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War of the Spheres

Narrated by: Mark Boyett
Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)
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Publisher's 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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  • Neil Kresl
  • 04-04-2019

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
  • 04-04-2019

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
  • 12-04-2019

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
  • 15-04-2019

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. .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-04-2019

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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  • Scott
  • 19-05-2019

Going to keep listening

Great, now I need to spend more credits to listen to the rest. great book, worth listening to.

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  • Bobby
  • 15-05-2019

Good read

Not sure why this book is getting so many negative reviews. True the description is very misleading, but the story itself is pretty good. I am listening for the second time and waiting for book 2.

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  • Chris
  • 08-05-2019

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-04-2019

Worst BV Larson Book

Too much “womanizing”. It’s almost like it was forced in. The episodes added nothing to story and detracted from it.

Perhaps the author needed to get some action because he seemed too focused on it.

Story is just a rehashed version of Larson’s other books. Nothing new here which is ok with me, but this one lacked the polish of ANY of his other books. It was like a random rumble through broken glass.

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  • David
  • 29-04-2019

Larsen & Millington Have Succeeded

This new book was great fun to listen to and the story was just plain good. I've loved every book Larsen has written and Millinton's contribution was seemless to that track record. I hope there will be more to this series as this book just taps the possibilities of this story line.

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  • LE COZ Cédric
  • 24-04-2019

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
  • 15-04-2019

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.