BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Jack Campbell.
Get Lost! Listen to the rest of the Lost Fleet series.
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This is a great book, but don't try to listen to it as a stand alone or before the first books. But this is a good thing, you get to listen to first four before this one! This I highly recommend!
I bought the first book in this series during the penny a minute sale and boy did that work out for Audible :) Throughout the first five books the story is excellent and the space battles are both intellectual and exciting (which is a rare combination). Our hero, Captain Geary, has to outwit both his enemies and his allies through many twists and turns. I can't wait for book six!
I am a blind lawyer and aspiring writer, trying to read a little bit of everything but partial to sci-fi and military fiction.
It absolutely was! Now, the previous reviewer is quite right, this book is a spectacular payoff to a long and heroing journey that has built to a thrilling sprint to safe territory. The thing is, that the challenges are growing more unforgiving for the men and women of the Alliance Fleet; they range from smarter enemies, to saboteurs and more mysterious threats. Along the way, the author also fills in some background about how the hero came to be where and when he is and why that has haunted him since his reawakening. The fantastic space battles are still here, and so is the very heavy, clawing urgency of military needs, the limitations of logistics, time and human mortality. The costs the fleet and its commander pay to get home are high, and reaching safety does not mean the end.
I could not believe the wait required for this book. I am entirely satisfied. If you read and liked the previous four, I’m sure you already have it or will get it at the earliest opportunity. If you haven’t read them, start with the first, Dauntless, and enjoy the ride as we all wait for the sixth book, Victorious.
I loved this series of books. Great reading. I cannot wait for the last book in the series. There is a lot of dialog that is very similar throughout the series, but it comes through as being natural. The writing is natural and doesn't seem forced. Cambell is a good story teller.
I am an avid eclectic reader.
I started the series with book one and have read in order. This is the next to the last book in the series and I can hardly wait to start the last book. Christian Rummel did an excellent job narrating the series. In this book the Fleet is almost into Alliance space and after a spectacular battle to free POWs the fleet finally discovers who the saboteurs are. Now they are almost home the Fleet is a cohesive fighting unit and the esprit de corps is there. One more book in the series then I am done I sure hope Campbell has some other interesting series to read.
Enough action to keep things moving, but by far, this series excels in creating real life human experiences.
This series was absolutely one of the best to which I have listened. The author's detail in describing space travel at such distances and the detailed battle sequences are very believable. I could see them while I was listening and I was transported there. I hope the "Black Jack" Geary character will be back soon!
I am not into all that military war stuff, but I cannot wait for the next one. This series continues its hold on me after every book.
I cant say enough good things about this series. Wonderfully paced drama, great characters, truly amazing and entertaining space battles that don't get bogged down in the minutiae of technology.
He takes all the best parts of Weber and Drake and combines it with the wonderful pacing and action of John Ringo.
I do agree however, that this series MUST be read from book one.
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