Another Great book. But why change to Beyond the Frontier? This should be the 7th book in The Lost Fleet Saga. It picks up just where the 7th book Victorious leaves off! Their is nothing in the book to warrent a new title. Anyway it's great!
More action, less bickering. More focus telling the story of the aliens and a lot less dwelling on the inanities of imposing 18th century notions of propriety on an advanced society. Senior officials who at least give some effort to sounding like adults rather than children.
Written for adults instead of children.
I will avoid all Christian Rummel narrations like the Black Plague. He sounds like he's 14 and his female voice acting is some of the worst I've ever heard.
I can't think of any I care enough about to say who to keep, much less who to get rid of.
I don't expect much from Jack Campbell novels - they're supposed to be light reading. This novel lowers the bar beyond what I can tolerate.
I'd recommend the entire series; it would be hard to engage with this book unless you'd read the previous ones. High entertainment value, with interesting characters and politics to keep you brain busy between the gripping battle scenes.
The imagination and mystery surrounding the alien races.
I found Rummel's voice characterizations distasteful. Desjani sounds like a bitchy Stepford Wife more than a battleship captain, and some of the male characters sound like they have chronic sinusitis. The whole thing sounds cartoonish. This is just my reaction; many people obviously like the narration, which is certainly competent. I just don't care for the interpretation. I do want to read the rest of the books, but I think I'll actually read (instead of listen to) them
Probably not (I'm not a big movie-goer).
Space Sci-Fi fan. Stopped 'Reading' books when I had kids and lost my spair time, lissen to Audio books now while I drive to work.
I can listen to it while driving to work without being interrupted by the kids at home while trying to read the book ! Way to go audio books!
The unexpected twists and personalities of the 'other intelligent life forms'
I think Christian has done a good job of trying to convey the mood (stress, happy etc). Jack Cambell's intro gave me a better appreciation of the difficulties in writing Science fiction.
This book was an excellent continuation of the original series while still starting a new phase of Black Jack's life. While I don't think you have to have read (or listened to) the first 6 books, why wouldn't you? The background from the previous books is helpful.
Don't want to spoil it for the next person..
I loved all of the characters. You feel as though you are part of the crew and care what happens next. Christian Rummel is so awesome you forget that is one person reading to you!
I listened to this book every spare minute I had, and then some! I love the Lost Fleet series and was so excited to see he was continuing on. The story is compelling! If you enjoy futuristic battles that feel realistic, probable and exciting than this is a must add to your library!
This cannot be the end there has to be more. It can't end here,this story needs to continue.
If you love the others in this series, you will love this one too! As many have noted, the novel got off to a slower start with a heavier emphasis on non-combat story elements. However, I still really enjoyed the beginning of the novel. I believed it was true to life and covered gave a depth to issues a commander would have to deal with. Really looking forward to the next book. Can't wait :)
One of my all time favorite Sci-fi series. If you're at all interested in military space tactics -- these are the most realistic combat scenarios, fast and fun books. Highly recommend.
This series is absolutely amazing. I found it very hard to put all of this series books down. I also have to give kudos to the narrator, his voice distinctions are excellent and made for a great listen.
Just like when I went through "The Lost Fleet". I find myself now anticipating the next book in this series. I'm really hoping we don't have to wait for a year or more to see where the adventure takes us.