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3.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 53.81 out of 5 3.81 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Rollins Narrator: Peter Jay Fernandez Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sigma Force Novels Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9780061688232
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In Washington, DC, a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce’s arms, shot by an assassin’s bullet. But the death leaves behind a greater mystery: a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man’s hand, an ancient relic that traces back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi. As ruthless hunters search for the stolen artifact, Pierce discovers the coin is the key to unlocking a plot that threatens the very foundation of humanity. For an international think-tank of scientists has discovered a way to bioengineer autistic children who show savant talents into something far greater and far more frightening—all in hopes of creating a world prophet for the new millennium, one to be manipulated to create a new era of global peace … a peace on their own terms.

From ancient Greek temples to glittering mausoleums, from the slums of India to the radioactive ruins of Russia, two men must race against time to solve a mystery that dates back to the first famous oracle in history—the Greek Oracle of Delphi. But one question remains: Will the past be enough to save the future?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rollins combines real-world science with high-octane action…As exciting as any movie.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Rollins doesn’t just take us to the edge of our seats. He sweeps us off them into his finely etched world of masterminds and master plans where anything can happen and usually does…The Last Oracle is flat-out great.”

    Providence Journal-Bulletin

  • “The perfect escape novel, an edge of-your-seat read.”

    Knoxville News-Sentinel

  • “There are plenty of historical references and a plethora of pulse-pounding action, and narrator Peter Jay Fernandez makes good use of it all to create a compelling and fun listening experience. He reads with a solid voice that is straightforward, honest and rich. There is a mysterious, almost foreboding element in his tone that carries the story forward into deeper and darker territory, while bringing listeners to the edge of their seats.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 2/18/2014

    " By far the worst of the Sigma Force Books I've read and I am a pretty big fan of the previous books in the series. This one just seems so cheesy hollywood action flick to me or something. I was trying to get through it for the sake of being up to date in the series (there's one more book after this one), but I just haven't had any desire to return to it to get it done so I'm setting it aside officially for now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JoAnn Ainsworth | 2/17/2014

    " Excellent. Super cliff hangers. Kept me glued. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 LuAnn Frimmel | 2/13/2014

    " Exciting like usual. Basic Rollins fare. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie Lee | 2/12/2014

    " As with all the other James Rollins books this one was great. I love it when there's a thread of believability in these books (just that little something that in the back of my mind says "yeah, that "COULD really happen". This one definitely had that. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the next in the series. Here's my full review of The Last Oracle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marsha | 2/9/2014

    " I didn't love this as much as the previous installments. There were a few characters who didn't get any development at all and the plot just didn't thrill me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben | 1/30/2014

    " This is my favorite of Rollins's works because it continues a story line from Judas Strain, which adds a bit more depth to the story, something that most thrillers could use. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert Nielson | 1/21/2014

    " Good book! The Autistic savant angle was very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Athena | 1/20/2014

    " I still love James Rollins. He always combines action with some romance, mystery and history all rolled into one story. It is exciting to see what comes next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amit | 1/13/2014

    " The book appeared too concocted. The only two pieces of history that I learned were (i) Oracle and Delphi .. and (view spoiler)[ (ii) relation between gypsy in Europe and India. Not a bad pick for casual reading. (hide spoiler)] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 12/25/2013

    " Good read in the Sigma Force series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corky | 12/23/2013

    " This is a sequel of sorts to The Judas Strain. To say more would spoil part of the plot. This has to be the best Rollins yet and I have never been disappointed by him! But read The Judas Strain first! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dave Van Es | 12/16/2013

    " Overall it was pretty good; however I found at times that I was bored with the read and did not pick it up again for a couple of days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbi | 11/6/2013

    " The characters in this series are a little too good to be true, but that's just the way I like my heroes and heroines! Through in a little history, a lot of high-tech gadgets, some really, really bad guys and you have another fun Sigma Force novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Hanley | 10/19/2013

    " Enjoyed this SIGMA book more than the previous one, although the monkey was kind of a stretch "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikhil Deshmukh | 10/18/2013

    " Great book, something different, its fast paced speculative fiction. THE LAST ORACLE is well-researched, it reminds me of Dan Brown, but hey no comparisons there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 10/7/2013

    " love all the sigma force novels.. suspense, mystery, action...my cup of tea :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lillian Clark | 5/6/2013

    " An exciting adventure story. Entertaning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Sholes | 3/14/2013

    " If you are looking for a great read that stirs the "What if . . ." inside you, then this will not disappoint. 100% Rollins at the top of his game. Don't miss it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 11/13/2012

    " Best of his books so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/11/2012

    " As always with a James Rollins novel, gripping and intense with each turn of the page, leaving me wanting more. On to Doomsday Key...can't wait to not put that one down either! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robyn | 8/8/2012

    " Great vacation read. It was my first James Rollins novel and I have to say I'm hooked! In my opinion this is way better then the Davinci Code! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louisa | 7/27/2012

    " I loved how this followed the pattern of bad guys, Guild, Not Guild, Guild, Not Guild, in being the latter, I really liked the cell phone guns, they were so cool! And the autisum, I loved the realism! Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tory Wagner | 2/15/2012

    " Another great mix of sci-fi, adventure and history. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mason | 1/23/2012

    " Another great SIGMA Force book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ed | 11/9/2011

    " This was a good, quick, no nonsense read. I enjoy the Sigma Force Books. For me, this one was not as good as the others, but I still enjoyed it. Given what happens in this one, I suspect the next one will be great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vincent Vizzaccaro | 10/31/2011

    " James Rollins combines outstanding action, plot and character development with creative applications of science. He's quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasper | 8/14/2011

    " I found this book quite good, as it builds on quite interesting science and history. I always like books which do this, as it makes them realistic. This is also a reason I like Clive Cussler, as he does similar stuff, but James Rollins is a bit more believable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alfredo | 7/9/2011

    " Farfetched premise, but great fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randy | 5/8/2011

    " good addition to the sigman force series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 4/23/2011

    " These are fast paced and, once you have read a few, predictable, but ultimately the bomb in trash reading. Plus I like all the pseudo history and mythology. Yep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 4/14/2011

    " Can't stop reading these. Super fun and quick. Fast paced action that is just making me really happy right now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 3/9/2011

    " Good book. I enjoy the historical info more than the action parts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/10/2011

    " I bought it in an airport gift shop and read it simply to pass the time. It helped with that, but otherwise was lame. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 2/4/2011

    " Good exciting thriller, not quite as good as the previous in the series, hence the 3 stars. The story includes Romany Gypsies, ancient Greek temples, autistic children and the Chernobyl nuclear plant! I will read the next one soon. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 1/6/2011

    " I don't think there is anything else I can say about this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 12/30/2010

    " Interesting concept about gypsys originating in India with roots in ancient Greek. Also how autism is viewed as bordering on genius. A little convoluted but it held my interest. I might recommend it. "

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About the Author
Author James Rollins

James Rollins is the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages. Known for unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets, Rollins has a knack for breakneck pacing and stunning originality that has been hailed by critics and embraced by millions of readers around the world.

About the Narrator

Peter Jay Fernandez is an accomplished audiobook narrator who has won three AudioFile Earphones Awards and an Audie Award in 2009. He has also appeared on television, film, and stage. His appearances include roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and the musical Thunder Knocking on the Door.