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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
    (4898)
    Performance
    (3403)
    Story
    (3439)

    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"
    "Military Scifi / Space Opera Done Right"
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    Excellant military action with all the political officers that everyone loves to hate. Book doesn't bog down with in depth information on the hero's past, but rather gives little glimpses between major and minor plot twists.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Valor's Choice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Tanya Huff
    • Narrated By Marguerite Gavin
    Overall
    (287)
    Performance
    (162)
    Story
    (164)

    In the distant future, humans and several other races have been granted membership in the Confederation - at a price. They must act as soldier/protectors of the far more civilized races who have long since turned away from war.

    Shelby says: "Surprisingly Good!"
    "It was better as the movie Zulu"
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    What disappointed you about Valor's Choice?

    The high point of the book, the final battle scene, was a direct steal from the movie Zulu. The author went so far as to describe most of the high points of the historic battle of Rourke's Drift. After all the work introducing characters and setting up the political intrigue, the author should have found a more interesting / obscure battle to play to the gruff NCO and her heroic squad of soldiers.


    Has Valor's Choice turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not this genre, but definitely this author


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marguerite Gavin?

    A female reader was very appropriate for this book.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent premise, good storyline, unfortunately the author decided to take the final scenes from a world class movie. If I were to continue to listen to this author, could I expect the next battle to scene to be taken from the movie the Alamo, or perhaps the battle of Thermopylae from the movie 300?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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