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Dreadnaught Audiobook

Dreadnaught: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier

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Publisher's Summary

The first book of best-selling sci-fi author Jack Campbell’s new series "Beyond the Frontier" returns to find Captain John “Black Jack" Geary, the hero of the "Lost Fleet" series, awoken from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet.

Geary’s legendary exploits have earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing. The century-long war between the Alliance and the Syndicate Worlds may be over, but Geary and his newly christened First Fleet have been ordered back into action to investigate the aliens occupying the far side of Syndic space and to determine how much of a threat they represent to the Alliance. And while the Syndic Worlds are no longer united, individually they may be more dangerous than ever before. Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear his staging a coup, so he can’t help but wonder if the newly christened First Fleet is being sent to the far side of space on a suicide mission.

William C. Dietz, the author of the "Legion of the Damned" series, calls Dreadnaught "a rousing adventure", and Elizabeth Moon, the Nebula Award-winning author of the "Vatta's War" series, says it’s “loaded with edge-of-your-seat combat". Read by Christian Rummel, who has narrated The Lost Fleet series to excellent reviews, Dreadnaught promises to be an out-of-this-world experience.

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

Get Lost! Listen to the rest of the Lost Fleet series.

©2011 John G. Hemry (P)2011 Audible, Inc.

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    Ken OLYMPIA, WA, United States 10-20-11
    Ken OLYMPIA, WA, United States 10-20-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Very interesting series"
    Would you listen to Dreadnaught again? Why?

    I like the entire series and have enjoyed listening to past audio books in the series prior to listening to the new books in the series just to keep all of the story fresh in my mind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I find the decisions that the characters face to be interesting and they handle them in ways that aren't one dimensional and flat. For instance they don't always opt for non-violence if that's the best way to handle the situation, or vice versa.


    What does Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voice acting is top notch and Jack Campbell brings an interesting point of view to space exploration.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series, well written and narrated.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    craig calgary, Alberta, Canada 05-02-11
    craig calgary, Alberta, Canada 05-02-11
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    "hard slog"

    those of you who have made it this far in the series are already familiar with it's numerous flaws...
    -tedious diologue, usually centered around the fear that military success will go to the heoroes' head.
    -unnecessary rehashing of the opening events of the series, as if we don't already know them.
    -implausible villians, Campbell's universe is overflowing with paranoid, prudish, reckless and stupid characters.
    -shrewish, unappealing female characters.
    -books are short and formulaic representing poor value when compared to the Honor Harrington and Miles Vorkosigan series' ,both of which are much longer and better written for the same price.


    This new installment could have corrected some of these faults but instead, it magnifies them.
    The epic, realistic and detailed space battles, which are the strong point of the series don't start until late in the second half of the book, be prepared for a hard slog to get to the good stuff near the end.
    On the plus side, the next book in the series should hit the ground running based on the way this one left off.

    25 of 36 people found this review helpful
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    keith 03-21-17
    keith 03-21-17
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    "good story cluttered with needless naval gazing"

    The characters spend far more time discussing what they should not do then actually doing things. this should be an amazing book, it is creative and well thought out. yet all of that creativity is buried under a mountain of second guessing and minutia.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ute Fan 01-05-17
    Ute Fan 01-05-17
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    "too much politics"

    The first three quarters of the book became tedious due to all of the politics involved in the culture. Although this was necessary background it took way too long to develop. The last quarter of the book was more enjoyable as it had many action sequences.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Laura G. 10-20-16
    Laura G. 10-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "This was really disappointing"

    This was really disappointing. I couldn't finish it. The narration was way over acted and even though it says it was the first book in the series, much of its previous history was in another series that I felt like I would understand it much more had I read that one first. I gave it a couple of hours but just couldn't make myself keep listening

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mark S Clingan 10-17-16
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    "OK book but a Slow Start"
    What did you love best about Dreadnaught?

    Books starts out slow and ends abruptly. Long time setting up characters and story.


    Would you recommend Dreadnaught to your friends? Why or why not?

    Probably not. To much politics. We got enough politics in the world.


    Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell - introduction – was your favorite?

    The lead girl.


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

    Not really... Kind of a snooze for the 1st half book.


    Any additional comments?

    Maybe the next one is better, should not have to spend so much time setting up characters/story.<br/>

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shawn P Cavenee 10-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Maybe if I had started from the beginning ... nah"

    I picked this title because it was on sale, and had mostly positive reviews, including one that offered you could start here without reading the prior series. However, the book would have been far more enjoyable knowing the back story, but would not have excused the ending. If you think you may be interested in the tale of Admiral Geary, I would recommend starting with the first series, and maybe ending there too, although it's possible the next installment will redeem the frustrating ending here.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Swiczkowski 09-29-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Boring"

    absolutely horrible listen for 3 hours of blah blah blah about politics of that time. Glad it was 5 bucks I see why it was 5 bucks. wast of time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David 09-26-16
    David 09-26-16
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    "Another political crap story"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Skip all the political crap, Just wanted a good story with no politics.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Certainly not this series. Poorly done and an extremely boring start.


    What didn’t you like about Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) ’s performance?

    Not a thing. The story line is just a repeat of others.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Absolutely none.


    Any additional comments?

    The presentation was hard to listen to, poorly done!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer South Africa 09-24-16
    Amazon Customer South Africa 09-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "dissapointed"

    the narrator ruins the story for me by using an effeminate voice for the female characters and compensating with an overly deep voice for the male characters .really irritating to listen too

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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