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Mech Corps

Narrated by: Andrew B. Wehrlen
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Summary

The human race is about to be without a home, Earth having been turned into a toxic wasteland by decades of war and centuries of neglect.

Now united and desperate to put down new roots, humanity sets off across the galaxy. But the galaxy isn't as hospitable as people would like.

Humanity needs a miracle to survive against the first alien race they encounter. Good thing they have that miracle in the form of a team of 30-foot human-piloted battle robots known as the Mech Corps!

©2017 Jake Bible (P)2017 Jake Bible
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fantastic

I thoroughly enjoyed this book giant mech and aliens. great story and narration. sorry for the short review I'm usually not one for reviewing

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Mechs rule

As earth is eaten up, new worlds are required. When a new world is found, it is already populated, but this does not stop the need for a new home as the good guys really become the bad invaders!! Good book not as good as the Roark series, but still an interesting book.

Well narrated by Andrew Wehrlen, keeps things moving along, as there are a lot of characters.

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I have only just got in to Jake Bible & Andrew B Wehrlen work it'sits 100%

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Mech brilliance.

Yet another exciting story from Jake Bible. Fits in perfectly with all of his mech tales. Highly recommend.

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super buy

If you could sum up Mech Corps in three words, what would they be?

None stop action

What was one of the most memorable moments of Mech Corps?

finding the right planet only to discover it is all ready inhabited and not prepared to go without a good fight

Which scene did you most enjoy?

the fight between iron hand and mech one

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

heart got carried away and started the adrenilin running

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this is a well writen if a little bad language was used to give authentisity so be it but maybe not every bodies cup of tea, me i liked it. AB Wherlene did a great just of the narratiion, i got this audio book for free to give a consodered and true review, which i have, see my other reviews for audio and ebooks to evaluate

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Brace for impact

Earth has become almost unsustainable. If new planets cannot soon be found for habitation, the human species will become extinct.. But they are proving far more difficult to find than expected. Until a near perfect alternative Eden is found. Trouble is, there is something already there and it doesn't want invaders. With the advanced team destroyed and communication lost, the Jethro is sent to find out what happened and recover survivors, if any. It is a ship with a bad boy reputation, captained by the notorious Colonel Jala Parveet with her 'Me and Mine' crew and disregard for rules and authority.

Written in three parts, the reader first meets Parveet and her crew before the arrival at the planet, the discovery of the enemy to be faced, and the ensuing battles. As with all of Jake Bible's books, the fights are vividly portrayed and easily envisaged. The emotional responses are visceral with some breath holding moments. But it is the exchanges between the crew of the Jethro which make this story so compelling, often funny, and with a feel of real people whose lives are so closely bound together in the face of danger. Each is so well characterised, they become far more than mere paper cut outs: they have life, vitality and the sort of joking interactions as well as the flashes of anger that only people who know and care for each other can have.

Narrator Andrew Wehrlen's voicing of the different protagonists breathes even more life into them, giving each their distinct personality as they speak, and his brisk, but almost offhand, reading of the text fits perfectly with the whole mood of the story. The only difficulty with the conversion of the written to spoken word is the frequency of the 'he said' 'she said' in the longer chatter and discussions amongst the crew; but even here, Mr.Wahrlen manages mostly to overcome the irritation which this can bring to the listener by underplaying these interjections, where possible, and, anyway, what is being 'said' by the protagonists is so enjoyable, such little things fade to insignificance.

A great cast of remarkable, very human characters in an excitingly unusual environment, make this story a fun and engrossing listen. Add in an excellent narration and it becomes a must read. I was very fortunate in being freely gifted a copy of Mech Corps by the rights holder, at my request and via Audiobook Boom. Thank you. This is an entirely stand alone novel with no obvious indications that it is the first in a series. However, if there should be a follow-up, I will definitely be purchasing it: I already miss the rough and tumble companionship of the Jethro's crew.

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Good Story

If you liked Starship Troopers action then this is your kind of story , instead of mobile infantry we have a political battle for a new home for humanity and mech corp for battles on the ground against a very numerous and robust foe.
The story is quite good although the very very repetitive use of he said /she said becomes very annoying.
Narration is good although maybe some more obvious differences in voices would help with the repetitive use of said. Otherwise very easy to listen to.
After listening to this the first in the series I would definitely go onto the 2nd to see how the characters fare.
I received this title in exchange for an honest review and as such is my own opinion.

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  • MR
  • 23-07-17

fast paced action

I really enjoyed this book, the action is intense featuring distinctive likeable characters. I would have liked a little more build up before/during some complicated tasks but I understand that some people probably prefer it this way.

Even though I received this copy free to provide a non-biased review I will be buying the rest in the series.

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Mecha, Monsters, Aliens and Action.

Mecha, Monsters, Aliens and Action what more do you want?

Writing
This story reminds me of both the aliens and starship troopers films, Jake Bible has put together an interesting sci-fi world with strange dangerous aliens, politics, and mechs. Wail some of the characters do not come across as the most realistic being a little too much larger than life but this has the advantage of making them interesting, fun and well suited to action film style of story. The dialogue fits each character and is not overly drawn out. The pacing is good, the story keeps moving and the action scenes feel fast and intense. This will keep you interested for the whole adventure. This feels like it could be made into an epic computer game or film.

Narration
Andrew B. Wehrlen is a great narrator, their voice is clear and easy to listen to for both narration and character dialogue. Each character's voice unique with clear emotions and moods conveyed. They are best at making the characters sound stressed making the dangerous situations for more engaging than the written words adding tension to combat.

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All good and no errors I noticed.

Overall
Realistic no, fun yes, I enjoyed my time with this book and would recommend listening to it.


I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Quella
  • 17-07-17

Battle is never glorious

The duo of Jake Bible and Andrew B. Wehrlen once again pull off another gritty and grimy fast-paced military action science fiction story with their recent audiobook release called “Mech Corps”. The book follows a division of space marines who pilot large metal bipedal machines called mechs; mechanical robots. A quick glance at the book’s cover art give you an impression of what these contraptions look like; scary. With the population of earth needing to relocate elsewhere in the universe, military teams are send ahead to scout and claim new places for humans to survive. Invading and preparing a planet for human colonization may sound like a simple task, until our team meets an adversary who is more ruthless and powerful than anything they have previously encountered. It is a story full of action, friendship, and survival. If you enjoy space marine or military genres, you may want to have a listen to Mech Corps.

Blend together bits of Starship Troopers, a little from Alien, and some parts Old Man’s War and you have a good idea of what you will find within the pages of Mech Corps. The characters and story are not extremely deep or complex, but the action and battles are unrelenting. The book is like the opening sequence to “Saving Private Ryan” with its multiple detailed encounters. When a book opens with a loud cry to “BFI”, or brace for impact, you are thrown right into the action. Once on the planet, the team is dropped right into a firefight that gets the hostility flowing. You really get a feel for the chaos and panic that envelops the characters during the heat of battle. This team of close-knit marines as to stick together to survive the onslaught of cunningness of the enemy they face. Each of the members is trained in a skill unique to them making each invaluable to one another; much like a real marine group.

There was good interaction and collaboration between the team members along with quite a few jabs, pokes, and zings that fly between the characters constantly. At times, I felt these jabs were over-the-top, but I could understand humor was used between them to help take their minds off their ultimate goal which could have led ultimately to their deaths. I have never been put in such a high-stress situation as the book’s characters were, so I may have reacted in a similar way to deal with the setting. All of their focus and accomplishments lead to the acceptance of the newly formed “Mech Corps”.

I had no issues with the quality of the audiobook’s narration by Andrew B. Wehrlen. It seemed to be consistent from start to finish. I did not notice any audio artifacts such as swallowing or page turns either while I listened. I like Mr. Wehrlen deeper and rich voice for this book as it added a darker feel to the overall story. If I had one thing I would change, it would be the voicing of a few of the main female characters. I know it if difficult for a male with a deeper voice to properly narrate female voices, so if you can get past this slight matter, especially when listening at a faster speed, the rest of the book is enjoyable.

Parents and young readers, note this book is not intended for younger readers due to its extensive use of vulgar language, graphic violence and crude humor. Remember, this book is about war and the language used is not very flowery in the heat of battle. The characters also banter one another often with derogatory terms including sexual references and innuendoes. Parents of younger readers should be cautioned if they are thinking about reading this book. If you are easily offended by strong language, sexual content, or crude humor, you may want to find a different book to read.

In summary, if you enjoy quick action-packed space marine battles consisting of piloted 30-foot mechanical robots, I think you will enjoy Mech Corps. There is some unique technology and plot in this story setting it apart from others in this genre. The story flowed quite well and the narration was professionally done.

Disclaimer: I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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  • Montzalee W
  • 16-07-17

Great sci-fi combat novel

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Mech Corps by Jake Bible is an audio book I requested and the review is voluntary. This is the second book I have read from this author and I loved the other one too. It is a great sci-fi novel filled with action, adventure, aliens, battles, suspense, high tech excitement, and more. Great narration that fit the story perfect. The plot, characters are well developed and the story was never dull. Earth is on the downhill, and humanity is looking for another place to live. On this one planet, they find a nice planet but the beings not happy to share, well neither would I! I wanted to glue myself to my tablet to continue to listen and not be without it until the end of the story. The only fault I found is that the word 'said' was in the story way too often. You just never know how often it is in there until you hear read to you. Great story regardless. The giant Mech Corps are awesome, who wouldn't want to control these in battle! 30 foot giant robot warriors! Aliens eat human heads to get the information and become smarter. Fun, fun read! The cover of the book is wonderful!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-07-17

Just didn't work for me.

I don't like giving negative reviews and generally I'm a fan of Jake Bible's work, but this one is a bit of a hot mess. The book starts out with a good inciting incident, with a promise of plenty of action and adventure to come. And then the book slams on the brakes. Seriously, after the intro the book slows to a crawl. The next hour and a half to two hours is pretty mind numbing. We spend time getting to know two characters, Parveet and Torn. You think spending so much time with them that they are the main characters right? Well after those first two hours with them, you don't see more than a paragraph or two with either of them for the next 4 hours or so, and even when you do see them they aren't doing anything special. No big loss as neither one seems all that interesting, and Parveet is a straight up A-hole...but you know what? She isn't the only unlikeable character in the book. None of them are particularly likable. In fact everyone is pretty much the same exact character. The countless soldiers/mechanics/mech pilots all seem to be carbon copies of each other, insane caricatures of the ultimate take-no-crap soldier. Seriously, if it weren't for Andrew Wehrlen's narration you wouldn't be able to tell one character form the other. They all talked the same and acted the same.

I was hopeful when the action finally did pick up, but other problems popped up soon there after. Not problems for our characters, but problems with the story itself. These aliens sounded exceptionally cool. Very smart and adaptive. After one encounter with humans they learned how to pilot human drop ships, how to craft armor, use human weapons, and more. And yet for all this brilliance that they displayed at learning and adapting, their only strategy against the landing party is run wave after wave of their people into energy fences and die instantly? Sorry, that doesn't add up. If you make the aliens brilliant enough to learn to fly our ships and use our weapons they have to be smart enough not to walk into what is basically a giant bug zapper.

Then we get to the end where Parveet and Torn reemerge as somewhat key characters. The problem is there seems to be two different storylines playing out, the Parveet/Torn story of breaking away from Earth and the story of what is happening on the planet with the aliens. And honestly the two stories didn't gel together. Oh, and I can't forget to mention the running 'son of butch' joke. It might have been mildly amusing the 1st time it was told, but by the 100th?? Sorry you ran that one into the ground after the 2nd repeating of it.

Seriously, I've enjoyed many of Bibles books in the past. They always come off like B movies to me, which in my opinion is not an insult. They tend to be fun, over the top, with plenty of 'bad acting', the kind of thing you'd see on the syfy channel, but this one just didn't work for me at all.

Now as for Andrew Wehrlen's narration, I found that to be quite good. As I mentioned I am generally a fan of Jake Bible and so I am somewhat familiar with Mr. Wehrlen's voice work as he has recorded quite a few of Bible's books. Each time I hear his work I come to appreciate him more and more. The cast of characters in this book was extensive to say the least and yet he managed to convey a unique voice for each. I see it as a plus whenever I see his name attached to a book.

I received a copy of this audio title for free in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Shieldslinger
  • 17-07-17

Solid Mech Adventure

Great story, with action and intrigue. Fast moving and fun.

My only quibble is the Mech Corps seems to draw on the Marine Corps, yet they use the Army's "hooyah!" instead of the Marine's "oorah!".

A minor issue, but one military types will notice.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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  • Shanon
  • 18-06-20

SAID SAID SAID SAID SAID SAID SAID SAID

If this book had one more " Chomp said" or "Giga said" or just one more said, it would hold the world record for most times the word said is said in a scifi book! Seriously Jake Bible, are you that poor of a writer that you can not deliniate or detail which character speaks without having to use the word said in EVERY SENTENCE??

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 06-05-20

Mechs vs aliens

Mech Corps is a fast paced, action filled military science fiction story. The world is dying and Space Marines, who pilot giant robot type fighting machines called Mechs, have been sent out to find a new plant for the human race to relocate to. The only problem is that the planet they find has inhabitants that are not open to sharing and are very good at fighting back. This story is filled with filled with gritty action, suspense, aliens, humour, exciting battles and high tech. Each member of the Mech Corps has unique abilities and they work together as a team in order to survive, giving you the feel of what a close-knit military unit is like. As in life, there are some likeable characters and some not so likeable ones in this story. The narrator did a good job of giving all the characters individual voices and making you feel the tension and heat of battle. I enjoyed this fast action story but the two different, yet intertwined storylines could be a bit confusing at times.

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  • Walt
  • 23-04-20

Great book.

A different kind of book to listen to. I enjoyed that the narrator performed great, and told the story as it was written. Just as you would expect the Mech Corp unit to talk.

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  • Daniel
  • 25-12-19

Mech Corps

Does a good job of building an interesting world. The climax really just kind of trips over itself and abruptly ends. Worth a listen. Not going to blow you away

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  • Rodney Ogren
  • 02-07-18

majorly disappointed.

It sounded like the book was written by a child or early Teen.

very hard to listen to.

I want to return this book. but cannot find the return option.

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  • Kevin Walsh
  • 26-03-18

great story with a solid world and fun characters

loved the the story and the audible version is really damn good. first Jake Bible book and wont be my last.