I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry. I also love to listen to the same whilst not paying attention to other things. I aim for my reviews to be short and succinct so that they are easy to read.
The series is well written. It is, however, predictable. I enjoyed listening to it, It was very "boys own adventure" in space. An impossible hero and an equally impossible relationship that works out in the end in perhaps the soppiest ending I have ever heard/read in my life. It made me smile. So yes it's cheesey and it's really really obvious, like a brick in the face but it is fun. I mean it's nice every now and then to get on a roller coaster, you know that the danger is false, you know what happens to you but you enjoy it anyway once in a while. That's this series.
While the saga progresses, the star system encounters are becoming repetitive. Geary is becoming less assure of his role and his relationship with Captain Tanya Desjani is losing its appeal.
I like sci-fi and fantasy books Dresden Files is a must for anyone!!
Yes, to get a better grasp on the large fleet battles that take place!
The return on the Alliance!
Avid science fiction & fantasy reader.
By this point in the series, we understand the relationships between characters. We understand how the universe works. However, we are slowly dragged through in depth descriptions of both. Again.
You will be begging the narrator to skip ahead and get to some actual story and not read the parts copied and pasted from book 1.
Christian Rummel is a fantastic narrator. He does great voices and has fantastic intonation. The story is pretty good but (spoiler alert) every time Geary and Victoria Rione have alone time, i want to hurl. Its just weird. haha I had to fast forward through that part because it sounded like a dapper young man and an old lady who has smoked too many Virginia slims getting it on. :) Nevertheless, this is a pretty good series and I've enjoyed it. I look forward to the other books.
I doubt it.
Sure not on my list of must read author's.
Disappointment at being such a sucker to buy it.
Unique, detailed, suspenseful
The whole series is geared towards those of us who enjoy the mixing of science, strategy, and the action of warfare in a well written book.
Christian Rummel does a great job on every character, but I think he really gets into the 'mind' of Victoria Rione and John Geary in terms of performance. He gives voices to the minds and personality rather than the more simple (though still difficult) form of simply giving an accent or tone to dialog. He helps you feel as if Victoria Rione is staring at you coolly, not Blackjack Geary.
Angry Birds physics meets naval space warfare
This whole series is worth the read / listen. Though they could be a little longer!
Fun suspenseful and entertaining
the way this Story was made out to you felt like you were there
I can't pick one character I enjoyed all of them even the bad one s
for the honor of the ancestors
I hope they don't spoil the movie LoL
I had seen the Lost Fleet series popping up as suggestions, and in various sales, for quite a while. I thought, from the beginning, that the series would interest me as a sci-fi fan. Finally I'd gone through all the series I was reading when I was seeing this one pop up and decided, "What the heck, no better time than the present" and gave it a shot. The only regret I have is not starting this series sooner. I've truly enjoyed every minute of it. Yes, it has some repetition in it, but I've noticed that many great series also have some repetition. I'm sure the author doesn't always know, or assume, the reader will remember everything so it's good to have those little reminders in there, and personally they don't bother me at all. I like that the author doesn't make aspects of space flight and space battle so specific with detail that it's boring, but instead provides just enough detail about what's going on (distances, speeds, etc) to make a good mental image and keeps going with the story. I've read stories on both extremes, with too much and others with not enough, detail and it becomes either distracting or disengaging. This series hits the mark pretty close to perfect in my opinion and once I started the series, I couldn't stop until I finished them all. If you're a sci-fi fan, I really don't think you can go wrong listening to the Lost Fleet series.
This books lends waaaaay to much time with the interactions between Geary, Reon and Dajani. Not only do these parts drag, the Co-President Reon dialog just felt inconsistent in her love then hate then love cycle. I mean my god she really seems bipolar sometimes. I almost failed to get past the middle of this book but the ending was enough for me to buy the next book. I just hope there is less bedroom drama and more of what makes this book great at its core.