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  • Home World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 6
  • By: B. V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,136
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,798
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,775

When the Earth is invaded by a rival empire, James McGill's legion must defend the Home World. The top brass has complex plans, but none of that matters much to McGill, who chooses his own unique path. Traveling to star systems no human has ever visited, he searches for a technological edge to beat the enemy before it's too late. Along the way he unleashes new terrors, triggering the biggest battles in human history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Obstinate to the Core

  • By Don Gilbert on 06-04-16

Unbelievable

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-16

Having listened to and enjoyed the previous books I was pleased to see another 4 plus star offering from BV Larson. Whilst I accept that the series is probably aimed at a much younger audience than myself I had found the previous books to have enough character and plot development to be satisfying. This time around, however, I was reminded (on more than one occasion) of how, when playing as kids, one or other of us would miraculously revive from a mortal blow we had succumbed to earlier or some other highly imaginative reason to return to the game, to the point that I began to wonder how old BV Larson was and whether the books were aimed at 12 - 14 yr old boys!
As usual the narration was excellent and McGill is still a likeable character, but the fabric of believability has been stretched too thin in many places.
I do hope the next book gets back on track as the previous books , although light, at least has some credibility.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Dark River

  • The Fourth Realm, Book 2
  • By: John Twelve Hawks
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,231
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 371
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 370

The Dark River opens in New York City with a stunning piece of news. Gabriel's father, who has been missing for nearly 20 years, may still be alive and trapped somewhere in Europe. Gabriel and his Harlequin protector, Maya, immediately mobilize to escape New York and find the long-lost Traveler.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as the first book

  • By Buster55 on 11-04-07

Anticipation & Disappointment

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-31-07

Having thoroughly enjoyed 'The Traveller' I couldn't wait for the sequel. I was so pleased to see its arrival I broke off from the epic series I was in the middle of to listen to it. Unfortunately whilst I found 'The Dark River' to be enjoyable it was not as gripping and felt much looser and flimsier than the Traveller, as if it were a filler in a larger series rather than a book which could stand alone. I'll no doubt get the next in the trilogy, providing I come across it, but I don't know if I will look so hard for it as I did for this one.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful