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.
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.
70+, been reading SF since 1953. Vision is going so have switched to Audible.
This series is just as good if not better then when I first heard it. I know this is a work of fiction but the insights into human behavior is very thought provoking.
this book had a very slow terrible story line. there was no lead in to understanding the characters and the storyline really had no basis the narrator was pretty good but I will never listen to Orr Reed another book by this author.