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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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  • N
  • 04-13-15

Good engrossing story

I enjoyed listening to this story it had me hooked from the first chapter. There were a lot of characters at one point and it was a little confusing but the story lines came together nicely. Will be purchasing the next book.

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Richard Phillips nailed it!

Great and captivating book. Mr. Phillips did an amazing job and his "science" fiction is convincing and intriguing. I can't wait to start on book 2 and the companion series. This book is a must for science fiction fans!

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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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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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Only Ok

Too long of a setup for too little substance
Nothing overtly surprising or new
Narrator was better than the book but still flat at times

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A good mix of Sci-Fi, Mystery and.. some good old

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

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...

What does MacLeod Andrews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

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.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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!

Any additional comments?

A good mix of Sci-Fi, Mystery and.. some good old behind the scenes Hi-level Corruption.

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  • F3EN
  • PERU, IN, United States
  • 11-20-14

You Don't know Jack

What other book might you compare The Second Ship to and why?

This reminded me of the X-files. This could have been an episode. I enjoyed it very much. Lots of scifi action, great suspense.

Any additional comments?

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.

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What a start!

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.

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Surprisingly good

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.

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  • Brodie
  • Mornington, Australia
  • 10-13-14

1 of three and a good listen (for the genre)

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