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Summary

The end of the world is here...

Unlocking the secret of the Seven Ancient Wonders was only the beginning.

From the international best-selling author comes another blockbuster - simultaneously released with the print edition.

The world is in mortal danger. For Jack West Jr. and his loyal team of heroes, the challenge now is to set six legendary diamonds known as 'the Pillars' in place at six ancient sites around the world before the deadline for global destruction arrives. The locations of these sites, however, can only be revealed by the fabled Six Sacred Stones. Their quest will involve the death-defying hijack of a mountaintop railway in China... A midnight expedition to Stonehenge... A headlong chase across the deserts of Egypt... And a trek into the dark realm of an African tribe forgotten by time.

With only the riddles of ancient writers to guide them, and time rapidly running out, Jack and his team must fight their way past traps, labyrinths and a host of deadly enemies - knowing that this time they cannot, will not, must not fail. The mission is incredible. The consequence of failure is unimaginable. The ending is unthinkable.

©2008 Matthew Reilly (P)2007 Bolinda Publishing

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Excellent story but disappointed by Audible

If you could sum up The Six Sacred Stones in three words, what would they be?

Matthew Reilly has done a great follow up that grasp you. However the cliff-hanger ending is a killer as Audible is still not proposing Book three " The five greatest Warriors" which was published in 2009.

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fantastic

another excellent book, again, very well read, roll on book 3 of the amazing series

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exciting fiction

love the characters and the east paced storyline. looking forward to next in the series.

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don't forget to breathe

Matthew Reilly is amazing. Always has been. Hearing it is awesome. You must listen. Brilliant.

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I love ALL Reilly Books. Loved it.

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Great follow up.

This audio book picked up where book 1 finished and carrried on with lots of great action and adventure. I'm find this series hard to put down and i keep finding reasons for me to continue listening e.g offering to do the washing up, packing the shopping away and things that i wouldn't normally do just to gain a few more minutes of listening. Now i have finished this great story i'm of to start the next in. The series.

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It's half a book

Good story but it's a disappointment when it's stopped at the halfway point. Not so much as a cliffhanger but a damp squib.

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  • Harrison
  • 01-06-09

Great Book

I loved this book, matthew reilly continues to astound me! This book is filled with some of the best action and treasure hunting i have read/listend to! The storyline is so compelling you wont want to stop!

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  • WildChook
  • 08-03-21

Aaargh! This cliffhanger sux

This JW Jr story was as fast paced & full of action, as the Scarecrow series. I just couldn't put this down & enjoyed the rush of adrenaline & heart stopping moments & twists right the way through.

I did feel in the last 20-30pages that the story ending was being a tiny bit rushed. But then, in only the way MR does he left us with a terrifying cliffhanger that was just outright mean for the reader..... I mean come on... we just have to know Jack with have some kind of twist in his fate, that saves him. I can't wait a year or so to learn his ultimate fate & the fate of mankind! You have a really wicked streak in you MR.... but that's part of why we love you & your vibrant characters.

Hurry up with the next Jack West Jr saga please ;)

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  • Chris Van Ede
  • 15-02-15

Love Your Work!!

Just the right mix of fiction and realism backed up with some obviously painstaking research. Totally ready for the next exhilarating episode.

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  • 02-08-14

Indiana Jones meets The Lord of the Rings

This is an Indiana Jones meets The Lord of the Rings style action adventure novel. Jack West Jnr, Lily and their team of super soldiers are up against the Caldwell Group led by Jack's narcissistic father intent on gaining power, a team of Japanese soldiers intent on the destruction of the world and a cannibalistic African tribe with a royal son claiming Lily for a wife. They need to put the six stones in place to prevent the End of the World. A great listen and an even better read.

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  • Lizzykafoops
  • 15-01-12

The Ride of Your Life

Woo Hoo! Hang on to your hat.

The action starts on the first page and the momentum keeps building through the whole book. I'm not usually a fan of adventure stories but Matthew Reilly is a great storyteller. Thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Georgia
  • 17-08-10

Melodramatic & contrived.

I stopped listening to this during the second chapter, as was determined to give it a go. I wanted "airport trash", but over the top for me.

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  • Gert
  • 26-04-10

Narrator kills it

The author introduces characters at suspence points but then go into a long history about the character, this slows the story down and is frustrating. But you will not get so far as to experience that because the narrator kills the story. I could not go past two hours, tried four times and no joy.

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  • Robyn
  • 18-09-09

Fun Adventure

Straight forward adventure read . . some surprising turns in the plot