Mako : The Mako Saga

  • by Ian J. Malone
  • Narrated by Andrew Wehrlen
  • Series: The Mako Saga
  • 14 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A down-and-out history professor leads a team of old friends to virtual glory as the first-ever group to beat Mako Assault, a revolutionary new game that has emerged from nowhere to take the online world by storm. As a reward for their achievement, and under the guise of publicity, the group is flown to meet the game's mysterious designer, only to learn that Mako's intent was never to entertain its players…but rather to train them.
An epic science fiction thrill ride of action, suspense, laughter, and romance, Mako is the story of five ordinary people rising to the challenge of extraordinary events, driven only by their faith in one another.

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Easy read

What did you like best about Mako? What did you like least?

Easy to go back to and easy to let go of. For me this book falls under the junkfood category. It is pretty enjoyable while reading it, but it does not last past the point you put it away.


Would you listen to another book narrated by Andrew Wehrlen?

I would. He does a pretty decent job with this book without that much to work with.


Any additional comments?

Buy it and enjoy the listen. Just don't expect to be blown away by fantastic plots, character development and hours of post book processing.

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- Johan

Good story poor SF

The story is quite well written with good character development and a decent writing style. The voice-acting is excellent. However, the technical side of things seems fairly poorly thought out. Suspension of disbelief is invoked many more times than necessary in this book, in many places seemingly out of laziness. The space battle scenes seem to lack a sense of the actual size of space, and space battles seem more like naval/air battles. For example, a space ship with wings so it can work in atmosphere as well, which seems to go from zooming around the canyons on a moon or the planet's surface back into orbit in a matter of a few seconds, then sweeping graceful arcs through space. While I confess, this is no worse than some of the SF in Star Wars, it feels a little disappointing on this front. Also, as mentioned by others, the book is steals pretty liberally from The Last Starfighter and Star Wars. As a character study, it's good, and it would probably make a decent summer movie, but don't go in expecting anything vaguely like hard SF.
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- S. Ludtke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2013
  • Publisher: Ian J. Malone