I would whole heartedly endorse Dauntless and the rest of the series. Jack Campbell has captured the responsibility and burdens of military officer perfectly. This book has a great balance of military action, character building, and suspense. It is just so fun. I finished the first three books in this series in a week. I have not been looking forward to what happens next in the story in so long that it feels like I'm gorging myself on candy.
So often Hollywood or popular storytellers paint the picture of military officers as either rogues or blood thirsty gladiators. Campbell has used his own Navy experience to more correctly draw a picture of officers. This is what the crew of Battlestar Galactica should have been like.
Rummel is fantastic as a reader. His different voices are excellent, and he never misses a beat.
This is a great series of books. It's founding plot provides everlasting basis for friction, drama, ((hu)man against man conflict for you English majors) etc. I could do without the romance angle, but even that is done pretty well and doesn't really get in the way of the core story. I could think of a lot of authors who could have started in the same place and really screwed it up but you don't get a series with about 8 books and a spinoff series unless you have kept your stuff together.
Yes. Can't deny the flawless precision of Campbell's RL military experience, coupled with the vast possibilities of space and a vivid imagination... Chomping at the bit for the next line, paragraph and chapter! Already queued ALL follow up books for purchase and I'm not done with the first.r
Jack, who else?!
To hard to decide thus far... Just want more!
It sucks you in immediately.
Narrator is very easy to listen to.
This was the first.
Hope, faith and change can alter your course.
For those that love the nittty-gritty of naval battle tactics, this is a book for you. I like it, though I'm more into the character interactions and frontiers.
I enjoy this sort of book more as an audiobook simply because I can listen to the book while driving or dooing something similar, which lets me enjoy more books.
Not any single specific moment - more of the way the ragtag fleet transforms into a more unified military force over the course fo the book, in my opinion, that is the theme what made the book to stand out from other sci-fi books.
This was the first one I have listened to.
Definitelly - it was well read and a good storry.
I definitelly can recomend this book and entire series - both because of the storry and writing style in general and because Audiable have picked an apropriate person to read the book in a way that enhances the experience.
The story is dull. All the main character cares about is his self image! I'm over a third of the way through the book and they've just escaped--that's it. It's so slow. I should not have bought it. Unfortunately, the description is never enough, so I don't know if I will like the book until I buy it. Fortunately, it only cost $3.99.
No. There's not much difference in the voices.
It's too boring!
I like me!
Dont know never read the print version. I assume it has to be though as the narrator did a great job
the star trek series and maybe the halo series space action/drama Like it better then halo series and more action the star trek
first time listening
Admiral Buck Rodgers
Books are a bit short for the price imo. well worth what they are but im cheap and look for the best $ per hour value.
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.