City of Screams audiobook – The Order of the Sanguines, Book 0.5

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Status: Completed
Version: Unabridged
Author: James Rollins, Rebecca Cantrell
Narrator: Christian Baskous
Series: The Order of the Sanguines
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Updated: 31/01/2024
Listening Time: Unknown
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City of Screams Audiobook: Echoes of Ancient Terror in the Afghan Mountains

As a crisp autumn breeze swept through my open window, I found myself nestled in my favorite armchair, the soft glow of my reading lamp casting shadows across the room. It was the perfect setting to dive into the City of Screams Audiobook, narrated by Christian Baskous. The evening’s stillness contrasted sharply with the suspenseful journey I was about to embark on, one that promised to intertwine history with horror in a way only James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell could conceive.

The story began innocuously enough, but as I listened, it wasn’t long before I felt a chill run down my spine that had nothing to do with the night air. In this collaborative tale from Rollins and Cantrell, we are whisked away to Afghanistan – a land more often spoken about for its geopolitical strife than its ancient mysteries. Yet here we were, facing an enigma that seemed as old as time itself.

From the outset, Baskous’ narration captured me entirely; his voice was both commanding and evocative, perfectly suited for a tale steeped in shadow and suspense. As Sergeant Jordon Stone is called upon to investigate a gruesome scene where archaeologists have met their untimely demise – save for one traumatized child survivor – I found myself hanging onto every word.

The young boy’s account is harrowing; creatures of nightmares described so vividly through Baskous’ portrayal that I couldn’t help but glance over my shoulder into the dark corners of my room. Skepticism wars with possibility as evidence begins to surface supporting his incredible testimony – could an ancient force really be seeking vengeance?

Rollins and Cantrell have crafted a narrative that pushes boundaries within their genre. The bloodshed is more visceral than any Rollins fan might expect, pushing into territories unexplored in previous works like Crucible or Sandstorm. The Afghan setting lends an exotic and uncharted flavor to this thriller, juxtaposing terror not wrought by man but by forces beyond our understanding.

Listening alone at night might not have been my wisest choice – the graphic descriptions of desecrated remains were hauntingly rendered by Baskous’ skilled narration. His ability to imbue each character with life – and death – added layers of depth to an already compelling storyline.

The pacing was relentless; each chapter ratcheted up the tension as we spiraled towards a climax that promised no easy resolutions. Rollins and Cantrell masterfully weave together threads of myth and reality until it’s impossible to discern where one ends and the other begins – a maelstrom of fear where even daylight offers no sanctuary from what lurks beneath.

For those looking for their next auditory fixation, you’ll be pleased to know that City of Screams Audiobook is available for free download at – an oasis for audiobook aficionados like myself who relish tales spun with darkness and light.

Reflecting on my experience with City of Screams, it’s clear this audiobook has left an indelible mark on me. Its blend of historical intrigue with supernatural elements made for an intoxicating mix – one that will surely haunt listeners long after they’ve removed their headphones.

As I offer these final thoughts on City of Screams, there’s an undeniable eagerness within me for what lies ahead on my next literary adventure. This audiobook has rekindled a love for mysteries that transcend simple human machinations – a reminder that sometimes true terror lies in what history has tried desperately to forget.

Eagerly awaiting our next narrative adventure – happy listening,



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