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  • Metro 2033

  • By: Dmitry Glukhovsky
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 20 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,788
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,453
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,447

The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct and the half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind, but the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on Earth....

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A bit tedious

  • By Checkers on 03-30-17

This story will make you afraid of the dark...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-26-19

I ride my bike in the pitch black at the crack of dawn and listening to this book as biking in the glow of only my headlamp and bike light scared the freaking hell out of me...

Love the story

  • Storm World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 10
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,143
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,023
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,013

In an unprecedented first, Earth sends a message to Mogwa Prime. Unfortunately, the messenger is not met with enthusiasm. Misunderstandings soon threaten all of Humanity. Forced to prove Earth can serve the Empire better than any rival, McGill does his best. Eager to prove our worth to the Galactics, the frontier war between Rigel and Earth is expanded to Storm World. Circled by six moons, the planet is ravaged by wild storms and tides. Battles are fought in raging hurricanes, and death stalks the soldiers on both sides.   

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A bit more of the same... but still fantastic

  • By Elliot on 01-31-19

McGill

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-19

Seriously McGill you freaking Georgia hick... you are totally corrupting Cooper to be just like you

Graves ... as amusing as ever

Cleaver ... yeah still up to the same old tricks

Still enjoying the series

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  • Black Run

  • Ringer, Book 2
  • By: Karen Traviss
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 24 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

Rob lives by the maxim that there's no such thing as over. And something's certainly not over for him. An unknown, unseen enemy is stalking him, with tragic consequences for his son and ex-wife. As Rob and Mike close ranks to protect their families, they find themselves up against industrial espionage, two warring scientists, and a blood feud that won't end until somebody pays with their life. Their best hope of putting the past to rest forever could lie in the unique genetic skills of a runaway teenager.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great follow up with the first book

  • By Scott on 10-04-18

Great follow up with the first book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-18

Is anyone really who they say they are...

A very strong read flirting with the grey area of what science fiction tends to always begin as before a scientist makes it reality.

I am unsure wether we have heard the last of Rob and Mike ...they did leave some hints...but I am happy with how things went here the author didn't drag their feet.

It certainly made it hard for me to hit the pause button when my commute was over.

  • Blood World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 8
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,362
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,063
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,048

A dirty deal was struck. Humanity was allowed to keep 300 rebellious worlds. In return, we declared war on a powerful enemy from beyond the frontier. A frantic build-up of forces has begun, but the task is hopeless. Seeking allies, Earth's legions are sent to Blood World. A planet on the fringe of known space, where the people only respect masters of combat. Earth's Legions must impress them, but other alien powers have been invited to join the contest. The prize consists of billions of loyal troops - Earth must win.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • “McGill’s World”

  • By Don Gilbert on 03-22-18

McGill is at it again

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-15-18

Can this guy just rule the world already ..he has to be driving his CO's batty

Loving this series still after so many books ... on my second run through them

  • Dust World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,755
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,288
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,279

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spans the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In 2122 a lost colony expedition contacts Earth, surprising our government. Colonization is against Galactic Law, and Legion Varus is dispatched to the system to handle the situation. Earth gave them sealed orders, but Earth is 35 lightyears away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • They’re back ready to die; again

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-07-14

Migill!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-18

I love the main character in this story I am actually on my second telling of this series having finished the most recent release

  • Dark World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 9
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,901
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,645
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,628

Two expanding interstellar powers are about to meet in battle. After the collapse of the Cephalopod Kingdom, Humanity claimed the 300 rebellious worlds it left behind. But light years away on the far side of a disputed region, a rival power has begun to move. They're stealing our planets, one at a time. Earth Command decides to invade the center of the frontier to set up an advanced base. The mission to DARK WORLD is highly classified and deadly. Legion Varus spearheads the effort, and James McGill journeys to the stars again. How many ships do they have? How advanced is their tech? 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The “Juice Box” Gambit

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-02-18

Still very much enjoying this series...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

honestly it seems to be getting repeatative now but I love the story and the characters that it doss not bother me at all...

McGill! ... you hear that? ... that is the sound of DOOM!... LoL

  • Flagship Victory

  • Galactic Liberation, Book 3
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,372
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,273

Commodore Straker faces new enemies as neighboring interstellar empires decide his New Republic is a growing threat. A two-front war develops, and the Liberator must face both the Mutuality and the Hundred Worlds. Even as the fighting rages, the mysterious Opters are on the move. They make a diplomatic effort to reach out to Straker - but can he trust the Hive Masters? Will they help or stab him in the back?

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed in this 3rd book

  • By DavidZeb on 04-03-18

Onto the Next War

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-01-18

Where i thought the story was coming to a bigger wider arc it was slammed shut... will be interested to see what is in store for book 4

  • Battleship Indomitable

  • Galactic Liberation, Book 2
  • By: B. V. Larson, David VanDyke
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,846
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,733
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,727

Commodore Straker's rebellion grows in strength - but his enemies are growing even faster. Faced with a dozen rebel planets in their territory, the Mutuality finally takes notice of the upstart known as the Liberator, and they gather a vast fleet to crush him. Preparing for a titanic interstellar battle, it's clear Straker has no chance. His tiny enclave of free planets can't survive the weight of 1000 worlds. His own officers realize this, and some of them begin to turn against him....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Almost a masterpiece!

  • By Shaun on 08-25-17

good continuation of the series

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-26-17

I thought this was a pretty good continuation of the series however this one did seem like it was rushed ... but I do have to think of starting a ...Straker... counter...

  • Rogue World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 7
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,972
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,671
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,651

The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Today, Battle Fleet 921 is returning to Earth. It hasn't been seen by human eyes since our blissful day of Annexation. But what should be a joyful occasion, a chance to grovel at the feet of superior lifeforms, is rapidly becoming a nightmare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I kept thinking about his Toes

  • By Don Gilbert on 07-08-17

Still a good book but started to get redundant

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-20-17

I am still enjoying the series but it is starting to get really redundant and predictable. I am curious how many more of these are going to be made but the length of the books are starting to get shorter too which is disappointing as I really prefer a nice 13-15 hours

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  • Tech World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 3
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,925
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,506

The Galactics arrived with their Battle fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Our only worthwhile trade goods are our infamous mercenary legions, elite troops we sell to the highest alien bidder. In the third book in the series, James McGill is deployed on another alien world. His third interstellar tour is different in every way. Rather than meeting up with a primitive society, this time he’s headed to an advanced world.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Dying isn’t enough this time

  • By Don Gilbert on 12-13-14

MeGil! you POS Sly Devil...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-17

I liked this one but sheesh what in the heck is this guy going to do next

1 of 1 people found this review helpful