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Guardian: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 3 | [Jack Campbell]

Guardian: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 3

Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse.
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Publisher's Summary

Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse.

To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives of the Dancers, an alien species, but also with Invincible, a captured warship that could possibly be the most valuable object in human history. Despite the peace treaty that Geary must adhere to at all costs, the Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet’s journey back grueling and perilous.

And even if Geary escorts Invincible and the Dancers’ representatives safely unharmed, the Syndics’ attempts to spread dissent and political unrest may have already sown the seeds of the Alliance’s destruction...

©2013 John G. Hemry (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Rummel's performance is so entertaining that he makes listeners want to hear how he'll perform the story. He populates the international starfleet military with a multitude of accents. While his female characters tend to sound alike, his men growl and swagger through space with brio." (AudioFile)

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    Merril ISTANBULTurkey 05-17-14
    Merril ISTANBULTurkey 05-17-14
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    "another star"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Guardian to be better than the print version?

    Yes I am sure because of the stunning characterisation by Christian Rummel whose narration is up there with the best.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Guardian?

    that would be a spoiler to the story.


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    He is a true 'voice actor' and I totally forget that I am just listening to one man telling the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No. It was just as I expected it to be - an excellent, gripping story.


    Any additional comments?

    Jack Campbell's character, 'Black Jack' Geary, could give a few Leadership seminars in business and management courses. Throughout the whole series he is the leader we all would like to be !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brian Seattle, WA, United States 12-09-13
    Brian Seattle, WA, United States 12-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "KEEP THEM COMING! INCREDIBLE READER!!!"
    Where does Guardian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Right at the TOP!. Good Story. One of the BEST READERS!


    What other book might you compare Guardian to and why?

    The other lost fleet stories.


    What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is one of the BEST READERS I have listened to. Great Characterizations!
    Voice Changes, Inflections... It is More like a CAST Reading than a solo reader.
    OUTSTANDING!


    Any additional comments?

    Keep the Series Going and KEEP CHRISTIAN RUMMEL AS READER!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ron Gig Harbor, WA, United States 10-18-13
    Ron Gig Harbor, WA, United States 10-18-13 Member Since 2007

    Sci-fi loving history buff who enjoys a good detective story.

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    "Just keeps getting better"
    Where does Guardian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Not only is this a great addition to the series but it opens up door for the series continuation. the lost fleet series is the best space epic and if made into a movie it could rival Star Trek or Star Wars. the writing is brilliant with plenty of tech without being geeky and more than enough of the human element to draw you in. This is well worth your time to read/listen. Enjoy.


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first series I listen to that was narrated by Christian Rummel but not the last. I have pick several books just because he was the narrator but the lost fleet series is still my favorite by him.


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

    The next great space epic


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roy J. Meek Louisville, KY. USA 08-06-13
    Roy J. Meek Louisville, KY. USA 08-06-13 Member Since 2010

    Justin Meek

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    "Another great addition to the series!"
    If you could sum up Guardian in three words, what would they be?

    More of what we love! (Ok 5 words).


    What did you like best about this story?

    The slow reveal of the spider wolves has been great. I appreciate how the series has dribbled out info on all various alien races. We keep getting new info, but the series never bogs down with long explanation and discussions. This is in an action series at its heart.


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favorite?

    General Charbon (spelling ?) is becoming a favorite.


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

    Yes, but I won't give it away.


    Any additional comments?

    My one critique is that I missed the more prevalent presence of the other ship captains under Geary. I would love to see some of them given more screen time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MICHEAL Philadelphia, PA, United States 07-29-13
    MICHEAL Philadelphia, PA, United States 07-29-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Another great book."
    What did you love best about Guardian?

    Even after this many installments the books still seem fresh and engaging. The story and the characters are progressing at a good rate. Campbell does a good job at not being too repetitive, which is amazing when you think about how much time they spend on the same ship.


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    Rummel is spot on, he gives each character their own voice, inflection and timing. It is very easy to get immersed in his narration.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    There is definitely some humor in the book, mostly based on who the characters are and how their interactions play out.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Peter kessel-lo, Belgium 06-17-13
    Peter kessel-lo, Belgium 06-17-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Militairy SF Saga"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, any one who enjoy's militairy SCI-FI would like this.


    What other book might you compare Guardian to and why?

    The honor series comes to mind. But as militairy SCI-FI it stands on its own with having respect for relatif distances, speed of light, etc.


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Christian Rummel always sounds good and proffesional he is one of my favorite performers.


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

    He won the war, will he keep the peace?


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    pablo gaitherburg, md, United States 05-20-13
    pablo gaitherburg, md, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2013

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

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    "simple but good"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    a very good end to the series. i hope the real humans can have "work to do".


    What about Christian Rummel’s performance did you like?

    good voice and good performance. simple and not over done.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it gave a sence of hope


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 05-16-13
    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 05-16-13 Member Since 2013

    www.newimperium.org

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    "Everything We Love About this Series!"


    "Guardian" delivers everything we expect from Captain John "Blackjack" Geary.

    This series has turned out to be one of the best-running military sci fi series out there today. It is entertaining, optimistic and quite clean, in a Star Wars/Star Trek style but much more believable. The longer the series runs, the more comfortable it feels, both for the author's writing and for the reader's experience. With spats of humor (that sometimes, though rarely, fall flat), gripping space battles, and heroes you can really cheer for, this series hits the high points while avoiding too many cliches and pitfalls.

    This volume really brings everything together and throws some new stuff our way. Campbell clearly knows what we expect, and he delivers in a big way everything that epitomizes this series. We have space battles and ground battles, against the Syndics we so love to hate, as well as against new enemies. We have aliens that truly feel alien, about as far from human spinoffs as you can imagine. And we even have political machinations and some great character interactions.

    The pace starts slow at first, recapping recent events (it's been a while since the last book), but builds quickly and continually until the end, avoiding the dreaded cliffhanger. The characters feel like old friends by now, and part of the fun is knowing how they will react in a situation before they actually do.

    Overall a great addition to the series, and the good thing is that Campbell could go anywhere he wants with it at this point.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ben United States 05-15-13
    Ben United States 05-15-13 Member Since 2012

    En Dieu Ma Foy

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    "That's It?"

    Ok don't assume that the headline reflects anything other than I didn't want this book to end. That and all those reviews saying there is no cliffhanger; did you actually listen to the whole book? There are several huge cliffhangers in this book, and I can't wait to see which way J. G. Hemry takes them. Hint: All the cliffhangers are before you get to the last chapter. Granted this book could stand as the final one if it had to, but there are still huge sections of this story still unwritten. This is a great book, but it comes no where close to closing this story out.

    Christian Rummel did a fantastic job. As some other reviewers have mentioned, he seems to have forgotten a few things here and there, but nothing serious. Couldn't really tell if the minor mistakes were Hemry's doing or Rummel's, but they were so minor it doesn't bear elaborating. When it's all said and done this is a five star book all the way around.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald SALINE, MI, United States 05-14-13
    Ronald SALINE, MI, United States 05-14-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome segment in the complete series."
    Where does Guardian rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love these books, I have read all 9 of them and want more.
    If you have not read them all go back and start at the beginning, you will be very glad you did. I promise!


    What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is one of the best narrators of all the books I have read!


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    "good yarn continues"
    If you could sum up Guardian in three words, what would they be?

    electric yet predictable


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    very good as usual


    Any additional comments?

    overall I think the books are quite good, but I would class them as good for most readers but some will find the repetitive themes boring, younger readers will love them ( my 20yr olds love them)

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