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Mech Corps Audiobook

Mech Corps

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Publisher's 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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    Scott R Falkirk,Scotland, UK 28/07/2017
    Scott R Falkirk,Scotland, UK 28/07/2017

    Just found the joys of Audio and now working through my achievement badges , ahhh to be the Master lol

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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MR 23/07/2017
    MR 23/07/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "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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    Peter Guildford, United Kingdom 17/07/2017
    Peter Guildford, United Kingdom 17/07/2017 Member Since 2010
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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.

    Audio Quality
    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Quella
    Boston, MA USA
    17/07/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Missouri, USA
    16/07/17
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    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • tearai
    New Zealand
    15/08/17
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    "A good solid listen!"
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    This is my second Jake Bible book and again, I wasn't disappointed. This type of science fiction is not my usual fare, but Bible and Andrew B Wehrlen are gradually persuading me otherwise.

    Bible does a great job of crafting the main characters, their relationships and interactions with each other. I especially like the sarcastic nature of their verbal interplay. I wasn't totally convinced of the way the crew interacted with their leadership, but the story flows in a way that allows you to get past that.

    Earth is failing and the crew of the Jethro are tasked with finding a new home. In typical colonist style, this is done by force and the crew are ably supported by a squad of 30 foot tech warriors. This time though, have they met their match?

    Bible gives us a great alien biologic, fast paced fight scenes, suspense and one or two twists.

    Wehrlen does a great job with the narration and I enjoy his range of voices and ability to drive the story along at the correct pace.

    Alas, the story left us hanging on the need to read book two! But what the heck? Let's get to it!

    I was provided this book free of charge in return for an unbiased review. My thanks to the author, publisher, narrator for this opportunity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lori
    15/08/17
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    "Jake Bible +Andrew Wehrlen = perfect combination"
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    The combination of Jake Bible's stories and Andrew Wehrlens narration is hard to beat.

    Jake Bible is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. He knows how to write a story that grabs a hold of you and doesn't let go for a minute. His stories are packed full of non- stop action, suspense and adventure. Add in a heavy dose of sarcasm and humor and his books are just plain fun and pure entertainment. This book is no exception. It's a very entertaining, engaging and enjoyable book. It pulled me in immediately and kept my attention from start to finish.

    Great cast of well rounded characters. Love the strong female characters.

    The human race is looking for a new planet to call home. They find it. This time we are the alien invaders. The Mech Corps is in for the battle of their lives.

    Andrew B. Wehrlen once again does a fantastic job with the narration. He has a great voice that just pulls you right into the story and makes it come alive. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Great character voices. Great tone and delivery of the sarcasm and humor. Bottom line he is the perfect narrator for these books.

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lomeraniel
    Spain
    14/08/17
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    "Exciting action packed book"

    Earth is dying, so the human race is desperate in trying to find another survivable planet. They found the perfect candidate, but this planet is inhabited by a very dangerous race of aliens, and none of the ships sent has succeeded until now. This is why this time they are sending the Jethro and its famous Mech Corps, 30-foot human-piloted robots. Also, the soldiers aboard the Jethro are no regular ones, so they are the last chance to secure this planet.

    This is an action packed book with very few moments of respite. I think it would translate very well to the big screen. There are many characters and all interact in a very fluid way, with dialogs which seem natural. The dialogs are the typical in this kind of environment, joking most of the time to downplay the tension during critical moments. I found myself laughing at some of this comments.

    Nevertheless the characters are two-dimensional, and this made it difficult for me to connect to them. I think one of the issues was that there were too many characters to be able to keep up with them. They were soldiers on the Jethro, and there was nothing of importance to differentiate them. Bible could swap two of them without me realizing it.

    Although the dialogs were natural and fluid, I found the dialog tags too evident, intrusive, and repetitive. Dialogs were accompanied all the time by ‘Roar said, Giga said, …’. I know it is difficult to write a dialog with so many characters, but I think this book would have worked much better with less characters but better developed.

    There were two characters though, that were a bit more developed than the rest, but they just appeared at the beginning and at the end of the book. I think the book would have gained if the action on the planet was interrupted by the action on the Jethro and these two characters more often. True that the action with the soldiers was very exciting, but I could not stop myself from wondering how the two women were doing on the ship.

    Andrew B. Wehrlen did an excellent job with this book. I think it is extremely difficult to narrate a book with so many characters, especially if there are not many ways to differentiate them. Nevertheless, Wehrlen was able to do that and give distinctive voices to them. He also infused the right spirit in the dialogs, and this contributed to bring the characters to life.

    I received a copy of this book in audio format from the narrator in exchange for an honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ryan
    09/08/17
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    "A popcorn novel"

    Mechs fighting aliens, doesn't get more entertaining than that in a military novel. I would give it a B rating as it was entertaining but took a bit of time to hit its stride, The characters were entertaining and action was good. This book is only an inch deep but when its about Giant robots fighting giant aliens it is still a good time anyway.

    This book is meant for an older audience for its crude language and humour which wasn't to my taste but everyone has their own standard.

    Andy Wehrlen does a good job as narrator once again and I always enjoy the performance regardless of the book itself.

    ***I received a free copy from the author, publisher or narrator I voluntarily requested in exchanged for an honest review***

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bikram Agarwal
    09/08/17
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    "Unimpressive"
    What was most disappointing about Jake Bible’s story?

    The story started with a bang but then nothing happened for couple of hours. All we see is the development of two characters. Where other books from lack of character development, this book overdid it by spending 2 hours on it. And even after spending so much time on them, they then disappear from the narrative, contributing almost nothing until the end. That was very peculiar. The aliens' characterization was also confusing. On one hand, they are portrayed as super intelligent and on the other, they are like flies running into bug zapper. Humans should've faced a greater foe to conquer. The battle scene looked rather convenient.


    Any additional comments?

    I received this audiobook for free from the author / narrator / publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eric Reeves
    Raleigh, NC
    07/08/17
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    "Outer space, fighting, destruction, huge robots!!!"

    Humans need a place to go. The space marines are the ones who will secure that location. This is the basic story in Mech Corps.

    The book was very enjoyable. The narration was done wonderfully. Andrew Wehrlen has a great reading voice.

    This book flips the script on traditional alien invasions of earth. Instead of us being the ones defending our planet, humans go out and try to take a habitable place away from other life forms. The dialogue in this book seemed a little more choppy and difficult than in the two "Fighting Iron" books. Not really sure why, but something just seemed a bit off. Other than that, I really liked this book.

    I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • HD
    Crestview, FL
    04/08/17
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    "Lots of alien action and destruction."
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    I liked the characters and all the action in this story. The relations between everyone on the Jethro were terrific, a wonderful family. I definitely want to see another book after this one. What I didn't care for was some of the dialogue, maybe reading it would be different. The narrator says one or two words then "says someone", then another character says one word, "says someone else" this goes on 4 - 6 times and happens a lot. I know we need to know who is speaking, but it just annoyed me a bit. If you enjoy sci-fi, I recommend this audiobook. I voluntarily reviewed this audiobook after receiving an advanced copy I requested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Karowski
    01/08/17
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    "Action packed sci fi gold"

    Jake Bible strikes gold again. I love sci-fi I love action I love aliens I love tech and I love battles. Jake Bible always always always delivers on all that and more. Great characters lots of attitudes great personalities awesome plot twists. And also all of this is narrated by Joe Hampel who does a phenomenal job bringing these characters situations and scenarios to life. Many a car rider many household chore have passed with the stories of Jake Bible being read by Joe Hampel and I much the better for it. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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