Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
This reminded me of the X-files. This could have been an episode. I enjoyed it very much. Lots of scifi action, great suspense.
Overall this story was engaging. Really dug all aspects of this story. like i said before if you like the X-files than you will definitely like this story. Check it out. Downloading the second story of the series right now.
The story was fresh for me. I'm usually submerged in epic fantasy, so this was a great distraction into a solid sci-fi series. I've read the whole series and you won't be disappointed.
What I enjoyed most the was solid development of the tech. Although it's sci-fi, the author does a great job of building up your understanding of the extra-earthly tech and study of it. The science felt solid (whether or not it was, I'm just a lay person...but that's who the book is written to entertain:)
You get very quickly immersed in the story of the three teenagers as protagonists. Could waited for the next chapter to get more of each. The POV changes are well done, written in different voices, showcasing the author's talent.
Very well done. Oh, and MacLeod does another great job. Becoming one of my favorite narrators.
After 1st getting into the book with it revolving around adolescents, I was initially a little skeptical. However the story developed quite nicely with many twists and turns. I am just about finished with this Book 1 and I am looking forward to Book 2. Actually this is a great book and story. One well worth reading or listening to.
An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
Get them in sequence and buy them rather than use your credits as they are good value. His (theoretical and believable) grasp of the world of computers if fun. Not easy to put down
The Second Ship is a story about 3 teens who stumble upon a crashed alien ship. This ship gives them enhanced mental abilities. But at the same time, the government also has an alien ship (the first ship), and it would appear that ship's creators had evil intentions in mind. Both ships were battling each other before crashing to earth, so obviously the humans in this story will ultimately be picking sides.
This was a really interesting story with some great twists and plot lines. I enjoyed the unique abilities the teens gained from the second ship, and the abilities/technologies revealed from the first ship. Things like agility, mathematics, photogenic memory, telepathy, and quick healing.
I didn't like was one character who first discovered the second ship (and seemed to be fairly useless to the plot), some of the other bad guys tended to be a bit flat, and some parts of the book were just a bit too slow for me and left me drifting away from the story. Also, despite aliens, I really had to suspend my belief for quite a bit of the book as characters did stupid or impossible things.
Overall, a nice adventure/thrilled/sci fi novel that kept me (mostly) entertained the whole time.
I listened to the Audible version of the book and found the narrator to be excellent...one of the very few I have found no complaints with.
NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
I've seen several reviews talking about this being a YA book but I don't consider sadistic murder, kidnap and rape(?) to be appropriate for any YA. I stopped listening after the character kidnapped and shackled and tortured a young women in his basement. One of the reasons I often like YA fiction is because it tends to have less of this type of story element and I would not have wasted my money on this one had I seen a review that included this information.
Draws you in
I was pleasantly surprised at this book, finished it and bought the secon one in the series, and it was even better! Now picking up the third book, beware this just keeps getting better.
I found this book to be a typical young adult book in the way it was written. Nothing wrong with that but you just need to be aware of that.
I enjoyed the book and started to enjoy it more and more as it progressed. The stage is set for book 2 in the series which I've already bough and look forward to listening to.
I'd recommend it this book to a friend - not my top recommendation but enjoyable nonetheless.
No idea. Never read another story like this. Sure there are stories with some similar elements but nothing like this.
This is the perfect marriage of novels to narrator. Does not get any better for me.
There was a perfect combination of charm and 'Edge of Seat'!
Once you start you are going to have to get them all. I'm not naturally a series reader but could not resist.
I bought this based on the positive reviews, and for me this didn't live up to what I'd read.
There is a very interesting premise here, but the story is let down by:
* one dimensional characters
* too many subplots
* too much exposition
The author doesn't write convincing teenage voices, doesn't create characters we can identify with or care about, and certainly doesn't know how to create strong female characters. Women in this story are either simpering housewives or seductive vixens. It really grated on me by the end.
I'm not sure I care enough about the characters to come back for more. I need a break from them at any rate,