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.
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.
Yes and No. Novels written for teens... YES. Sci-fi... NO
First introduction to the Los Alamos lab and the first ship
Despair... still haven't been able to force myself to complete it.
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.
I am a 59 year old Sci Fi Fan who is trying to introduce my teen son to the world of...
What if this could happen or be Sci Fact? What would your life be like? What would the World be like if... The writer and narrator make it easy for me to ask myself these questions. I can't wait for him to Listen to or as we are teach our Dyslexic barely can read Teenage Son (Ear Read) this hard to put down Sci-Fi Novel...
MacLeod is an articulate, responsive narrator and he is able to seamlessly change voices for all of the people involved. Very easy to listen to and he brings life to all of the different characters.
I originally purchased The Second Ship for my Teen Son.
I make it a habit to briefly review any book I get for him and...
I just could not put it down. The start of the book was a bit slow
building on the characters and the base plot. I just kept waiting
for What's Happening Next!
A good mix of Sci-Fi, Mystery and.. some good old behind the scenes Hi-level Corruption.
Hello, My name is Levi Brousseau. I'm on a life long mission to find stories that blow my mind.
This reminded me of the X-files. This could have been an episode. I enjoyed it very much. Lots of scifi action, great suspense.
Overall this story was engaging. Really dug all aspects of this story. like i said before if you like the X-files than you will definitely like this story. Check it out. Downloading the second story of the series right now.
The story was fresh for me. I'm usually submerged in epic fantasy, so this was a great distraction into a solid sci-fi series. I've read the whole series and you won't be disappointed.
What I enjoyed most the was solid development of the tech. Although it's sci-fi, the author does a great job of building up your understanding of the extra-earthly tech and study of it. The science felt solid (whether or not it was, I'm just a lay person...but that's who the book is written to entertain:)
You get very quickly immersed in the story of the three teenagers as protagonists. Could waited for the next chapter to get more of each. The POV changes are well done, written in different voices, showcasing the author's talent.
Very well done. Oh, and MacLeod does another great job. Becoming one of my favorite narrators.
After 1st getting into the book with it revolving around adolescents, I was initially a little skeptical. However the story developed quite nicely with many twists and turns. I am just about finished with this Book 1 and I am looking forward to Book 2. Actually this is a great book and story. One well worth reading or listening to.
An unashamed Audiophile who has his own studio and business called iZENEARS which brings Australian travel and history to life for locals and visitor's alike.
Get them in sequence and buy them rather than use your credits as they are good value. His (theoretical and believable) grasp of the world of computers if fun. Not easy to put down
The Second Ship is a story about 3 teens who stumble upon a crashed alien ship. This ship gives them enhanced mental abilities. But at the same time, the government also has an alien ship (the first ship), and it would appear that ship's creators had evil intentions in mind. Both ships were battling each other before crashing to earth, so obviously the humans in this story will ultimately be picking sides.
This was a really interesting story with some great twists and plot lines. I enjoyed the unique abilities the teens gained from the second ship, and the abilities/technologies revealed from the first ship. Things like agility, mathematics, photogenic memory, telepathy, and quick healing.
I didn't like was one character who first discovered the second ship (and seemed to be fairly useless to the plot), some of the other bad guys tended to be a bit flat, and some parts of the book were just a bit too slow for me and left me drifting away from the story. Also, despite aliens, I really had to suspend my belief for quite a bit of the book as characters did stupid or impossible things.
Overall, a nice adventure/thrilled/sci fi novel that kept me (mostly) entertained the whole time.
I listened to the Audible version of the book and found the narrator to be excellent...one of the very few I have found no complaints with.
NOTE: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
Draws you in
I was pleasantly surprised at this book, finished it and bought the secon one in the series, and it was even better! Now picking up the third book, beware this just keeps getting better.
I found this book to be a typical young adult book in the way it was written. Nothing wrong with that but you just need to be aware of that.
I enjoyed the book and started to enjoy it more and more as it progressed. The stage is set for book 2 in the series which I've already bough and look forward to listening to.
I'd recommend it this book to a friend - not my top recommendation but enjoyable nonetheless.
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