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  • The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Jack Campbell
    • Narrated By Christian Rummel, Jack Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4873)
    Performance
    (3383)
    Story
    (3419)

    Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

    Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

    Justin says: "Kinda boring, mostly tedious, and frustrating"
    "bad philosophy"
    Overall

    Well written and narrated. The author's ability to articulate naval tactics is without peer in this genre. However, it is unfortunate that the author is an obvious advocate of "Just War" theory. No warrior could possibly understand or consider the moral qualms contemplated by the protagonist. When a free people go to war in order to protect their liberty, the price the enemy pays is irrelevant.

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