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.
As I feel that Mark is very good at this, It takes away a lot of enjoyment because I have to get used to his method instead of the way Chris did it. I feel very disappointed that it was done this way.
I really struggle with this new series. It's an interesting point of view to see what happened in the Lost Fleet books from the other side's perspective. The story isn't bad, but I was disappointed in how the book was written. It lacked the technical detail and excitement we've come to expect from Jack Campbell of the Lost Fleet series. However, my biggest complaint was the narrator. Why is it when a narrator changes in a series, they feel compelled to pronounce names differently? It's extremely distracting to listen to because I find myself wanting to correct the narrator. It's also hard to identify that it's the same character or star system from the previous narrator because they are pronounced so differently. Do they not listen to the books of the previous narrator before doing the recording? You'd think somebody at the production company would have. I really don't care which pronunciation is correct; just keep it consistent.
Quit pronouncing names different from the prior series!!!!
The Reader is very engaging. The book is a side story to the Lost Fleet saga and just as good.
Mark Vietor is nearly identical to Christian Rummel. Very Well Read and not distracting because of the change of reader. Well Done