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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.

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©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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    Patrick j Mann 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    The co-president relationship is still a bit hackneyed. But the depth is improving. Overall the story seems to be taking shape SLOWLY. Sells more books I suppose.

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    Justin Frederick 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good listen"

    I have really enjoyed this series so far. A good mix of action, drama and suspense.

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    Joshua Holcomb 05-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Required or Optional?"

    Nice I have enjoyed listening to this book. I am looking forward to the next one!

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    J. M. 05-03-15
    J. M. 05-03-15
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    "Awsome series! Can't stop listening and want more"

    Awsome series! Can't stop listening and want more! can't wait for the 6th book to come out in a few days.

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    Benjamin Morgan Tallahassee FL 04-30-15
    Benjamin Morgan Tallahassee FL 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Exciting"

    This installment in the series might take a little bit to get going but once it gets there it is very very exciting. This book ends on a very anxious point. Can't wait for the next installment.

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    Prognosis Good - Outlook Great Anytown, USA 04-09-15
    Prognosis Good - Outlook Great Anytown, USA 04-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Absolutely Love This Series!"

    Fast paced and well written. You will be on the edge of your seat at every turn!

    Best and most authentic space warfare saga ever written!

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    Hank 04-08-15
    Hank 04-08-15
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    "GOOD BUT NOT GREAT"

    The action scenes are good but there is a lot of repetition in the other parts of the book. Overall I would still recommend the book, especially due to the great ending. Looking forward to the next book.

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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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