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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Adrian McKinty Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Lighthouse Trilogy Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781470800574
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The heart-pounding sequel to The Lighthouse Land

Jamie O’Neill is back on Earth, where no one but his best friend Ramsay knows he’s the hero of a great war that saved an alien nation. Now he’s back to being a kid with one arm, no girlfriend, and a band that plays bad songs about intergalactic romance. Then news breaks on the Internet: a space probe has picked up a coded message from far across the galaxy. NASA’s best scientists can’t figure out what it says. Only Jamie and Ramsay realize it’s a message from Altair. They’re needed again.

This thrilling sequel to The Lighthouse Land is packed with even more adventure, battles, and humor than its predecessor, and it secures Adrian McKinty’s place as one of science fiction’s most exciting voices.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This thought-provoking sci-fi adventure offers universal appeal, excitement, and a one-of-a-kind hero whose courage and compassion will inspire any reader.”

    Children's Literature

  • “Few readers will be able to resist…teens will enjoy this first book in a planned trilogy.”

    VOYA

  • “McKinty, previously known for adult crime novels, brings an attuned ear for dialogue and a taut pacing to his first YA outing, the launch title in the Lighthouse Trilogy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The middle book in McKinty’s trilogy offers both a new villain and heart-pounding action... Jamie’s decisions may be complicated by love, but his leadership has matured since his previous adventures, and Gerard Doyle gives his voice a new confidence. Doyle’s tone of cold fury as the Witch Queen of Balanmanik chills the calmest listener. As the story leads to a climax of epic proportions, Doyle’s pacing keeps the listener on pins and needles.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Whalen-Jones | 1/14/2014

    " The sidekick character Ramsay makes this book possible due to his intuitive understanding of science and maths. Books 2 are supposed to be the meat of the triolgy, and McKinty, as usual, delivers. Cliffhanger ending of course. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 12/31/2013

    " An OK book. I think I liked the first one better. Hopefully the last of the trilogy is more exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 12/4/2013

    " This one I had a little harder of a time getting into it until the last 1/3. However, I liked how it ended and it leaves you wanting to read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dace | 11/26/2013

    " Best of the 3 books. Takes place mostly on earth and Jaime has to decide whether to save earth or altar (the other world he goes to.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dominique | 11/21/2013

    " I enjoyed this greatly in fifth grade. It still remains a favorite. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Adam | 9/9/2013

    " I always appreciate a nuanced and comprehensible villain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markyb | 6/18/2013

    " Best of the trilogy 6 stars!!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Enna Isilee (Squeaky Books) | 4/16/2013

    " Better than the first one I think. More action and more romance and more... good. ;) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bk | 11/28/2012

    " this book i own it & my dad got it for me also....it was ok "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 11/12/2012

    " Interesting book. Not as good as the first, but almost. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 9/28/2012

    " I did enjoy this second book better than the first and I am quite interested in reading the 3rd and last of the trilogy. McKinty is keeping my curiosity alive... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy Lu | 8/31/2012

    " The ending really wasn't that great, but considering there's another book left in the trilogy, I won't say anything extremely critical. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 6/7/2012

    " The next book in the Lighthouse trilogy. I liked the fact that you could sympathize with the motivations of the villains, if not their actions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 11/21/2011

    " I liked the first book better, but I am excited about the last book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laree | 9/4/2011

    " I didn't like it as well as the first, but it was interesting. Bit confusing as to what actually happened at the end, but hopefully the third book will explain better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 7/30/2011

    " If you guys have ever read the first book in this series, the Lighthouse Land, they are fascinating Sci-Fi stories about outer life. This one is about conflict in the alien world, and the aliens possibly coming to invade Earth-- that is, if Jamie and Ramsay don't stop them through the Lighthouse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 4/28/2011

    " I always appreciate a nuanced and comprehensible villain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bk | 7/28/2010

    " this book i own it & my dad got it for me also....it was ok "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendy | 6/26/2010

    " The ending really wasn't that great, but considering there's another book left in the trilogy, I won't say anything extremely critical. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Celeste | 11/19/2009

    " This one I had a little harder of a time getting into it until the last 1/3. However, I liked how it ended and it leaves you wanting to read the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane | 9/19/2009

    " An OK book. I think I liked the first one better. Hopefully the last of the trilogy is more exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Markyb | 5/31/2009

    " Best of the trilogy 6 stars!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 5/21/2009

    " If you guys have ever read the first book in this series, the Lighthouse Land, they are fascinating Sci-Fi stories about outer life. This one is about conflict in the alien world, and the aliens possibly coming to invade Earth-- that is, if Jamie and Ramsay don't stop them through the Lighthouse. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 1/15/2009

    " Interesting book. Not as good as the first, but almost. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 11/17/2008

    " I did enjoy this second book better than the first and I am quite interested in reading the 3rd and last of the trilogy. McKinty is keeping my curiosity alive... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/6/2008

    " I liked the first book better, but I am excited about the last book. "

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About the Author

Adrian McKinty was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, and studied at Oxford University. He is the author of several series of mystery, detective, and crime fiction as well as young adult novels. His works have been short-listed for the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the Theakston Award, the Young Hoosier Award and been selected for Publishers Weekly’s Best Novel of the Year list. In 2014 In the Morning I’ll Be Gone won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. The Dead Yard was selected as one of the twelve best novels of the year by Publishers Weekly. The final novel in the Dead trilogy, The Bloomsday Dead, was long-listed for the 2009 World Book Day Award. In 2011 Falling Glass was an Audible.com Best Thriller.

About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle, multiaward-winning narrator, was born of Irish parents and raised and educated England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator, he has been awarded thirty-one AudioFile Earphones Awards, was named a Best Voice in Young Adult Fiction in 2008, and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration in 2006 for The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty.