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Armor World

Undying Mercenaries, Book 11
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Undying Mercenaries, Book 11
Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
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Summary

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.

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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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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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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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The formula continues

I have enjoyed the books, but it’s now just rinse and repeat. A new world with a last minute Solution that saves the day.

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Awesome

Another classic James McGill adventure they just dont get old just like James himself, loved this one and can't wait for the next installment.

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Classic McGill on full form 😀

If you like the previous books, you’ll like this one. There’s some new baddies, a dire threat to humanity and Earth, and James McGill manages to save the day despite his superiors getting in his way from time to time. I found the previous book a bit slow but this one is back on form.

Mark Boyer does an excellent job narrating this book as always.

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no new revelations on this volume.. the performance and writing is ok. but now there is nothing original that happens.

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worth the wait

Well worth the wait. similar story's similar situations but characters make it all worth while

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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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  • 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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  • Antonio Stevens
  • 25-07-19

Fantastic!

if you love action, comedy, a great story, and amazing SciFi, this is for you!

a great addition to the series!

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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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  • Harry Dresden
  • 14-08-19

Passable filler waiting for something to happen

Armor World follows the same formula as most of the books that came before but without adding any new elements this time. McGill is getting a bit tired because of his lack of character growth and the new aliens don't add much this time around.
This feels more like book 10.5 setting up book 11 than a fully contained story itself.
Mark Boyett's reading and characterization is as fantastic as ever.

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  • Milo
  • 13-08-19

mehhhh

Not really doing it for me anymore. looking for some bigger story elements. it's time to escalate the civil war. Also the final battle was a major let down. the book is more about sex than anything else

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  • JP
  • 30-07-19

A Transitional Book

The story is very interesting, but it seems to lead you here and there without purpose till the final chapters where it pays off.

A good listen for sure.

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  • Edwin
  • 24-07-19

Best so far!

Deep story and character development. James has never been more complete. Love the story. His rash decisions have never been so backed by experience like this before, it’s a great way of making him seem more brilliant then lucky. After all he has dozens of deaths under his belt. Nice to see the fruits.

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  • Aaron
  • 27-07-19

same as every other book in the series

this is where I get off of the series. I am sick and tired of the same book. the main character McGill is a womanizer and somehow gets out of trouble that would be a court-martial and death sentence in real world. BV Larson calls every female girl in this book and it's very annoying no. I could see that in the first one or two books in the series, however we are in the 11th book in the series and he still calling females girls. it's predictable as soon as McGill meets a female he says come on girl oar hey girl. when he's getting chewed out by his superiors he always well hold on a minute or come on now and then come up with some excuse that would cause you to be busted down to private if not jailed. I understand this is supposed to be futuristic but the basic lack of understanding of military life is sad. BV Larson also repeats himself many many many times to get his word count up. he'll give us a summary of something that just happened or give us summary of something that happened in another book several times to get that workout up.

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