I just about asked for my money back. I still might. Couldn't stand the naievitty of black jack. his relationship with his wife as an officer on the same ship hard to get past. I know it's sci-fi but really the characters have to be somewhat realistic human and vulnerable. Maybe the next book is more focused on combat or suspense
This book shouldn't be classified as scifi, it's all politics with some fleet combat thrown in. No real detail on warfare or aliens that excite. Pales in comparison to any BV Larson books
I won’t put any spoilers in here. I will say that within 30 days of the last book this book picks up. We find everyone married and not wanting to deal with the government. We are finding the government ready to deal with Geary as he won’t overthrow them. As the story develops we see what has been happening to the other side and how they’re struggling to get something going which is to be expected. To me this is a good, but it’s as far as I’m taking this series.
Good story line. Good characters. Good baddies. Good narration. Even the pacing was great. 4 stars for brevity and lack of realism in some aspects.
The rescue of humans from the Alien prison asteroid.
No, this is my first.
No extreme reactions here.
A very worth-while read. Recommended definitely.
Unknown, did not read in print
Black Jack Geary of course
As good as the first series
Not a great book but very entertaining for what it is. That is an action packed space opera with plenty of battle scenes and characters that stand up to the story without getting bogged down. The characters have evolved since the first series as you would expect real people to and so has the Alliance. It is a good extension of the original series.
I enjoy the concept this series, and have enjoyed listening to it. I haven't ready any of the other books in the prior series, but I was able to pick this up and didn't feel lost.
What really bothers me about this book is that there is no resolution of anything by the end of the book. It simply ends, almost mid-sentence. You might as well tack "To Be Continued" onto the end. It's feels annoying like they took a finished story and intentionally broke it up into unfinished pieces - like links in a chain - just to get readers to spend more money buying what is essentially one book.
Also there are lots of things going on that I feel "Jack" should be quicker to understand - he's obviously a smart guy and yet he seems pretty slow to pick up on what's going on around him.
I think Jack Campbell does a good job with his introduction because it's not random fluff to give him an excuse to talk- he actually makes you sit back and think for a second.
Sure - but you better be ready to buy all the books in the series if you want to actually get any resolution (if even then).
This is probably one of the best audio books I've listened to so far. Christian Rummel does an amazing job bringing the numerous key characters to life. The story is fairly engrossing as well, though not necessarily as action packed as the original Lost Fleet series. There is some great action, but this series seems to focus more on political intrigue and has significantly more dialogue than Lost Fleet. The Fleet actions are toned way down this time, while the universe building has been expanded and exploration becomes the focus. I haven't read this story in text format, and based on the content, I probably would have dropped it early on. But the stellar narration performance turns what is probably a long, dragging first third of the book into a captivating political drama.
Des Jani is a much more dynamic and interesting character in this series than she was in the last. The final events of the last series seem to have allowed her to relax some more and become a very charming, witty character as opposed to the seeming backdrop character she was in the original series.
Christian's performance really helps the characters stand out as individuals. While it seemed like the accents he used for some characters didn't fit their names, his ability to vary accent, tone, and inflections really helped bring life to a story that was very heavy on dialogue.
Finally, a chance to kill Ewoks!