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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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    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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    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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    "2 Thums Up!"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    Joey BREWER, ME, United States 12-07-12
    Joey BREWER, ME, United States 12-07-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Saga Continues - the standards are still High!"

    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.

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    Ken Mercadante Bedford, TX United States 11-02-12
    Ken Mercadante Bedford, TX United States 11-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "More Grand Space Opera"

    If you like hard (okay, maybe just a little squishy) science fiction with a huge dose of drama and solid, if not overly deep, characters, Jack Campbell is an author to keep on your list. I've listened to the whole Lost Fleet and Beyond the Frontier series', and there wasn't a slow or disappointing book in the bunch.

    It's all about politics and space combat, and a clash of cultures that could ultimately save humanity.

    My only complaint (and it's really petty), is that by naming the books after random ships it's a little hard to keep track of what order they come in. I needed a cheat sheet that I kept on a memo in my Blackberry so I knew in what order to listen.

    I said it was petty.

    Great narration by Christian Rummel. For space opera and science fiction fans these are a great listen.

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    Jeffrey Tampa, FL, United States 07-20-12
    Jeffrey Tampa, FL, United States 07-20-12
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    "After good first 2 books just pass on this one"
    What would have made The Lost Fleet: Courageous better?

    The reader is fine but after liking the 1st 2 books I would recommend against buying this one. Unfortunately a large portion of this 3rd book as others have mentioned is taken up by the repeating and boring interaction with Geary Reon, and Dajani....yada yada yada we've heard all of this tiresome stuff so many times now! And you need a strong protaganist! I really had to force myself to finish this, only the last 60 minutes were even a little bit interesting. My impression is this series could and should have been edited down and sold as 1 or 2 books maximum. To bad it started out well.


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    Hunter heber, UT, United States 07-04-12
    Hunter heber, UT, United States 07-04-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Probably gonna skip the next one"

    This is the third one of these I have listened to. The first was pretty good, the second was not quite as good, and this one has way too much of the bad parts of the first two. The infantile relationship between Black Jack Greary and Co-President Reeown takes up a significant part of the book. Personally I found myself hoping she would end up a casualty so we wouldn't have to listen to her self-righteous preaching. But I digress. Basically I would advise skipping this one unless you really thought her character was enjoyable. The narrator was good, no problems on that front.

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    Pasquale NOTTINGHAM, PA, United States 03-12-12
    Pasquale NOTTINGHAM, PA, United States 03-12-12

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    "Remarkable"

    I've been forgetting to write up this review for like almost 2 weeks now. I completed this wonderful novel probably March 1st. Like all my other reviews on the Lost Fleet series I don't want to sound bias or anything, but this is truly a 10/10 read(listen). The reader, Christian Rummel, is perfect he gives voice and life to the characters with his change of pitch to sound like a female to a male and back. I don't think I can hear another voice read this book to me ever... never ever.
    So about the book then... With out spoiling anything I will say this: You will be on the edge of your seat through out the whole book. I've been on edge when ever I read this series since the first novel. It's just that great! Theres action and... well slightly romance. The way Jack Campbell brings these characters to life is plain astonishing. I hope you all enjoy this book as much as I do :)

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