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.
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.
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.
I really liked Jack. I suspect there's something more to the character, and you can hear it in the performance. Very well performed.
Some parts lulled but all in all it was a good book.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
IT Project Manager in CA. I would say I am a Audio Book Addict...
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.
An audio book fiend
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.
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.
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