Your audiobook is waiting…

Storm World

Undying Mercenaries, Book 10
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,481 ratings)
Regular price: $29.95
$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

James McGill is sent to the Core Worlds!  

In an unprecedented first, Earth sends a message to Mogwa Prime. Unfortunately, the messenger is not met with enthusiasm. Misunderstandings soon threaten all of Humanity. Forced to prove Earth can serve the Empire better than any rival, McGill does his best.   

Eager to prove our worth to the Galactics, the frontier war between Rigel and Earth is expanded to Storm World. Circled by six moons, the planet is ravaged by wild storms and tides. Battles are fought in raging hurricanes, and death stalks the soldiers on both sides.   

McGill grimly fights and dies in the mud until the job gets done, but will it be enough to satisfy the angry Mogwa?

©2018 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,164
  • 4 Stars
    253
  • 3 Stars
    51
  • 2 Stars
    10
  • 1 Stars
    3

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,250
  • 4 Stars
    129
  • 3 Stars
    19
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1,042
  • 4 Stars
    248
  • 3 Stars
    82
  • 2 Stars
    18
  • 1 Stars
    5
Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

THIS SERIES NEEDS TO MOVE FORWARD!

B. V. Larson is an awesome Sci-Fi writer and I love this series. But the story has not moved forward and is becoming stale and repeating itself! Please tell us more about the Galatics and the civil war that's going on! What's the big deal with it? James McGill seems to be fighting for nothing at this point in the series. He cracks me up but his story is still the same.
It's time to add some twists and turns!

24 of 27 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Elliot
  • Tampa, Florida, United States
  • 01-31-19

A bit more of the same... but still fantastic

As repetitive as these books are, Mr. Larson still finds a way to keep me hooked. This book in particular *does* throw a few new interesting ingredients into the mix - a naked McGill writing a book for a Mogwa isn't something you see everyday. Still, McGill actually seems to be showing a bit of maturity and growth, as unlikely as that sounds.

The series has a few ways it can go from here, and I personally hope to see some forward movement.

Mark Boyett is exceptional as always.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Greg
  • Springfield, OR, United States
  • 01-17-19

We've been here before...

There's always too much of a good thing, and Undying Mercenaries as a series name seems more apropos that BV Larson probably ever intended. The first book was novel, life was cheap, and bullets were expensive in the universe of a legionnaire, a technological einherjar where soldiers are forever young via valkyries of science. Or at least that seemed to be the promise of series in the first book or two.

Here we are on book 10, and everything and nothing has changed. Sure there's been a larger story unfolding at a glacial speed of a galactic empire in turmoil, but little else changes. How many times can legion Veras be deployed to a hard-scrap mission, defy the odds and still be considered beneath the others? How many times can James McGill defy his superiors, often with little forethought? How many times can he reference his large stature and shrug away from his intellect? How often can those around him even begin to trust him? How many times can James McGill be illicitly grown? How many times McGill kill Claver, or others for that matter? How many women will fall his dopey, "Now C'mon girl, now wait for a second" spell or metaphors about folksy metaphors about rural Georgia life? How many times will McGill oggle any woman he lays eyes on. How many times...

There's only so many series tropes that it's not worth listing. Even Larson seems bored with some of the details of the series, not even bothering to describe for the hundredth time the gross-gorey mess of being birthed by the bio-machines. Other side characters like Carlos and Kivi are sidelined to near nonexistence. Even the insultingly stupid harem fantasy of intelligent, fiercely strong, independent women who all end up in McGill's bedroom seems to be background noise this go-around. Larson almost entirely forgets McGill's daughter despite being the launching point for this book's plot. If he doesn't care, why should we? Sure, we have an ever-expanding cast of aliens like the new found allies in "squids", Blood worlders but they're mostly window dressing. All alien species are ridiculously simplified at least for the last two books, although there haven't been any off-world alien woman for McGill to seduce for two books. That sadly passes for a compliment. Also, At Turov and McGill's hedonistic self-serving relationship seems to be appropriate albeit also reduced now to the same hot-cold cycle. I gave this series 10 books and I'm pretty sure I'm out. It started out fun, if not a little silly but little has changed after the 3rd book.

I'd of given up if Mark Boyett hadn't narrated these, he's fantastic, bringing life to an otherwise sterile book series. I'd of argued in the first two or three books that they smartly stupid. I'm pretty sure now I can remove the adjective from the last sentence.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

better with every book

This series has been great from the start, but it gets better with every book. After 180 or so scifi books on audible, I can say without a doubt this series is my absolute favorite. I would preorder the next 10 books right now if I could.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

book 10 continues strong

10 books in and have the same excitement reading the book. it always seems fresh. new threats and characters and of course great narration. If you enjoyed the others in the series you will enjoy this one. book 11 please!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Gotta Love Ok’ James McGill!

Every time a new one comes out I snap it up immediately and put it at the top of my listening queue. Mark Boyett is masterful in his performance. He makes you love the ones you are supposed to and revile those that deserve it, above and beyond Lawson’s excellent writing. He is right up there with RC Bray and Ray Porter as the masters of bringing the stories to life for those of us who spend long hours on the road.

I can hardy await the next installment on this epic and ever developing adventure following our favorite scoundrel, McGill!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

The Entertainment Goes On

B. V. Larson continues to uncover and explore fresh new veins of gold storytelling in Storm World. McGill and his antics continue to threaten and, somehow, save humankind from destruction; all the while treating us to hilarious situations along with informing us of new insights into the aged but still very dangerous Galactic Empire.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

James McGill!

I listen to a lot of audio books, many good, some great, a few meh. It's actually embarrassing how much I listen. It's to the point where I wish Audible would remove the stats on lifetime listening totals. Anyway...No matter what though, I have come to love the adventures of James McGill above all others. When a new book becomes available for pre-order I am thrilled. I would spend my last $10 on a new "World" story. James McGill - the REAL Most Interesting Man in the World (still pretend of course).

11 of 14 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

I love Mcgill

Mark Boyett is the best narrator I've listened to by far. The undying mercenary series is the best BV Larson writes. Hope they keep coming.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved the book, love the series

When I saw book 10 of the Undying Mercenaries series was up for pre-order, my credit was spent instantaneously.
I downloaded my book copy just after midnight on the release date and started listening right away. I wasn't disappointed.

This is another home run, "just one more chapter", edge of your seat James McGill adventure. Larson also continues the fine character development of the last few books as the usually playboy McGill may be finally growing up and seems to be getting closer in his one real relationship. This relationship is a real highlight of the series for me since it feels realistic and has developed so naturally. Another author might take the quasi-cartoon villain of the first few books, and keep her that way, never really moving anything forward. Instead, Larson fleshes her out He doesn't proceed along the cartoon-villian route, and but over the course of these 10 books makes her the most interesting character outside of the MC himself.

I can't wait for the next one!

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • GHJ
  • 01-11-19

Series review

I gave up Sci-Fi for a very long time, but was brought up on series like the Stainless Steel Rat and Robert Heinlein so I thought I'd dip back in as crime novels have become so dreary and generally dead-ended.

I am really glad I did in this case. I went through the whole of this series in a couple of weeks because I enjoyed them so much, there is a blend of elements of action and intrigue although as some reviewers have pointed out, there are all sorts of sometimes quite significant holes in the core plot lines. In this case the narration is so good that he smooths out a lot of the wrinkles just by the performance, with only some minor fails with certain accents, etc. I am really glad that they've kept the same narrator - as given the style, changes would have grated. Some attention to basic plot detail would be useful (like what I am sure were inexplicable changes in shoe sizes). The worst thing about listening to all 10 "On the spin" has been the way that negatively highlighted great swathes of repetition. I know that some of that is needed in each book to allow new readers (out of series order) to pick up on certain key principles, but a lot of it is padding pure and simple. As I write this it sounds much more negative than I'd want, but the fact that I went through them so quickly and in sequence tells you how much I enjoyed them and how willing I was to suspend disbelief. I'd prefer less of the growing use of swear words, but that's just because I'm really fed up with that in general.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Tom
  • 02-20-19

Another good book

Good book, unfortunately it contains a few logical flavs. Apart from that highly recommended. I'm looking forward to the one.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Quentin roebuck
  • 02-20-19

awesome

read all 10 well listened to all 10 great easy listen and well voiced funny and entertaining well recommended

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Paul
  • 02-15-19

Awesome

One of the best of the series, hope to hear much more of McGill in the future.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Paul
  • 02-13-19

love this series

Fantastic series. Already looking forward to the next episode. Always has plenty of action and humour.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr angry
  • 02-05-19

good listen

it's a good listen, nothing too taxing but a good story well told that holds your interest to the end, the whole series is excellent.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • gary
  • 02-04-19

Great fun original

what can I say about James McGill and the undying mercs,well if you have Read any or listened to any of the other books then this is another great adventure well performed by Mark Boyett , will James finely settle down with one woman, will that rascal Clayvor finally get permmed and will Earth make its self independent from the Iron rule of the Galactic Empire? , all in all this is another great tale although a chance for a slightly different dynamic on the horizon, not much changes in the empire but all in all a great instalment with lots of laughs .

If you are new to the series check out Steel World where it all began this is a very unique space fantasy series where earth best commodity in a cruel universe is ist fighting legions paid to fight and die among the stars for their masters, with a twist they have tech that can regrow your body and reinstall your downloaded mind to get back among the Frey and die all over again, This might seem Grim but for the soldiers of legion Varis it's just life, and they do it with a smile on their faces, you will surely be shocked entertained and laugh a long with the crew , Download Steel World and you wont look back .

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • A West
  • 01-31-19

The Undying Mercenaries

The Undying Mercenaries series has become just about my favourite series Larson has produced a very entertaining story here with multiple threads and plot elements and it should offer a solid foundation to continue this enjoyable series far into the future. I went through the whole of this series in a couple of weeks because I enjoyed them so much, the narration is so good that he smooths So nice to see that the excellent Mark Boyett is narrating once more & sounds much more negative than I'd want as it goes down low same times.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-28-19

inconsistencies in story line

this book has so many gaps - you can tell it was written in sections and those sections don't always sync.

1. mcgill meets up with the same primus 2 times but the second meeting doesn't flow from previous meeting.
2.ship was identified as from Rigel then mcgill has to ask where ship is from
3. mcgill confesses a crime to Galina but at end of book she doesn't know anything about it.
4. End of book Mcgill hears about an investigation but he has already spoken to the magwa about it...didn't understand how he could be worried about it at all

there were a few less ittitating flaws but this book just needed to be read end to end

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Liam
  • 01-26-19

done again a grate story I can't wait for the next

well that was just what I expect from this serise keep them coming and you'll have my credits.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Jason
  • 01-18-19

Disappointing World

Having been an avid listener to this series it was painful to struggle through this book. Everything from timeline errors to rehashed events in an attempt to create a new version, in many ways it is as if a different writer was responsible for this book.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-19

excellent<br />

another instalment as equal to the other ten novels. most intertaining and well written. looking forward to the next instalment

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lee
  • 01-24-19

The best McGill book yet.

damn this was a good book. love this series and it keeps getting better. Old McGill strikes again with his special flavour of BS