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The Second Ship: The Rho Agenda, Book 1 | [Richard Phillips]

The Second Ship: The Rho Agenda, Book 1

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....
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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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    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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    Dapper Dan 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!

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    Tish 04-02-15
    Tish 04-02-15
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    "Good book fast moving"

    Excellent narrator.
    Good story that makes you think of possibilities.
    Will get the rest of the series. May even check out his other books.

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    Rocky 03-18-15
    Rocky 03-18-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Read"

    The book somewhat met my expectations. I would def recommend this book to friends and if you are a scii-Fi reader you will not be dials appointed!

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    Don Vanderweele 03-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good storey Good delivery"

    Well written, with good character development. Narration was well done. I once wrote a very short story in an English class with this sort of concept so it was especially interesting to me. Writing style reminded me a bit of Koontz one of my favourites so looking forward to more from this author.

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    Richard Rangiora, New Zealand 03-06-15
    Richard Rangiora, New Zealand 03-06-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Not much science, mainly fiction"

    An involving story that's got some scenes of violence that put it beyond teenage fare, and a teenager's story line that makes it a bit outside an adult's interest. Not sure where it fits.
    I did enjoy it though. Well narrated.

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    Amanda San Antonio, Texas, United States 02-26-15
    Amanda San Antonio, Texas, United States 02-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is a new take on an old story. Roswell is something we all know about, and has been written about before, but this take is new. I like it, and it's a good start with some engaging side plots. Some you see coming but the reach of the others brings you right back in.


    What other book might you compare The Second Ship to and why?

    It's hard to pick a comparable book. Though in a way it somewhat reminds me to a curious mix between a few tv shows. The primary is The 5000 because of the underlying plots in the book and what happens with the teenagers.


    Which character – as performed by MacLeod Andrews – was your favorite?

    I really liked Jack. I suspect there's something more to the character, and you can hear it in the performance. Very well performed.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Some parts lulled but all in all it was a good book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book has some slow parts, some wtf parts, and even a few that make you slap your forehead at how some of the character's behave. However, for all the grumbling the teenagers might make you do, the other characters exhibit an engaging intelligence that in the end, looks to be aging those kids fast. Good read, new take on an old story, can't wait to "read" the other books in the series.

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    If you could sum up The Second Ship in three words, what would they be?

    As a Star Wars/Star Trek fan thi book is a natural for me. It kept me spell bound ans also cost me to lose some sleep as I couldn't stop listeneing to it at night.


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    Sandra TAFT, CA, United States 02-23-15
    Sandra TAFT, CA, United States 02-23-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I Couldn't "Put It Down""

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was so disappointed when it ended I had to get the next book just to see what would happen. I did notice however, that it seemed similar to the TV show Roswell.

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    John fort polk, LA, United States 02-13-15
    John fort polk, LA, United States 02-13-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Intelligent non dystopian teen fiction"

    Not that I don't love dystopian teen fiction but this one breaks the mold with highly researched and intelligent writing. It's a fun read, intense and addictive. Highly recommend it

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