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The Training of Socket Greeny (Socket Greeny #2)

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Book Two of the Socket Series.

A year has passed since the Paladin Nation was exposed to the public. Their mission is still to protect humanity from whatever may threaten them. Previously, it was the human duplications, but now that they've been extinguished their biggest challenge is dealing with the complications of public image.

Socket Greeny, now 17 years old, has been a
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published September 17th 2010 by Bertauski
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Feb 06, 2016 Jim rated it really liked it
Read as an audio book, part of The Socket Greeny Saga. Full review here:

This is a logical extension & answers some things I wondered about from the first one. (view spoiler) There was a bit too much philosophy for me, but the point of the book is figuring out just what makes humans people. I really liked the way addiction was handled, too. 4 stars.
Article first published as Book Review: The Training of Socket Greeny by Tony Bertauski on Blogcritics.

Having been involved in the destruction of the Duplicates, those copies of the human race, out to destroy the human population, Socket Greeny is back. In The Training of Socket Greeny, Tony Bertauski has further developed his story of Socket Greeny and brought us another installment of a great science fiction tale. Socket is the protagonist and now very involved in the training program for the
Alice Yeh
Mar 16, 2012 Alice Yeh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story of Socket Greeny continues. In The Training of Socket Greeny, Socket works on developing his powers as a Paladin, while maintaining some sense of self. As his old life begins to slip away, however, he finds himself struggling to meet the needs of his loved ones and the demands of a race that sees human attachments as little more than hindrances. As he fights to preserve all that he holds dear, he uncovers a sinister plot that could very well end the world as we know it. Quite the plate ...more
Jan 02, 2011 Emi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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After finishing the first book in the series, there was just no way that I could forget about Socket and his friends--especially since the sequel promised to be just as exciting (if not moreso) than the first. And it was!

The Training of Socket Greeny is the second book in the Socket Series, and like the first book, wastes no time getting into the action. A year has passed since Socket first saved the world, and si
Jan 05, 2012 Stina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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In the first book, The Discovery of Socket Greeny, Bertauski takes us through Socket’s discovery that he has special abilities and dealing with his new found knowledge of the Paladin nation that both his mother, and deceased father were a part of.

In Training, the book picks up pretty much right where the first leaves off. No rambling catch up, just straight into the action of Socket’s training.

In this second book Bertauski gives us a deeper look into Socket’s emotions when dealing with his train
Nathalie Brault
Mar 30, 2011 Nathalie Brault rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book starts about where the first one left off. Greeny has now been in full training for the past year, discovering his powers.
With his trainer, he tries to gain control over all his powers so he can become one of the strongest Paladin.
The Paladins all think he is very special and put their hopes in him.
It's been a year now that the public knows about the Paladin nation and their main goal is to protect the humans. Before it was from the duplicates, but now something worse is working itself
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Jun 06, 2011 1000 + rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Socket Greeny, the most powerful cadet in the Paladin Nation, is set to take his final test. The pressure is on for Socket, trying to live two lives, one in the Paladin Nation and one in the regular world where his Girlfriend and friends exist.

Socket's final test may become his final day in the Paladin Nation and Earth.

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Book 2 - The Training of Socket Greeny

I was really happy to get back into the Paladin Nation and to read more about Socket. I felt really bad for Socket in thi
Allan Ashinoff
Mar 22, 2013 Allan Ashinoff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another sold story based on the emerging capabilities of Socket Greeny. In this book Socket is 17, he is already a hero, and he's being trained to fully realize his abilities as a Paladin. Naturally, Socket has his Mr. Miyagi named Pon whose sole purpose is to push him, most time painfully,into developing his powers while guiding him on how to control his abilities. Another enjoyable book that compelled me to purchase and finish the authors third Socket Greeny novel The Legend of Socket Greeny& ...more
Liza Burns
Oct 04, 2012 Liza Burns rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 15, 2014 Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 28, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Training of Socket Greeny picks up right where the first book left off. There wasn't the mindless chapters getting you caught up to where the new story begins, which was fantastic. Socket has discovered the Paladin Nation and is beginning to feel its importance and his position within it. It's not easy for him to try to find the balance of what he should do and what he wants to do. The writing of Mr. Bertauski allows you to feel Socket's angst without it feeling like one of those "Whoa is Me ...more
Travis Mohrman
Jul 23, 2013 Travis Mohrman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had pretty much impossibly high hopes for this book after reading the first one. I still really enjoyed this installment of Socket's adventure, just not as much as the first. It brushed up against the line of "teenage angst" for me. I want to make it clear that it never crossed into that world fully, but it skirted the edge.
Similar to the first one though, this story was crisp and very well paced. It added richness to the story of Socket and he was forced to mature quite a bit in this one.
Aug 17, 2014 Betty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My main criticism of the first in this series, that the protagonist was in the dark about everything for most of the story, evaporated in the second book. Now he knows more than anyone else! Decent read but too much introspection going on. Lots of existentialism in this one. Perhaps the third one pulls it all together.
May 06, 2016 Asl4u rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
very slow.
the author worked really really hard to get all kinds of psychic and otherworldly enlightenment into the story - at times it was hard to follow and after a while - I didnt really care any more -
totally lost... just kinda waited until he got over it - and the story started up again...

going on to book 3... hope its better than book 2
Oct 31, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Socket Greeny is such an interesting character. He doesn't even know what he can do until he does it sometimes. We get to go along on his journey of discovery, watch his training, feel his conflicts while he tries to hang onto his old life during this upheaval. Can't wait for the next installment!
Elizabeth Ann
Apr 02, 2014 Elizabeth Ann rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved the story of Socket. I could feel his struggle and I could understand why he was doing what he did or how he felt.
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Socket Greeny (3 books)
  • The Discovery of Socket Greeny (Socket Greeny, #1)
  • The Legend of Socket Greeny (Socket Greeny, #3)

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