War of the Spheres

Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
4.3 out of 5 stars (414 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When humanity reaches for the stars, our probes are destroyed. They crash into an incredibly advanced piece of technology: a massive force-field. Unknown beings have placed a barrier around our star and planets, enclosing us within. We’re locked inside a Great Sphere. 

Was this invisible obstacle built to imprison us - or to protect us? No one knows the truth, but it soon becomes clear the barrier has leaks. Aliens infiltrate and try to sabotage our efforts to escape our cage. 

A warship crewed by military people and scientists beta-test an engine designed to pass through the barrier. Chief Gray, a security officer from Control, is assigned to help. His mission is critical: Earth must escape her bonds at all costs, even if it means war with our hostile neighbors. 

War of the Spheres is a new novel by James Millington and B. V. Larson, a best-selling SF author with over three million copies sold.

©2019 Iron Tower Press (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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misleading summary...

Bland and unrealistic characters with nonsensical attitudes, weird pacing, and very boring fight scenes. Most of the dialog is bitching arguments, places where tension could be drawn out deliciously are swept aside as the plot bulldozes past them. Time passes apparently but what feels like a couple days is apparently weeks worth of time, at least if the dialog is accurate.

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  • RM
  • 06-18-19

even Mark Boyett's talent cant save this

Very disappointing, poorly written, with characters that are confusing and unrelatable. The main character and narrator is opaque and leaves you scratching your head about his motivations and actions. Sadly, I was looking forward to this book as I loved Larson's Starforce and Undying Mercenaries series, but this book is just painful to listen to - I only have an hour left and I may not ever finish.

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Not a Larson book?

It was like a different person wrote it. The characters and plot were very shallow. Not much was there to enjoy compared to his other series.

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Awful and choppy

I have no idea why BV Larson put his name on this. Mark Boyett did his usual great job, but giving him a 5 star effects the overall rate.

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Just ok

Mark Boyett did well. The story was just not that good. Not the worst I have read, but not what I expect from BV Larson.

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Just not good

I listen to B.V. Larson a lot, and enjoy the books. But this one was just not good at all. The part where the main character learns the aliens name and can’t help but laugh and make crude jokes. For the first time you are talking to a different species from who knows where and the aliens name cracks you up like a child? That was just one of the many things that turned me off to this book. The audio narrative is good like always, story.... bad.

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Disappointed

I have higher expectations when the book is written or co written by B.V Larson. This book did not meet my expectations. Many of the characters were two dimensional not well developed. The story line lacked, parts of the story not explained well. The end was anticlimax and left lots of questions unanswered. If it's a series of books hopefully the next one is better... Thank You

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meh...

story seriously struggles to entertain. gray is a dick, and so is everyone else in this story. main struggle doesn't really seem to be aliens but dumb people in power. the premise is suppose to be, make sure an engine works... aliens are attacking to stop, but everyone is a dick to try and get it to work. BV Larson, please go work more on undying marine series and not this. 99% of the struggle in this book could be solved by giving the secret commando Chief Grey a higher rank.

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  • 04-09-19

Didn’t leave me wanting more

Mr Boyett’s performance is the high point of this book, as always he was great. Unfortunately, the story is not up to par with Mr Larson’s works, which I’ve previously given high marks. While I liked the stories main character the mechanism for his adventures seemed unsatisfied.

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Odd

BV Larson should be ashamed of this garbage. I own every book he writes and this seemed to be writtten by someone else. Story doesn’t match the description. .

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  • LE COZ Cédric
  • 04-24-19

Not too bad, but....

Not too sure how to vote, I liked it, but a the same time, no so much. Will still get the next one if there is a next, but it won’t be on my priority list.

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  • John Reginald Walbyoff
  • 08-17-19

not to mr Larsons normal high standard

mash up of other scifi stories kept having those heard that before moments not to his normal standard was hard to listen to the end

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  • Stu
  • 04-15-19

You get annoyed

The only form of communcation possible in this futuristic world is paper. I kid you not, the only comms possible between earth and the protagionists space ship in our solar system is paper..and that is never explained. Good ole radio, not possible it seems, morse code ? far to advanced for this book, you think comms lasers ? narr.. Incredulity to the max, very annoying.