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.
"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)
Great continuation of this series lot of new and interesting trouble for the characters. Plus the way it's written really draws you into it Jack Campbell is a awesome writer, and Christian Rummel tells it so well.
The first book of the series was a great listen, the performance has been amazing for the first three books. The story became very repetitive after the first with the only saving grace being the performance of the narrator.
That said there must have been something in the story which kept me through 3 of the series. The books themselves feel to be a drawn out screen play pieced together rather that a story.
I don't remember the last books being this deliberately paced. Every period had a beat and a half to two beats between sentence end and start. I don't remember the previous books having this problem. Because of it, though, I found it hard to listen to. I was either falling asleep or my mind was wandering between sentences. Were they just trying to make sure it was around the 7 hour mark?
I spend about 2 1/2 hrs a day commuting to work, so I have a good amount of Audible time. I love sci-fi, post apocalypse, and zombie books.
Really good one. Excited they finally go to "old" Earth!!! Have listened to the series a number of times and they just get better and better. Narration is OUTSTANDING!! ...as usual
Can't wait for your next book. I love this series. Please keep them coming I am looking forward to how they turn around the Alliance.
If you enjoyed the previous books, you will probably enjoy this one also. I've been listening to about 1 Lost Fleet book per month; it's going be tough waiting for the next installment to be written when I get through what is currently available.
This book has great space battles but also lots of political content. It's a good story that grabs your attention quickly but at times it struggles to keep your attention due to long political battles
Falls in line with the rest of the series. Hard to put down once I started to read. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next.
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