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  • Vanguard

  • The Genesis Fleet, Book 1
  • By: Jack Campbell
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,004
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,810
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,806

Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist. When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great begining of a new series

  • By Duncan R Campbell on 05-17-17

This guy's books keep you coming back for more

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-17

What made the experience of listening to Vanguard the most enjoyable?

Rummel is good, and it feels as though the story was written to be spoken.

What did you like best about this story?

It's a prequel in a universe that was already well hashed out and they old Earth is old but still fresh in the memories of some. Not some far off relic like when they visited in BTF.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

He didn't speak as deeply when doing the voice of a Geary, but why should they all sound the same? I'd say it was on par. I find it insane that he does so many variations of voices.

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

The end made me think back to the time Captain Duellos had a shuttle ready for Geary in TLF which made me shed a tear but in this case I'm just curious if it's over.

Any additional comments?

I gave it 4 instead of 5 starts because it irked me a little that our protagonist was a Geary. It was cute that they another major name drop on a planet that was mentioned in the other books. I'll be back for more.

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