What a great story! Twists and turns but with Black Jack commanding the fleet, you know you'll get home! Excellent performance!
Not by itself. You have to start from Book 1 if you ever want to read this series again because each book is completely incapable of standing alone. As a series, I might.
If I was reading this as a book, I think I'd get bored and stop reading because the story is pretty slow. However, as an audio book, it's a pretty non-offensive (aka nothing to get excited about either way) and plods along at a pace that allows me to do other things while I listen.
As with the first book, 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 just to get readers to spend more money buying what is essentially one book.
It's a Communication Thing
I liked the way the story is woven togather. It builds on it's self and keeps open of the Frontier's universe. It allows for the story to keep expanding without getting old.
The Author does not hold back when the aliens start to show up then you are all in.
His is outstanding with his characters. He really has a gift to build each character with is voices. It is hard to listen to the Lost Stars books and not hear him doing the voices. He is just gifted and a pleasure to have perform the stories.
Loved this book looking forward to the next one in the series. If you like space scifi you this series is hard to beat.
it is a great sequel to the previous book
Another great novel in the Lost Fleet universe!
It has the known structure of well-written fleet engagements but I found myself continually surprised how the author finds entirely new things (e.g. the new aliens) to explore. I'm confused by the reviewers who call it formulaic when I found it anything but.
I love how the aliens all think differently, with distinct cultures -- and then act consistently within that culture. I'm pleased to say that I figured out the DT and it was highly amusing.
Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
The narrator does a great job. The only problem I had with this one was that poor old Jack seems to be growing more naive as the story moves along. But no matter, you have to suspend belief anyway so I can cope with Black Jack losing his mind too.
If you like Space Opera, this is your series!
The Lost Fleet plots are decently thought out, but without an outstanding narrator like Christian Rummel bringing them to life, I fear they would all begin to feel the same. Mr Rummel manages to bring vibrancy to each new book.
My heart belongs to fantasy and sci-fi! Throw in some thriller/suspense, the occasional crime or romance or classics.
That is all I have to say! Read it. You will understand and it is quite possibly the best singular moment in his books so far.
Long haul trucker, nerd, and scifi fan.
The title is very misleading! This is NOT the 2nd book in the lost fleet series. Its a whole new chronology after the syndic war... perhaps I'm an idiot, but I felt chumped after realising the mistake
Middle aged Male, lives in England, works for US Government.
Pretty high, but I love this series. I eagerly await each new book.
Switching to the view point of the syndicate worlds was a great angle for this book
Great as usual. I love the his voice and he performs so solidly.
Get this book if you love scifi but also if you like a well though out story. I love the Lost Fleet series.