Anyone who dares challenge the Rho Project is being systematically picked off. At the top of the hit man’s death list: NSA fixer Jack Gregory, and the three teenagers who first exposed the Rho Project’s dark agenda to the world.
On the run for their lives, Heather, Mark, and Jennifer know that the Rho Project’s alien nano-technology has been released into the world, disguised as a miracle cure. But what they don’t yet know is that the serum has taken on a life of its own, modifying human DNA in a way that even its engineers cannot control - one that will alter the very fabric of humanity.
©2012 Richard Phillips (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
i recommend everyone to enjoy this audiobook
great narration and story
need to have more and more these kinds of audiobooks
Immune ranks in my top ten audio books ever. The first two books of the Rho Agenda trilogy constitute twenty six hours of entertaining diversion from the problems of this world in which we live and operate.
I can't really think of another book with the same flow as the first two Rho Agenda novels. The loss of innocense from the first book to the second fits with a coming of age story, but this one mixes in a healthy dose of spy thriller and even a touch of horror. Fascinating and fast moving. If you're expecting a previously defined genre, you're in for a jolt to your senses.
MacLeod Andrews has a great knack for making relatively minor changes to his voice and inflection upon new character dialogue, such that you get the sense of character change without jolting you out of the story.
I loved the interplay between the superspy, Jack The Ripper Gregory, and the three high schoolers who are just trying to survive the escalating crisis.
I eagerly await the third act of this play.
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
Picking up where "The Second Ship" left the listener, "Immune" throws you back into the world of the Rho Agenda - a world of suspense, muddling and scheming! Preying on our fears Richard Phillips weaves a web of intrigue that makes over the top nonsense seem real.
In my review of "The Second Ship" I indicated that that book reminder me very much of the comic "Danger Girls" without the girls. "Immune" reminds me of the "Punisher" set loose in the world of "Danger Girls."
It is quite enjoyable and could stand alone.
I've either gotten used to MacLeod Andrews voice or he has improved a lot. He kept me from opting out and enhanced the story by using different tones of voice.
I am amazed how believable Richard Phillips can make that which is unbelievable. If you are a conspiracy theorist or just like considering those possibilities, this book is for you!
The first book was awesome, the second, not so. The plot took a turn that made no sense, and the parents were supposed to be engineers, yet they had no concept of intellectual property.
Didn't have one
The Vegas arc.
Richard Phillips is a genius! When I first started listening to The Rho Agenda, I didn't think a story about 3 teenagers would be all that interesting. Boy, was I wrong!
The action barely pauses now and then to let you remember to take a breath. And the science is totally scary, considering the advancements being made in nanotechnology!
The narrator also does a splendid job of making the story come alive! The only problem is that you might forget to eat or sleep - it was that hard for me to put the book down! Now bring on Book 3! I can hardly wait!
Book 1 ended with Raúl missing and Heather lamenting that despite his mean act of drugging Mark's water, he didn't deserve what had happened to his family. In Book 2 we find out more about his whereabouts and, chillingly, about unbelievable torturous procedures he was forced to undergo. Procedures that would forever change his purpose in life ... and NOT in a good way.
While book 1 focused on the esoteric uses of the second ship's quantum entanglement technology, book 2 shifts its scientific focus to the gradual repair of the first ship and it's massive energy-demanding wormhole creation technology, along with the hint of the probable devastating effects with the outcome of creating an event horizon near Earth. Heady stuff.
We also find the teenage threesome gain more abilities as they continue the use of the mind-expanding headsets. This, to their dismay, gets them into unforeseen trouble with the rest of mundane society. Gee, who would'a thunk it?! We even find Jen ensnared with a Columbia drug lord and El Chupacabra.
Jack and Jill, erm, Jan find themselves hunted and on the run, keeping one step ahead of fatal encounters.
In the end, as he was being led away, Dr. Stephenson was over-heard mumbling, "And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren't for you meddling kids"
Mr. Andrews' performance was wonderful, he has grown into the characters and the listener can follow the various characters easily.
My only criticism is Mr. Phillips' choice of the title " Immune". I really don't see how it relates to the story.
In any case, the series is great, so far, and I look forward to listening to book 3.
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