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Dreadnaught Audiobook

Dreadnaught: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier

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.
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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.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Jack Campbell.

Get Lost! Listen to the rest of the Lost Fleet series.

©2011 John G. Hemry (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Stephanie Nashua, NH, United States 07-04-13
    Stephanie Nashua, NH, United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2012

    My heart belongs to fantasy and sci-fi! Throw in some thriller/suspense, the occasional crime or romance or classics.

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    "Can't wait for the next one!"

    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!

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    Amazon Customer 06-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "New Fan of Jack Campbell"
    Would you listen to Dreadnaught again? Why?

    Yes. The story flowed and the reader did a great job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Just the right amount of politics and political intrigue between battles.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Marines landing on the asteroid prison.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What out for the Hell Lance.


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    Robert A. Reinsch Lawrence, KS United States 06-18-13
    Robert A. Reinsch Lawrence, KS United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2015

    Technical Trainer, Technical Editor

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    "I'll admit, I've ruined this for myself."
    Where does Dreadnaught rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's good.


    What other book might you compare Dreadnaught to and why?

    If you like this series, you might consider the Honor Harrington series.


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to the original Lost Fleet series, and enjoyed it.


    Any additional comments?

    I made one dreadful mistake. I've been watching a lot of Futurama lately, and now I find myself substituting in Futurama voices for characters in the Lost Fleet series. It's waaaay to easy to hear Zapp Brannigan's voice for Black Jack Geary, then hearing Leela, Fry, the Professor, Bender and Amy as other characters. I know... that was awful of me to do that.

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    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 06-13-13
    G.Monie Bethpage, NY, United States 06-13-13 Member Since 2016

    " I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.

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    "Great ship to ship combat... Storyline is great"

    The lost fleet series was great, just enough books to ensure it was not too drawn out. The politics & space combat is great & the narrator is very good as well. The only complaint I would have is that there is not enough marine/ground combat... This extension of the series is pretty good compared to the lost fleet & def. gets me interested in how this plays out.

    I suggest reading the lost fleet series first, that is a very good series of books with an interesting main character (frozen almost a hundred years), & how war can create malcontent & other issues regarding treatment of prisoners, politics, etc... Great extension of the book though

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    John Perryopolis, PA, United States 05-09-13
    John Perryopolis, PA, United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2014

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    "I Love This Series"
    What did you love best about Dreadnaught?

    The story continues from The Lost Fleet, but isn't the same. It never lost my interest.


    Any additional comments?

    I would never have picked this book for myself, I got it for my husband to listen to. We ended up listening to The Lost Fleet series together and then we wanted more... I wanted more. This is a really great series.

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    pablo gaitherburg, md, United States 05-06-13
    pablo gaitherburg, md, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2013

    who docent love a good story especially if its about aliens or monsters or Gods.

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    "Dont Start or else you will get hooked. hihi."
    What did you love best about Dreadnaught?

    its part of a whole bunch of books that keep you wanting to know whats next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    i like fact that its so complete at points and obvious at others


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) – was your favorite?

    black jack


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    the lost fleet


    Any additional comments?

    see if the director from the hobbit can make these books into 3 movies.

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    Benson 03-27-13
    Benson 03-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A great start to a new series"
    If you could sum up Dreadnaught in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, Engaging, Exciting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Campbell does a great job of reuniting all the characters from the previous series while introducing new conflicts and characters into the fold.


    What about Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) ’s performance did you like?

    I love the Jack Campbell introductions as they give brief insights into the series. Rummel's performance was top notch as always and I am constantly amazed at how he finds new voices for newly introduced characters and his consistency with voices he created for existing characters.


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    jeff 02-26-13
    jeff 02-26-13
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    "Rummel's voices have the ability to capture you ."
    What did you love best about Dreadnaught?

    We all would like to think and act like Admiral Geary....a man with integrity,honor,intelligence and compassion. His consistency and morals elevate the fleet, the soldiers and the galaxy to more honorable behavior. Seeing his thought processes made each situation a unique and highly anticipated.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Definitely!


    What does Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Yes, the storylines are woven together well with action, conflict and great word pictures used in balanced fashion to imprint one's imagination.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Nothing too bothersome. All his characters had identifiable voice patterns and accents to give life to each person.


    Any additional comments?

    Hurry with the next one!!!!

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    Matthew Auckland, New Zealand 02-25-13
    Matthew Auckland, New Zealand 02-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "A great entry in the story of Jack Geary"
    What about Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) ’s performance did you like?

    I love the fact that Christian Rummel continues to narrate the story as he read the previous 6 books in the Lost Fleet saga. There's nothing worse than listening to a series of books narrated by a single person and part way through a series they switch people.

    You come to associate a certain performers' voice with a character or characters and when they change performers' it's jarring.


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    Ken Mercadante 11-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Grand Space Opera Continues"

    If you like hard (okay, maybe just a little squishy) science fiction with a huge dose of drama and solid, if not overly deep, characters, Jack Campbell is an author to keep on your list. I've listened to the whole Lost Fleet and Beyond the Frontier series', and there wasn't a slow or disappointing book in the bunch.

    It's all about politics and space combat, and a clash of cultures that could ultimately save humanity.

    My only complaint (and it's really petty), is that by naming the books after random ships it's a little hard to keep track of what order they come in. I needed a cheat sheet that I kept on a memo in my Blackberry so I knew in what order to listen.

    I said it was petty.

    Great narration by Christian Rummel. For space opera and science fiction fans these are a great listen.

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