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Mech Zero: The Dominant Audiobook

Mech Zero: The Dominant

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Publisher's Summary

Death awaits the curious!

Out along the rim of the galaxy hangs a loose configuration of some 60 stars known as the Faustian Chain. This whorl of sparkling suns is rich in planets and occupies an irregular volume of space some 20 light years in diameter. From an external viewpoint, the Chain presents a colorful display of plasma-streams, luminous nebulae and sparkling pinpoints of light. The human colonists who settled the Chain were aware the region had recently been populated by other species - beings that had all but vanished after waging devastating wars thousands of years in the past. Little was known of them, but certain areas in which their artifacts still persisted were proscribed by interstellar law.

Mech: Zero is a novella by best-selling author B. V. Larson. Set at the beginning of the Imperium Series, this story is a prequel to the outbreak of war. The series involves early human colonies in a region of space previously occupied by a vicious alien species.

©2012 B. V. Larson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Dennis 11-20-12
    Dennis 11-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice Pre to the Mech saga"

    Nice short starter story, with cool Sci-fi. It should have been longer, but we'll see how Mech 1-4 is.B V Larson writes good books so far.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kenneth Richmond, TX, United States 04-23-13
    Kenneth Richmond, TX, United States 04-23-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A good short story"

    Interesting enough to make me look up book two. There is only so much you can do in a short story, but I have fingers crossed that then next book is as good. (and a little longer)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 03-15-13
    Joshua 03-15-13

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    "Easily entertained"
    What does Mirron Willis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I'm pretty sure I could have done a better job, but hopefully he did better when he recorded the other books of the series.


    Any additional comments?

    I bought this purely to see if I'd be interested in this story, and, as the headline says, I'm easily entertained, so I will be giving the series a chance. A reviewer of Mech 1 said that it needed a prologue, well this is it. The story, while not the best I've ever listened to - even just in this catagory - is still good enough for cheap enough that I feel this is a good introduction to a series.I'd be willing to give a chance to. My only real complaint is the narrator who sounds like he phoned in the performance, that is to say that it was very robotic and took some getting used to. More objectively the ratings should be:Overall: 4 starsPerformance: 3 starsStory: 4 starsbut I bumped my rating with hopes that the problems I had with this first installment might not be present in the full length novels, and, as previously stated, I am easily entertained.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    SteveM 07-17-16
    SteveM 07-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "No hero's here"

    This short story is the prequel to the Mech series. This story can be skipped. The narrator simply reads and he is clearly no actor. His reading skills are somewhat mechanical.

    The story has no heroes at all but a series of bumbling and arrogant fools who stumble into a positive outcome. I listened to the entire story. it is not worth paying for.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    thomas 01-22-16
    thomas 01-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent!"

    A great book that'll keep you listening wherever you go.
    the story is fast pace and action filled and the narrator does the content justice.

    B.V Larsons sci fi is my absolute favourite listening material and I simply love his take on the monsters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie 12-28-15
    Stephanie 12-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Impressed"

    One of the stupidest books I've ever forced myself to listen to. Disjointed plot and undeveloped characters. Should have returned it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    D. A. Gordon 03-07-15

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    "Couldn't finish"

    I am a major B. V. Larson fan and have listened to over a dozen of his books, but I couldn't get into this one. I like fantasy a lot, I even write fantasy stories, but to me, this story didn't make sense. I won't be able to finish it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    davidw 01-15-15
    davidw 01-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I bit of a let down."

    I listen to this story after the Star Force series which was fantastic. I found the reader hard to follow and not very gripping. I kept finding myself thinking of other things rather than the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tom Sonderborg, Denmark 12-17-14
    Tom Sonderborg, Denmark 12-17-14 Member Since 2011
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    "dissapointed"

    Narrator has a wiered artificial English accent. Sadly ruined the book for me. Story and idea was okay.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe Modesto, CA 08-20-14
    Joe Modesto, CA 08-20-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Not a good stand alone book"

    This is not a really good stand alone book. It seems to be just a beginning of the beginning of a story - a less than half-tale. It should have been a few chapters at the beginning of another book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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