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The Lost Fleet: Dauntless Audiobook

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential - If there's ever a space war, the Lost Fleet series could well be the military's manual. Author Jack Campbell, a former Navy officer, infuses the first book, Dauntless with the kind of details that make "Black Jack" Geary's futuristic exploits seem as if they're ripped from today's headlines. Narrator Christian Rummel gives this blood-and-guts adventure just the hard edge it needs. —Steve

Publisher's Summary

The Alliance has been fighting the Syndics for a century, and losing badly. Now its fleet is crippled and stranded in enemy territory. Their only hope is a man who has emerged from a century-long hibernation to find he has been heroically idealized beyond belief.

Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndics.

Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend.

BONUS AUDIO: Author Jack Campbell explains how the legend of King Arthur, the Greek historian Xenophon, and other writings influenced the Lost Fleet series.

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

©2006 by John G. Hemry writing as Jack Campbell; (P) 2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The best novel of its type that I've read." (David Sherman, co-author of the Starfist series)
"Military science fiction at its best." (Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award-winning author of Alpha)

What Members Say

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    Michael 06-11-15
    Michael 06-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Dry and incomplete"

    Very technical story and lacking emotional character development. Also somewhat preachy regarding war ethics. The story line is incomplete, leaving of at no logical point.

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    bubbaben 04-17-15
    bubbaben 04-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A dime novel. Not worth a credit"
    What disappointed you about The Lost Fleet: Dauntless?

    Unrealistic characters


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    no idea


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    he was good


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Good concept, just unlikeable characters who you just wish would all die.


    Any additional comments?

    nope

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ulysese 04-05-15
    Ulysese 04-05-15 Member Since 2008

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    "Great expectations"

    I thought The Lost Fleet would be exciting and thought provoking but it wasn't not to be. The author provides numerous distractions within the story. Constant explanations of scientific theories of relativity and flight while storytelling takes me out of the story. Constantly hit over the head with jealousy and envy regarding Black Jack Gerry and other officers as well as family takes away from the thin character development.

    I will not continue with the series.

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    Donnamar Bolton Jamaica 01-12-15
    Donnamar Bolton Jamaica 01-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "This how space war should be conducted brilliant!!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Fleet: Dauntless the most enjoyable?

    The way they make the most technical term seem simple to understand the story is easy to follow it just pack with all the catalyst that a book need to become grate and this is the first book in the series let see........................


    What did you like best about this story?

    How the narrator use his voice variation as to depict some scenes in the book that create an image that will keep you engage it kept me engage for sure what about you. Also this book is well put together the way each ship and battle is depicted make this book mouth watering and should be a best seller.


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell – was your favorite?

    This was without any hesitation the grate capt Black Jack John Garey this is my favorite reason being he is smart and innovative he can fix any problems. also he is a good leader and doesn't stand for mediocrity but strive for success and he is a man to remember and there is something to be learn from this character.


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

    well hell yes and i am on the second book now and jack Campbell is amazing this is a true hero of the people for the people


    Any additional comments?

    WELL TO MR JACK CAMPBELL WHERE ARE YOUR MOVIES YOU HAVE SUCH GRATE STORIES SHARE THEM WITH THE BIG SCREEN MAN I PAY TO SEE THEM ANY DAY

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    Dustin 01-02-15
    Dustin 01-02-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent military SF"

    Aside from some painfully dumb side characters, this story is fun and interesting. It has a solid feeling of what a current navy would be like if it operated in space.

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    "Great story but bad narrator"
    Where does The Lost Fleet: Dauntless rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Near the top of the Sci-fi military books for the story.


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

    Star Force by B.V. Larson


    Did Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The narration is not very good. He sounds like a teen and doesn't fit the main character well. He changes the tone of the book from reading it to hearing it.

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    Hannes Levänsuo Finland 12-19-14
    Hannes Levänsuo Finland 12-19-14
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    "Inside the bosses head"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Black Jack Gary because the writer told so good what he was thinking. It was epic to follow his chooses against everyone's believes. I liked to see inside this leaders head.


    What about Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell ’s performance did you like?

    Christian Rummel was good choice for this book. He took nicely Garys role in every situation.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All council meetings with the captains.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Todd LAKE BALBOA, CA, United States 12-16-14
    Todd LAKE BALBOA, CA, United States 12-16-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Good story!"

    I like the idea of the hero finding himself in a no-win situation and making the best of it. Having to win over others to his side and battling an event that doesn't understand his 100-treat old morality.

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    CactuarLOL 12-12-14
    CactuarLOL 12-12-14

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    "Gah! This guy"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The guy reading really needs to learn how to pronounce auxiliary!! The entire series of audiobooks not just this one, drives me nuts!


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    Steven T. Voboril Los Angeles 08-24-14
    Steven T. Voboril Los Angeles 08-24-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Jack Black is the only smart person alive"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lost Fleet: Dauntless the most enjoyable?

    Good book, good narration


    What did you like best about this story?

    Simple to listen to as there aren't too many characters to keep track of in an audible story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book is kinda frustrating to listen to. If you have any knowledge of warfare then the people of the alliance are just plain stupid. The Single mindedness of the human race is just unbelievable.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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