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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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    Ryan Vancouver, WA, United States 02-04-14
    Ryan Vancouver, WA, United States 02-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    "the lost plot, beyond bad"
    What disappointed you about Guardian?

    Spoliers: This book had zero plot, unless travelling home to alliance space is a plot. Apparently the syndics are the enemy despite the truce, but not really, because they are controlled by a secret service type organization. But this story line, just like all the others, goes no where. Thought maybe there would be a twist or something but nope. Nothing happens in this book. Nothing happens with the captured alien ship. Nothing happened with the enigmas (remember them?) Nothing happens with the bear cows, nothing happens with the dancers, and nothing happens with the syndic secret service. Seriously did not care two "bear cows" die, or the amount of time spent on the ghosts in the ship, what the heck was that all about? Who cares? And wow how annoying has Desanji become? To cap off this story that is going nowhere, the culmination is getting preached to about global warming? wow. You have got to be kidding me. And the returned explorer at the end? Again, who freekin cares, what did that have to do with the entire book I just read? This is really bad. this series is dead. Horrible.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    narration was fine.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Morrison Mckenzie NC 12-10-13 Member Since 2004

    Potter in NC. Intense books allow for creative freedom. Busy hands+distracted brain=free forms.

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    "Admiral Geary--The Hen Pecked Savior of Humanity"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Not likely. The first books were fantastic but now our protagonist has become a wimp--no self esteem--no trust in his own decisions--and a wife that is a bitchy captain on his flag ship. If you have any self respect left in your marriage leave this one alone.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Jack Campbell? Why or why not?

    Based on the start of the "lost fleet" series I hope Mr. Campbell can get back to telling his story and leave his personal laundry problems behind. He is a good writer, but something pushed him off his path with this book.


    Did Guardian inspire you to do anything?

    Complain


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Indy United States 09-16-13
    Indy United States 09-16-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Nibble Nibble..."
    If you could sum up Guardian in three words, what would they be?

    Is that it?


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I really wonder at how long he plans on writing these novels. I feel like just as the plot gets moving, it's done. While I enjoy the series, I leave feeling a little frustrated wondering how long I will have to wait until I get the next few days of action.


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    R. Williams PNW 06-19-13
    R. Williams PNW 06-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Terrible book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    A better story line. The story in this book is pathetic compared to the previous books.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


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

    Anger, Disappointment, regret, boredom


    Any additional comments?

    This was an agony to listen too. The story was contrived and absurd. I was utterly disappointed by this book. It is a shadow of the previous books. It is as if the author just wrote something, anything, that came to mind while on a three week bender. The author put NO heart into this book. He just put words together and little more. Very disappointing.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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