When the Rho Project’s lead scientist, Dr. Donald Stephenson, is imprisoned for his crimes against humanity, the world dares to think the threat posed by the Rho Project’s alien technologies is finally over. The world is wrong. In Switzerland, scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider have discovered a new threat, a scientific anomaly capable of destroying the earth - and only Rho Project technology can stop it. In exchange for a full pardon, Dr. Stephenson agrees to create a wormhole that will send the anomaly into deep space.
But his promise masks the alien agenda that brought the Rho Ship to earth. Now a trio of accidentally altered humans must infiltrate Stephenson’s wormhole project and stop it, no matter the cost. The final battle has begun - and this is one battle mankind cannot afford to lose.
©2012 Richard Phillips (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
When I drive, I read... uhm listen. I like SciFi, Fantasy, some Detective and Espionage novels and Religion. Now and then I will also listen to something else.
While "Immune" the second book in the Rho Agenda trilogy, could have been the final book, Richard Phillips surprises the listener with a third book adding the necessary finesse to a good covert-alien-spy-thriller-with-high-school-kids-becoming-mean-machines trilogy.
By now I am either so used to MacLeod Andrews' voice that I cannot hear him reading badly at times, or he has improved tremendously from the first book in the series "The Second Ship." In the end I must confess that he seems to be the perfect narrator for this story.
"Wormhole" leaves off where "Immune" ended. Heather McFarlan, Marc Smythe and his sister Jennifer undergoes tremendous character changes. From innocent children they move into the grey areas of life where right and wrong become vague ideas and where loyalty towards certain people may be the only compass to use to steer them. They are not near the same children they were when the story started. It is as if Philips wrote the whole trilogy before the books were published. It is a consistent, good fun, easy to follow, listening pleasure.
I would recommend that any prospective listener starts with book 1 "Immune" and listen through the trilogy in order. In this way you will not be disappointed by spoilers. Furthermore Phillips reveals just enough in each book to keep you wondering and listening. This was a rewarding well-written, not too serious, over-the-top, enjoyable listen.
Only do audio.
The Trio. They were interesting characters.
Almost a 3rd dimension. I do not read for entertainment; but I am a good listener.
All three books were enjoyable. I was surprised that I was engrossed in what happened next. Everything tied together nicely.
Once is enough
his last "presidential voice" sounds like Dan Rather. Made me smile.
Not sure if he intended to do so for subsequent books, but there were some rather dramatic events that had no follow up.
Richard Phillips delivers fun technology sci-fi with an alien twist...what more could you want? LGMs, computers and wormholes! Bon Appetit!!
Worked in radio stations all over California from A to Z; KABC, Los Angeles and KZAP, Sacramento plus many more in between. I was a voice talent, copy writer and production director; I'm retired now but still do voice overs.
Wormhole; the last book in Richard Phillips trilogy kept the momentum going to the end. An exciting adventure that I didn’t want to end. I have a feeling this won’t be the last book with Jennifer, Heather & Mark? At least, I hope not. If you are thinking of buying this trilogy go ahead, you won’t be disappointed.
I enjoyed the whole series. I listened to them back to back as I found the story so compelling.
At first I thought it was a young adult series (mainly as the lead characters were teens) but soon forgot that.
A great story well told; what more can I say?
This was the most amazing, brilliant trilogy I have read in years. It was impossible to put down. The writing was good, the characters relate-able, the story was amazing - I know, I keep saying amazing. I just finished the third book and I am just sitting here in awe of the story. WOW is really the only word that comes to mind. I hope that Richard Phillips continues to write stories like this for years to come. If you like a great science fiction story, that could be happening out your front door as you read this review, then you will love this trio.
One of the best series I have read in a while. This last book wrapped up all the loose ends, but leaves it open to continue the series also.
Timing and flow was great.
Nice voice kept the flow of the story going.
The audio edition brings the story to life in a way that the printed version cannot.
The ending was quite a surprise and not what I would have expected.
Macleod Andrew's did an excellent job conveying the emotion of the characters during in their conversations.
Again, the ending was one of the most critical and moving parts of the story.
The story is a little over-the-top to be believable. I found myself saying "really?" in my head a lot while listening. The leaps in science and scientific principles are interesting. The characters are underdeveloped in my opinion, but still believable. Their new physical and mental abilities are not. However, overall, I have enjoyed the series. The ending made me wonder if the series is over. There are still a few loose ends.
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