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Battletech

Wolves on the Border
Narrated by: Christopher Graybill
Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins
4 out of 5 stars (312 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As a Mech Warrior of the Draconis Combine, Minobu Tetsuhara was bound by Bushido, a code that demands loyal service to the devious Warlord Grieg Samsonov. But when Minobu came upon a strange blue and gold Archer, Bushido also dictated that he not destroy the honorable but helpless warrior. And so he rescued Jaime Wolf. Minobu was then assigned as liaison to the Wolf's Dragons, one of the Combine's most elite mercenary units. But when the mercenaries refused to renew their contract with Samsonov, Minobu was instructed to destroy them. Now Bushido dictates that Minobu oppose his honorable foe, a man with whom he has served and who deserves far batter than betrayal.
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"Christopher Graybill...does a great job adding tension to the numerous battle scenes." (AudioFile)

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very nice

very nice it just makes me want to read more battletech

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too much cut.

the novel was great, this is worthless. without the full text it loses coherence completely. way too many gaps because of being abridged. unfortunately, I doubt anyone will release a full audio version, but I'd rather put my phone down and read the novel than listen to this. a waste of credit/money

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Great novel only wish it was unabridged

Voice acting!music and sound were great I only wish there were unabridged battletech novelization on audible.

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Good, but wish it wasn't abridged

performance was good, if clearly dated. always loved the story, but it was a very short abridgement of the novel.

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too badly shortened

if you ever read the book you know how badly this was edited. it feels too 2 dimensional and obviously missing important parts of the story. if you are a fan of Battletech, pass on this one.

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Standard Political Scifi

Weird music at end of chapters.

Standard fare, but still a good book story overall.

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An old favorite done well

WotB was the first Battletech book I read, and reputed to be one of, if not the best of the entire series. It's an excellent story of friendship, politics, betrayal, and self sacrifice.

This reading is much better than I expected, especially after the narrator gets 'settled in' he becomes more emotive. There are some scattered sound effects, mostly appropriate and enhancing the atmosphere. The scattered bits of music, aside from the final scene, tend to be loud and annoying, though.

The only reason I didn't give it a full five stars is because of how much they cut out. I understand wanting to trim the story down, but several of the cut scenes were not only crucial to the plot, but crucial for understanding the scenes that WEREN'T cut. In one example, two guys are conversing, and after a 'transition sound' they're fighting to the death. Obviously, something important happened between the two scenes @@

I'm a huge fan of the book and am very aware of what's missing, but if I wasn't this story would have only made minimal sense.

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Thumbs down for hacking up the story

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Too much is missing

The abridged story is missing too much and appears to be almost incoherent at times.The abridged does not make logical sense.

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please make more

please make more of these the world needs them, what is life without mechs, thanks

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Above average good b+

Like alI Battletech audio books this one is good story to listen to, but can also get confusing at times; since the abridge version of the novel skips out on some subplots and secondary character's development.

Over all I have enjoyed listen to this and other Battletech audio books repeatedly. Their great narration added with cool sound effects combined with compelling stories set in the 31st century are an usual goto when I want something to listen during long drives.