This book is written for a younger audience. Not enough character depth or interesting plot to give me reason to listen to next book.
MacLeod Andrews does a decent job with bad material. I would listen to him again.
Disappointed with the generic pedestrian writing.
I didn't read the book. However the audio is easy to follow and I couldn't stop until it was done playing.
The kind of thing you wish could happen to you. There a three books and all have a good story line, good quality and good grief what more could ya want!
Very good. Clear and nice tone to his voice
Good title wouldn't change it
I couldn't wait for the nex book.
The performance was great but story would be great in print as well
Very exciting! Made me late to work a few times
A really great series the science was great and I love the story
I first picked up this book because of my longing for a good space/alien/future tech series but now that I am into the second installment, I am just burnt out. I will finish the series (that is the obsessive compulsive in me), but I find that I am predicting the storyline 1 or two steps ahead of the author.Another problem I have here is the shear number of chapters, in the second installment I am only halfway through and at chapter 114. The chapter breaks leave the story too disjointed and feels haphazard.The story itself is also played out. Kids find alien ship, kids get super powers, kids try to over throw the evil doers.
I thought this Sci-Fi book was interesting and beliveable in a fiction way. I would recommend this book
Tell us about yourself!
I really enjoyed everything about this but the ending. It leaves things hanging for the second book. No resolution to the story. I have been drawn into the story and the characters and am looking forward to the second book. Those meddlesome kids are trying to thwart the goings on of a mad scientist working on an alien space craft. Also Jack "the ripper" is getting the job done on some of the bad guys.
Just Get It
I liked everything about it really. The teenagers were great characters to develop as everyone can relate to them. It was hard to turn off and I couldn't wait until I turned it back on.
The parts of the story that involved the teenagers.
The book was thought provoking as to what would I do.
This is a very interesting book with a fairly new premise. While the villians are two dimensional, it is a very fun book and an easy listen.
Let's face it, there's all sorts of sci-fi styles out there. I guess Mr. Phillips does not do it for me. The reviews are spot on. Many like it, but one said "bad, bad, bad" and another said "not the cleanest ... " Yea, pretty much in between for me. I have indeed stopped this title, just didn't flow for me. I don't think it was because there were teens involved. Enders Game by Mr. Card proved you can use young characters to great advantage, just not the teens in The Second Ship. MacLeod Andrews is a very good narrator by the way.