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The Lost Fleet: Fearless | [Jack Campbell]

The Lost Fleet: Fearless

Outnumbered by the superior forces and firepower of the Syndicate Worlds, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous retreat across the enemy star system. Led by the legendary Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, the Alliance is desperately trying to return home with its captured prize: the key to the Syndic hypernet, and the key to victory.
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Outnumbered by the superior forces and firepower of the Syndicate Worlds, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous retreat across the enemy star system. Led by the legendary Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, the Alliance is desperately trying to return home with its captured prize: the key to the Syndic hypernet, and the key to victory.

Geary is convinced that the Syndics are planning to ambush the fleet and finish it off once and for all. Realizing the fleet's best (and only) chance is to do the unexpected, Geary takes the offensive and orders the fleet to the Sancere system. There, a multitude of possible routes home give the Alliance fleet a better chance of avoiding their pursuers - and an attack on the Sancere shipbuilding facilities could decimate the Syndic war effort.

Weary from endless combat, the officers and crew of the Alliance fleet can't see the sense in charging deeper into enemy territory - prompting a mutiny that divides them and leaves Geary with higher odds against him than ever before.

BONUS AUDIO: Author Jack Campbell describes how he brought real-world physics to the Lost Fleet series.

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"The kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!" (William C. Dietz)
"Military science fiction at its best." (Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award-winning author of Alpha)

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-18-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 07-18-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "The lost fleet: fearless"

    After listening to book 1 in the series and now having finished book 2 "Fearless" I must say I am hooked on the series. It appears to be a short series but Jack Campbell has interested me enought I will go looking for more works by him. Christian Rummel does a great job narrating the book The time delay in space travel appears to be emphasized more in these book and the Harrington series by Weber than in the old star Trek movies.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lydia E Palo Alto, CA, USA 08-07-08
    Lydia E Palo Alto, CA, USA 08-07-08 Member Since 2008
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    "great military SF series"

    I love this series. I was listening to this book, and got so agitated about waiting to hear the end that I went out and bought the paperback to read it, then went back and still listened to it. :) This series has a epic quality of honor and pride in oneself and - in this case - the fleet, that I loved. Also, the narrator really brings the characters to life. I can't read the books now without hearing the voices speaking the lines. Highly recommend the entire series.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    J Livingston, TX, United States 03-15-14
    J Livingston, TX, United States 03-15-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Satisfaction continues!"

    Campbell continues to develop the saga of the lost fleet as "Black Jack" Geary struggles to maintain command of the fleet that views him as some sort of larger than life hero. His main tool is to retrain the fleet in the more sophisticated battle knowledge of an earlier time -- techniques and strategies that have been lost with the deaths of so many space navy commanders over a century of conflict. This creates opponents among the fleet captains who prefer their own glory-seeking methods, even while his continuing success against enemy fleets reinforces the hero worship of his crews - a hero worship he wants to reject.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ben United States 05-28-12
    Ben United States 05-28-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Campbell Just Keeps It Coming"

    The second book of the Lost Fleet series is another example of the talent of Jack Campbell (aka John G Hemry). There are a couple of mistakes in the book, but unless you are looking for them you'll miss them until your third or fourth read through. Every book has it's errors, but Campbell's errors are so small and so few they are easily missed. Campbell's attempt at incorporating real world physics into space battles are a proven success and he is slowly incorporating real world politics and diplomacy into his storyline. He proves that he is very familiar with how both work in the military world and molds them seamlessly into his story. By reading this series you are observing a very good writer slowly build up his knowledge and moving toward Hall of Fame status.

    Christian Rummel is back and does a very good job continuing the story of Captian "Black Jack" Geary. Rummel's voice character development is very good and makes the story come to life. He brings Campbell's world to full color and life with his verbal theatrics.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 10-27-11
    Joshua mcleansville, NC, United States 10-27-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Solid and linear continuation of the series."

    The second book in Jack Campbell's "Lost Fleet" series builds upon the story set in the first. "Fearless" is definitely a step or two better than "Dauntless" was. The story grows and becomes a bit more complex in this installment, although it is still quite linear in that it follows only one character's viewpoint through it all.

    This is straight military sci fi, and I enjoy hearing and considering all the tactics used. Some of the elements could be a bit more interesting, and more character dynamics could also lend a hand, but it was still an entertaining listen. I think would like to get around to reading or listening to the whole series at some point. It is clear that these guys won't make it home until the series is done.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 12-30-08
    Share Faerber St. Louis, MO, US 12-30-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Fearless is flawless"

    This series is wonderful. I can't wait for the next one.
    The battles in 3 dimentions are described so that I can see it all in my head. High recomendations!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Ant the Limey Pennsylvania 06-16-08
    Ant the Limey Pennsylvania 06-16-08 Member Since 2004
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    "Still riveted"

    actually bothering to buy book 3 earlier than my credits renew - can't wait 5 days to continue!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Dubbo, Australia 08-22-11
    Robert Dubbo, Australia 08-22-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Battle on...."

    I picked this novel based on customer feedback, I bought the first two books in fact. I can see how the story would just go on and on. I found the books monotonous after a while with the extremely in depth descriptons of the battles taking up much of the story. Seeing how the story never seems to end I doubt I will continue with the series.
    Narration was quite good however.

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    John Waltham, MA, USA 01-30-10
    John Waltham, MA, USA 01-30-10
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    "A well read ripping yarn"

    I thoroughly enjoyed the voice acting and the story. I read the first book in the series and listened to the second, it was nice to hear how all the names should really be pronounced. If you like a good space fleet battle, Honor Harrington style, I think you would like this series.

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    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 09-09-09
    Dan El Paso, TX, United States 09-09-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Aaah the Strawberrys"

    I really like it. It has an almost TNG feel to it. Emphasis on SciFi realism.

    Conference near end of book was very dramatic. I will be moving on to book 3.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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  • NICHOLAS
    1/25/11
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    "A great if short listen..."

    The lost fleet book 2 is an interesting and engaging listen, even if at one point you can hear one of the voice actors drop the script.?

    Without giving away too much of the story line, the author manages to continue the all out action space battles seen in the first novel while continuing to expand on the subplots and themes i.e. What would a centry of all out war do to the people that fight it? Power, greed and temptation and the introduction of an anti-hero in this book also helps highlight the dual nature of the human soul... Can someone be both Good and evil??
    As a long standing fan of SiFi and military novels both current and historical this series seems to be shaping up well of particular note is the way the author handles the Physic and mathematics required to wage war within a truly 4D environment (3D releativty) Jack Campbell includes just enough so the we get a feel for the complexities without grinding the book to a halt going through formulas and equations.

    The only con with this audiobook is it's length, at a little under 10 hours it is rather short however, given the fact that I couldn't stop listening the length was probably a good thing... Otherwise i might never of made it to work.?

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Drew
    STOKE ON TRENT, United Kingdom
    4/23/13
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    "Sci-fi Serial that delivers classic drama."

    This is a great yarn told with very compelling voice acting by Christian Rummel. Some of the Space Opera archetypes are played a little strong but that does go along with the "tale of antiquity" mode that it apes and is directly inspired by.



    All 6 books in this series will fly by in a weekend and I highly recommend it without reservations.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • P Hardwick
    Cambridge, UK
    4/7/13
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    "A gripping series with big space battles"

    Big fleet space combat interspersed with multi-faction political intrigue and mystery. Believable technology and fleet manoeuvres make the battles exciting.



    Some of the characters are a little 2D and switch between professional military and childlike attitudes but it does work.



    I am consuming the whole series back to back!



    Rummel's narration is great and adds a lot of atmosphere . I shall be looking for other books narrated by him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    STAINES, United Kingdom
    4/27/13
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    "More slow motion time late action in space."

    I love all of that. Unfortunately the dialogue is feels very stilted and some of the interpersonal conflict feels a bit artificial. It probably deserves 3.5 stars for fun factor, but I can't quite bring myself to round up to four.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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