraph or section break that would have made it a little less confusing. I often had to rewind a minute to figure out where I was.

But don't let that put you off, it's definitely worth a read.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Tyler on 16-12-15

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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