Middle aged Male, lives in England, works for US Government.
I would recommend this book and series in a heartbeat! This is another Sci-Fi series you can really sink your teeth into. It has a good storyline and great characters and awesome battles. A lot of time was spent on physics in the space combat and I believe most Sci-Fi fans would agree it incorporated into the story nicely.
The main character was a reluctant hero. Lost in space for 100 years only to be revived before the fleet he was in was suckered into an ambush. All leaders were killed as they tried to negotiate surrender. Then “Black Jack” takes command and discovers humanity has lost the ability to fight with any sort of strategy or tactics. It’s a strange twist but makes for a really fun series.
As tiered as it may appear, the main character is the best. The conflicts and professional challenges he faces are just unrelenting. And how he deals with that and a strange love interests makes for a fun character.
Yup! Once you got into the story you just want to keep going.
Great start to another great series. I look forward to every new release.
Reader of all things science fiction, fantasy, mystery and paranormal.
Without hesitation, and I have. If you like sci fi, this book, and the whole series are a win. You wouldn't think that space battles focused on manuevers and strategy would be that exciting, but the author makes every one of them attention-grabbing. Jack is a memorable character with a great set up. He reminds me a little of Commander Shepherd in Mass Effect, in a good way. This is a great series, from start to finish. And I have high hopes for the second series as it continues Jack's story.
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.
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 am listening to it again. I'm going back through the first books of the series before moving on to the new one.
The tactics and physics in this series seem more realistic than most. Characters are a little stiff and formal but the overall book is IMO very good.
Well written and preformed. This was a great story and left the listener wanting to hear more.
Yes, I would listen to this again. It reminds me of what is good about Star Treck but leaves the
The main character is the only one who really gets
The beginning of the book takes of with action right away and makes it clear what the problem is. After that, you will remember the main problem, what everybody needs to focus on without problem. That is how you start a book!
I normally am not that interested in military scifi, but this book is an exception. Of the 20 or so scifi books that I have listened to from Audible so far, this has been the most entertaining (the second book in the series "Fearless", was also at the top of the list). It combines hard science fiction, with military strategy and characters that are very intriguing. I was amazed at just how much naval battle strategy changes when accounting for relativistic speeds. Probably the best narrated book I have listened to so far.