Started audio books due to long drive times in miserable traffic. Tired of talk radios sensationalized politics. I get home happy now
Listened to all of the black jack series and enjoyed them . Somehow I found this in my library. Not sure when I picked it up?? Maybe it was on sale?? Who knows. Anyway .. I wasn't really interested in listening to the syndicate side of things but I was in a pinch in traffic and needed something to listen to. I enjoyed it more than I thought . Luckily I have the reference of the black jack series . Not sure how it would be as stand alone. I kept hoping for black jack to make an appearance but he did not!!! Dang it!!! I have to get the next book you dirty CEO
This book was slow, and not very action packed. I'm not sure if it was the writing, the audible portion, or a combination of both. Needs better pacing.
More action. less agonizing over forms of government. Make it more friendly to new readers to your universe.
I think Marc could have done a better job at conveying differences between characters, and expressing emotions. I never felt like if a character was angry, sad, etc that it was reflected in his voice.
The story was too vague, the characters undefined, the settings not even bothered to be visualized. All in all, rushed and amateurish.
after finishing all of black jack series, I found this book slow and un interesting. Maybe if I would have waited a year or so before jumping into a book that was an interjection to the Black Jack it might have gotten my interest.
How about a plot that involves something other than wallowing in how dysfunctional the Syndic government was and the affect it had on the people? Oh my gosh, after listening for HOURS to two former-CEOs jump at shadows, dredge up every possible conspiracy theory, and still have time left to second-guess themselves on every possible moral conundrum known to man and some you would never have imagined, ENOUGH! I GET IT! If I was a shrink or had some morbid fascination with the abused psyche's of others, then I might enjoy this. But this is NOT AT ALL what I expected from the author, or from the summary. If you're looking for more Black Jack -style action, then look somewhere else.
The interminable wallowing in Syndic psychology, and Campbell's tendency to explain the same thing over, and over, and over again.
I don't know. Maybe the assault on the orbital station. There were so few scenes of merit to choose from.
All of them, except Marphisa and Morgan. They're pretty cool.
I couldn't finish it. Maybe Campbell wrapped up all that angst in a neat little bow with a phenomenal ending, but after the metal flogging I took trying to get through this I REALLY couldn't care less.
Not a bad book, but I miss Black Jack and the exquisite tension between the man and the legend. This book has the political and military content, but struggles to separate principal characters from the general background.
The main characters are interesting. Their constant worrying over who is going to betray them was a different way to learn about them.
It's a Communication Thing
It is in the Middle of the Pack as a Fan of the Lost Fleet Series this is a must read
The story build on the Lost Fleet Series from the other perspective. I like having the differing point of views told. It makes the story fill the larger world in which it takes place.
I really like the narrator from the Lost Fleet Series. This one does not have the depth of voice variations, and with the complex back and forth that occurs in this book I often found it hard to track which character the dialog was for.
No extreme reactions to the book. It was part of the broader Jack Cable (Black Jack) Universe.
I hope the second book does not start out as slow as this one. Once it started to pickup and get things rolling it was good but laying all the ground work was much harder to follow. I wish the author had a cleaner flow in the first part of the book. Over all I love the story as a whole and this audio book will be listened to many times over the years.
no recommendation from me. It started out interestingly enough, but never developed much relationship between the general or president and any other character. It was one battle after the next... both in the plot and in my mind trying to finish the book. In the end, I couldn't stand some of the silly dialog and gave up on it.
It's making me wonder if I've lost interest in this genre. I know this is just a warm up for more in the series, but it ought to have more than just battle after battle description.
I hope not.
The Lost Fleet series was a pleasure to listen to. Interesting character development, military strategy, enigmatic aliens, more than one often finds in the genre. However, most of that missing in this. No aliens, flat characters, little adventure, mostly dreary politics. And the new pronunciation of the character EYE-SEE-NIGH was so off that every time the name was pronounced it produced a negative response.
If Christian Rummel returned as the the narrator I would consider it, but I am not willing to endure one more minute of Marc Vietor.
Awkward pronunciations distracted from an otherwise dull performance.
None that I could find.
I was really surprised to find that I could barely endure listening to this after spending weeks enjoying the Lost Fleet.