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Rogue World Audiobook

Rogue World: Undying Mercenaries, Book 7

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The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way. Today, Battle Fleet 921 is returning to Earth. It hasn't been seen by human eyes since our blissful day of Annexation. But what should be a joyful occasion, a chance to grovel at the feet of superior lifeforms, is rapidly becoming a nightmare. Over the last century, humanity has engaged in many activities that our overlords find...questionable. A panic ensues, and Legion Varus is deployed to erase certain "mistakes" our government has made. Projects must be purged to stop Imperial military action. Among the thousands marching to war is one man no politician has ever enjoyed dealing with. One man who's destined to follow his own unique path through galactic law, morality and the stars themselves.

James McGill is about to make history.

Rogue World is the seventh book of Undying Mercenaries series, a novel of military science fiction by best-selling author B. V. Larson.

©2017 B. V. Larson (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    D corona, ca United States 07-08-17
    D corona, ca United States 07-08-17 Member Since 2015

    some are in it for the competition but i'd like to think most of us are in it for the journey and just want to share the experience

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    "I kept thinking about his Toes"

    I thought this was a good James McGill story; another promotion which brought its own set of interesting interactions with some of the characters familiar in this series, another world for McGill to do his thing and take matters into his own hands as he usually does, and of course more Galactics to piss-off, but less than halfway through the story all I could think about was his toes. McGill goes through a bad re-growth and his toes didn’t form properly, the description is very graphic, but for reasons that are made clear in the story it’s not corrected. I kept wondering if he was going to die again and just be re-cycled but, until the very end, never happened. I know this must seem a trivial point and the characters don’t ever appear bothered by such things but toes do help in balance and walking; It was just something I kept thinking about while he went through his typical heroics.. In the end, bad toes and all, McGill saves the day as usual.
    About the narrator; I would not listen to this series if Mark Boyett ever stopped being the voice, he is James McGill.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    07-05-17
    07-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Outstanding adventure of creativity and consistent"

    James is showing up a little more mature and a whole lot of home boy attitude. Great job by all!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian 07-12-17
    Brian 07-12-17 Member Since 2010
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    "Great series, this one felt a bit repetitive."

    I think the series could have gone deeper into the content that is possible. this felt like the same story we heard a few books back.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carlos Hernandez 06-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Cheese ball"

    This series is so cheesy, predictable, and so much more but damn are these books fun to listen to!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jack Brown Texas 06-18-17
    Jack Brown Texas 06-18-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Just read another book in the series, save $"

    I have really loved this series. Larson built a fascinating world filled with so many possibilities and crafted a fun and interesting cast of characters. Larson's writing is fun and entertaining and he manages a great balance of gritty action and entertaining dialog. However, we are seven books into the series now and very little has happened, very little will happen, and we will probably never get a good look behind the galactic curtain.

    Larson is like a guy who went to a prestigious culinary school, graduated with honors, and then all he ever wants to cook are pancakes, sure they are great but he is capable of so much more. This book is completely indistinguishable from books 2 through 5. Frankly, I can't think of a single thing that occurred in this book that is even going to be memorable. Even the solutions to some of the plot points are literally referenced by the main characters as solutions that have worked for them in the past.

    Furthermore, without getting into spoiler territory there is a certain re-occurring arch nemesis that has been in almost all of the books and happened to inexplicably pop up several times in this book for no understandable reason other than to extract characters from dead end plots. I mean come on man, I would rather read a book about this arch nemesis instead of James at this point, at least he appears to be doing something interesting.

    I started off this review / rant by telling you that I loved this series, and I still do. However, this isn't a set of books that I can recommend anymore and its place on my shelf is very much diminished. Enjoy it as a short little action romp and resign it to nothing more than that, this author isn't going step outside his formulae even to dip little a toe into the vast world he has created.

    20 of 34 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer porterville,CA 07-21-17
    Amazon Customer porterville,CA 07-21-17 Member Since 2015
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    "undying Mercenaries"

    can't wait for the next undying Mercenaries audio books I just can't get enough of James McGill his character is funny and cool at the same time he really cracks me up. Mark Boyett tells the story well send it another reason I keep coming back to these audiobooks. It makes a difference who reads these audiobooks some guys are really boring and other guys make it seem like you're right there with the characters. And Mark Boyett does a good job

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    Scott 07-20-17
    Scott 07-20-17 Member Since 2015

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    "Still a good book but started to get redundant "

    I am still enjoying the series but it is starting to get really redundant and predictable. I am curious how many more of these are going to be made but the length of the books are starting to get shorter too which is disappointing as I really prefer a nice 13-15 hours

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    Shaun 07-19-17
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    "One of the best of the series."

    I have listened to all of Larson's work here, and this is probably my favourite yet. The original Star Force is hard to beat for shear discovery, but the undying mercenaries is such excellent action and I have to say i found myself laughing more at Rogue world than any other to date. More of the same, yea, but the same is excellent!

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    Danny Bekker 07-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "still a fun story"

    some of it is a little contrived but overall a fun story. wiggling under the thumb of oppression.
    a few plot holes I think. nice pulls out of crushing defeat. I liked it.

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    Robert 07-16-17
    Robert 07-16-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Down Hill"

    Steal World is the best Sifi book ever but the seirs has gone down hill.

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  • spencerhudson
    6/23/17
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    "Really enjoyed"

    While this was a slow start , setting up a family start to the book .. once it started going it was very enjoyable. We come across the usual characters but not over crowding a new story. The end came too quickly and I wanted more ... and there were more than a few twists left yet to be explored

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  • carl
    6/20/17
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    "Overall good but sort not so great"

    Don't get me wrong overall I enjoyed this book but they are getting a little bit old, not so bad as I would not buy the next one though!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • I D Ordish
    7/14/17
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    "Another great tale of James McGill"

    If you enjoyed the others in the series this is a must
    Lots of laugh out loud moments as well as some serious times
    All you could wish for
    Enjoy

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  • S. Morris
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    7/13/17
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    "Filler World?"

    Rogue World was a book I'd been waiting for a long time. I really like the Undying Mercenaries series of books and have, thus far, found them to be probably the best long running saga just ahead marginally of Larson's other excellent 12 odd Star Force series However, Rogue World, although a decent story, isn't quite up to the level of other stories in this excellent series. Perhaps, as one reviewer said, it's somewhat formulaic format means that it's more or less the same fare with a slightly different setting. Having said that, I did enjoy the book so I wouldn't say it's a "bad" book, not at all. It's just I believe Larson could have done better and I get the impression that this story was a bit of a filler before he gets back into the meat and potatoes of what makes the Undying Mercenaries an entertaining and gritty set of stories.

    The main problem I see with Larson is of his own making which is that he is such a prolific writer that he has his finger in several pies as it were. This inevitably means that he is not able to fully devote his time and focus on penning a complete series and instead dives in and out of multiple series he has while seemingly also starting new ones!. Although I don't know for sure, it does appear to me that what made the Star Force series so consistent was perhaps that he concentrated on that series most of the time, if not all of it. In the course of the Undying Mercenaries series, Larson has also written two books in his new "Rebel Fleet!" collection and has recently released book 1 of the Galactic Liberation series. In addition, I believe Larson also branched into a 3 book "Lost Colonies" series as well. All this jumping about leads to delays in currently running saga's being delivered and in the case of Rogue World, also below par and with errors in both plot and continuity. I think I've seen Larson do this before and it does tend to make one think what ever happened to proof reading by the publishing house. Such errors, I can only surmise, must be largely due to not focusing on one book at a time or rushing to finish one book while another is being started.

    There are two errors I spotted, both relatively subtle I suppose but nevertheless unacceptable at this level of writing. The first silly error occurs near the start of the story at chapter 2, I think, where the protagonist, James McGill, is having a heated conversation over the phone about having his ill mother treated. he is told that nothing can happen until next year as it is "early July" now. Hours later as he heads into town he remarks upon the fire flies all around as it is "early June". The second error is a plot one I noticed that saw McGill's love interest accompanying the boarding party with McGill to assault a Nerb ship. No escape from this ship is possible in the interim and we face various battles as the crew party penetrates further into the Nerb ship helped by McGill's love interest in the early stages. Then, we hear nothing of this character as McGill and co. fight for their lives until, all of a sudden, she is somehow back aboard the Nostrum, McGill's own ship? This sort of mistake is far less forgivable than the first as it undermines plot continuity. I'd go so far as to say that this is a clumsy error likely caused by poor editing or that Larson was rushing this out while he was tied up on other projects. So, as I'm looking for work, if anyone wants to offer me a proof "listening" role then I'm available :)

    All that aside, what we're left with is the potential platform from which the series can return to its visceral roots. If so, then I look forward to the next instalment.

    Rogue World is not the best in the series but it isn't a disaster either. Worth a read and especially so if you've been with the series to date as I have.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. Forrester
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    7/6/17
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    "One of the best yet"

    You always worry on long running series whether the author is going to run out of ideas and things are going to get stale.

    With rogue planet Larson kicks the series up another gear and makes you look forward to the next "event"

    Everything that you liked in previous books is here and in spades. Stop reading this review and start listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gary
    7/4/17
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    "great book 7 in series"

    this series is now back to its best... looking forward to number eight. get number one and start reading!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/3/17
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    "Saved by his weakest for a pretty face..."

    Once again James is in the middle of it all and don’t you know it there is a exotic alien too. Outstanding reading and this one like all the other previous books in this series is a must. I could not stop. The new discovery of New tech, the McGill humour and overall story line kept its hold on me till the last chapter. I hope there is next one as I can’t wait to find out what kind of trouble James can get him self out of.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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