The Second Tree : The Order

  • by John Butziger
  • Narrated by Scott Thomas
  • Series: The Order
  • 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2015 Shelf Unbound Indie Notable Award
Thanks to a drunken accident in Western Uganda, Martin and Andrew think they've found the next culinary craze to hit Manhattan's trendy restaurant scene. They're about to find out they've stumbled onto a centuries-old secret that, once unleashed, may be impossible to contain.
Everyone wants something from the new discovery. Andrew wants a chance to make a decent living and escape his dead-end job. Self-absorbed, greed-driven Martin wants to profit from a cutthroat industry that envisions a revolutionary product lurking in the find.
Military organizations at home and abroad have their own more violent agendas. And, hidden in a West Ugandan valley, a tribe of guardians wonder if an ancient prophecy is reaching fulfillment or if the world discovered their secret too soon.
In a story reminiscent of Crichton and Brown's corporate and religious thrillers, John Butziger presents a potent mix of adventure, conspiracy, and the mystical. From the petty double-dealing of a culinary network channel to the high-stakes world of cyber espionage, Butziger weaves a complex adventure where few can be trusted-and all want to control the power of The Second Tree.

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What the Critics Say

"Greed, exclusivity and rampant, aggressive commercialization are all themes brilliantly explored in Butziger's brisk narrative..." (Kirkus Reviews)
"...Butziger's work is one roller-coaster ride of intense emotion and heart stopping suspense." [New Vision (Uganda's leading daily)]
"An immensely promising start to a new thriller series." (Kirkus Reviews)

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A mixture of adventure, conspiracy & the mystical

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

100%! Likeable protagonists with biblical overtones forming a well paced and entertaining book. A great book!


Who was your favorite character and why?

I liked Martin and Andrew. They have their own take on the situation in which they are involved that makes them interesting characters.


Which character – as performed by Scott Thomas – was your favourite?

I thought that all the characters were both well developed and well performed. Great narration in what promises to be a great series.


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

Yes. I did it in two as I was listening on a journey.


Any additional comments?

This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com

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- Tony Bough

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-11-2015
  • Publisher: John Butziger