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In a twist of fate that rocks the Galactic Empire, James McGill finds himself negotiating the future of a thousand inhabited worlds. 

An artificial object made of compressed stardust is barreling toward Earth. Is it an invasion ship? A doomsday weapon? Perhaps it’s the final response of Squanto, the Warlord of Rigel who McGill has repeatedly humiliated. Or could it be from the Mogwa, sent to avenge McGill’s assassination of Earth’s Imperial Governor? 

No one knows the truth of its origins, but the object is huge and unstoppable. Whoever hurled this rock at us isn’t answering our calls. Every weapon bounces off, and the people of Earth begin to go mad as they realize their destruction is only hours away. 

Armor World is the 11th book of the Undying Mercenaries series. With over three million copies sold, author B. V. Larson is the king of modern military science fiction.

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

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if he tells me how a snap rifle works again...

or a plasma grenade and what it picks up. brilliant storey but honestly, I don't know why he repeats it in every book...

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Tarnished Armor

Based on the title alone, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Armor World, the 11thbook in the Undying Mercenaries series from B. V. Larson. Having read all books to date and enjoying them for the most part, I devoured this latest instalment ... Hmmm .... I have been sitting on what to say for a couple of weeks now deciding how to write this review and if I were to sum up this story in a single word, it would be disappointing. To me, it feels a bit like what I call a "filler" story. A quickly written contractual obligation rather than a book written with a great story in mind and time taken to craft it into a well paced and satisfying read. That was the other word, by the way, unsatisfying. Perhaps I've been spoilt to some degree by the overall quality of the stories from Larson in this series to date. Sure, there have been one or maybe two other such "filler" books in the eleven written so far but in overall terms this series has been very good. For me, the story seemed somewhat lacklustre and there were some inconsistencies I spotted too which lead me to believe this was not a considered effort from Larson. It felt more like he took various tried and tested components to these stories, changed a few small details and bundled them up to come up with this. I suppose this could be said of most of his books but it was done with less imagination and without some of the original elements thrown in to make the mix more interesting. Given the huge potential scope of these stories, it is rather disappointing to find that we still are seeing most of the same elements remixed here. The last really interesting new adversaries we saw: the Whir, The Cephalopods and Blood Worlders were welcome additions to the dangerous universe the Undying Mercenaries inhabit but there must be so much more and so very different new threats out there. yes, to be fair, Larson did introduce us to the massively powerful Skay in this book but I really felt their menace wasn't fully utilized and I also felt there were shades of the Borg from Star Trek reflected in this new foe. Maybe Larson will be working on a much more dangerous story next featuring this new threat and perhaps this was indeed a sort of "filler" effort that introduced us to them but I still find the story lacking with overly simplistic solutions and responses from what should otherwise be implacable adversaries. I want to see the sorts of stories that we saw when the cephalopods were first introduced. That was when we had exciting unknown enemies to face that lurked around every corner. Suffice it to say that if you are someone who has read all in this series to date then sure, give this a go. However, as a stand alone story it is harder to recommend for those wanting to dip their toe into this series.

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Great series.

love these stories and the narration is perfect for the character of James in these.

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Best series ever

A few words needed really .. phenomenal characters events , story , pace , action ... one of my all time favourite adventures of Robert McGill

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Another great book

Still hooked. Love the characters. Saving the last book for holidays ... I hope it continues after the latest release.

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can't get enough

I love this series, can't wait for the next one to come out. Mark Boyett is the perfect Narrator

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Good continuation of the exploits of McGill

This is a phenomenal series of books, admittedly 8 0referred Glass world and Blood world but I am hooked!

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Thoroughly enjoyable

The hours flow past effortlessly with this series, look forward to starting the next

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only 1 complaint

no free preview in this book that's the only bad thing in this book I could find not that previews are that important I'll still buy all b.v Larssons books but you have to complain about something just for the sake of it :D

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great book 😀 👍

Love the story great narration I Love the book series 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 stars I highly recommend listening to this book series 👍😀

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  • S. Foux
  • 28-09-19

Repetitive themes. Predictable. Unimaginative.

For many hours into the story I was comfortable just letting my mind wander. Truly and underwhelming story. It’s high time this series came to an end if the author is just going to use repetitive themes with a different plot device. No mating ritual with aliens for our illustrious protagonist this time, so that’s a blessing.

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  • cbrons
  • 04-05-20

Terrible

So many examples of ridiculous plot and character turns. I’ll only mention the one that pisses me off the most: Turov. She is a character that at this point in the story makes no sense. She is the highest ranking member of Varus, despite being a confirmed traitor to earth on multiple occasions. If that wasnt bad enough, she is completely and utterly incompetent (even the idiotic main character admits this) and yet somehow she keeps being put in high positions of power. The last scene where the idiot main character defends her from arrest is just too much to bear. By the way every female character except for one exist only for the main character to have sex with (or to get jealous of other female characters he is currently having sex with).

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  • J
  • 30-04-20

Getting tedious

I keep hoping that the main character grows a little bit and maybe there's an underlying story developing in the background. But that doesn't seem to be the case. Each book has him trying to sleep with every woman he meets. He constantly lies, disobeys orders, and somehow saves the day at the end with no real punishment. I enjoy sci-fi so I'm willing to believe the impossible, but not the improbable. There are a few characters, McGill included that somehow remain in positions of authority even after they've done almost treasonous things as well as a general ineptitude as commanders. In the military and civilian life people like that are generally pushed out not promoted.

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  • James
  • 13-10-19

Wheels are falling off?

I loved this series and the narration is excellent but its been running out of puff in the last few books. I'm not sure if the author is really focused on it anymore...might have to go and see what else he is writing!

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  • Greg 1
  • 18-08-19

Meh

Not my favorite. Seems like the author lost track of the storyline / previous dialog a bit, almost like there were two people writing. Maybe I am just getting tired of the series.

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  • Safjoe
  • 16-08-19

Erm...Not so sure, but it gets a kind of vote

I've loved the entire series. I have all 11 in the series, this is the first one however that kinda doesn't really go anywhere. It isn't clear why the new alien race they've discovered is here, it's a case of one minute earth is chilled, the next minute all hell breaks loose, then there's a dome, then peg-51, then not peg-51, then machines, then swamp, then James and his GF doing the nasty, and end of book. Dare I say this book feels a bit limp compared to the 10 before it. Anyway, I remain committed, I look forward to a much more meaty book 12.

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  • Bryan Ball
  • 25-08-19

Cut and Paste

This series has gotten beyond repetitive. Loved it at first. I think I’m done now.

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  • Emily G.
  • 24-07-19

fantastic!

I loved it! I missed James and all of his nonsense! Cant wait for the next book!

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  • Johnny
  • 24-07-19

Just Keep Getting Better

The series just keep getting better and better. And every time i'll finish a book i can't wait to start on another of James Mcgills Badass Adventures. and this is a Little Spoiler but i really can't wait to see where Mcgill and turovs relationship is going in the next books

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  • Louis
  • 22-11-19

same plot....again.

it's the same book, yet again. I'm done with this series. Main character never grows, is unlikeable and boring. No real antagonists.

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