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Mech Wars: The Complete Series

Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Series: Mech Wars, Book 1-4
Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Humanity is tired of losing. Enter the mech.

Jake Price has always dreamed of joining the Darkstream military like his father before him. When he’s told his gaming scores are good enough to qualify him for a brand-new training program designed to find recruits talented enough to pilot humanity’s first mechs, he can hardly believe it.

He’s right to be doubtful. There are hundreds of other recruits competing for the same eight jobs, and they’re all as skilled as he is. Worse, the training instructor is an unhinged chief with a particular dislike for Jake.

But Jake refuses to give up, refuses to wash out, because humanity is facing its greatest threat yet. If someone doesn’t step up, it could all be over for the human species.

Contains the complete series:

  • Powered
  • Dynamo
  • Meltdown
  • Infliction
©2017-2018 Scott Bartlett (P)2018 Scott Bartlett

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Si Fi action aplenty

i could use one of these mechs jn Melbourne traffic to clear the path on the way home

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  • Legend117
  • 16-09-2018

It’s Mechs. What more do you want?

I loved this series. Lots of action and a well put together story. Highly recommendable.

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  • KD
  • 22-08-2018

Mostly flash but still fun

I’m a big fan of mech shows and I’ve been wanting an author to tackle mechs in more sci books. I feel like it’s a genre that deserves to be explored more. That being said this is a nice step but in the end not what o wanted.

The science just didn’t feel believable and would take my out of my immersion. That being said I had plenty of fun and for one credit it was a decent investment

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  • Bob
  • 13-08-2018

Typical Mech Battle Story

Nothing new here ... pretty good classic Mech lingo and tech. As a 4 book package a enjoyable read ... but 4 credits for 4 books would not be just. Characters never really gelled.

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  • George
  • 23-09-2019

Save yourself the time.

The story is sub par. It's break points are jarring. It's written as four books but each book ends at a fairly abitrary point. The structure of book seems like the author wrote one book and split it up. The conclusion is really weak and rushed with the last 30 minutes being packed with would be cliff hangers that just fall short. The characters are really one dimensional. You will pick up who the fodder characters are in minutes because they have virtually no characterization. Overall I would avoid this book. Narrator does a good job bringing some joy to a pretty bad book.

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  • Andrew Garrison
  • 13-08-2019

Another great book

Like the Ixan prophecies series this is a great collection of books! It bridges the gap between the Ixan prophecies and legacy.

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  • rhardwick
  • 02-11-2018

Good Story and Great Narration!

All four books are seamless from one to the other. Story is original but I wish there was a little more info on what happened to force Darkstream to flee the sole system.

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  • Shane
  • 18-08-2018

amazing

I loved it. right up my alley and my favorite narrator! good plot twist and the whole nine yards going to listen to it again for sure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-08-2018

I found it hard to follow, was lost at times,

I found it hard to follow, was lost at times. confusing as to what happen.

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  • Ben
  • 09-11-2019

Decent Sci-Fi

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this title in return for an unbiased review.

I thought this series was decent sci-fi. Definitely not terrible, but not amazing, kind of average.

Narration:
It had a little bit of white noise in the audio which was noticeable at the start but did not bother me too much as the books went on. The narrator did a good job, was easy to listen to, and I always knew which person he was voicing. He is not among the top narrators, but definitely not on the bottom. I quite enjoyed him.

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As far as the books go my biggest complaint is that it is advertised as four books when in reality it is one book in four parts. I really enjoyed the Mechs and watching what their capabilities were. There were no major plot twists, I enjoyed the little bits of world-building that were in the book.

It goes on the list of books that I could read again if I'm in the mood for some generic sci-fi.

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  • Andrew
  • 07-11-2019

Fun story with little tastes of many sources

I enjoyed this story a lot. I would not say it was original. But it was fun enough that I didn’t mind so much. And the narrator was top notch.

It was engaging with characters you like.

Thought it was odd that he went out of his way to give full names to a room full of people who pretty much died in first few moments of the book. Lol.

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  • H. Horcickova
  • 13-06-2019

worth your time

the constant internal monolog of the many characters gets fairly annoying, enjoyed the book over all

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  • CJSILV
  • 25-03-2019

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Great book series hopefully there will be more i highly recommend listening to it 👍

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  • Lee 2012
  • 15-02-2019

repetitive action

repetitive story with a lack of emotional link to contents or characters. found that it easily altered the characters personality to push story line ideas that in the big picture didn't change much other than allowing for the repetitive battles to follow the same stages of story as the previous battle, normally in the same location.
I listened to the end as I felt the story did have potential to go somewhere interesting, but in the end I was left disappointed with nothing feeling like it was resolved or that the characters had grown or developed in a way that made me care about their journey. The performance was good & well read but the story failed to draw me in.

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