BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Jack Campbell.
Stark's Crusade 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.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
I am a fan of military Sci-Fi. I read the other two books in the series (you must read this series in order) and knew this was the last book. I was wondering how Campbell was going to end it, I was thinking up all types of scenarios. The politics was interesting sort of reminds you of what is going on today in Washington. The space and land battles descriptions were fantastic. Campbell is a master of space battles. I will not give away the end but Campbell did an excellent job of tying up all the ends and coming up with a reasonable ending. I have read all the Jag in Space series and the Lost Fleet which I am keeping current on as Campbell writes them. I hope Audible has books under his real name of John Henry as I want to keep reading his books. Eric M. Summerer did a great job with the narration.
If you've read the previous 2 books then this is a must-read. It has good periods of military action balanced by periods of strategic planning, and enough action to keep things interesting throughout. With the last half of the book working to the inevitable climax, the book ends with a very satisfying conclusion.
Just finished Stark series. Jack did a great job of keeping it going. Now I'm looking forward to his JAG series. I think we should encourage the Military and Politicos to read this series. I hate to say it, but it almost looks like Jack has a crystal Ball.
The series started off being a bit difficult to listen too but it ended by being a publication I could not stop listening too. A story well worth listening too.
It is difficult to say more than the best was left till last. The best monent or event happens in the final 5 minutest of the recording when the story winds down ...
This is the third and final installment in the Stark’s War trilogy...I think. Those of you who have seen my previous reviews of Stark’s War and Stark’s Command may get that the surviving mutinous NCOs of 1st Division hold the Lunar Colony. They have continued to repel raids attacks from other countries and US led shenanigans to protect the colony and to keep from being a television spectator sport.
They have been infiltrated, had turn coats leave doors open and had their remaining Earthbound family members used as hostages yet they’ve held the line. Now it appears the pentagon will try autonomous robotic warriors to bring about an end to this struggle. Anyone who has followed the Terminator series or Phillip K. Dick’s The Other Variety (turned into the movie Screamers) which featured a host of killing machines termed Autonomous Swords can sense where this story is taking us so I do not want to spoil it for you.
This is an excellent Military Science Fiction trilogy and was well delivered by both the author and the narrator. Considering my taste on audio books I almost took a pass on this one because of the short length of the installments. My opinion, yes it is personal, is that all three volumes should have been marketed as one thirty plus hour unit. I will still give this a five out of five. Great job guys!
This is great. Wish there was a three movie deal on this series! When will we see it happen? BZ!
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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