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  • Dreadnaught: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    The first book of best-selling sci-fi author Jack Campbell’s new series Beyond the Frontier returns to find Captain John “Black Jack" Geary, the hero of the Lost Fleet series, awoken from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet. Geary’s legendary exploits have earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing.

    Jean says: "A welcome new series"
    "Great Start to a Great Series!"

    This is a great adventure and great first book in a new "Blackjack" series. Readers new to this author and character can start right here, you need not read the previous series. Some reviewers have criticized the first half of the book as being long on setup and low on action, I enjoyed it, the politics and personalities of the Alliance, Syndicate, and the Fleet only add interest and suspense to the story. The narration is great, my only criticism is to bring in some regional North American accents as well as British/Irish/Aussie ones.
    The battles in the second half are great as is the puzzle of the aliens. There is also a good wry sense of humor throughout. The cliffhanger ending left me wanting more. Overall 4 out of 5 stars.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Starship: Mutiny

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Mike Resnick
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis, Mike Resnick

    The date is 1966 of the Galactic Era, almost three thousand years from now, and the Republic, created by the human race - but not yet dominated by it - finds itself in an all-out war. They stand against the Teroni Federation, an alliance of races that resent Man's growing military and economic power. The main battles are taking place in the Spiral Arm and toward the Core. But far out on the Rim, the Theodore Roosevelt is one of three ships charged with protecting the Phoenix Cluster.

    Eivind says: "Move along, nothing to see here"
    "Clever, witty plots, some action."
    If you could sum up Starship in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, intricate, action.

    What other book might you compare Starship to and why?

    Starship Mutiny compares favorably to the Horatio Hornblower nautical series where the buildup is as important as the action.

    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Davis and Mike Resnick – was your favorite?

    I really like FourEyes, the alien first officer. His sense of humor is the best of all the characters.

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Wilson Cole does decide to mutiny and his reasons are moving. I especially like how his atttitude of saving lives if at all possible infected the entire crew, including his former captain, and made them into heroes.

    Any additional comments?

    This is a fun space roving adventure, I wish there were more battles, but overall a good mix of interesting characters, plot and action.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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