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Glass World

Undying Mercenaries Series, Book 13
Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Undying Mercenaries, Book 13
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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The Galactics arrived with their Battle Fleet in 2052. Rather than being exterminated under a barrage of hell-burners, Earth joined a vast Empire that spanned the Milky Way.   

More than a century has passed since the glorious day of Earth’s annexation. Struggling to hold on to a handful of planets in the frontier provinces, humanity is at war with Rigel. After the destruction of both our fleet and theirs, a time of quiet rebuilding has begun.   

James McGill was hoping for a peaceful break in the conflict, but an opportunity to gain a significant technological edge arises. He’s summoned to Central and sent off to the stars, searching for a strange planet dotted with crystalline formations. There, the vicious apex predators from Rigel manufacture their impenetrable body armor.   

McGill is sent to the new planet first as an agent, then at the forefront of Legion Varus. He must face death, evil aliens, and his own untrustworthy government. Find out who lives and who gets permed in Glass World, book 13 of the Undying Mercenaries series.   

With over three million copies sold, USA Today best-selling author B. V. Larson is the king of modern military science fiction.

©2020 Iron Tower Press (P)2020 Iron Tower Press

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One of the best series on audible

The series has been really entertaining can't wait to the next instalment. Can't wait to say what McGill gets himself into next time

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  • Rachel
  • 05-03-2020

Outstanding addition to the series!!!

I really enjoy this series and hope it keeps going. It's like a TV series but in book form. For me each book is like an episode. The formula works and is predictable which is a good thing for me. There are no cliffhangers in this series. The problem gets solved by the end and McGill saves the day. Just a purely fun series that I can't get enough of. Wondering what world is next!!!

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  • AGreviewer
  • 20-03-2020

BV Larson has never met an actual human woman

I’m pretty sure BV Larson has never met an actual human woman but he insists on trying to write female characters. I stay with this series because it comes out when I’ve got nothing else to listen to.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-03-2020

Great series

Awesome world building. And as much of a womanizer and liar old James McGill is, he's also brave and strangely principled, so I haven't tired of his continuing adventures. Love the narrator!

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  • Clayton
  • 31-03-2020

this series is getting old

I've really enjoyed the Undying Mercenaries series, but this book didn't have the action or humor or cleverness of its predecessors

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  • Blev
  • 18-03-2020

Please keep them coming

I just can’t get enough of ol’ James McGill. This character has what all man wish they have at one time or another. Granted he is entirely fictional. Boyett truly can narrate a mean sci-fi!

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  • Wolf Steel
  • 17-03-2020

Won't ever get tired of this series

I don't know what it is but McGill is hands down my favorite character of all time. The stories aren't the best in the world, but they are told in what I consider remarkably well written. This will be the 7th time I've listened to the entire series and I'll never get bored of the books.

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  • Chani
  • 23-04-2020

You read one of these books, you've read them all

First, the overt sexism in these books is exhausting. the author obviously is partaking in a bit of wish fulfillment. mcGill's treatment of women is horrifying, and the authors writing of women is shallow and obviously his wet dream. and to top it off, the line, "flirting is a promise of future sex" had me wanting to throw my phone against the wall.

Second, The use of unacceptable words such as "retard", show a small mind not capable of compassion. and poor writing.

Third, the writing is stale. The same villains keep showing up, over and over again, doing the same thing. It is really showing a stunning lack imagination on the writer's part. Nobody grows, nobody changes, nobody learns a damned thing. Graves and Drusis are supposed to be wise, good leaders, but the allow themselves to be manipulated by stupid, greedy people who perform poorly, over and over again. And the obvious solutions are missed by everyone, but McGill. And then McGill gives these people passes because he wants to screw them. Sloppy writing indeed.

This is the last book in this series I will read. and I only got this far because they either were free or a $1.99.

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  • Paul Zuman
  • 16-03-2020

more!

I hope more and more books keep coming! this series is great and doesn't seem to disappoint.

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  • Ryan and Kylie
  • 14-03-2020

Love the series, but this one started to lose me.

With the exception of two details, I loved this book just as much as the past 12. But Winslade returned for the sole purpose of central finding out how he defected in book 12... but somehow he ends up in command and with overruling authority/access - this was to much of an oversight not to be addressed in this book, for me. The other part that bugged me, was McGill was pursuing Abigail... up until now McGill has always had a sense of conscience. But essentially looking to screw one of his arch enemies, in the female form, also didn't make sense to me. But like I said other than these two things the book was great as was all the others

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  • fisk
  • 03-05-2020

Tired

I like the author and the main premise of the book but there needs to be some up side even if it’s just for a change 13 books now and it’s the same McGill saves the day and gets punished for it over and over again it get frustrating when I finish 13 if it’s still the same I’m done.

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  • S. Morris
  • 17-04-2020

Could This Be Time To Call It Quits?

I've loved the epic Star Force series and now the Undying Mercenaries books from the prolific B.V Larson. Glass World, the thirteenth in the series, was a book I jumped at as soon as I was aware it had been released. Note to Audible: Please email members when a new book in a series they have in their libraries becomes available, rather than the haphazard group releases notifications that often do not include such new releases.

Anyway, I was looking forward to the light and straightforward fare, that is the Undying Mercenaries series of books and Glass World did not disappoint in that regard. All the standard elements were present, so it ticked the boxes on that front. However, I am beginning to wonder if this series is reaching a dead end and perhaps ought to be concluded. I don't say this lightly, being a long time fan of the entertaining, yet dark and oddly funny series of books, but I think Larson is running short on ideas and I feel it's now starting to show.

Now, one can always argue that any series of books will always have a general theme running through it, a set of familiar elements etc. However, I feel this standard series of building blocks has pretty much run its course here by the time we get to Glass World. Larson basically is repackaging and reusing standard plot points here and it just now feels more obvious to me.

I held out some hope of a change of direction that could bring new life to this saga toward the end of this story, when our hapless hero, James McGill, was offered a career option that might have mixed things up a bit. However, Larson didn't go down that route, which I think this series of stories badly needs now.

The other thing Larson might do, is to try expanding his protagonist alien species count and give us a new threat with an intricate society and spread across distant worlds. The Skay, for me, fell flat in this regard and ere a kind of Borg from Star Trek rip off to a certain extent. The last really interesting aliens were the squids with their Blood Worlder slave culture.

Other odd points that become more glaringly obvious as the successive books come out, is the complete lack of air support for the legionnaires. Yes, I know this is supposed to be a story about the infantry, the grunt on the ground, butt even infantry need a layered method of assault that invariably entails close air support assets. So much death and destruction to our heroes could have been avoided in this story, had the soldier been able to transport into the landing zone via rapid deploy drop ships, rather than walking into obvious ambush choke points and dealing with smart mines! Further, what happened to the legion's Dragons? That walking armoured infantry vehicle heavily featured in Tech World, I think it was.

Unless some radical changes are brought about, I hate to say that I am starting to think this series has dead ended.

Glass World is still a worthwhile read, but it does not offer anything new.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-04-2020

not as engaging.

I enjoyed most of the undying mercenaries, they have their flaws but overall are an easy and enjoyable listen. This one on the other hand seemed rushed and thrown together with the old James McGill standard plotline.

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  • Mansoor
  • 08-04-2020

Not as good as the others

Been following this series from start. This seemed stretched and boring. Too bad expected a lot more

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  • Mr. K. N. Dawson
  • 03-04-2020

All Good.

Excellent as always! I never tire of these books, only wish they came out more frequently 😁😬

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  • CJSILV
  • 01-04-2020

Great book

Great book series one of my favourite series can't wait until the next one great narration as always I highly recommend listening to this book

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  • david
  • 01-04-2020

well worth it

continuing on the same thread with similar story's but still worth the read especially if you enjoy the characters

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  • C
  • 25-03-2020

Much better then the last few books

I think this one was better then the last few books because MC didn't just act dumb for no reason even when he knew better. I also like how it seems like the MC is just so use to everything that happens and just takes it with a smile on his face without much complain. Really hope he gets the promotion he deserves in the next book.

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  • vldxzctnmftsrxy
  • 23-03-2020

b.v. Larson's dark sense of humor

I think no matter how how long this series will go
whenzle will never meet an end I think most readers wish for no matter what kinda shit he does he comes out alive and keeps it up I think by now b.v Larson doesn't kill him just because most people probably would buy his undying mercenerieries books just on a hope it might happen in any case another great book

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  • Neveoscar
  • 23-03-2020

McGill at his all time best.

Gutted that he didn't get the promotion he deserved.!!!
Looking forward to the next installment.

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  • 匿名
  • 20-03-2020

great as always

I like the Primus Tease at the end, I really hope MC gets promoted soon.