After a series of deadly engagements, the Alliance fleet is severely damaged and its arsenal is running low. Forced to halt in the Baldur Star System to raid the Syndic mines for raw materials, Geary is anxious to get moving again. But what should the fleet's next move be? The Syndics are starting to catch on to Geary's tactics, and as the Alliance ships jump from system to system, it's getting harder to keep one step ahead.
What's more, Geary has started to piece fragments of intelligence together into a highly disturbing picture: the Syndics have been keeping the existence of another potential player in the war a secret - and this unknown power may have the means to annihilate the human race.
BONUS AUDIO: Author Jack Campbell explains how his own background in the military shaped the Lost Fleet series.
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"Jack Campbell has written the most believable space battles I've ever seen anywhere." (David Sherman, co-author of the Starfist series)
"The kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!" (William C. Dietz, national best-selling author of When All Seems Lost)
Great story with out standing narration. Lots of action everything to hold your attension every minute of the story.
I like Military Sci-Fi, regular military and military history. I like sickening amounts of technical details about weapons and vehicles of combat. I love tactics and survival/scavaging. The Bolo! series is by far my favorite series. Keith L aumer, William H. Keith, and David Weber probably my favorite writters for the series. I also love Day by Day Armageddon trililogy.
Yes, technical enough for me, yet fulfills, what I would think is what any sci-fi lover would enjoy.
Not sure, I was hoping you could tell me. Day by day Armageddon is my all time favorite book series. Favorite Sci-Fi series is Bolo.
Christian Rummel, is awesome. Great voices, excellent performance. Just as good, maybe better then Justin Snyder.
I love sicking amounts of technical detail, couldn't be enough. I would love for him to explain more about the ships, the weapons, the jump drives. But understand he would limit his audience.
You really can't read one of the Lost Fleet books without reading the other five - it just isn't right. This series is well written, a great story and compelling.
I've enjoyed all three books in this series so far, though I fully endorse previous comments about the author's tendency to belabor points unnecessarily without really exploring them in an engaging way. The main character is quite well drawn. The supporting characters tend to be flat and lifeless.
The premises are interesting, and the hints of a non-human race manipulating the warring parties are intriguing. I hope these are followed thru in the rest of the series.
The reader has a pleasant voice and style. His accents are a bit cringe-worthy especially the Australian one (not even entirely sure he's supposed to be Aussie. If so, no. Just no.)
In summary, probably more a three and a half stars. interesting elements. In need of better editing.
Show me your paso doble.
Nothing really new in this book. Just a repeat of everything we know so far. I don't think I'm gonna get the next book in the series. There are some interesting parts that foreshadow possible stuff to come, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
I love epic fiction and really well writen stories and competent narrators. I listen to 2 or 3 audio books a month, sometimes more.
I thought the best parts of this book was the intrigue it built of a possible nonhuman intelligence that might be pulling the strings behind the curtain. I am excited to see how this develops in the next books.
So, I've listened to the first three books in about six days. The first two were really great. However, this one seemed to lag a little bit. Each sequel repeats a lot of information from the books that came before it, and, while I didn't mind that in the second book, its starting to get on my nerves. Combine that with the fact that I felt like nothing much happened in this one and I start to get concerned that I will lose interest with this series soon.
I'm beginning to think that I am listening to this series too fast and I'm just getting burnt out on it. After finishing this one I was going to give the series a rest for a while (I have a lot of other audio books in my library that I haven't started yet) and come back to it when it would feel fresh again. But, it ended with a cliffhanger of sorts... so, now I'm a third of the way through book four, and that one seems to be getting better.
Off we go again! I really want to like these books but they're the same basic plot over and over again (much like my reviews of the books in this series). I like the concepts spelled out in the introduction, in theory it all sounds great, and bits of it are quite readable but the constant theme of "Geary considers his future options and has a miraculous realisation that saves the day", especially when said "miraculous realisation" is always blindingly obvious (to me at least, and I'm pretty sure to everyone else who reads them) really takes away from the story. That and the fact that the author specifically calls out his desire to write well-rounded characters...and then doesn't.
Once again though, I enjoyed the details of keeping the fleet running and the space battles and since the sub-plot is finally surfacing as an actual thing I need to read episode 4 and find out what happens next.
With regard to the narration, it meshes perfectly with the prior books as far as character voices are concerned. The only jarring note was what I assume was an Australian accent for Lieutenant Iger, that was a mistake.
Great series and recommend it highly
Listening and using ones imagination seems to be is a lost art. I can listen at any time or any place. Can't do that with print. I get more involved with the story when I listen. I prefer dramatized books but when the narrator(s) read and present the story while creating the persona of not just the main character but other important characters as well I "feel" the story better and become more excited as it unfolds. It's easy to close a book but with an audio book you don't have to. Go Captain John "Black Jack" Geary. Mr Rummel has a great ability to create other totally different individual characters when he's narrating. Great job.
The author had a couple of things to say, then beats you over the head with them. Over and over and over..
The fleet goes somewhere new. needs something, prepares for battle. The stupid captains make things difficult... Blackjack prevails.... and repeat...
The dialog and plausibility of the situations are just not believable.
Some of the voices were painful to listen to. That said it could have just been the awful dialog.
Co- president what's-her-name
There are only so many ways a limited number of phrases can be put together. The first two books in the series were sufficient to tell the story twice. The battles have few meaningful differences and the dialog just gets rotated. There are too many instances of exactly the same set of words. The predicable pattern is 1) pick a gate 2) traverse inner-space 3) emerge and have a battle in exquisite detail of ship movements and weapons fired, find the next gate and repeat. I doubt I'll go past the last two hours of book 3 I still have to listen to. The performance is excellent, unfortunately the writing is lacking.
emotions and clearer sense of personnel relationships.
This is an iffy response. I will finish listening to it, but will drop the series and find something else rather than listening to "more of the same" in book 4.
I've chosen "Mote in the eye of God" as an alternative next listen. The writing in Campbell's books is not on a par with say "The Human Division Series" by John Scalzi or the Lois Bujold or Roger Zelazny series.
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