• Green World

  • Undying Mercenaries, Book 15
  • By: B.V. Larson
  • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (3,034 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Rebels build a secret base on Green World. Their plan is to attack Earth and retake all the planets the humans have conquered.

Hegemony starships gather to strike the Rebels first, but where is their base? As the fleets search, Earth warships trespass into Skay space, igniting a fresh border conflict between rival Galactics.

When James McGill stumbles onto the rebel camp, they’re forced to step up their plans. The world goes up in flames. Friends are permed and cities are destroyed as everything spins out of control.

Can Earth survive? Find out in Green World, book 15 of the Undying Mercenaries series. With more than three million copies sold, USA Today best-selling author B. V. Larson is the king of modern military science fiction. 

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Looks like half a book

The book is missing the story?
Many totally repeating themes. A money maker?

I did enjoy parts of the book.

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Where is the story going.

Loved the book and the story but, I’m look for the main character to grow. He keeps getting into the same scenario. For a time it was getting good because he was moving up in rank but now his growth is stagnant.

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What was the point?

The series is great, this book is like, huh? There plot seems non-existent, just a bunch of short issues tossed together. It really feels like a rushed money grab rather than any meaningful contribution to the franchise. I'd love to see James advance in rank, develop as a leader, and stop getting arrested every 30 minutes, sleeping with the same 5 girls, going awol over and over, etc. Just utterly predictable. Might be my last buy in this series. :(

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why?

don't agree with the writers choices in this one.. making up shifty situations for no reason, and didn't progress the story.

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so many mistakes

I should have quit this series a couple books ago. Everything is recorded but no record when it's convenient, people that were known traders are in positions of power, moon size aliens don't have enough brain power to match the shape of the legion ship with known enemies, and the list goes on.

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another great story by the master

as far as I'm concerned although bv larson spins a funny action filled yarn mark Boyett gave McGill his personality Boyett brings these characters to life. this is definitely a collaboration

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Mark Boyett is a beast, storyline is falling off

I’ve enjoyed this storyline for years now but, it’s like repetitive narratives have taken over the matrix at this point. Because I’ve enjoyed it so much, I am giving B.V. one more credit spent on this series and then I’m done. Similar to what happened with his Star Force series or whatever happened to Rebel Force (still sad/annoyed he let that one die so early on); he gets an idea, really likes it, and then beats it into the ground so hard it turns into a bloody mess no one is sure what it use to be.

One more shot and then I give up.

Edit: one thing to notice, +11,000 people rated Steel World highly in most cases, now we’re at book 15 and not quite 2,800 rated at all and a not small amount basically give the same review as above. Sad.

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cash grab

I know these stories aren't very long or deep, but I've enjoyed most of them a lot. Nothing important it's interesting at all happened in this book. Maybe it's time to let it go.

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Plots are becoming a bit tired

Mark Boyett’s narration was as excellent as ever. Unfortunately he didn’t have much to work with as the plot seemed cobbled together out of left-over bits.

Also, new adventures were cut-short as if Larson couldn’t bring himself to develop them: the pursuit across the Skay sector to the other side was dealt with in a sentence - « We went the long way around and returned to earth 6-months later »; then McGill being handed over to the Skay after his trial - « Claver did it. Oh, I’ll send you back to earth then. Thanks ».

Might be time to perm McGill. 😞

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feels like the same book over an ocer

it's a great story, great writing and an outstanding performance. it just feels like it's the same story over and over again. I probably should have quit 3 books ago but I always get the next one. I might be done now though.

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  • Roberto L
  • 08-28-21

Nowhere near Larson's normal level

So if you're looking at getting Green World, then you've probably digested some pretty good yarns on the way, and Larson's undying mercenaries series has been reliably entertaining, but this chapter kind of let's the side down and really doesn't recapture any of the former highlights of James McGill's previous adventures.

The story doesn't hold much in the way of invention, mystery and intrigue, the new world isn't very interesting being mostly water, and there are no epic battles, although there is some fighting and a little dying. There is no new tech and McGill's famous BS that gets him out of tight spots isn't really flaunted in the usual way.

If you gotten this far then you'll probably just read/listen to it anyway, but don't expect a great deal. Lets hope this is a blip and Mr Larson can turn the universe up to 11 next time.

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  • G M HEWITT
  • 08-20-21

lost it's way!

Well that was a poor effort! After some really gripping stories this was with out doubt the weakest story line.......at the end i hoped Mc Gill was permed........

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  • Rob
  • 08-18-21

Weak

These books used to be fairly entertaining, however I find this book tedious and simplistic. McGill is just annoying now. One trick pony with no real depth who makes stupid nonsensical decisions for zero reason. Mentally it seems he’s lost a few decades.
Sorry but I think this series just needs to get permed!

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  • S. Morris
  • 09-20-21

A Bit More Variety Here

I always look forward to a new release in this series and I wasn't disappointed with Green World. I was a bit down on Larson's last effort, stating that I felt it had become too formulaic. I'm pleased to say that I felt Green World had the usual elements you expect of an Undying Mercenaries story, but didn't quite follow the same modus operandi.

Also nice to have the series continued to be narrated by the excellent Mark boyett. There's nothing worse than an established series of books where there is a narrator change. Boyett has reprised all the usual voices here, so you'll feel right at home. It shows the man's professionalism that he is able to come back to these stories, likely after some time and having narrated several non related books in the interim and apply the correct voice to the various characters.

One of Larson's strengths as a writer is his ability to come up with imaginative new aliens and his stories are easy to understand, accessible for non science fiction fans and have colourful characters that, happily, are not neutered by woke politics etc.

I can't finish up a review without my usual nit picks. In one case, Larson has seemingly forgotten timelines, the

Story began in March and McGill returns in May, yet McGill exclaims he's been gone two weeks. Shouldn't that be two months?

Later, a Primus asks McGill to make an appointment for March.

I also spotted what I thought was a word close to what I believe it ought to have been. Early on in the book, our hapless hero is inspecting a large cargo ship. After some time, he decides to give up, stating that it was helpless. Should that have been hopeless?

Oh, and the character, Keevie (Uncertain how that's spelt) is referred to in one scene as a Bio, when, in fact, she's a Tech.

Again, very minor points indeed, but I do wonder what has happened to proof reading these days. Anyway, just me being a nit pick, that's all.

I enjoyed Green World, a somewhat different take on the usual fare in the series, which made it a better story than some of the more recent books.

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  • Darren Tyrell-Knights
  • 09-15-21

lazy sequel

Mark boyett is amazing as usual. But this book was just out of ideas, boring and just plain bad.

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  • CJSILV
  • 08-20-21

Great book 📙 👍 🎧

Great book love the book Series 👍 can't wait to listen to the next one I highly recommend it

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  • Helen N
  • 08-20-21

perfection as always

if you're looking atthis review, stop worrying. it's exactly the kind of goofy, charming sci-fi goodness you're used to.

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  • Formulka
  • 08-15-21

Like the good old days

Nothing extremely novel or exciting but a bit of a return to the good old days, the old gang and all. Listening to James abusing hapless hogs made me laugh out loud like a lunatic in public a couple of times. Mark and his narration are fantastic as usual. Not the best but solid one.

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  • Abdimalik abdullahi
  • 08-06-21

Amazing book

Once again B.V Larson has hit it out of park with his book! The voices are all amazing as usual & the story is unique & engaging. I finished this within 2 days & will absolutely be preordering the next book & likely every single book for the rest of this series. Well done!

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  • Aaron Salter
  • 08-05-21

loved it

as always loved the book already waiting for the next addition to the series !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-21

End the Series

This character and universe needs a conclusion pronto, the characters aren’t growing the story twists and world building seems out of juice just end this series, I love the series but quit beating a dead horse.

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  • teddet2001
  • 08-09-21

Great story once again

B V Larson has done it again with a great story, always so much twists and turns. I do hope good ole McGill gets a promotion out of all of this and put in over winslade.

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  • a reader
  • 08-30-21

My new favourite!!

It's official, Undying Mercenaries

has taken over my number 1 position over a certain "beer can"

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-21

not as interested in this one.

I had been looking forward to this instalment. i guess magils attitude has worn on me. after this betrayel i gueas it seems unrealistic that a character would not reconsider his part and not move on in some way. it left a bitter taste in my mouth and a feeling of wasted time. i believe i am now over this character, or as strange as it seems lost respect for how the character has been portrayed. It feels sloppy and just a cut and paste of previouse novels. very disapionted.