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Stark's Command: Stark's War, Book 2 | [Jack Campbell]

Stark's Command: Stark's War, Book 2

A mutiny on the moon places Sgt. Ethan Stark in command of the U.S. military forces there - and turns a dream for independence into a reality.
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Publisher's Summary

A mutiny on the moon places Sgt. Ethan Stark in command of the U.S. military forces there - and turns a dream for independence into a reality.

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

Stark's Command was originally published as "by John G. Hemry".

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Stark's War series.

©2002 John G. Hemry; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 03-28-13
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 03-28-13 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "An interesting military Sci Fi"

    This is book 2 in the series and you need to have read book 1 to understand what is going on in this book. Looks like a series you MUST Read in order. Sgt Stark is now in the leader of the military on the moon after the mutiny. In this book he must bring control and motivation to the military and improve the relationship with the civilians in the moon colony. It is interesting to watch how Stark gains leadership of large groups and understands the politic in the negotiation with all the parties on earth, i.e. the corporation, the military and the government. There is military action both army and naval as well as suspense and a hunt for a spy. Great book in the tradition of the Lost Fleet. Eric Michael Summerer does a good job with the narration.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Karl Pakenham, Australia 08-12-12
    Karl Pakenham, Australia 08-12-12 Member Since 2008

    Me.. nuff said

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    "Starks Best Yet"
    If you could sum up Stark's Command in three words, what would they be?

    Fan Smegging Tastic. Just like Jack Campbell's other work, Starks Command doesn't fail to disappoint. The intriguing story line and colourful cast of characters helps brings Starks universe to life.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    By a far margin, Stark is by far the best character. His ability to command his troops while keeping a cool head on the moon.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favourite scene is when Stark and his army are attacked by infiltrators.


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

    There are a few parts of this book that made me laugh out loud.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donald Pawleys island, SC, United States 02-04-14
    Donald Pawleys island, SC, United States 02-04-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Many Missed Opportunities"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    If you really liked the first book, this one is not a complete waste of time. The narrator did a great job without as much to work with.


    Would you recommend Stark's Command to your friends? Why or why not?

    Only if the first book left you really wanting more. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't inspired.


    Did Stark's Command inspire you to do anything?

    It made me want to listen to Campell's Lost Fleet series again.


    Any additional comments?

    The author is not as at ease with the concepts in the Stark series as he is in his Lost Fleet series. He understands a rigid societal structure, and the concept of infighting with some espionage, but he ignored the potential of political or non-hostile military interactions with factions outside the Mil. Many opportunities were passed up by the author in this book, making it feel like an interim episode, and not a story of worth in-and-of-itself. It's possible the next book may pick up, but I won't know until I need some straight shooting near-future sci-fi.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Temporal Singularity Lompoc, CA, United States 11-02-13
    Temporal Singularity Lompoc, CA, United States 11-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Too bland."

    This review is about the entire series:

    I am a big fan of John G. Hemry, and I realize that this is his first series. My major objection to this entire series is that the language is too clean. John is censoring the language and it takes away from the realism of the combat. Why does he do this? I do not know. I find it frustrating that language is more offensive than describing people getting their limbs torn off.

    Let’s face facts. Combat is a dirty, ugly business. Combat soldiers swear, and call their enemies some of the most racist, ugly names you can imagine. This series lacked the grit that would have made it exciting and believable.

    The only redeemable thing about this entire story is the underlying messages. But it is simply not worth putting up with the oatmeal blandness. I want gumbo!

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    Eric T. Cowan Austin, TX 11-03-12
    Eric T. Cowan Austin, TX 11-03-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Great Series...very realistic"
    What did you love best about Stark's Command?

    Descriptions of combat on the moon and how real the issues and concerns would be. Innovative weapons and armor systems to protect troops.


    What other book might you compare Stark's Command to and why?

    The Lost Fleet series. Same author, similar character issues and interactions, different setting.


    Have you listened to any of Eric Michael Summerer and Jack Campbell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. This was on par with the Lost Fleet series


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

    When your leaders can no longer lead, and you find yourself all alone on the moon., Stark will be there.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bjarki Reykjavik, Iceland 09-25-12
    Bjarki Reykjavik, Iceland 09-25-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Interesting follow up from the first book but is ."
    What made the experience of listening to Stark's Command the most enjoyable?

    Jack Campbell continues the story about Stark and it is exciting to see how military force can possible cope with those circumstance that they are in.
    Good story and thoughts but is slow paced in some places where the author is explaining the environment at the moon again in same words as in the first book, especially after you have read the first book. The characters are well defined and have good background.


    What other book might you compare Stark's Command to and why?

    The book that I would compare Stark's Command is Swarm by B. Larson that is based on fast paced military thoughts in space.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait to finish the third book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Martin Eastwood, Australia 06-25-12
    Martin Eastwood, Australia 06-25-12

    Executive Recruiter 20+ Years, father to six, spouse to one, grandfather to 4; specialist in Bipolar 2, Panic, Anxiety (OCD) & Addictions.

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    "Catchy story ignites, the pace hots up"

    I wrote a pretty ordinary review of the first volume, Stark's War - but this story really underlined the story-telling skills of Jack Campbell and the narration was excellent. I understand that the three novels in the Stark's series are the first written by the author under the pseudonym of Jack Campbell.

    The underlying theme of this novel is a world where the US has taken control of the moon's mineral resources and corruption in the military and the corporations is widespread.

    Stark has a strong sense of ethics and demonstrates ability to motivate enlisted soldiers operating on the surface of the moon to follow his lead - he has the rank of sergeant combined with exceptional leadership skill.

    I was so engrossed by this volume that I went straight on to Volume 3 and again was very glad I had done so.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rodolphe valdor, Quebec, Canada 11-29-10
    Rodolphe valdor, Quebec, Canada 11-29-10
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    "very good"

    jack campbell is just very good at military stuff.
    interesting book. Nice narrators. Soft Sci-fi

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Anna, TX, United States 11-08-12
    Tracy Anna, TX, United States 11-08-12 Member Since 2012

    A Christian, Husband, & Geek - in that order!!

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    "Good but not as good as #1"
    What did you like best about Stark's Command? What did you like least?

    Good story but for a "WAR" book - not much war in it - a LOT of behind the seines look into a military command though - this would be an officers must read book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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