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.
Anyone with more experience.
One review for all three books, I guess. I just don’t think they deserve more.
This is the final book in a series of three where the plot is supposed to come to a logical conclusion with the help of a number of sci-fi gimmicks and CIA training.
Unfortunately, it feels as if the author forgot about at least a third of the plot lines he started, mostly neglected the evil heroes from the previous two books and completely botched all science he could, thus losing all potential credibility.
I still can’t figure out why a spaceship couldn’t carry live crew on a wormhole transit, but aliens and others could just jump about through gateways, no harm done, even though the gateways were supposed to be wormholes themselves in the first place…
Also, how come the admittedly clever Dr. Stephenson ended up so unerringly brilliant without being ‘improved’ by the second ship and without an active connection to the Rho ship? Furthermore, if he had somehow managed to memorise all Rho ship science on his own, why did he need all the research staff on the Rho project for so many years?
Frankly, I believe this book (as well as its two predecessors) would have benefitted enormously form a serious dose of professional copy-editing. I’m not saying it wasn’t done, but it looks as it was done by some amateur. I’ve read many authors’ first published works and have rarely encountered any with such poor writing, character and plot development.
Which, in all, is a pity, as the premise is quite intriguing in itself.
The third book in the Rho Agenda, Dr. Stephenson has initiated a catastrophe that will destroy the Earth in 9 months. Only he knows how to stop it, and he uses that to get out of prison. Once released, he works towards the guise of fixing the blackhole, but in reality, he is working on his own plans that pose an even greater threat to humanity.
This book had a lot of non-stop action and I really enjoyed it. And it was very enjoying to see the series come to an end, with us learning the fates of all the characters, including Dr. Stephenson. It also finally revealed all about the Rho ship aliens and what their plans for the Earth were. I continued to dislike Dr. Stephenson and Jennifer, but they had big parts to play in the end. The author also did a great job of making me sympathetic for Rauel, and Jack continued to amaze.
Overall this was a great conclusion the series, and by far the best of the three. I'm looking forward to reading the book about Jack's backstory (Once Dead).
I listened to the Audible version. The narrator is extremely good and manages to do quite a few different voices. No issues at all with the narration.
NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
I read all three books in this series and couldn't but it down until the last page. Fantastic imagination and infinite details . Basically a science fiction story about 3 teenage children. Very little romance or sex. Lots of violence
Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
This was an superb story. I loved the whole series. Lots of sci-fi action. I think you will love it to. check it out
The 3 Book Series are at the top of my list.
This series is so beyond pin pointing one moment. I'll admit when they reached out to Janet Smithe my eyes were wet. This is a very clever story with brilliant technology, great characters, fresh perspectives and original ideas.
He is one amazing narrator. He must be an actor to pull off all those voices. Never over the top. Can't imagine a better mix of story and narrator.
Same as above
Lucky you that had not read this series yet. You are in for a great ride.
Absolutely! Actually I wish I had not listened to it yet so I could experience all four of Mr. Phillips books again! All who are reading this that have yet to experience the series are so fortunate!
When the parents gathered and joyously decided to "aid their kids no matter the cost'!
Only in the four by this author. Mr. Andrew is absolutely my new favorite narrator. He did middle eastern characters and then on a dime he could do a subtle native american accent. AMAZING!! I COULD ACTUALLY SEE TALLBEAR HE PLAYED HIM SO WELL.
oh yes. I laughed. I rejoiced, then I was stunned and sorrowful... then excited as justice rained down of those deserving of it, then I laughed again, cried, laughed. You get the idea. Brain Candy all the way through.
Each an every book in this series is satisfying on every level I could not begin to compare this series to my past favorites. These are the best I have read in 35 years of serious science fiction / action adventure reading!. I hope he writes more soon!
I am not looking to dissect my characters. I do however pay attention an there is no place in these where I sat back and thought, Wait a minute... contradiction..." All the science was so well explained I really respect the author's intelligent imagination!!
Heck, ther is no risk to reading on Audible. Do you seek to be ENTERTAINED? If that is your goal and not to be a critic then GO GET THEM ALL! YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT.