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The Second Ship Audiobook

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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    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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    "Good Sci-fi"
    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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    oscar de vries 02-24-15
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    "Hard to stop listening"
    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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    Sandy Baker City, OR, United States 02-23-15
    Sandy Baker City, OR, 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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    James T. Zavitsky 02-09-15 Member Since 2002
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    "The second ship is a great escape"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was surprised that characters and storyline held my interest from start to finish. Its a story a a small group of very likable intelligent young adults who happen to stumble onto alien technology. They appear to wisely keep their discovery secret while getting drawn into situations best left to secret agents.

    I found myself rooting for the main characters and liked how they ingeniously applied the new alien technology to solve their problems.

    I thought the book was well paced and I never lost interest. I liked the mix of high school antics, international terrorism and secret agent heroics.

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    Frank 02-06-15
    Frank 02-06-15 Member Since 2011

    IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...

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    "A Great book, A Great series."

    I have listened to the whole series and other spin-off books. I would highly recommend all the books in this series. I now wait for anything new from this author and quickly pick it up and listen to it.

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    Schuyler A. boulder, CO, United States 02-05-15
    Schuyler A. boulder, CO, United States 02-05-15

    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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