Other than the typecast engineers or other trope, all the female characters are 2-bits... its painful to hear how one sided all the females are in this world. Sometimes authors use characters as plot devices, but not the whole gender. if its not slavish hero worship blossoming into a firm grasp of the obvious (cough... morals) its bladed sex as weapon with the most reserved psychological frenifits this side of the Andromeda. too much time on Pirate battles (innnn Sppppaaaaacee) and not enough time convincing the audience that his characters are real people.
This is the third time listening to this series. A good story with eerie remembrances of what is to come in this and the next Lost Frontier series.
Member since 2002! I'm an avid reader, going through about six (or more) credits a month. As well as a published writer of short fiction.
What I love best about this book is the way the writer can both keep me on the edge of my seat while simultaneously (and obviously) knowing there is more to come.
Because of the humanity painted by his depiction of John Geary, the reader avoids the hero worship the character detests. Campbell's goal of depicting a hero of legend coming back to save the day while simultaneously portraying a mortal man is achieved!
I'm also impressed with the narrator. He gives individual personality to all the characters with both different accents as well as tempo of speech. It's as close to a full cast as one man can do alone. While there are other narrators also able to perform at this level, there are far more that don't even come close.
My favorite scene was near the end of the book, when Geary wrestles between vengeance and justice, knowing he's achieved the loyalty of his men to get away with either. Campbell's skillful writing had me there in the moment, also feeling the desire to shoot the detestible characters. While my inclination bent towards vengeance, the writing didn't leave me feeling silly when the character chose what was right over what felt good. Geary wasn't imperious with the distaste of someone morally superior. It's skillful writing.
On mobile so I will keep this short as typing isn't ideal. I've enjoyed the detail and work put into the writing of this series so far. You can definitely tell there is real world homework done and incorporated into the world created by the books that lends itself to a more realistic and believable setting.
I really like the book and the concept, but the story goes very slow. I feel like he could tell the story of 3 books in one book and not loose any details.
Yes. Even if you didn't read/listen to the first book, it still holds a compelling story and major character development. Not as much on John Geary, but some other important characters in the story. If you like combat and space, this is the series for you!
I would say the most memorable moment was when Geary and his small squad stood at the "mouth of hell" and destroyed the Hypernet gate on Sancere. What an epic moment!
I listened to The Lost Fleet: Dauntless which his performance was good, but he stepped it up a notch in Fearless. Presentation was much better and portrayed the main characters with more emphasis, letting the listener hear how each one is feeling.
Not that I can say. Probably the most emotional part of the story was when Geary finds out how destructive the Hypernet gates are and struggles with the decision on what to do with them.
Great story! I will definitely be picking up The Lost Fleet: Courageous to continue the story!
This book is a fun look at life in a space navy and combat there as well. Unfortunately, characters in both the books (so far) are pretty illogical. I found myself wishing I could skip one section because the argument was son inane. Still a good read, just has flaws.
Decent story, but the production needs some kind of pause or audible indicator or a scene change. One scene jumps into the next without any indicator of a change in locale or time.