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The Lost Fleet: Relentless | [Jack Campbell]

The Lost Fleet: Relentless

After successfully freeing Alliance POWs, "Black Jack" Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush the fleet with their powerful reserve flotilla in an attempt to annihilate it once and for all. And as Geary has the fleet jump from one star system to the next, hoping to avoid the inevitable confrontation, saboteurs contribute to the chaos.
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After successfully freeing Alliance POWs, "Black Jack" Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush the fleet with their powerful reserve flotilla in an attempt to annihilate it once and for all. And as Geary has the fleet jump from one star system to the next, hoping to avoid the inevitable confrontation, saboteurs contribute to the chaos.

BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Jack Campbell.

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    Jason Hughes Sarnia, ON, Canada 05-25-15
    Jason Hughes Sarnia, ON, Canada 05-25-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Narrator finally got it right"

    Great book Even better now that the narrator leaves a slight pause between paragraphs so you know a post change is coming.

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    Joshua Holcomb 05-20-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Book!"

    Enjoyed this one like I have the many others! Looking forward the last Book in the series.

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    J. M. 05-09-15
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    "love this series!"

    This is an awesome series! I am a truck driver and have loved listening to this series for the past 2 weeks. I look forward to starting my day and driving just to listen to more of the story.

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    Hank 05-05-15
    Hank 05-05-15
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    "Getting better each book in series"

    I have really enjoyed the series. Each book is getting better than the last. I just bought the last book to enjoy, bittersweet that the story will be over soon.

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    Paul United States 03-22-15
    Paul United States 03-22-15 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.

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    "Home!"

    It's been a long journey home for Black Jack and the Alliance fleet. This is my favorite book in the series so far. Relentless is filled with more than just ship battles. There's a ton of political maneuvering by factions within the fleet. Betrayal, heartbreak, and more are in the book. If you were starting to feel a little worn out by this series, Relentless is a huge shot in the arm. As the fleet nears home, the Syndics prepare for a last stand. The fleet faces it's toughest challenge yet as the internal strife comes to a head, and fleet supplies dwindle.

    My favorite parts of the book are easily the fleet conferences. Usually they're boring and standard meetings, but in Relentless, they really get into a lot of the motivations of different characters. That along with the marine operations, really shine in this book.

    The fleet actions are standard fare along the lines of the last few books, exciting, but nothing we haven't heard before.

    I will say, Christian Rummel was either off point, or the studio it was recorded in got some new equipment because the mix was different than books 1-4. He also pronounced some words differently which takes some of the immersion in the story out. It's still a great book and a MUST read if you're into the series.

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    W. Irving Wyoming 02-02-15
    W. Irving Wyoming 02-02-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Very suspenseful!"

    The tension continues to build, and it's hard not to keep listening for just a little bit longer, which turns into hours later. Good plot twists and new character developments keep the story interesting.

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    Merv Antelope, CA, United States 01-28-15
    Merv Antelope, CA, United States 01-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "great series for sci-fi fans"

    I have listen or read at least 5 books in this series. I find them all fantastic so far.
    Thanks Christian Rumble for a great performance.

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    Robert 01-21-15
    Robert 01-21-15
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    "EXCEPT FOR THE ANCESTOR WORSHIP, GREAT SERIES!"

    EXCEPT FOR THE ANCESTOR WORSHIP, plus the incessantly repeated matters, The Lost Fleet is a GREAT SERIES! I've really enjoyed it.

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    Joshua Kring 10-18-14 Member Since 2013

    The least helpful reviewer on audible.

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    "Captain Geary is still hard at it."
    Any additional comments?

    After listening to the first four books in this series back to back I decided to take a break from it for a while. I am glad I did. It felt like coming back to old friends.

    This book, like the first four, does the same things right (ie. space ship battles, military leadership decisions, navel sentiments ect.) and the same things wrong (mainly the mind numbing, melodramatic love triangle garbage).

    Anyone deciding on whether or not to purchase this audio book has surely listened to its predecessors at this point and will be pleased to know that while the story doesn't end here there are a lot of things resolved in this installment.

    Good day to you.

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    Amazon Customer MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, United States 07-12-14
    Amazon Customer MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, United States 07-12-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Nearly done!"

    I admit, I was anticipating some "relentless" puns as part of this review but over the course of Valiant and Relentless the story has taken a dramatic turn for the better. I still have my quibbles but at least we're not recycling the same story over and over again like the first three books.

    I'm still feeling that this series would have been a lot better off as maybe a duology/trilogy because a lot of time and effort goes into recaps and a lot of scenes feel forced as explanations are replayed for the umpteenth time (when chapter two kicked off yet another marveling rendition of the conference room technology I think I may have audibly sighed). Same deal with things that should just be extra descriptive detail on the characters, in chapter four there's a scene where "Geary never expected to be able to joke about his past being so long ago" which is fine, except he also felt that late in book four too.

    I'm still not thrilled about the technology and effort that's gone into explaining it, the path toward technobabble that was tentatively blazed by Valiant's "self-sustaining probability modulation on a quantum scale" has not been followed thankfully but I'd still like to know more about the shielding and inertial dampening, the Hypernet gates too actually although that's obviously less likely to be possible!

    I don't think a lot more is going on with characters here either, right up front in chapter one there's an abruptly personal argument between Geary and Desjani that I guess was borne of events from Valiant...somehow, it really didn't gel with the closing chapters of Valiant and the conclusions that those two came to. Rione and Desjani are still refusing to talk to each other, which really is quite annoying.

    All in all, it's a story with a set of familiar characters that (perhaps a little too neatly) ties up all the previous sub-plots bar one, which I assume will be the focus of Victorious. I'm looking forward to finishing that book, at which point I'm going to declare myself done - regardless of how it ends. If you enjoyed all the previous books, you'll definitely enjoy this one, and the inverse also applies.

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