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The Second Ship Audiobook

The Second Ship: The Rho Agenda, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Michael Dixon Louisville, Kentucky United States 05-21-16
    Michael Dixon Louisville, Kentucky United States 05-21-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great listen, I enjoyed this book."

    I found this to be a welcome distraction from my history listening...nice to get lost in science fiction.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Adam D Clarke Houma, LA United States 05-19-16
    Adam D Clarke Houma, LA United States 05-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "All in all pretty good."

    The narrator was pretty solid. His character voices were subtle but helped distinguish between them.

    The story and setup are compelling and enjoyable. The main characters were well written for the most part but sort of transparent/cliche. The book mostly sets up the universe so don't expect much in the way of storyline resolutions at the end. It reads almost like a comic book or something. Overall pretty fun and ill probably listen to more books set in the Rho universe.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dean 05-01-16
    Dean 05-01-16 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "Predictable and ends with sequel setup"

    Overall the book was predictable and at slow until the last few chapters. If the whole book kept up the pace of the first four and last four, I would have been a better experience.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 04-29-16
    Cindy 04-29-16
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    "I enjoy SyFy and and I enjoy Mysteries, but......."
    What could Richard Phillips have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Leave the Serial rapist/murder out. I thought I had accidentally switched to another book. It was totally out of place and not appropriate for the story line.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Narrator was fine


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It had an interesting premise and start


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    mix579 Sudbury, MA 04-28-16
    mix579 Sudbury, MA 04-28-16

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    "Pointless"

    Hard to know where to start, so much is wrong here. This is just a really bad piece of Young Adult scifi which I suffered through to the end even though a couple of hours in it was blatantly clear that this would go nowhere. Well, if you're a fan of teens-get-superpowers-and-act-like-morons-while-fighting-super-villain stories, this ones for you. If you're into original ideas, good writing, character development, a certain inner logic, and don't like cliffhangers, then stay wide away from this book. I like the narrator but nothing he could do to save a plot line that does nothing but rehash every stupid sci fi meme ever invented.

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    Kimberly Motes 04-23-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Really a young adult novel, though not bad as that"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. This book was not properly or accurately presented. For what it is, I suppose the book is fine, but it is full of stereotypical characters and silly, cliched plot points. It reminds me of a Hardy Boys novel repurposed to about 1988.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    None of this author's work. I may hand the book off to my 11-year-old daughter.


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    SimpliiD 11-17-15
    SimpliiD 11-17-15
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    "Perfect mix of action, Sci-Fi, and technology"

    Perfect mix of action, Sci-Fi, and technology.. Great buildup, and rare to find a book with so many intelligent characters that make logical decisions. The finish just send a bit lackluster considering the scope of the book

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    Hans 11-08-15
    Hans 11-08-15 Member Since 2017
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    "This is a youth book"

    The book would be a good choice for early learners in middle school. It's fast paced, and completely without character development. It may be more advanced then the Bobbsey Twins, but not much. I wasn't able to read it, but might recommend the book to my grandson.

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    Tim 11-07-15
    Tim 11-07-15
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    "Don't, Just don't"

    Easily the worst book I have listened to without a doubt. struggled to finish this book. Extremely cheesy and terrible dialogue.

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    Melanie Madras, OR United States 11-03-15
    Melanie Madras, OR United States 11-03-15 Member Since 2007
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    "4 1/3rd? I love the take on Area 51, YA or not."

    I enjoyed it, it moved along nicely, no real sex scenes, & I liked the characters. I am near retirement age, but was pleasantly surprised despite the Young Adult themes. I do want to hear the next in series, but won't pay a full credit for it. Already have almost 600 & have heard 260-270 books. This one held my interest. Perhaps more mature adults than I won't like it, though. Take it for what it is. (Review by Rick)

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