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Mecha Samurai Empire

A United States of Japan Novel, Book 2
Narrated by: Joel de la Fuente
Series: United States of Japan, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
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The Man in the High Castle meets Pacific Rim in this action-packed alternate-history novel from the award-winning author of United States of Japan. Germany and Japan won WWII and control of the US, and a young man has one dream: to become a mecha pilot.

Makoto Fujimoto grew up in California, but with a difference - his California is part of the United States of Japan. After Germany and Japan won WWII, the US fell under their control. Growing up in this world, Mac plays portical games, haphazardly studies for the Imperial Exam, and dreams of becoming a mecha pilot. Only problem: Mac's grades are terrible. His only hope is to pass the military exam and get into the prestigious mecha pilot training program at Berkeley Military Academy. 

When his friend Hideki's plan to game the test goes horribly wrong, Mac washes out of the military exam, too. Perhaps he can achieve his dream by becoming a civilian pilot. But with tensions rising between the United States of Japan and Nazi Germany and rumors of collaborators and traitors abounding, Mac will have to stay alive long enough first....

©2018 Peter Tieryas (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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  • Tami B.
  • 18-05-2020

Better than book 1

USJ wasn't bad, maybe a little underwhelming but still fun. MSE was a better sequel that burned the hours away, I liked it more.

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  • Kingsley Obike
  • 30-04-2020

An Exceptional Mesh of Genres in One Story

I am convinced that this sequel surpasses its predecessor. The mesh of genres is more defined in this one. Clearly, as I listened, I could visualize it as an anime a la Akira and Ghost in the Shell (which is cleverly referenced), or a worthy indirect sequel to Amazon's adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's Man in the High Castle. MSE blew my mind. I am starting the next one as soon as possible. I also need to stress the narration done by De la Fuente. Much much better than the previous narrator of USJ.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-11-2019

This book is absolutely nuts. And I love it.

Gripping characters and story, on top of exceptionally detailed giant robot fights. Pure unadulterated awesomeness. Narrator was great too!

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  • Joseph felix
  • 04-11-2019

Great book

I liked everything about this book.

Recommend to people that like Mecha and what if alternate history’s .

I gave it max stars since I love Mecha books like gundam. And I love history even a history that is opposite to ours. Just to read what if this happened and the aftermath of those events differ from our actual history.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 30-03-2019

Turkey dogs

I love the mecha samurai idea. The twist about US losing war against the Nazis. How world was so different but similar was great. The struggle between what right and country (empire). It feels like a amine to me

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  • Tanner
  • 30-12-2018

Great sequel

Great continuation of the story. Narrator much better this time. Hope he writes more in this universe.

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  • aaron
  • 03-12-2018

Great story

Started this book in the paperback version. Decided to continue with the audio version at work. Have to say this one was quite enjoyable

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  • Vallon Davis
  • 13-10-2018

Excellent

A most excellent follow up to the first book. Although this one is more of a stand alone story. Hopefully there will be another story set in this alteted world.

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  • A
  • 02-11-2019

Mechas Manga and all things Japanese Love it.

Great telling of an interesting alternative history. Japan loves it's mecha culture an interesting twist if they had been part of ww2. Good narration but sometimes the accents are a bit bad.

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  • Alex N.
  • 29-03-2019

even better than USJ

Giant Mecha's smashing each other to bits, what's not to like here? must read for sci fi fans

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  • R. Maines
  • 10-10-2018

Giant robots smash!

Although I loved the world building in United States of Japan I was not a fan of the ending, but this book set in the same alternate universe is fantastic.

A coming of age story with giant robots battling Nazi biobots, what’s not to like.

Great narration by Joel de la Fuerite is the icing on the cake.