A great experience!
It has everything you want in a story if you like sci-fi, thriller, suspense, amazing characters, romance, mystery spy. I listened to all three books within a week or less. I am a stay at home mom so I have more time to listen. My kids aren't small anymore. Anyways, this series is among the best for me. One I would listen to again to find little things I missed. There is so much depth to it. Plus I just want to hear it again!
When they find the ship.
There were so many moments to choose one.
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.
Worked in radio stations all over California from A to Z; KABC, Los Angeles and KZAP, Sacramento plus many more in between. I was a voice talent, copy writer and production director; I'm retired now but still do voice overs.
Good science; Great fiction; Engaging characters. Best of all, it's a Trilogy. Buy this book!
Reading and listening goes straight into your medulla oblongota and you learn through thought memory. It's like being programmed into intelligence. If you read this, you just learned that the best gifts are free. Or One Credit... and that's kinda free.
Somewhat choppy in parts and not as believable as the story required. 12-18 inches of snow and everyone is running around like its early spring?...that kind of unbelievable.
Really was hoping the story would fill in a few blanks as it neared the end...and I know there's a Book 2 coming, but it just sort of ended, then ended again. I couldn't tell if the story was over....or the author just couldn't wrap up Book 1 like it needed.
Tech stuff was fun to listen to and well thought out, author at his best there. The impact of the ship on the had on the three protagonists was entertaining and is where this book really shines. Then it skips to HS basketball and just clanks a bit off the rim for me.
No problem with the narrator, easy to listen to and engaging.
Will I get book 2? Probably; the full picture of the story has yet to be told, so regardless of some of the choppiness, its interesting enough that I wan't to see the kids continue to be impacted by the ship and figure out what the heck is really going on and get away from the who's taking whom to the prom. Thanks!
This audio was a very good listen. A lot of technical stuff, but not to much. I like tech stuff. Some profanity (more then I personally like), but not too much. The brutality of some of the killing could have been left out.