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.
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.
I so rarely give an audiobook five stars, but in the case of this second book in the series, I must give credit where credit is due.
Not only is the story and the writing terrific, but MacLeod Andrews, whom I adore, narrates this brilliantly.
I was led to believe this was a Young Adult series, but as an*ahem* mature adult, I thoroughly enjoyed it without those annoying characteristics of most Young Adult books where the young people are all super young, super gorgeous, super smart, and the adults are all totally lame.
Here, the young people are all super young, super gorgeous, super smart, but there are very good reasons and it isn't the least bit annoying.
Besides, one of the main characters, Jack Gregory, is clearly an adult and totally cool.
Also, there are some terrific villains and some gory carnage to make it more adult.
Okay, on to the third book ASAP.
They take a lot showers and eat a lot of breakfast. This book could have been an autobiography by Philips called "I Love When Kids Eat and Shower."These kids act like dorks and aren't based on any one real... I hope. The story jumps to immediate conclusions so randomly it is mind boggling. The performance was good but I feel he ruined some of the dialogue with his interpretation of what these kids are like.
Start reading and you've taken the bait ,the hook is set and you can't let go. This book has something to please everyone.
Two ships went down at Roswell, aliens from two different civilizations. Teens interact with one ship and an evil scientist with the other. There is lots of science for Sci Fi fans, plenty of action for adrenaline junkies, a touch of romance, and for the squeamish like me, a little too much blood, guts and some messy violence. But apparently not enough to keep me from listening. All in all, a thrilling, heart pounding audible book. Can't wait to listen to the next book in the series.
This book was a lot darker and more intense than "The Second Ship". I love this series way too much. I'm sure the next book will be just as fun and addicting as this.
I love this series. easy to follow yet has a great mix of science, technologies and great action. I love space and I love science and Richard has done a great job mixing them together with a great story. on to Wormhole!
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