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Mech Corps Audiobook

Mech Corps

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The human race is about to be without a home, Earth having been turned into a toxic wasteland by decades of war and centuries of neglect.

Now united and desperate to put down new roots, humanity sets off across the galaxy. But the galaxy isn't as hospitable as people would like.

Humanity needs a miracle to survive against the first alien race they encounter. Good thing they have that miracle in the form of a team of 30-foot human-piloted battle robots known as the Mech Corps!

©2017 Jake Bible (P)2017 Jake Bible

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    Quella 07-17-17
    Quella 07-17-17 Member Since 2016

    A reader of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and non-fiction Christian books. A reviewer for Audiobookboom.com

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    "Battle is never glorious"

    The duo of Jake Bible and Andrew B. Wehrlen once again pull off another gritty and grimy fast-paced military action science fiction story with their recent audiobook release called “Mech Corps”. The book follows a division of space marines who pilot large metal bipedal machines called mechs; mechanical robots. A quick glance at the book’s cover art give you an impression of what these contraptions look like; scary. With the population of earth needing to relocate elsewhere in the universe, military teams are send ahead to scout and claim new places for humans to survive. Invading and preparing a planet for human colonization may sound like a simple task, until our team meets an adversary who is more ruthless and powerful than anything they have previously encountered. It is a story full of action, friendship, and survival. If you enjoy space marine or military genres, you may want to have a listen to Mech Corps.

    Blend together bits of Starship Troopers, a little from Alien, and some parts Old Man’s War and you have a good idea of what you will find within the pages of Mech Corps. The characters and story are not extremely deep or complex, but the action and battles are unrelenting. The book is like the opening sequence to “Saving Private Ryan” with its multiple detailed encounters. When a book opens with a loud cry to “BFI”, or brace for impact, you are thrown right into the action. Once on the planet, the team is dropped right into a firefight that gets the hostility flowing. You really get a feel for the chaos and panic that envelops the characters during the heat of battle. This team of close-knit marines as to stick together to survive the onslaught of cunningness of the enemy they face. Each of the members is trained in a skill unique to them making each invaluable to one another; much like a real marine group.

    There was good interaction and collaboration between the team members along with quite a few jabs, pokes, and zings that fly between the characters constantly. At times, I felt these jabs were over-the-top, but I could understand humor was used between them to help take their minds off their ultimate goal which could have led ultimately to their deaths. I have never been put in such a high-stress situation as the book’s characters were, so I may have reacted in a similar way to deal with the setting. All of their focus and accomplishments lead to the acceptance of the newly formed “Mech Corps”.

    I had no issues with the quality of the audiobook’s narration by Andrew B. Wehrlen. It seemed to be consistent from start to finish. I did not notice any audio artifacts such as swallowing or page turns either while I listened. I like Mr. Wehrlen deeper and rich voice for this book as it added a darker feel to the overall story. If I had one thing I would change, it would be the voicing of a few of the main female characters. I know it if difficult for a male with a deeper voice to properly narrate female voices, so if you can get past this slight matter, especially when listening at a faster speed, the rest of the book is enjoyable.

    Parents and young readers, note this book is not intended for younger readers due to its extensive use of vulgar language, graphic violence and crude humor. Remember, this book is about war and the language used is not very flowery in the heat of battle. The characters also banter one another often with derogatory terms including sexual references and innuendoes. Parents of younger readers should be cautioned if they are thinking about reading this book. If you are easily offended by strong language, sexual content, or crude humor, you may want to find a different book to read.

    In summary, if you enjoy quick action-packed space marine battles consisting of piloted 30-foot mechanical robots, I think you will enjoy Mech Corps. There is some unique technology and plot in this story setting it apart from others in this genre. The story flowed quite well and the narration was professionally done.

    Disclaimer: I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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    Montzalee Wittmann Missouri, USA 07-16-17
    Montzalee Wittmann Missouri, USA 07-16-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Great sci-fi combat novel"
    Any additional comments?

    Mech Corps by Jake Bible is an audio book I requested and the review is voluntary. This is the second book I have read from this author and I loved the other one too. It is a great sci-fi novel filled with action, adventure, aliens, battles, suspense, high tech excitement, and more. Great narration that fit the story perfect. The plot, characters are well developed and the story was never dull. Earth is on the downhill, and humanity is looking for another place to live. On this one planet, they find a nice planet but the beings not happy to share, well neither would I! I wanted to glue myself to my tablet to continue to listen and not be without it until the end of the story. The only fault I found is that the word 'said' was in the story way too often. You just never know how often it is in there until you hear read to you. Great story regardless. The giant Mech Corps are awesome, who wouldn't want to control these in battle! 30 foot giant robot warriors! Aliens eat human heads to get the information and become smarter. Fun, fun read! The cover of the book is wonderful!

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    CRAIG T SCHWARTZ 07-26-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointed."

    This is the first book I didn't care for by Jake Bible! Just couldn't get into it like his many others
    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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    Jason 07-21-17
    Jason 07-21-17 Member Since 2009

    I am listening to something everyday!

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    "Another home run!"

    Jake & Drew do it again. Another great book full of fantastic characters.

    "This book was provided at no cost for an unbiased review."

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    jason young utah 07-20-17
    jason young utah 07-20-17 Member Since 2006

    I enjoy Sci-fi, fantasy, and non-fiction science books. I love audio books for their convenience and ease of transport.

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    "a fantastic job all around."

    I have to say that while I received this book in exchange for an unbiased review, I loved it! I don't say this often, but I couldn't stop listening to it. the characters were relatable, funny and had a good cohesion with each other and the story line. I will be on the lookout for the continuation of the series, if you like giant robots, aliens and explosions this is for you.

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    Brandon Biehler Independence, KS USA 07-19-17
    Brandon Biehler Independence, KS USA 07-19-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Son of a Butch, This is a good book!!!"
    If you could sum up Mech Corps in three words, what would they be?

    First and foremost, "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review." I am a big fan of Jake Bible. I have listened to his books Dead Mech and The Americans, these are also highly recommended. Jake Bible brings you into his world where Humans are in a desperate race to find a new world to inhabit. If you love exploring new worlds, soldiers, giant mechs, aliens, and corruption, then this book is for you. The book is well written and fun to listen to. The characters are well developed and memorable. This is the first book I have listened to narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen. He does a masterful job in bringing this book to life. He has a clear voice, is great to listen to and his character voices are entertaining and help bring the listener into the story. I enjoyed it so much I purchased the book Roak also by Jake Bible, narrated by Andrew B. Wehrlen. If you are still reading this review, buy this book, you will enjoy it. Stay tuned for my review on Roak.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Son of a Butch!!!


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    Shieldslinger Florida, United States 07-17-17
    Shieldslinger Florida, United States 07-17-17
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    "Solid Mech Adventure"

    Great story, with action and intrigue. Fast moving and fun.

    My only quibble is the Mech Corps seems to draw on the Marine Corps, yet they use the Army's "hooyah!" instead of the Marine's "oorah!".

    A minor issue, but one military types will notice.

    "This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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    richard r reeves 07-15-17

    I have an extensive collection of audio books dating back to the 1980's. Most are cassette tapes, some CDA and some MP3 disk.

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    "The Mech Corp becomes a force to heed."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I consider this type of story to be snacks for a journey. It is that role that it is well suited. The tale went quickly and was easily continued at my infrequent breaks. Assuch, I would recommend this story for long drives and commutes.<br/>The story, as an origin tale, leaves you ready for more of the same.<br/>The characters are 2D but entertaining. <br/>


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Mech Corps?

    Not so much a memorable moment, as a favorite sub-plot was the Mech wandering around underground. Pangs of guilt upon finding a civilization of 10s of millions gives hims pause to reflect on the morality of killing them off for Earth's use.


    Which character – as performed by Andrew B. Wehrlen – was your favorite?

    Andrew B. Wehrlen was the narrator who granted me this book for review.<br/>Andrew Wehrlen's rendition of all characters is well done. The story does not promote characters so it is hard to pick a favorite. <br/>Wehrlen does a good job of distinguishing the different characters with voice and inflection.<br/>He is a good reader who can improve a story with his performance. <br/>Mech Corps is worth a listen.<br/>


    Any additional comments?

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."<br/>

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    chieftwidgit 07-14-17
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    "Why we soil our own nest"
    Would you listen to Mech Corps again? Why?

    No. The story line was a bit choppy and hard to follow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The interplay between individuals


    Which character – as performed by Andrew B. Wehrlen – was your favorite?

    The ambassador


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How things go from bad to worse


    Any additional comments?

    This story follows the humans foolish behavior after destroying their own world to trying to justify exploiting another world. The dependence of a group of total misfits to save humanity is a bit of a stretch also. It would seem that if we had technology to build mechs and travel interstellar distances we could do a better job. Social issues seemed to have totally escaped the attention of humans even after all the scientific progress.

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    Leslie Princeton, NJ, United States 07-05-17
    Leslie Princeton, NJ, United States 07-05-17 Member Since 2013
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    "A very fast paced book, hopefully the first in a new series, excellent."

    If you like mechs, A lot of fast-paced action, a strong character driven story, you'll enjoy this book. I found the characters real and believable from the captain on down to the Mac pilots. The story also provided you with a thought provoking quandary, no spoilers. What I did not like, is the same old same old as ship going into a system and becoming disabled. For once I would like to see a ship travel into a new system that is brand-new state-of-the-art and then run into problems on the planet side all and all this is an excellent first book, filled with action, humor, and characters that you will like and cheer for. Unfortunately the narrator does not do women's voices very well. Besides that I suggest you give this book a try I think you will enjoy it.

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    7/23/17
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    "fast paced action"

    I really enjoyed this book, the action is intense featuring distinctive likeable characters. I would have liked a little more build up before/during some complicated tasks but I understand that some people probably prefer it this way.

    Even though I received this copy free to provide a non-biased review I will be buying the rest in the series.

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