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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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    ERNET1 04-28-15
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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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    Amazon Customer sioux falls,, SD, United States 04-15-15
    Amazon Customer sioux falls,, SD, United States 04-15-15
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    "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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    Joshua Kring 04-12-15 Member Since 2017

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    "I have to admit it's getting better"
    Any additional comments?

    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.

    Examples;

    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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    Matthew 03-30-15
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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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    Bobsquatch 03-07-15
    Bobsquatch 03-07-15 Member Since 2013
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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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    G2v12 01-30-15
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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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    Erik 01-05-15
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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.

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    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 01-02-15
    Jes Hobart, IN, United States 01-02-15 Member Since 2011
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    "No waiting"

    I won’t put any spoilers in here. I will say that within 30 days of the last book this book picks up. We find everyone married and not wanting to deal with the government. We are finding the government ready to deal with Geary as he won’t overthrow them. As the story develops we see what has been happening to the other side and how they’re struggling to get something going which is to be expected. To me this is a good, but it’s as far as I’m taking this series.

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    T. Fruge 12-14-14
    T. Fruge 12-14-14 Member Since 2016
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    "What a space odyssey should be..."
    Would you listen to Dreadnaught again? Why?

    Good story line. Good characters. Good baddies. Good narration. Even the pacing was great. 4 stars for brevity and lack of realism in some aspects.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dreadnaught?

    The rescue of humans from the Alien prison asteroid.


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, this is my first.


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

    No extreme reactions here.


    Any additional comments?

    A very worth-while read. Recommended definitely.

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    Robert J McDuffee 12-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining and action packed"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dreadnaught to be better than the print version?

    Unknown, did not read in print


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Black Jack Geary of course


    Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    As good as the first series


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Not a great book but very entertaining for what it is. That is an action packed space opera with plenty of battle scenes and characters that stand up to the story without getting bogged down. The characters have evolved since the first series as you would expect real people to and so has the Alliance. It is a good extension of the original series.

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