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Earth’s entire fleet and all her legions are conscripted by the Galactics. Centurion McGill of Legion Varus is among countless troops pressed into service as cannon fodder for the Empire.

Not everyone on Earth is happy with the demands of the Galactics. Earth has built up her military for decades, and now she might lose everything in a foreign war no one understands. As the man who has killed more Mogwa than any other human in history, McGill is approached and given a mission. He has a fateful decision to make. Will he serve Earth’s overlords faithfully, or will he assassinate the arrogant alien leaders?

City World is book 17 in the Undying Mercenaries series, an epic saga of space battles and ground combat. With millions of his titles sold, USA Today best-selling author B.V. Larson is the king of modern military science fiction.

©2022 Iron Tower Press, Inc. (P)2022 Podium Audio

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Loved it!

I really enjoyed City World. I like where BV Larson is taking this series and can’t wait for the next book!

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amazing and keep wanting more!!

This is one of those stories you never want to end, and it makes you sad when the book finishes because you want more of the McGill creature. Keep it up, please!

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the best yet

Absolutely loved the story the depth of it and the detail. Great action 5 stars

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Meh

Same same of everything. No new concepts, ideas or twists. Event seem provincial without any depth or impact on anyone. Feels like some characters are in the story just so we don't forget they exist. Their personalities are not shaping the story - feels like the other way around.
I'd love to see thinking and solving bigger, existential problems of the Milky way inhabitants rather than just another same dying experience and sexapades of one centurion.

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totaly addicted

so far this series never fails to entertain! okay suspension of reality is required, though made up by story line and consistency between novels. well worth the time!

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  • Chance
  • 09-05-2022

Keeping to the downward slope

Every time I see a new one pop up, I trick myself into believing that "This has got to be the one! This one will finally get back on the tracks!" Every time, for the last 4-5 books or so, I've come away more disappointed. Maybe the growing disappointment is causing a perceived downward slope and the last 5 books have actually just been of the same, formulaic, names and places replaced, quality, but who knows.

It's literally the same, exact story with the same, exact, lack-of-growth characters as the last 4 have been. The plot is the same, the cast is the same, the dialogue is the same- only the setting has changed, and really only in the most technical aspect. McGill is a dumb, womanizing redneck. The brass/his superiors (many, if not all, are outright traitors that apparently everyone forgot about) throw him into an unwinnable situation. He cheats and turns the tide and accomplishes something with galaxy-wide implications. The brass/his superiors take the credit (with who? Who knows. He deals personally with several of the highest ranked military and civilian authorities.) and go back to treating him like a dumb, womanizing redneck.

Any semblance of a series arc/plot is either gone, or so dissembled that it may as well be.

I very much hope that Larson stumbles back into the tracks of this series soon. It is/was such a fantastic series until the tracks curved and he kept going straight about 5km back. I'm not even sure if he could turn around and get back on at the point of departure at this point.. He needs to stumble back onto the original tracks or find some new ones to get on because this series has just been coasting on momentum and is getting bogged down quickly.

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  • Josh
  • 28-04-2022

I think even Mark Boyett is tired of this story

This was my last go at giving BV a chance to revitalize this storyline to something worth spending credits on. And now, I am done with it. Like the title says, even Mark Boyett's narration seemed halfhearted this time... it's just dead stick at this point.

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  • G. Moore101
  • 27-04-2022

The most entertaining story to date.

Kept me involved from the start to finish. Larson weaves a fantastic story and Mark Boycott gives it life. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys science fiction.

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  • S. Shamansky
  • 26-04-2022

It’s important to make me laugh

And this audio book keep me company during my dose of plague. Laughing while sick is the highest honor

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  • mike O
  • 28-04-2022

such a great series never dull

I do not know how he can write 13 books all the same but never a dull minute I know we all know the basics of what's going to happen to McGill but you can't stop listening. this should be a TV series it would be bigger than the walking Dead or game of thrones

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  • Markus
  • 28-04-2022

One of my favorite series. Hate having to wait

Love this guy's sarcastic characters. The book is good, if you are listening you get what you want from this book.

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  • Jacob
  • 12-05-2022

long time fan

this book addressed allot of the questions left after blood world and introduced a new interesting story line with the galactics . we the fans are on book 17 of the series and still want more. b.v larson if you read this next step is a tv series please 🙏 lol even an animated series like clone wars would be amazing 👏

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  • William
  • 27-06-2022

City World Review

This was the worst book so far. McGill’s over the top shenanigans got to be so boring I almost stopped reading the book.

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  • John M
  • 25-06-2022

Love Undying Mercenaries

I have listened to every Undying Mercenaries book, and I really have enjoyed them all. The characters are interesting and amusing and the Scifi always keeps me interested.

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  • Mickey Strand
  • 24-06-2022

Love The Who thing

I really enjoy the whole series. They might even be getting better with time. I can’t wait for what’s next for old James McGill. Next please.

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  • Quigglebert
  • 01-05-2022

A return to form

After the last couple of books feeling a little tired, a fantastic return of the galactic universe.

the story is back to where I personally enjoyed it the most, James pulling his usual shenanigans on his foes and friends alike in a captivating war story which had a few moments that took me by suprise and a twist or two that leaves me wanting more.
if you like the series, this is closer to the classic style in the first few books focusing on the legion and McGill, it's less about the black ops.
And I have always had a soft spot for the grand admiral, some might even go so far as to call it slave love

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  • Andrew Lawson
  • 26-06-2022

Entertaining but some inconsistencies

I’ve enjoyed all the books in the series and it’s always impressive how well Mark manages to maintain the different voice characteristics so well throughout.

It’s not the first time there’ve been some glaring flaws in story continuity though, so I wanted to write to note this. Unless I dozed off & missed them retrofitting something, at the end of the previous campaign, his boss / ongoing love interest had been demoted & supposedly put back in charge of his rag tag bunch. However, recommencing this story, there’s no mention of this demotion and she’s not the tribune she was supposed to be. It just seems quite an oversight given it’s surely a major point from the previous book.

Regardless, it won’t stop me listening and enjoying the overall adventures to come I’m sure.

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  • John
  • 23-06-2022

Another great story in the series

It is great to have another instalment of the series and has the usual mix of humour and twists to the story.
Great performance as always adding to the characters

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  • david
  • 13-06-2022

Nice read

another nice read. Full of unlikely events and far fetched stories but still worth the read

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  • CJSILV
  • 11-06-2022

Great book

Great book love the story and the book series great narration can’t wait to listen to the next one ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-05-2022

Love it, keep it coming brilliant still...

Trubble brewing on blood world.
Truly excellent caricatures and performance. Every time entertainment love this series.

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  • wesley harrigan
  • 23-05-2022

back to the old Mgill

if you felt like the last book was going off the rails don't worry this one brings it right back. very happy

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  • Colin Parke
  • 12-05-2022

Still fresh and enjoyable

Performance and story is still great and I enjoyed this book as much as the previous one. I’d like to see Old McGill get a promotion next time though and I’m curious where the story arc is going. Looking forward to the next one!

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  • G M HEWITT
  • 10-05-2022

This should be the last one!

This is number 17 and its a poor story ! perhaps it time for Old James Mc Gill to get permed. story starts at chapter 21 and just doesn't pick up. very poor effort.

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  • David B.
  • 06-05-2022

yet another great book

Another great installment to great series, well read as allways and the story continues on perfectly.

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