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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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Continued Excellence

Captain John "Blackjack" Geary's adventure continues! The way an alien species is portrayed in this series is really creative. Also the underlying events that will unfold later are shown here. Good read and better listen.

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Makes you think

I'm a fanboy for Hemry/Campbell, mostly because I think I believe his vision of the future. His explanations of humanity's first contact with Xeno society is rife with believable enigma(that's a pun, sorta). A great companion the the original series

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Good story!

It's well worth the credit! I have listened to all the books in the series well worth the money. Buy it!

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Another great book.

I love these books. Gives me reason to goto work every night. Best entertainment ever.

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  • JoAnne
  • sioux falls,, SD, United States
  • 04-15-15

so -so

The "Ancestors" thing was REALLY overdone & got very irritating. that was the main flaw - seemed like the author was trying to be spiritual without having a God figure in there. it here than that, it wasn't bad. a long way from the best I've listened to, but not too bad.

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I have to admit it's getting better

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I consider this the 7th installment of The Lost Fleet series. It picks up pretty much right where Victorious left off. It has the exact same characters and moves forward with the exact same plot line.

I am developing a love/hate relationship with this series.

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1. I hate the way Campbell keeps repeating the same stuff over and over until I want to scream, but I love the adventure of exploring this universe with the fleet.
2. I hate the way Campbell constantly tells you how the characters are feeling instead of showing you through their actions, but I love the power struggles between the different groups. (What is that devious government up to?)
3. I love the battle sequences, but I hate the way Campbell lists Evey battleship in the fleet ad nauseam.
4. I love the characters. I really do. However, I hate the way the heros are perfect. They never do anything wrong... and I want to puke every time they talk about how honorable they are.
5. I love the mysterious alien race. I find them intriguing. I want to know more about them, but I hate... actually, I have no hated counterpart here. I love this whole part of the story.

After that last book I was loosing interest in this whole series. After this one I have a renewed interest. I shall be sailing the universe with admiral Geary again in the future.

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Another good one

Was pleased with this story. The performance was out standing as the other ones have been. The end really gets you excited for the next one.

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I thought I bought a sci-fi novel.

I just about asked for my money back. I still might. Couldn't stand the naievitty of black jack. his relationship with his wife as an officer on the same ship hard to get past. I know it's sci-fi but really the characters have to be somewhat realistic human and vulnerable. Maybe the next book is more focused on combat or suspense

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Dreadnaught

Having one voice for several characters offers big challenges. I think it would be much better to use a male and female voice to represent characters of gender.

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bodaciously morphinominal!!!

This story got me into its lore. Worth the money and time to invest. Jack Campbell is very creative and makes nerds, geeks, and dorks for honored to take part in reading, the voice acting also helps with pulling you into the world. Don't miss a great opportunity.