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War of the Spheres

Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
4 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

When humanity reaches for the stars, our probes are destroyed. They crash into an incredibly advanced piece of technology: a massive force-field. Unknown beings have placed a barrier around our star and planets, enclosing us within. We’re locked inside a Great Sphere. 

Was this invisible obstacle built to imprison us - or to protect us? No one knows the truth, but it soon becomes clear the barrier has leaks. Aliens infiltrate and try to sabotage our efforts to escape our cage. 

A warship crewed by military people and scientists beta-test an engine designed to pass through the barrier. Chief Gray, a security officer from Control, is assigned to help. His mission is critical: Earth must escape her bonds at all costs, even if it means war with our hostile neighbors. 

War of the Spheres is a new novel by James Millington and B. V. Larson, a best-selling SF author with over three million copies sold.

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

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Not too bad, but....

Not too sure how to vote, I liked it, but a the same time, no so much. Will still get the next one if there is a next, but it won’t be on my priority list.

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  • Stu
  • Southport, United Kingdom
  • 15-04-19

You get annoyed

The only form of communcation possible in this futuristic world is paper. I kid you not, the only comms possible between earth and the protagionists space ship in our solar system is paper..and that is never explained. Good ole radio, not possible it seems, morse code ? far to advanced for this book, you think comms lasers ? narr.. Incredulity to the max, very annoying.

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  • Neil Kresl
  • 04-04-19

misleading summary...

Bland and unrealistic characters with nonsensical attitudes, weird pacing, and very boring fight scenes. Most of the dialog is bitching arguments, places where tension could be drawn out deliciously are swept aside as the plot bulldozes past them. Time passes apparently but what feels like a couple days is apparently weeks worth of time, at least if the dialog is accurate.

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  • Steve Patterson
  • 04-04-19

Awful and choppy

I have no idea why BV Larson put his name on this. Mark Boyett did his usual great job, but giving him a 5 star effects the overall rate.

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  • Jacy Legault
  • 12-04-19

Not a Larson book?

It was like a different person wrote it. The characters and plot were very shallow. Not much was there to enjoy compared to his other series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-04-19

challenging.... for a 3rd grade dropout

Imagine listening to a 5 hour conversation detailing the process of fitting a square peg into a square hole.

Yes, the narration is excellent and there are moments of relief from the typically inane scenarios and dialogues, but it's obvious that someone other than Larson scribbled out the bulk of the text (probably with a crayon on wide rule paper.)


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  • Sailfish
  • 22-06-19

Similar Larson Characters But A Change Of Pace

Most B. V. Larson fans will find a lot to recognize in this book. An Alpha male, beautiful women, a quirky undependable yet needed character, and several pretentious and arrogant scientists and even a Klaver-like character. However, where the character personality types are similar, B. V. Larson and James Millington team up to present a story that is very different from previous novels which makes for an interesting and unpredictable story. There's also a subtle Half-Life aspect that adds an element of mystery to it.

Also appreciated is how the authors finished the book with a completed feel to it while also leaving enough hints and wiggle room for a continuation if they later decide to write one.

Mark Boyett performance was up to his well-known skillful standards.

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  • RM
  • 18-06-19

even Mark Boyett's talent cant save this

Very disappointing, poorly written, with characters that are confusing and unrelatable. The main character and narrator is opaque and leaves you scratching your head about his motivations and actions. Sadly, I was looking forward to this book as I loved Larson's Starforce and Undying Mercenaries series, but this book is just painful to listen to - I only have an hour left and I may not ever finish.

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  • Hike/Fish
  • 16-06-19

takes it's time but it has potential

was ready return it many times. But I have enjoy Mr. Larson's other works. in the end I am hopeful it will lead to a series. could be interesting.

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  • Chris
  • 08-05-19

not typical Larson

tough to get through this book. I normally eat up BV Larson stuff in a matter of days. it took me a month to close this one out. it isn't a terrible story and the ending is decent- it's just isnt typical Larson. it's missing something. The quick witty humor and the protagonist bravado are few and far between. the protagonist seems lacking and indecisive at times. i didnt hate this book and may give the next one a chance simply because its Larson and Boyett.

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  • John Garner
  • 27-04-19

Just ok

Mark Boyett did well. The story was just not that good. Not the worst I have read, but not what I expect from BV Larson.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-04-19

Odd

BV Larson should be ashamed of this garbage. I own every book he writes and this seemed to be writtten by someone else. Story doesn’t match the description. .

1 of 2 people found this review helpful