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Isle of Man: Book Two of The Park Service Trilogy
     

Isle of Man: Book Two of The Park Service Trilogy

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by Ryan Winfield
 
From New York Times bestselling author Ryan Winfield, a thrilling tale of friendship, betrayal, and adventure.

The journey continues...

After discovering the horrific truth behind the Park Service, fifteen-year old Aubrey Van Houten has overthrown its leader with the help of his best friend Jimmy and his girlfriend Hannah. But their victory has left all three

Overview

From New York Times bestselling author Ryan Winfield, a thrilling tale of friendship, betrayal, and adventure.

The journey continues...

After discovering the horrific truth behind the Park Service, fifteen-year old Aubrey Van Houten has overthrown its leader with the help of his best friend Jimmy and his girlfriend Hannah. But their victory has left all three parentless and alone in a world where drones still hunt humans. And while the Park Service founder might be dead, he's far from gone. Now, Aubrey's quest to free his people will lead him even farther into a world where nothing is what it seems.

Destined to become a classic, The Park Service trilogy will inspire and delight readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988348233
Publisher:
Birch Paper Press
Publication date:
04/15/2013
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
444,217
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Ryan Winfield is the New York Times bestselling author of Jane's Melody, South of Bixby Bridge, and The Park Service trilogy. He lives in Seattle. To connect with Ryan, visit him at Facebook.com/RyanWinfield.

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Isle of Man: Book Two of The Park Service Trilogy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Theresa_Esterline More than 1 year ago
Adventure, new friends, loss, and betrayal - it's all in there. Aubrey and Jimmy continue maturing on their adventure to the Isle of Man. Isle of Man is Book #2 in The Park Service trilogy, be sure to read book #1 (The Park Service) first if you haven't yet! Ryan's book is another hit, I could hardly put it down! And now a little bit of the story... After waking up to the results of the flood Aubrey, Jimmy, Hannah, and Junior's first mission is to find shelter. When it starts snowing they decide to venture down to the Foundation. They find one survivor and work with the professor to stop the drones. Only to discover the flood has locked out control of the drones. To free those in Holocene II they must first disarm the drones. It seems the key is solving a riddle "Where man rises from the sea, in the right hand of David you shall find your key". The riddle takes them to the Isle of Man - they not only have an adventure, but also learn more about loss and betrayal. The end was very shocking to me, you won't want to miss it! I can't wait to see what happens in book #3! Funny passage: "You're reading it wrong," I say. "You have to sound it out: ik-stink-shun." "Ex-stink-shun," he drawls. "Like something used to stink and now it doesn't." I can't help but laugh. "Something like that." State of Nature (The Park Service, book #3) coming October 15, 2013.
DelynnDR More than 1 year ago
Well just to say nervier thought I would enjoy Sci fi but Ryan Winfield makes this so enjoyable series betrayal young love and taking you to other places must read for all 3 books.
MissAbby More than 1 year ago
I never thought I'd enjoy reading sci-fi but this series has really caught my imagination. I found myself wanting more and now I have to wait for the next book!! Mr. Winfield, you're quite an imaginative writer. I'm enjoying your style.
Susan_T More than 1 year ago
Excellent continuation of the series. this book picks up exacly where The Park Service ended. Aubrey, Jimmie and Hannah are now homeless and alone. Their need for shelter sends them back down to see what is left of the Foundation. And herein starts their new adventure. Aubrey wants to free his people but before doing that they must disable the drones that are killing all humans they find on the earth's surface. The need to get the encryption key which will allow them top take control of the drones to disable them. To get that key, thye must go on a harrowing journey to the Isle of Man. As they story contiunues, Aubrey finds that things are just not what he thought they were. Can not wait to see how this all comes out in Book 3.
nickinic More than 1 year ago
As with the first in this Trilogy, I'm amazed. The story picks up exactly where you were left in the first one. Continuing this harrowing ordeal, Aubrey, Jimmy, Hannah and Junior now embark on a different journey. I don't want to give away too many details or spoil it. The author writes in such a way that you feel you're there. The way things are described, the feelings, the environment in which they are. You can see it all in your mind. The story just flows together. Though it would seem the books are meant for YA, due to the age of the characters, this doesn't mean that everyone can't enjoy. The books are captivating enough that 12-99 can read this and fall in love with the characters. They are so well developed, that each story makes them more a part of you. You can feel their heartache and triumph. As the story ended, I sat there wondering where the heck is the next one? I can not wait for the story to continue.
B_Bradford More than 1 year ago
Emotional and AWESOME READ! I read the Isle of Man in one, long, very intense sitting! Book two takes Jimmy, Aubrey, and Junior on a most amazing, thrilling, scary, and surprising journey to try to stop the Park Service. Over land and sea, I was constantly surprised with what happened next. The way the scenery was described, I felt like I could see, smell, and hear everything as it happened. I loved how the relationship between the boys grew deeper and it not only made me realize in my own life what a true best friend should be, but the book's overall themes and showing humans from both good and bad sides made me question if sometimes I could see the Park Service's side of the coin more than I'd like to admit. There are so many layers of the writing and underlying subjects that make you question how you think and feel about life, about people, about religion. The end of this book was shocking and left me crying and angry and feeling like I wanted revenge for the characters! I cannot wait to see how the series ends and just hoping the final book will have another early release date so I can see what they do next! I absolutely LOVED it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ryan Winfield once again treats his readers to a fast paced voyage filled with love, loss, adventure and intrigue as he continues the tale of Aubrey and company. Written in a style that pulls the reader in and doesn't let go until the last page is turned this book is the perfect escape for an afternoon or two.
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
In book one “The Park Service” the reader followed 15 year old Aubrey Van Houten as he discovered the truth about his underground society. Each 15 year old child had to take a very long and complicated test. The score decided were you would work and live for the next 20 years. There were 6 levels to the underground city. The worst was level 6 and the best to try for was level 2. When the age of 35 was reached that person “retired” and was transported to “Eden”. Aubrey aced the test and was sent to Level 1. During the train ride, there was an accident and he managed to escape. This is when he realized that everything he had been taught was a lie. “Isle of Man” takes place after the flood and death of Hanna’s parents. (Who is Hanna? Read book 1) Aubrey, Jimmy, Junior, and Hanna have managed to salvage a sleek speed boat and descend down to the Park Service labs, via the locks. Everything is still flooded but the water is slowly draining away. They discover a sub still tied to the dock, but it is underwater and can’t rise. Jimmy dives down and cuts the rope. The now floating sub is manned by a The Professor. He is the only person left alive and the only one who can navigate the sub. Leaving Hanna, with Red to help her, they start a journey to the Isle of Man. It is there that the code to reboot the systems is hidden. They see huge pods of dolphins and whales. They also see monster sharks. No more ocean swimming for them. Not going to spoil the rest of the story for you. But it gets better and better. I an not a fan of first person stories. I like to know what is going on in the other characters minds. This novel was all Aubrey’s telling. The descriptions of his surroundings were very well done. Although it does tend to slow down at times it is compelling enough that you want to find out what happened next. All the characters were well developed and interesting, even Junior, their pet fox. I liked the way the story unfolded. Just as you thought you knew were it was going it took a turn or a twist and unfolded a different scenario. Nothing was as it seemed. The truth was hidden and the lies were plenty. The only consistent theme was the friendship between Aubrey and Jimmy. They had their bad spots but trust and loyalty won out. Michael Braun is the reader for the series. He does a very good job of staying consistent with his different voices. I really like the way he gave Jimmy a slightly Irish brogue. Very well done. Production was without fault. Every word was clear and understandable. Audiobook provided for for review by the author. Please find this complete review and many others at audiobookreviewer dot com [If this review helped, please press YES. Thanks!]
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Ok I have gotten just a glimpse here from reviews that Hannah is a rotten person which I figured was going to happen. But worse something happens to Junior. So I NEVER read books that have an animal hurt in them. Over for me.