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.
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"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)
Thinly veiled Christian ethics lesson proffered by a fleet commander who has yet to grow a pair.
I'm holding out hope for book 2 if I can tolerate the guilt and self-abasement of the protagonist.
This is the kind of series you wish would come along much more often and you just have to have them all. Hard core space opera at it's finest. Jack Campbell tells a great story with characters you love and hate and hey, that's storytelling. Excellent narration.
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.
he was good
Good concept, just unlikeable characters who you just wish would all die.
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.
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........................
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Near the top of the Sci-fi military books for the story.
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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.
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.
Christian Rummel was good choice for this book. He took nicely Garys role in every situation.
All council meetings with the captains.
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