Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with Audible free trial

₹199.00/month

1 credit a month to use on any title to download and keep
Listen to anything from the Plus Catalogue—thousands of Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks
Download titles to your library and listen offline
₹199 per month after 30-day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for ₹1,172.00

Buy Now for ₹1,172.00

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice.

Publisher's Summary

For years, Filio Amorosa has had one goal, and only one goal: getting back to Mars.

All that matters is finding out what happened on her mission there, and why she can’t remember any of it. But when she finally discovers the truth, it blows her whole world apart.

Meanwhile, on Earth, Agatha Devenworth and Pano Hofer have a new mission: Travel from the Human Foundation’s secret underground base to New York to uncover what the enemy is plotting. Can they find a way forward for humanity in the midst of this clash of otherworldly forces?

©2021 Joshua T. Calvert (P)2021 Podium Audio

What listeners say about The Fossil 2

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Joshua
  • 17-01-22

To political

I started listening to this series thinking that even though the author, at times, got too political I would go ahead and finish it, but by the second book I couldn't stand the warped and delusional politics. I won't be finishing this series.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Madfarmer
  • 24-11-21

Good story.

Author showed disdain for American way of life. Both female leads are bitches. The men are weak and useful idiots.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 30-11-21

To political .

Narrator was good but this book just gets more political the more you listen, gets real old fast.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • William Tower
  • 28-11-21

A surprising story

A great second installment one where we get to understand the Builders better as well as a twist one doesn’t usually see in an Action Fiction story.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • adele1970
  • 22-11-21

Disappointing Sequel

This is the second book in The Fossil” series. The story about an unsuccessful Mars mission and how it ties to earth’s ancient builder civilization continues.

I had been looking forward to this second book in the “The Fossil” series based on the first book; however, I did not enjoy it as much as the first book for many reasons.

First, the plot which had been so well paced in the first book seemed to lurch around, sometimes grinding to a stop, only to then suddenly rush forward. In addition, the backstory behind the feud between the last remaining “builders” gets somewhat convoluted and unbelievable.

Secondly, I found the main characters, whom I had enjoyed so much in the first book, did not seem to be as tightly written and lost their direction a bit. One character, for example, becomes a jumble of mixed motivations and repetitive dialogue, to the point of me hoping for her demise. Even the narration gets a bit confusing as accents and tones sometimes suddenly shifted, which confusing me about which character was actually speaking for a moment and taking me out of the story.

Finally, the book seems to end prematurely, with far too many plot points handled in précis form in the prologue instead of being properly managed in the main story. In addition, also in the prologue, there is an ancient builder speech about everyone cooperating together for the good of all that is really hard to listen to and seems really out of place as written.

Overall I really struggled listening to this book and will not continue on to Fossil 3. This is my stop.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Frank Wood
  • 16-11-21

No More Sequels, No More Sequels, No More Sequels!

Fossil 1 was ok, but I needed to put this out of its misery very early in the listen. I didn't. It is a bit preachy and contrives to offer an alternative human development explanation. All of the details supplied to promote this alternative explanation take away from the plot. I kept falling asleep and had to keep searching for the chapter where I left off.

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Matthew
  • 29-10-21

The never ending story rolls on and on

OK normally I am a fan of Calvert, and certainly, Jonathan Davis is one of the strongest male performers in the Audible lineup.

So what is it about this offering that is so... off-putting? It seems to meander and is definitely in need of editing. That is not to say that it is lacking quality, and it may just be me, but it doesn't seem to get anywhere. I know it is intended as a trilogy, and part 3 is out now I believe, but still, I think I am done with this series. I give it a qualified recommendation, with my caveats.