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Publisher's Summary

A mutiny on the moon places Sgt. Ethan Stark in command of the U.S. military forces there - and turns a dream for independence into a reality.

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

Stark's Command was originally published as "by John G. Hemry".

Battle stations! Listen to more in the Stark's War series.
©2002 John G. Hemry (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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  • Jean
  • Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • 03-28-13

An interesting military Sci Fi

This is book 2 in the series and you need to have read book 1 to understand what is going on in this book. Looks like a series you MUST Read in order. Sgt Stark is now in the leader of the military on the moon after the mutiny. In this book he must bring control and motivation to the military and improve the relationship with the civilians in the moon colony. It is interesting to watch how Stark gains leadership of large groups and understands the politic in the negotiation with all the parties on earth, i.e. the corporation, the military and the government. There is military action both army and naval as well as suspense and a hunt for a spy. Great book in the tradition of the Lost Fleet. Eric Michael Summerer does a good job with the narration.

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  • Karl
  • Pakenham, Australia
  • 08-12-12

Starks Best Yet

If you could sum up Stark's Command in three words, what would they be?

Fan Smegging Tastic. Just like Jack Campbell's other work, Starks Command doesn't fail to disappoint. The intriguing story line and colourful cast of characters helps brings Starks universe to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

By a far margin, Stark is by far the best character. His ability to command his troops while keeping a cool head on the moon.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favourite scene is when Stark and his army are attacked by infiltrators.

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

There are a few parts of this book that made me laugh out loud.

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Excellent follow up. Great Civics lesson

if you don't value your freedom after this book, you are hopeless. This book really demonstrates the path we are inching down, where the military is a separate elite vs the civilians. Reminds me to vote for my freedom, not for my freebies.

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Awesome sequel :)

Loved it. Well written. Great story. Great characters to love & hate. Great narrator. Author is a master storyteller. He knows how to keep your interest with the Straightforward upright hero who is courageous, strong, confident & yet humble. Commander Ethan Stark is a great character who is guided by a desire to do what is right. He's surrounded by supportive friends who believe in him & a loyal band of followers. He is continually underestimated by his enemies who only follow their own selfish interests in profit, power & success. Great sequel in an awesome series.

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started slow but at end I wanted more.

i wish he would develope more in depth on the characters and not so many characters.

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Solid start to Jack Cambells career.

I love John G Hemry. Lost fleet, pillars of reality are both awesome. These books are his early work. It's clear he matured as an author. His later stuff if better but these books are still worth a quick "read".

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The story improves

What did you love best about Stark's Command?

This is a great improvement on the first book in the series. The story is better rounded and less corrosive that the first. A good listen ...

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stark's Command?

Spoiler alert. Stark is more human like and less of a demi-god in this book - this is seen in the way he handles the death of friends and civilians ...

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Jack finds his stride

Where does Stark's Command rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Love Jack Campbell's writing. His first Stark book needs lots of work. This second book is great! good story line great battles!

Have you listened to any of Eric Michael Summerer and Jack Campbell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Eric is one of my favorites, you never loss your place.

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Many Missed Opportunities

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

If you really liked the first book, this one is not a complete waste of time. The narrator did a great job without as much to work with.

Would you recommend Stark's Command to your friends? Why or why not?

Only if the first book left you really wanting more. It wasn't horrible, but it wasn't inspired.

Did Stark's Command inspire you to do anything?

It made me want to listen to Campell's Lost Fleet series again.

Any additional comments?

The author is not as at ease with the concepts in the Stark series as he is in his Lost Fleet series. He understands a rigid societal structure, and the concept of infighting with some espionage, but he ignored the potential of political or non-hostile military interactions with factions outside the Mil. Many opportunities were passed up by the author in this book, making it feel like an interim episode, and not a story of worth in-and-of-itself. It's possible the next book may pick up, but I won't know until I need some straight shooting near-future sci-fi.

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Great Series...very realistic

What did you love best about Stark's Command?

Descriptions of combat on the moon and how real the issues and concerns would be. Innovative weapons and armor systems to protect troops.

What other book might you compare Stark's Command to and why?

The Lost Fleet series. Same author, similar character issues and interactions, different setting.

Have you listened to any of Eric Michael Summerer and Jack Campbell ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. This was on par with the Lost Fleet series

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

When your leaders can no longer lead, and you find yourself all alone on the moon., Stark will be there.