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The Second Ship Audiobook

The Second Ship: The Rho Agenda, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

In 1948, an alien starship crash-landed in the New Mexico desert and brought with it the key to mankind’s future. Code-named the Rho Project, the landing was shrouded in secrecy, and only the highest-ranking US government and military personnel knew it existed. Until now.

The US president is preparing to unveil one of the nation’s greatest secrets when three students stumble across the wreckage of a second ship outside of Los Alamos. With a single touch, the alien technology the government has spent untold resources trying to unlock is uploaded into the minds of three teenagers — teenagers who now know the frightening truth about the Rho Project.The battle for humanity has begun.

©2012 Richard Phillips (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kindle Customer 04-29-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but slow"

    A good story but kinda drags on with too many sub plots but well researched facts. Of course mr mcandrews really brings it to life

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    Moi 04-27-15
    Moi 04-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Awesome "

    Great! Perfect mixture of suspense and lighthearted story! I really enjoyed the story. The scary parts reminded me of Dean Koontz.

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    Lore SAN JOSE, CA, United States 04-26-15
    Lore SAN JOSE, CA, United States 04-26-15 Member Since 2008

    Fantasy/Sci-Fi Fan

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    "Partial story that left me on the fence"

    The Second Ship is a story that adds a twist to the standard fiction leveraging the rumors of an alien ship crash in Roswell, New Mexico in 1948. That twist here is that a second ship also crashed at the same time and remained undiscovered by the government. That second ship is eventually found by 3 high school students at the same time that the US government comes clean about the first ship. These kids keep the discovery to themselves and use the alien technology at their disposal to uncover the true motivations behind the President's promise to freely share advanced alien technology with the world.

    The story is deeper and more complex than I expected but it is also written in a way that just doesn't feel realistic. It isn't the sci-fi that feels unrealistic, it is the speech and mannerisms of the 3 high school kids and their interactions with those around them, including their parents, teachers, and the FBI/NSA. For the majority of the book I found myself interested in the story and felt that it had potential but I was never totally invested. This is no fault of MacLeod Andrews who does his usual superb job on the narration and kept me engaged more than I would have been otherwise.

    When the book just ended out of the blue without wrapping up the story in any way it left me unsatisfied and on the fence about continuing. Think twice before you pick this one up unless you go in with a willingness to listen to more than one book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cliff madison, MS, United States 04-24-15
    Cliff madison, MS, United States 04-24-15 Member Since 2016

    I like scifi and urban fantasy. I don't like romance novels. If you are the same my reviews should help.

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    "Good but read rho inception series first"

    This is an excellent book but as the title says at least read the first book in the Rho Inception series first before starting this novel. The Jack Gregory character is an enigma in this story and if you read the first rho inception book you will understand a lot more about who he is and why he is so abnormally skilled. I reviewed those books (in short they are good albeit very light on sci-fi aspects) and you can look them up easily. Be warned the Rho inception books are alot more adult oriented than this series. The items he glossess over in this one get full detail in that series.

    This is a nice YA science fiction series. The great thing is it has enough adult elements that adults can enjoy it just as much. In fact calling it a YA book is not quite fair. It is more like an adult book with teen characters that writes very adult situations with just a deft enough hand to make it easily accessible to young adults as well. This book has some pretty dark stuff in it like rape and torture. It is inferred but usually not spelled out in enough detail to warrant warning mature young adults away.

    All in all a good book. If you read at least the first book of the previous series prior to this one a lot of the mystery of Jack will be solved for you. This book stands alone just fine if you choose not to do so. Let's just say there are some really good reasons why he is so good. This one is definitely worth a listen.

    4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jeffery Bel Air, MD, United States 04-20-15
    Jeffery Bel Air, MD, United States 04-20-15 Member Since 2007
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    "An exellent story. It kept my attention."

    The story seems meant for young adults, however, this old guy enjoy the story and is looking forward to the next one.

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    N 04-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good engrossing story"

    I enjoyed listening to this story it had me hooked from the first chapter. There were a lot of characters at one point and it was a little confusing but the story lines came together nicely. Will be purchasing the next book.

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    DapperDan 04-03-15
    DapperDan 04-03-15
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    "Richard Phillips nailed it!"

    Great and captivating book. Mr. Phillips did an amazing job and his "science" fiction is convincing and intriguing. I can't wait to start on book 2 and the companion series. This book is a must for science fiction fans!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Schuyler A. boulder, CO, United States 02-05-15
    Schuyler A. boulder, CO, United States 02-05-15 Member Since 2016

    An audio book fiend

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    "Well worth the read"
    Would you listen to The Second Ship again? Why?

    Yes, because the author does a great job of building a world of mystery and suspense while adding in the perfect amount of action and thrills! The entire series is a good investment of time and I am kind of sad it is over now! Definitely will listen to it again in the future.


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    Kristoffer 02-05-15
    Kristoffer 02-05-15
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    "Scooby Do and the Mystery of the 2nd Ship"
    What would have made The Second Ship better?

    All they needed was a dog (Scooby) and a slacker (Shaggy) and they could have made this into a full fledged Scooby Do story. The teenagers, and the plots surrounding them, needed to go.


    Has The Second Ship turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes and No. Novels written for teens... YES. Sci-fi... NO


    Which scene was your favorite?

    First introduction to the Los Alamos lab and the first ship


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Despair... still haven't been able to force myself to complete it.


    Any additional comments?

    Review of this book seemed to really my the mark. I listened to over 100 Sci-Fi audio books (Audible and CD) and this was the first I was unable to complete.

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    Dr. Who 01-06-15
    Dr. Who 01-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Only Ok"

    Too long of a setup for too little substance
    Nothing overtly surprising or new
    Narrator was better than the book but still flat at times

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