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The Lost Fleet: Courageous Audiobook

The Lost Fleet: Courageous

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Publisher's Summary

The Alliance has been fighting a losing battle against the Syndicate Worlds for over a century. Now, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, must keep the Alliance one step ahead of its merciless foe.

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.

Get Lost! Listen to the rest of the Lost Fleet series.

©2008 by John G. Hemry; (P) 2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    leif salinas, CA 93906 04-08-15
    leif salinas, CA 93906 04-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "It is growing on me"

    I like the series, but I feel like it should go faster with the story and less tactics of battle. It is getting tiresome.

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    David Florist 04-06-15
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    "Honor will be had!"
    Would you try another book from Jack Campbell and/or Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell ?

    Yes, I am currently on the 5th book in the Lost Fleet series and enjoying each book more and more.


    Would you recommend The Lost Fleet: Courageous to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes, It is a vital part of the continuing story. However i feel it is the weakest out of them so far.


    What does Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The perception of Victoria Rione and Desjani are spot on for their rolls in the stories.


    Could you see The Lost Fleet: Courageous being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I would love this series to be in a movie or TV series. it's very compelling and the character progression is amazing.


    Any additional comments?

    I felt as though this was the weak one in the series so far. It has a multitude of slow parts and doesn't have a whole lot of action. they are mostly fleeing trying to get to Lakota star system which a large battle ensues. I feel like there can be a whole chapters worth of the word Honor. it was used a lot and kind of depleted the meaning for me a bit.

    Other than those tidbits i did enjoy the story and character progression. betrayal, discouragement, lust, confusion, and action all rolled into one.

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    Kelly 02-22-15
    Kelly 02-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Anything new?"

    It's starting to sound the same! The senator is always cranky. The captain of the Dauntless is always awestruck. Black Jack is having the same struggles. Are we going somewhere with this?

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    Andrew Tressell 02-14-15
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    "A very solid space epic with all the elements!"

    Intriguing....with a very powerful inquiry into the nature of human beings...especially how easily we "compromise" our values in the name of "winning"!

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    William Seattle, WA, United States 01-24-15
    William Seattle, WA, United States 01-24-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Best performance"

    This story has some powerful moments, and these books are some of the best performances you'll ever hear. Clean adult fiction.

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    Origart 11-08-14
    Origart 11-08-14 Member Since 2014

    Love Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Fantasy & Alternate History genres. Prefer action over romance.

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    "Love the series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Lost Fleet: Courageous to be better than the print version?

    Yes. I like audio books better than print books books because I have more time to listen than I do to sit & read, so I get to enjoy more books this way. I listen every day for at least several hours. While I'm working, driving, walking, at the beach, shopping, house keeping & even as I go to sleep (use timer).


    What did you like best about this story?

    Getting to hear more about Captain Jack Geary's adventures.


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

    Yes, I've listened to the entire series & love it. I've also done the Lost Stars series & loved it too.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought it was a fun series with lots of action, adventure, political intrigue & best of all, space ships & space battles. Has a brash, ballsy lead who cares about people & has a strong moral code. Also like that Campbell has strong female characters in his books. Not a lot of dead spots or repetition as the series progresses either, which happens too often in other long series (David Weber's Honor Harrington or Weber/Flint's Ring of Fire series for example, though I still really liked & read most of them both any way).

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    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 05-22-13
    Sharon Brisbane, Australia 05-22-13 Member Since 2016

    I am an Australian woman who enjoys reading many different styles of books, from history to sci fi and mystery to poetry.

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    "I enjoyed the entire series"

    The series is well written. It is, however, predictable. I enjoyed listening to it, It was very "boys own adventure" in space. An impossible hero and an equally impossible relationship that works out in the end in perhaps the soppiest ending I have ever heard/read in my life. It made me smile. So yes it's cheesey and it's really really obvious, like a brick in the face but it is fun. I mean it's nice every now and then to get on a roller coaster, you know that the danger is false, you know what happens to you but you enjoy it anyway once in a while. That's this series.

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    Dennis 03-15-13
    Dennis 03-15-13 Member Since 2015
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    Great story with out standing narration. Lots of action everything to hold your attension every minute of the story.

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    Jason 03-11-13
    Jason 03-11-13

    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.

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    "Awesome Series!"
    Would you listen to The Lost Fleet: Courageous again? Why?

    Yes, technical enough for me, yet fulfills, what I would think is what any sci-fi lover would enjoy.


    What other book might you compare The Lost Fleet: Courageous to and why?

    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.


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

    Christian Rummel, is awesome. Great voices, excellent performance. Just as good, maybe better then Justin Snyder.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Cassidy REDLANDS, CA, United States 02-05-13
    Cassidy REDLANDS, CA, United States 02-05-13 Member Since 2010
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    "The ending 60 min is great, but...."
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    This books lends waaaaay to much time with the interactions between Geary, Reon and Dajani. Not only do these parts drag, the Co-President Reon dialog just felt inconsistent in her love then hate then love cycle. I mean my god she really seems bipolar sometimes. I almost failed to get past the middle of this book but the ending was enough for me to buy the next book. I just hope there is less bedroom drama and more of what makes this book great at its core.

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