Great story with out standing narration. Lots of action everything to hold your attension every minute of the story.
I like Military Sci-Fi, regular military and military history. I like sickening amounts of technical details about weapons and vehicles of combat. I love tactics and survival/scavaging. The Bolo! series is by far my favorite series. Keith L aumer, William H. Keith, and David Weber probably my favorite writters for the series. I also love Day by Day Armageddon trililogy.
Yes, technical enough for me, yet fulfills, what I would think is what any sci-fi lover would enjoy.
Not sure, I was hoping you could tell me. Day by day Armageddon is my all time favorite book series. Favorite Sci-Fi series is Bolo.
Christian Rummel, is awesome. Great voices, excellent performance. Just as good, maybe better then Justin Snyder.
I love sicking amounts of technical detail, couldn't be enough. I would love for him to explain more about the ships, the weapons, the jump drives. But understand he would limit his audience.
You really can't read one of the Lost Fleet books without reading the other five - it just isn't right. This series is well written, a great story and compelling.
I've enjoyed all three books in this series so far, though I fully endorse previous comments about the author's tendency to belabor points unnecessarily without really exploring them in an engaging way. The main character is quite well drawn. The supporting characters tend to be flat and lifeless.
The premises are interesting, and the hints of a non-human race manipulating the warring parties are intriguing. I hope these are followed thru in the rest of the series.
The reader has a pleasant voice and style. His accents are a bit cringe-worthy especially the Australian one (not even entirely sure he's supposed to be Aussie. If so, no. Just no.)
In summary, probably more a three and a half stars. interesting elements. In need of better editing.
Show me your paso doble.
Nothing really new in this book. Just a repeat of everything we know so far. I don't think I'm gonna get the next book in the series. There are some interesting parts that foreshadow possible stuff to come, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
The author had a couple of things to say, then beats you over the head with them. Over and over and over..
The fleet goes somewhere new. needs something, prepares for battle. The stupid captains make things difficult... Blackjack prevails.... and repeat...
The dialog and plausibility of the situations are just not believable.
Some of the voices were painful to listen to. That said it could have just been the awful dialog.
Co- president what's-her-name
There are only so many ways a limited number of phrases can be put together. The first two books in the series were sufficient to tell the story twice. The battles have few meaningful differences and the dialog just gets rotated. There are too many instances of exactly the same set of words. The predicable pattern is 1) pick a gate 2) traverse inner-space 3) emerge and have a battle in exquisite detail of ship movements and weapons fired, find the next gate and repeat. I doubt I'll go past the last two hours of book 3 I still have to listen to. The performance is excellent, unfortunately the writing is lacking.
emotions and clearer sense of personnel relationships.
This is an iffy response. I will finish listening to it, but will drop the series and find something else rather than listening to "more of the same" in book 4.
I've chosen "Mote in the eye of God" as an alternative next listen. The writing in Campbell's books is not on a par with say "The Human Division Series" by John Scalzi or the Lois Bujold or Roger Zelazny series.
John Geary has been using tactics that the Syndic and the Alliance have forgotten after 100 years of warfare. However, like all predators the Syndic is learning how to catch their prey. They hand Captain ‘Black Jack’ Geary his first defeat since taking command of the Alliance fleet. Is this the end of Alliance fleet? Have the Syndic fleet finally won? No, idea because I haven’t finished the series. This book is true to what happens in war when one side is handed an overwhelming defeat. General Patton after being handed a defeat by German forces said that a true commander feels the loss of all their people. However, a true leader must pick himself up and keep going because his people need him. Will John Geary learn this in the next book or this one?
One of the most frustrating things about novels that deal with intergalactic conflict is that the author usually does not understand the subject matter fully. Good authors know what they don't know and let the reader's imagination fill in the blanks. Bad authors will work with subject matters which they have little or no knowledge of and torture the knowledgable reader. A good example of this is "hyperdrive". For some reason, some authors feel it is necessary to go over the technical details of how a hyperdrive system works. Usually they end up failing because the technology has so many holes in it. A good author will just say that they used a hyperdrive system to get from Point A to Point B, and leave it up your imagination as to how the system worked (I recommend Michio Kaku's "Parallel Worlds" for a good explanation of how a hyperdrive system might work. He also has a theory on how one might travel to another universe.).
John G. Hemry (Jack Campbell) knows his stuff and it shows. He has such a broad knowledge base about his subject that it makes it believable and compelling. I really enjoyed his fleet engagements, the interpersonal relationships, the sociopolitical intrigue. All this experience comes from his career in the Navy and working at the Pentagon. He comes across as being quite intelligent and thoughtful.
I like his writing style too. It is very fast pace and efficient. By the first or second chapter, you're into the action. There is not a lot of time wasted setting up the storyline. Boom, boom, boom, you're in. Hold on!
71 year old avid reader using either my eyes or ears. I make earrings that I donate to shelters and while I work, I listen to wonderful books. I also keep in mind that you have to kiss frogs to find princes - time's too short to bother with losers.
Great sci-fi. If you're curious about my thoughts, see my comments for book 1.