It's been a while since I've come across a writer of space opera's I've found interesting. I may not have believed his premiss about the new fleet tactics and lack of command obedience he had to overcome when he took command of the fleet but in true SciFi form if you dispell or forgive the premiss, the rest is consistent and very interesting and action packed. Once I got into this first book in the series, I finished all the rest in less than 2 weeks. I found these a very good read. Can wait until the next in the follow up series comes out in May.
I loved the concept of a 100 year old Capt being trusting to commanding a modern day fleet. And having to do so in the middle of a complex action behind enemy lines.
This was the first one of Jack Campbell's books I listened to.
The narrator is so important in these audio books and Rummel is spot on in my opinion.
Great story line but reader needs to pause between changes of sean and chapters other wise great.
As many other reviewers have stated--start with this book first. If you like it chances are you'll enjoy the rest of the series.
I appreciate that Jack Campbell had an exciting vision and made it into a series of books with a definite beginning and conclusion. This is a series that once you finish you will probably want more but respect the author for realizing the story was over and finishing on a high note.
The flow of the story, it didn't drag and the fleet fights were so real.
When all the high ranking officers got murdered.
I always turn on the movie in my mind with audio books. I do that with the written word too, but I don't have the time to just sit and read anymore.
Home is a long way off.
I'm not sure. I bought it because I love military sci fi and space opera. This book didn't deliver on either. Campbell gets too lost in fleet tactics, and his hero's emotional response to his 100 year hibernation is strangely flat, one dimensional.
I don't think so.
A male reader trying to
Had a lot of trouble downloading this on my Kindle. Clearer instructions would be nice (ie
ok, obviously this series is not a masterpiece of literature. but if thats not what you're looking for you will find a very addictive, exciting audiobook here.
especially if you're into the battlestar gallactica genre. the only thing i missed were more developed characters, but the story is so well told that at the end i didnt really mind that much.
i always listen to audiobooks when doing my cardio exercises. with this the lenght of my excercises have increased coz i couldnt stop listening...
Imagine Ender Wiggin with a dash of Capt. Malcom Reynolds, coming back from the stars to take control of the Battlestar Galactica and the entire Colonial fleet. I really enjoyed this book, but I'm sucker for military sci-fi. What I liked about it most was the space battles. They seemed eerily realistic with considerations to time lags between light speeds, true fleet logistics, and communications. I also was pleased to see that he did touch on how soldiers and officers would feel like after fighting a war for over a century. The writer, being a Retired naval officer really captures the essence of how it would be during a battles and command. The reader does a good job with the voices and keeps a good pace.
This is like one of those action flicks that's a little on the corny side so you're almost embarrassed that you like it so much, but can't stop watching anyway. Bring out the popcorn. No, we're not re-writing the scifi genre. Space navies and space marines pitted against impossible odds, being chased across the galaxy. Explosions. Concise, well-written action that keeps the story moving at an irresistible pace. I gave this book five stars because it knows its role and plays it near perfection. Straight-ahead military scifi. Fun, riveting, gets right to the point, and makes for a fun and entertaining read. This book isn't going to make you question the meaning and motivations of humanity. This isn't Asimov. But let me tell you, this is a really fun ride. Enjoy.
I'm pretty critical when it comes to audio books but this one is Great.
I have yet to hear the rest but so far its really really good.
The transitions from scene to scene are pretty quick.
"Wait? Where are we?"
But you get use to it, and can take the authors ques that its a new scene.
Great story, fairly simple, but wonderfully told.
I love this authors vision of life & combat in space.