I enjoy the lost fleet series, but I think this is my last one...because each new book has to cover the ground of previous books in case the reader hasn't read them. It's very tedious and detracts from the enjoyment of the books. Book #2 spends about 5 minutes catching you up. Book #3, 15 minutes and book #4 (feels like) 25 minutes of "catch-up" over the first 6 chapters. We know the characters and love them. We read all previous books. There's no need to cater to the 1 reader out of 20,000 that didn't read the other books. SO.....I don't think I'm going to read book #5. It's just too distracting to hear about each character's back-story with every successive book.
Most: The battle descriptions. Least: Rehashing material from previous books.
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To enjoy the fourth book in a series is saying something. It has not run its' course yet for me. Part of the pleasure of listening to this series is imagining each planetary system and then overlaying the fleet tactics. I also enjoy speculating on the progress of technology and the cultural changes, and constants, humans would experience along the way, and Jack Campbell does a fantastic job on both counts. Wrapped up in exciting action makes the experience very enjoyable. I highly recommend keeping your hands occupied with yardwork or housecleaning while listening; you'll burn a few calories with The Lost Fleet series.
Very high. I really enjoy this series and Valiant is the most satisfying (to me) out of the books so far.
i honestly don't know. the first one that comes to mind is Mass Effect: Ascension. It caught me off guard and was different from the other books so far in the series. It didn't have a whole lot of action, but the discussions that were talked about answered a lot of questions I had in the series so far.
He does a spot on Victoria Rione! her character is cold hearted, ruthless and blunt. Christian delivers with every quote from her.
I only listen about 1/2 - 1 hour at a time. I typically listen to it in the car. So No, i like it better in spurts.
SPOILERS: Great book. you learn a lot about the Aliens that lurk beyond the Syndicit worlds. It wasn't as action packed as previous books. but a lot of things were talked about that really moved the story forward and i thoroughly enjoyed that!
while hoping for a great space adventure...and then hearing all the Deity praise &worship throughout the story was extremely irritating....chewed nuts and bolts painfully..to get through it....
I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.
The journey to Alliance Space continues to takes its physical and mental toll on fabled hero Black Jack Geary. This book is solid entry into the series, and we're beginning to see the toll it's taking on the leaders of the Fleet from the different starship captains as well as John Geary. We get to see more of the same in terms of the flow of the way the books go. Travel to new system, battle, resupply and move on. There's more of that, but there's also a shift in the way the Syndic forces appear to the Alliance. Geary's actions have begun to affect the psyche of the Syndicate worlds citizens. There are also new threats that the crew must contend with, some within the Alliance and some outside.
Book 4 was a much better book than book 3 in the series. Valiant gives us the opportunity to build upon what the first few books only hinted at in terms of crew relations, the Syndics and the mounting tolls on our hero.
Christian Rummel's performance was solid as usual and he remained engaged to delivering a solid performance without becoming bored with such a long series. If book 3 was a letdown for you, book 4 does much of the same, but there was enough here to make me want to see finish the journey home.
I found the author to be very good and the storyline to be exiting and hard to put down. creates a connection to the characters and an overall view of mankind and their ambitions to create a better life.Also how some people only think about their own gains and do not think of how others are affected by there selfish goals.
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As with the other's in this series I really enjoy the detail of the battles. Just to think how it was done during WWII is just unbelievable. Also as a Navy hospital corpsmen the discription of the Marines was outstanding.
My pic says it all. That's my dog and he is really barking for me to throw another snowball. Scary looks but really just a playful guy by nature. Been reading sf/fantasy like a power nerd my whole life which is almost 50 years now. I like all sorts of stuff just make the story believable...
These books are really pretty good with great characters and science that makes sense. The reason I rated it a 3 instead of a 4 was the books are expensive and fairly short. So, it is a costly experience getting through the end of the story.
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I would recommend that you start with the first book in this series. These are not stand alone novels.
Christian Rummel does an excellent job with all the 'Lost Fleet' books. This one is no exception.
So, this is book four. It starts off strong, but it falls back into the same old melodramatic, unbelievable, exasperating love-triangle nonsense that made the third book less appealing than the first two.
I like the parts about the mystery saboteur.
I like the internal power struggle that keeps evolving in the fleet.
I like the suspense of not knowing what awaits in the next star system.
I absolutely love the stuff about the unknown alien intelligence that seems to be pulling a lot of strings for unknown reasons.
These are the things that make all the 'Lost Fleet' books great. But for God's sake enough with the forbidden love garbage! We get it, and it's only getting cheesier. This story would be so much better if the corny romance junk was kept to a bare minimum. Leave the love story to those who can write love stories. Sheesh!
Something else that really, really bugs me about these books is the cover art. The pictures are awesome... BUT THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE STORY! None of them do. What's up with that?
With that said, you need to listen to this series. It's good.