I've listened to three of the books in the "Lost Fleet" series and though it was an interesting series to begin with, by the third book I've become pretty bored hearing the same reminders about time lags over and over and over. I've even read one of the second Lost Fleet series, but it's pretty much the same as the first. Same battles, same story lines, same boring reminders about time lag.
I might listen to another sometime, but for now I can't even remember what book I'm reading because they are all starting to sound the same.
The performance is very good. The narrator even seems to sound interested in what he's reading. I would definitely listen to his reading again.
No! I think the whole series could have been much shorter if the repetitions were omitted. It's not just the repetition in the time lag, it's repetitive in describing the enemy of the moment, it's repetitive in the battle scenes. After a while you just don't care anymore.
I've been reading Science Fiction for about 50 years now, and I always go into a new tale with optimism. I can forgive a lot of "shark jumping" but I can't forgive an author for treating me like an idiot. I don't need to be reminded over and over again about the same thing. Make a point then move on.
It seems that I'm gonna have to repeat myself for all the books in this saga. GREAT! Not a dull moment. Narration can made a book great or ruin it. The books have Great Narration!
This book surprised me by how it drew me into the action. I came across this book by chance, not quite knowing what to spend my credit on next. The story is very engaging and portrays the scope of the battles really well. I would like to know a little more about the history leading upto the books, how the syndics and the alliance formed but that may become more apparent as I get further into the books.
I'm very pleased with my random choice of audio book!
This is my firs Jack Campbell and I enjoyed it. The linking of light speed reality made me think and made me get a feel for what he has to deal with in space.
I am an artist and I love to listen to books while I work. Books have always been an important part of my life. Audible Rocks!
This series is wonderful. I can't wait for the next one.
The battles in 3 dimentions are described so that I can see it all in my head. High recomendations!
I listen in my car while going to and from work. I found myself eagerly anticipating the one hour one way drives. These are great books and I can't wait for the next one.
I love this series. I was listening to this book, and got so agitated about waiting to hear the end that I went out and bought the paperback to read it, then went back and still listened to it. :) This series has a epic quality of honor and pride in oneself and - in this case - the fleet, that I loved. Also, the narrator really brings the characters to life. I can't read the books now without hearing the voices speaking the lines. Highly recommend the entire series.
I really like it. It has an almost TNG feel to it. Emphasis on SciFi realism.
Conference near end of book was very dramatic. I will be moving on to book 3.