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. The century-long war between the Alliance and the Syndicate Worlds may be over, but Geary and his newly christened First Fleet have been ordered back into action to investigate the aliens occupying the far side of Syndic space and to determine how much of a threat they represent to the Alliance. And while the Syndic Worlds are no longer united, individually they may be more dangerous than ever before. Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear his staging a coup, so he can’t help but wonder if the newly christened First Fleet is being sent to the far side of space on a suicide mission.
William C. Dietz, the author of the "Legion of the Damned" series, calls Dreadnaught "a rousing adventure", and Elizabeth Moon, the Nebula Award-winning author of the "Vatta's War" series, says it’s “loaded with edge-of-your-seat combat". Read by Christian Rummel, who has narrated The Lost Fleet series to excellent reviews, Dreadnaught promises to be an out-of-this-world experience.
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This picks up right where the Lost Fleet series left off and continues with the same excitement and energy of it's predecessors.
This was my first listen of a book in the Black Jack Geary universe and I thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I went back and listened to all nine books. I listen to 2-3 audio book a month and Christian Rummel is an INCREDIBLE narrator. He brings each character to life so distinctly that I instantly recognize the voices of even MINOR characters. Very easy to follow.
Geary is hard not to like.
The voice characterizations are AWESOME. I don't think it would be anywhere NEAR as good a read, as a listen, Rummel is that good.
I'm glad that 8 of books were out already before I connected with the series. The annual wait between books would have frustrated me.
Need to listen to the previous series, which is where this serious take over. Some of the references are lost because I didn't know about the 1st series. "The Lost Fleet"
Once you get past the first 5 hours of yada yada yada, it becomes a captivating story. I almost turned it off and started another book.
The book would be much better if the first 5 hours were condensed to about 1/2 hr.
Yes, I am going to listen to it again. I listened to the lost fleet series and want to go back and relive the Beyond the Frontier extended series
Yes, performance gives life to the book
Worth the read
No this book has not action
Compare ? no if you want a good book get SWARM By B.V Larson Action from start to end .
Just looking for a good book this one was not my cup of tea .
Nothing, not my place.
Good story line but a bit childish.
Mind you I like the book, having listen through the first series. Narration was great, however the characters seems too simple. Its like watch a star trek episode, lots of pops while you are listening to it, but the after taste is kinda flat. I only wish real life people were this comical.
I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.
Another of the Black Jack Geary book. Another rollicking ride in space. The characters remain the same and now the enemy is a new one. It's a fun listen. Not great literature and it won't stretch the old grey matter too much but it is bloody good fun.
My heart belongs to fantasy and sci-fi! Throw in some thriller/suspense, the occasional crime or romance or classics.
I have listened to the original lost fleet series time and time again. This follow up series picks up right where it left off and sets out to answer those questions you had at the end of the last series. He weaves a very personal story into theses believable epic space battles and you are hugely emotionally invested in theses characters through all his books. That is a mark of great story telling. Looking forward to many more to come!
Yes. The story flowed and the reader did a great job.
Just the right amount of politics and political intrigue between battles.
Marines landing on the asteroid prison.
What out for the Hell Lance.
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