Incompetent officer is unable to establish authority or maintain good order and discipline.
Interesting scifi space battles completely swamped with an emo protagonist and 2D characters. Deus ex machina throughout.
This novel is really well suited for juvenile readers, but adults will cringe.
This is the kind of series you wish would come along much more often and you just have to have them all. Hard core space opera at it's finest. Jack Campbell tells a great story with characters you love and hate and hey, that's storytelling. Excellent narration.
very american. Indulging in US navy honour codes that becomes a little too much in the long run... main character with impecable honour.
i find it tough to put into words but this story had no climax/pinnacle that caused me to rush back and listen. I only kept listening because I have already invested in this first book. I will not be moving on to next book.
To have no aliens in a SciFi series of books is unique to me but Campbell pulled it off. Also, I enjoy learning things and here I get to learn how to properly pursue a war in space. It may co!e in handy! I'm getting Book 2.
Probably not for a long time, but I could
John of course, thrown in the deep end, sink or swim, its all there
I usually like to listen to Elizabeth Moon, Kristine Rusch etc. I put off listening to Jack Campbells books for about 4 years or so. Had them in my wish list and recently hit a wall with what to listen too. Not into the werewolf/zombie/vampire stuff that is being churned out by the truckload. Finally I succumbed and as I thought........hooked.
Jack Campbell really paints a great picture of what's happening in the story. From battles, to politics, Campbell does a great job of having the reader/listener engaged in each scene. Since the story doesn't bounce around a lot, one can easily imagine each scene and build upon it during the story.
I personally like captain Desjani and Duellos. Both show incredible loyalty and guide Admiral Geary by being honest and trustworthy to his cause.
I like how Campbell made an appearance describing his intentions leading into the book. It made it even easier to engage in the story. Rummel had a variety of different voices all with different accents, like a poor impressionist would have. His accents and character voices weren't that appealing to me, but at least I could tell who was whom.
The lost Fleet: Dauntless
An epic struggle through enemy space, and time.
I really enjoyed the book and very interested to see how the story plays out. There was no real cliff hanger, but there is an urge to continue the story. Hopefully the second book is as good as the first.
on a side note, you can probably fill an entire chapters worth of words with the word Geary. It was used a lot.