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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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  • corona, ca United States
  • 07-08-17

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.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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James McGill & BV do it again

I admit I was beginning to wonder if the author can keep this up and the short version is "Yes, he can!" No spoilers here but if you like the series this could be one of the best.

That said, like all series jumping in at this book may make it hard to appreciate all the players as they show up with limited introduction (Claver)

Do yourself a favor and start at the beginning-it is worth the ride.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Same as the last 6 books

What did you like best about Rogue World? What did you like least?

I really like the concept of this universe. Unfortunately, the author is clearly following a formula he established earlier in the series. This book is exactly like the previous books in the series. James McGill gets in some trouble before shipping out with the legion, he gets promoted, ships out, sleeps with several women, gets in trouble for not following orders, and somehow miraculously saves the day, and even though everyone in his chain of command hates him, he's still the hero. I just saved you the cost of buying this audiobook. Read/listen to the first four books, then stop. While the first four are also following a formula, the locations and situations change just enough to keep from getting too old, but 5, 6, and 7 are just too much of the same. It's a shame, because B.V. Larson has a great concept, but I think he's too afraid to deviate from his established formula, and he's killing the series.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most interesting, the alien revival tech and the concept of humans being subjects of a galactic empire instead of being at the top of the hierarchy. Least interesting, if you've listened to the first couple of books in this series, then you already know pretty much everything that will happen in this book, the only differences are a few minor details.

What does Mark Boyett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narration is great, no complaints here.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Assuming they'd made the previous books into movies, no. This would be exactly the same.

Any additional comments?

Mr. Larson, please please please mix things up a bit. I really like the core concepts of this series, but you've gotten too predictable. You're clearly following a formula, and that's fine up to a point, but it's as if you've got a story template, and you just fill in a few blanks and create a new title.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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still at it

Any additional comments?

Our Hero is still at it doing what he does best; scheming, screwing, sneaking and general mayhem. The story continues, though it sets up for a great conflict than most of the previous novels. a bit of foreshadowing perhaps?

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Another excellent book in the series.

this is an excellent book series and I can't wait for the next book. The Story flows along nicely and always keeps you entertained :-)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Repetitive. Same as the last story.

Common patterns are emerging, and becoming more obvious. McGill gets / takes new responsibilities, meets a new girlfriend, saves humanity through typical McGill bullshitting / hilly billy charm.

It was a decent sci-fi story, but not the best in the series.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Thoroughly enjoyed it!

This book was supposed to last me a little bit but it didn't. I couldn't stop listening to good old James McGill came through in the story excellent narration gradebook can't wait for the next one!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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!!!

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • spencerhudson
  • 06-23-17

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
  • 06-20-17

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

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  • david
  • 11-17-17

still good

im still wel into this series. as long as you enjoy the general ideas of being regrown its all good

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  • MarkM-D
  • 10-26-17

Great addition to the world of McGill

Yet again McGill saves the day, this story takes you on a ride that would make anyone feel physically sick to make the choices he has to make.
Sit back and enjoy a day or two of listening to the biggest lies and pure talent for getting out of trouble you’ve ever heard.
A*

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  • G M HEWITT
  • 10-25-17

best yet !

thought it was a great listen a bit of a slow start but soon picked up roll on number 8!

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  • Roy
  • 09-15-17

Fantastic

This was one of the best books in the series, I really enjoyed reading it.

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  • Lars
  • 09-02-17

Not bad but I expected more

Not a bad story but, something is missing from the story compared to the other ones

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  • J
  • 08-25-17

Another good installment

Another really good installment i hope BV takes this series further overall would recommend and a fantastic narrator

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  • Liam
  • 07-30-17

Just another grate book in the series

As always B V Larson bringz a grate univers to life with a strong start and a grate ending while still adding to the story of old Magill looking forwad to the next one

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  • I D Ordish
  • 07-14-17

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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  • Lee
  • 06-25-17

awesome

Just as good as the previous books in the series. Old McGill at it again.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful