Some fans of Space Opera will be more patient than others, with this first novel setup of protagonist internal conflict and supporting character dynamics…I will be in the more patient group and see where the Rip Van Winkle premise leads, giving the series opportunity to surprise me with something other than easily predictable directions. I'm not turned off just yet,, (the pots on the burner,, just no bubbles yet)...
I bought this book because I heard rave reviews about it. The story was engaging and I even found I was listening to it at odd times because I wanted to know what happens next.
Then, all of a sudden it ended. Just smack dab in the middle of the story. No conclusion of any of the story. Just "to be continued in the next book".
Now I realize that reading one book is a $100+ or 6 credit commitment. Do not read this book unless you want to commit to all six. It felt like this book was all set-up and no substance. It is a good tale but I felt cheated.
Yes, I knew that this was book one of a series. I enjoy other series, and it's expected that there will be some character arc across the series. I also expect, however, that one individual story will come to conclusion in each book and (as you can probably tell) the lack of ending just made be upset.
I am now torn between returning this to exchange for another book (ironically probably in another series) or making a 5 credit commitment by buying the next book in the series, knowing that the next book will probably have no ending either.
I don't like to listen to things twice
The captain; I knew more about him and he was the most fleshed out.
I really like the way Christian Rummel's way of performing, providing inflection, thought, feeling and different voices for different characters.
I don't own the print version.
The very begining of the book. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who has not read the book.
Yes. I think Christian Rummel is one of the better narrators on Audible.
Not really, but the overall flow of the book is excellent.
Overall one of the best Space Battle book I've ever heard.
Yes without hesitation, It has the realty of what future turmoil has install for the human race.
It gave an actuate human side of a predicted future events.
The fleet commander John Geary fighting with his alter ego Black Jack.
Just read it, it's realistic for science fiction.
This is my first "space fiction" experience. I cant believe how the author pulled me into this alternate reality. I don't know what I am going to do when I run out of Lost Fleet books.
I enjoyed Black Jack. His ability to change a broken system and save the Alliance was most impressive.
Black Jack and his humble and inspired approach was very interesting to me.
Yes and I hope he Keeps them coming.
By the 2nd book I liked his narration.
Its a great story.
One of the best SiFi books, eihter print or audible
intriguing characters, "scientifically sound",
this could be our future
strong advice: read them all!
Didn't read the printed version. I LOVED the story and the narrater just made it better
"Black Jack" Geary. He wakes up after 100 years . . . experiences a severe case of culture shock . . . but proved his great character, morals, and principles by treating the enemy humanely and teaching the Captain's of the other ships that old lost arts of battle can and do work. His questioning of himself and his abilities made him as a character in a novel seem more "human."
If I have I don't remember.
Early on when he meet his Grand Nephew and then lost him because he sacrificed himself and his ship to defend the slower auxiallry ship from being destroyed.
I will listen to NO boring book. Old Fav's,Card, King , Hobb. New Fav's, Hill, Scalzi, Sawyer, Interested in Lansdale, Crouch, Konrath
This entire story takes place in space, no planet of the week, but actual space travel. It takes a good writer to keep a story in space and not have to resort to landing on weird planets to make the story interesting.
The hero worship theme gets real tiring after a while and it gets a little preachy, but I enjoyed the story and it kept my attention. I am looking forward to getting the next book in the series.
The narrator was pretty good. I did have problems sometimes in knowing if the main character was thinking something in his head or saying it out loud. The main character has conversations in his head while he is talking to others and it is not always clear which he is doing.