Story: Long drawn out story about the other syndicate world military....uninteresting.
Narrator: Very hard to figure out who is talking, because he uses the same voice for most characters.
Also, the book ends right before something interesting is about to happen...
I will not be getting the next installment if it ever comes out.
The narrator of this audiobook is terrible - I can't tell which character is speaking because there are no differences in voice tone/pitch/inflection.
Other than that, it is a well read book with a good story.
The narrator and Audible Frontiers! In at least three previous "Lost Fleet" and "Beyond the Frontier" audiobooks CEO Gwen Iceni was pronounced the same. Along comes the "Tarnished Knight" series and suddenly Iceni is pronounced "I-cen-I." Made me so angry that I missed the next few minutes of dialog every time Vietor said "I-cen-I." The producers couldn't maintain a consistancy in the way names are pronounced. Now I don't want to continue the book. The producers also allowed Marc Vietor to be much to "aggressive" in his reading. That's my take, anyway. I wanted to like this book but I'll skip the audio now and get it on my Kindle.
Christian Rummel was so good that it will be hard to replace him.
This book in the Lost Fleet series is the best I have had the chance to read so far. I like the fact that the leads are more realistic in their actions, who makes mistakes and learn versus Black Jack who is seen as being perfect. I don't like that Black Jack is so rigid in this thinking at least these two could change.
Audio book lover with sci-fi leanings
After reading the Lost Fleet series, I had high expectations going into the offshoot Lost Stars series. I was left with a sense the story seemed to move more slowly than it's parent series. Thus 4 out of 5 stars. However, the novel is solid and left much to build upon moving forward. Our main characters have been established and I continue to have high expectations for the series as I continue with this new universe in book 2.
Yes I would even with the defects listed below. Buy the book, support the author and enjoy the story. I just purchased the Audible books three and four in the series
Great on going story!
That the author took the time to fill in the back story on those that were the bad guys and gals in the 100 year war.
EVERYTHING! Great story, great author but less than great narrator. It would have been nice if the the narrator had listened to the previous stories and pronounced the names of some key people and places the same way as in the other books in the lost fleet series.
Yes I have examples. The female leader of Midway's President was pronounced "ISinE' " in the other books and now is pounced " ISinI' and another example is Co-President of the Calas Republic has been pounced as "Co-President Reown" and is now being pounced "Co-President ReownE" I have not seen any of these names in print so I have no idea of the correct spelling but I do know what they have always sounded like and hearing them being mispronounced ruins the mood and the flow of the story.
Yes all the books in this series are written so as to deprive the listeners of much needed sleep. Audible has a sleep timer in the software that has saved me more than once from becoming a sleep deprived zombie.
To Jack Campbell keep on writing your great at it and go back to the previous narrator as he was great at his craft also.
Read the story when it first came out and loved the entire series.. ordered the audio by mistake. Am going back to see if there are any more with the audio. Listening was great in a whole new way.
The story line is mature and has great potential, but it gets bogged down in politics. The book is well performed.
50% less talk of plots and political ambition and 50% more about everything else: Action, description, alien culture, sci fi tech, etc.
For all it's potential, this story was too much talking, threatening and political posturing for me, I wanted it to end.
This is an enjoyable companion series to Campbell's equally enjoyable Lost Fleet series. I would probably read the Lost Fleet first, but you don't have to. Characters are pretty well developed, and there are interesting plot twists. The fleet actions are not as interesting in this series, but that is made up for by other elements. Nothing amazing, but good solid story and interesting action.