Yes, I would listen to it many times. It pulls on my imagination as the story is told.
He very good. I like the way he reads the story.
There may be some repetition of the stories but over all I enjoy the stories and want the next book to be written quickly to see how the fleet will handle the problems they face. Great job.
This is an entertaining series with good characters, space battles, and lots of action. Sometimes these space opera type series get too bogged down with political intrigue, etc. but the author strikes an excellent balance that keeps the story moving along. I read a great deal of serious material for work and appreciate being able to escape with some light listening that still doesn't insult my intelligence. Worth the credit for all the books in the series.
I have loved these books from the beginning. Cannot wait till the next book comes out.
I have loved this series all the way through. The addition of new aliens to the mix and the challenge to our prejudices and biases is great. This is an awesome new entry to the series and sets up so much more... I am anxiously awaiting book 3!
If you are just starting out in the Lost Fleet series, this is not the place to start. Go back to book 1 and see if it is really your kinda book.
For those who are in the thick of the series I can say I enjoyed listening to much of this book. Don't get me wrong it is really just more of the same as the previous books but I still felt it moved fast and was enjoyable. It was also done well enough to have me looking forward to the next book in the series.
My only gripes story wise was that it was as I said more of the same and that Campbell uses a few too many tropes. Mostly this is a minor issue overall but it is annoying at times.
Narration wise, Rummel has his own style which at first can be a bit dry but overall I never felt distracted from the work. Also like much else here he does his reading exactly like the past books so if you liked him before, this is more of the same.
So I can say in the end it is worth listening to if you are caught up but nothing new which is not all that bad if you've liked things so far.
I started this series at the recommendation of Steve Gibson and would recommend these books without hesitation
I would recommend starting at the first book and buying them all.
Christian Rummel is a professional who is worthy of my respect. This is the class of narrator that brings the story to life. I don't hear the narrator, I just hear the story.
En Dieu Ma Foy
One of the most complicated things to do in writing is make your second book of a new series just as interesting and involving as the first without being predictable. Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) pulls this off with a masterstroke in Invincible. Even though this is in reality a continuation of a previous series, Dreadnaught was a best seller and put Hemry in the spotlight for new readers to see. Many have gone back and read the previous series to get caught up, only to find that Dreadnaught was not a fluke. Hemry has been here the entire time writing great sci-fi fiction and doing it with real world physics and war situations. For the war strategist Hemry is a godsend. Here is a writer that not only thinks like a warrior, but also like a politician and can see both signs of the diplomatic coin. So not only are his battles theoretically spot on, but his political wars are just as authentic. Hemry goes the distance in Invincible and proves that war strategy and political strategy don't have to be boring. Fictional though his universe might be Hemry has taken the physical, mental, and philisophical of our reality and melded it seamlessly with his creation. Hemry proves yet again that great Sci-Fi doesn't have to be all futuristic and fiction.
Christian Rummel is back for the second book of this series and just as he did in Dreadnaught, he hits it out of the park. Is there an award I can nominate him for? His reading of the Lost Fleet series was superb, but he has continued to put forward great performances in both books of Beyond The Frontier. Using his words I could visually see the story in my mind's eye, and for that I thank him. He truly knows how to bring a book to life.
I like the series but found this one to be repetitive of the rest, I guess there are only so many space battles one can read. Thought the series is very good and I enjoyed them.