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Powered: Mech Wars Book 1

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Humanity is tired of losing. Enter the mech.

After the mysterious discovery of an alien mech inside a comet, Darkstream Security has finally completed its own design. They assign Chief Gabriel Roach with the task of whittling down hundreds of bright young recruits to form a team of elite mech pilots, which he will command.

Their mission: protect human colonies from the almighty Quatro.

A single Quatro can take down an entire squad of traditional soldiers. Bigger than a draft horse, more muscular than a grizzly, with jaws that splinter bone. And zero fear. They almost defeated humanity before, and now they're back - in numbers we didn't know they had.

But Roach is the perfect one for the job. Almost too perfect. The Quatro took from him the only woman he ever loved, and now, he's determined to make one thing clear: It's them or him.

©2017 Scott Bartlett (P)2017 Scott Bartlett

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    Norma Miles 23/08/2017
    Norma Miles 23/08/2017
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    "Shut up and shoot."
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    Powered is performed by Mark Boyett, whose pleasant voice is well suited to the subject matter and whose narration is both nicely timed ànd modulated. His input enhances the enjoyment of the book.

    In the far distant Steele System, two mining prospectors discover a mech unit buried in the ice of a comet. Reverse technology by Dark Stream Security builds more and a small, elite mech troop is formed and trained. They will be invaluable as protection should aliens become dangerous to the earth-like home world.
    On an inhospitable planet in the same system, two rival gangs fight to claim supremacy in the only real city. Three young people shut outside, desperate try to stay alive.
    Two main stories alternately zip together throughout the book without any apparent touching point. One is mostly mainstream action, with heavy duty battles, the other more thoughtful and unusual in approach although this, too, has it's fair share of fighting.

    At first, this changing location and influx of new characters was slightly confusing but soon resolved into two intriguing storylines. Presumably, these will come together at some future date as the ending certainly leaves open the possibility of much more to come.

    Interesting ideas and enjoyable action.

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  • James
    Shawnee, Ok, United States
    23/09/17
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    "So much potential, so little delivered."
    Would you try another book from Scott Bartlett and/or Mark Boyett?

    Not from Scott Bartlett.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Scott Bartlett again?

    No


    Have you listened to any of Mark Boyett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but he did a good job narrating.


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    Slow story that never produced. The story had such great potential but just dragged on. The few fight scenes were even boring. I love this type of book but this author was just stringing one sentence after another till it was barely long enough to make a book. My lesson learned is not to believe the glowing reviews by all the people who got free books for their review. Gave up on book two and it was so short I felt stupid for giving a whole credit for it.

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  • Montzalee Wittmann
    Missouri, USA
    07/09/17
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    "Hi tech, big Mechs, great sci -fi"
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    Written by: Scott Bartlett
    Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    This is an audible book I requested and the review is voluntary.
    This book had all kinds of good stuff, intrigue, government corruption, revenge on another species, people you want to hate, people you want to cheer for, people you want to slap for being naive, big powerful mech machines, confusion as to which species is really the bad guy, and so much more. An action packed, big guns, high tech, aliens, fun sci-fi with suspense and emotional drama. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is that it ended so quickly. I felt is was a cliff hanger. Urg....Other than that I liked this book a lot.
    The narration is half the book and it was perfect. He had to do some fancy stuff. Aliens, girls, gruff old men, drunks, and more. All were done great and the narrator kept the pace of the story going perfect. He really added to the story. Wonderful job!

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