Mech Zero: The Dominant

Narrated by: Mirron Willis
Series: Imperium Series, Book 0.5
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (495 ratings)

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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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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.

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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.

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Started off great

Story started strong but fizzled about halfway thru. I am still going to read the next book.
"AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY"

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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.

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Short and Meh

This was not compelling for me, and I love this author! But it was just not fleshed out enough. I did not care yet, nor identify with the characters. May still try the next.

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Book* might be good? Narrator reads it as Spock.

I got 10 minutes into the narration and couldn't hang. Spoken too fast, in clipped, overly enunciated tones. Rather more like Spock (the new Spock) than a practiced, professional narrator. I advanced several chapters, several times to give him a chance to ease into it; to no avail. I gave the story 3 stars because I don't know; it may be worth a read on paper, but not a listen. Sorry, Larson, I've liked your other work..

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short, never got going, dont waste your time with

shows promise for a bigger story, but I was shocked and annoyed when it ends with out warning or resolution

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Took short for the cost

Not bad, content was okay.. But cost is high for such a short read.

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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.

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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.

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