A good way to get through the work day.
Have not read the book but the narrator does an amazing job this whole series. Very easy to listen to and was able to do multple voices.
I loved the way the characters developed. Starting out from high school kids without a care in the world to super powered immature kids to mature selfless heros. Each character had to learn to deal with their new abilities and each other.
My favorite character was probably Jack with Mark at a very close second.
I did not have any extreme reaction but it was definitely a touching story. I did laugh quite a bit at certain parts.
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I would highly recommend this book and trilogy to almost anyone. The pace is just right for thrills and sci-fi adventure. Most of the characters were interesting and the teens (doing some growing up away from home I guess) arent as teen-y. I have been drawn into this story from the beginning and the second and this third book keep things going without letdown.
What a series! Although all of the stories in this series are very well written and highly addictive, I must say that Wormhole was my favorite hands down. There were a lot of driveway moments with this one. Heck, this book was so good that I had driveway moments when I pulled in to a parking spot @ work!
I usually pride myself on my ability to foresee specific events in a book before they happen, but this storyline was so complex with so many potential possibilities that after a while I just gave up, and enjoyed the narration.
Although every book is all about perspective, the author really takes it to another level because even though you might despise a character, you always felt a deep connection with that character, and even resignation with whatever mischief and wrongdoing they were responsible for.
Overall, a great story told by a phenomenal narrator. I am patiently waiting on a part four, hopefully! Please keep this series going Mr. Richards, prove all of my crazy predictions wrong, and indulge your readers with your spectacular vision.
I already have. These three novels of The Rho Agenda trilogy are like a three act play. The Second Ship introduces the main characters and presents them with a life changing problem. Immune focuses the attention of the government conspiracy and a brutal international assassin on our three young heroes, robbing them of their once comfortable lives, and launching them on a run for survival. Wormhole sets the scene for the final battle for our planet and, in a climactic crescendo that seems to span a third of the book, the action is rapid fire and unrelenting. I don't believe anyone that enjoyed a movie like The Avengers could listen to this third book only once. When MacLeod Andrews reached the end, I could only say, Wow!
My favorite character is Heather McFarland. While this character begins the trilogy as a close approximation of one of the Walton daughters, as events shatter her life around her, she evolves into a leader, making tough decisions and viciously executing them, not without remorse. It's nice to see strong female characters that are central to the plot.
I think he's great and this one ranks among his best performances so far.
I tell you what boss, I wouldn't screw with her.
The climax is one of the most mind boggling action sequences you will find anywhere. You're going to have fun with this one.
All I can say is WOW. After listening to hundreds of SciFi and espionage/political intrigue books, I finally decided to write a review. No, three reviews. After this one, maybe I won't write any more. If you read my reviews of the previous two books in the series, you know that I've fallen in love with this story, the characters, the author's writing style and the excellence of the narrations. This third in the series tops off the story perfectly. It not only gives a satisfying completion to the story, it still leaves openings for other story spins to be worked in the future. I don't expect everyone will have the reaction I've had but if you like this series enough to be checking out book three, I expect you are already hooked. You might as well give in to the pull. You will not be disappointed in this final entry...but you will be wishing it could go on and on...
I understand the Richard Phillips is working on a prequel about Jack Gregory (The Ripper) called "Once Dead" due to come out later this year. It's about how he came to have his special talents and powers. I can't wait! The author's plans, I think, are to write three books in "The Ripper" series and then start on a series about 20 years in the future that focuses on Robbie and the adventures of the Rho Agenda characters in the new world that all this alien encounter has created. I usually don't experience this thing of being a "Fan" but it looks like I'm captive now and I will be waiting anxiously for every book he produces.
After taking this whole series back to back, it was a nice finish. Clean and filled with options for a series on one of the characters for solo adventures.
the story feels like a streach. To much technical mumbo jumbo with too many too powerful figures pulling to opposite directions.
I like the 2 previous books but not this one.
This book was hard to finish. With 5 hours to go, I had to take a break for a few days and read something else until I was able to talk myself back into finishing it. It was poorly written and extremely repetitive. It was descriptive in all the wrong ways, it felt like parts of the story were added just go make it longer. I'm trying not to let my opinion of the book influence my opinion of the narrator; he probably did the best he could with the material he had, but I found myself hating his voice and nitpicking the way he said things. I would not recommend this book.
Really entertaining series. The hours flew by listening to it
Can't wait to read the prequels of the back story of Jack Gregory