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Clone World

Undying Mercenaries Series, Book 12
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Undying Mercenaries, Book 12
Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
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James McGill is called upon for a sabotage mission, one that only a man of his unique talents can handle. Unfortunately, he performs too well, and our enemies from Rigel are enraged. They come for us, and war is declared.

Both sides call for aid, and it comes from the Core Worlds in the form of two great fleets. The Civil War for the Empire’s Throne spills out into the provinces. In the center of Galaxy, fantastic fleets crush one another and burn thousands of inhabited worlds. When this conflict between the great powers spreads, humanity finds itself swept up in the storm.

Can McGill escape this disaster he’s created? Find out in Clone World, the 12th book of the Undying Mercenaries series. With over three million copies sold, author B. V. Larson is the king of modern military science fiction.

©2019 Iron Tower Press (P)2019 Iron Tower Press

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Another Home-Run

This is my favorite ongoing series. I look forward to every release and this one did not disappoint! In fact, this might be the best James McGill yarn yet. I can't wait for the next one!

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Probably the best in the series

It's great to see the characters & story to mature so. One could argue the series is moving from teenage fantasy to adult level. As things heat up in the story's galaxy, the humans continue their struggle for survival despite being outgunned and behind in technology. McGill is at his best while his family evolve as well. This kept me up at night, gripped by the story.

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BV keep spinning a great tale

sometimes when you're on book 12 you might think the story will get stale oh, but this is still another great tale of ole James McGill

the cast of characters continue to evolve except for maybe Carlos. I am looking forward to continued intrigue

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Another great addition to the Arc

This is another great addition to the Undying Mercs Series. It balances the personal, vs overall galactic scale story's well.

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Better than ever

James McGill is the new James Bolivar diGriz. Not since Harry Harrison have we been entertained so thoroughly.

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Fun read

This is a fun continuation of the saga. Lots of fun killing people I just wish i was as good/big as him


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Another awesome book by Mark Boyett,

Great story in the undying mercenaries series. I can't wait for the nextdoor one to come out on audible.

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James McGill strikes again

I love everything about James McGill, the universe's #1 schemer. I always wait to buy the audible books for this series because although the writing itself is great, the narrator does something special with McGill to make him someone real.

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The best book in the series

The last two books really stands out and I think B.V just got some new great ideas. This is the first book of the series that I give 5 stars for story. Finally its not all about one man. I like the twist of the story and are definitely looking forward to the next book.

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Solid read

Yet again James McGill saving the day getting in trouble and chasing tail. Another good book I'm the series can't wait till the next one

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  • 12-03-19

Our favorite womanizing mercenary is back on form

James McGill is finally back on form, breaking all the rules, sleeping with all the girls, and somehow Forrest-Gumping/lying his way into saving Earth again.

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  • CJSILV
  • 12-02-19

great book 😀 👍

loved the book great story great narration cant wait to listen to the next book 😀 I highly recommend listening to this book series
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  • S. Morris
  • 12-02-19

Back To Form

After feeling somewhat disappointed with the last book in this series, Clone World has returned to form for Larson, I am pleased to say.

The story has more substance to it and sees our hapless hero, James McGill, in all sorts of situations, which, for me, is the mark of these books. The last book, Armour world, felt more pedestrian and linear without the twists and turns I have become used to, so it is indeed a welcome return to form for Clone World, book 12 in this great series.

Larson is a prolific writer and is able to churn out several books a year, so I hope we do not have to wait too much longer for the next in the series which has great potential due to a new element to this series revealed at the end of this story. Larson, if he works this right, has some juicy material from which to write several more books in this series. I felt the previous book didn't really leave us with any solid potential for the future other than thee introduction of the Skay, a powerful Galactic race. So, it was satisfying to see them again here, but much later on in the story rather than being the central focus.

As usual, Mark Boyett does a sterling job of narration. However, I did feel his early rendering of the Claver character sounded more like the voice of Adjunct Leason. That very minor quibble aside, it's really nice to see the same narrator used throughout this long lived series.

However, the story wasn't perfect as there was a couple of issues. One of them was to do with a certain character, I won't say in case of potential spoilers, whose body cannot be found before they catch a revive, only to have him show up later on without any mention I could recall of what had happened. The second issue was somewhat of a plot hole as far as I could see. There was a simple method to destroy the Claver fortress after McGill had escaped through a gateway from there to Earth. Simply rolling a small nuclear bomb back through this gateway surely would've been easier than taking the fortress by storm? Still, I enjoy these fast paced, the larger than life McGill character and the adventure elements of these stories, so not a deal breaker| for me at all. On that note, it's actually refreshing to see a story not affected by pushing modern agenda politics into your face. Instead, these stories are about as un-PC as you can get and I love them for that. Sure, they are often simplistic and goofy in terms of McGill's solutions to dire situations, but they are just good old fashioned fun to read and don't take themselves too seriously. It's James Kirk, James Bond and John Wayne all rolled into one and it should stay that way!

Looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • Tracy Smith
  • 11-27-19

great listen again

yes yet another brilliant story line and kept me totally engrossed from the beginning until the end

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-19

should make a it a PRIME series

undying mercenaries just keeps getting better, mark really makes the story come to life can not wait for book 13!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-30-19

awesome

as always an awesome story. cannot wait for next instalment!!! thank you b v larson.