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.
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
I'm still finishing the second half of the novel now I "read" maybe a chapter a day some times two depending on whats going on. I was hooked in the first 30 minutes of the book. The reader is excellent portraying the story deep and tantalizingly. I LOVED the first chapter and I LOVED the second chapter I was amazed at how great it turned out to be. I'm a sci-fi reader by nature, but after listening to Starship Troopers bought from Audible I didn't think it was possible to get me so worked up over another piece of work--that I've never heard of until I started searching Audible--so soon after JUST finishing one of the greatest sci-fi novels ever written, Starship Troopers. I gave 5 stars in all areas for this novel even though I've yet to finish it because I already know it will end either with the perfect cliff hanger or a great ending... Either way I'm going to purchase the remainder of the series and enjoy every second of the story as I "read" it! I wish I could send Jack Campbell himself a letter of some sort praising his writing skills in this novel he is a excellent writer.