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The Lost Fleet: Courageous Audiobook

The Lost Fleet: Courageous

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Publisher's Summary

The Alliance has been fighting a losing battle against the Syndicate Worlds for over a century. Now, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, must keep the Alliance one step ahead of its merciless foe.

After a series of deadly engagements, the Alliance fleet is severely damaged and its arsenal is running low. Forced to halt in the Baldur Star System to raid the Syndic mines for raw materials, Geary is anxious to get moving again. But what should the fleet's next move be? The Syndics are starting to catch on to Geary's tactics, and as the Alliance ships jump from system to system, it's getting harder to keep one step ahead.

What's more, Geary has started to piece fragments of intelligence together into a highly disturbing picture: the Syndics have been keeping the existence of another potential player in the war a secret - and this unknown power may have the means to annihilate the human race.

BONUS AUDIO: Author Jack Campbell explains how his own background in the military shaped the Lost Fleet series.

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©2008 by John G. Hemry; (P) 2008 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Jack Campbell has written the most believable space battles I've ever seen anywhere." (David Sherman, co-author of the Starfist series)
"The kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!" (William C. Dietz, national best-selling author of When All Seems Lost)

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    Paul N. Chiasson Athol Ma 02-25-16
    Paul N. Chiasson Athol Ma 02-25-16 Member Since 2015

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    "another great book :-)"

    this was a fantastic volume with a fabulous cliffhanger looking forward to the last three words :-)

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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 02-02-16
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 02-02-16
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    "TERRIFIC! VERY GOOD SCI/FIC."

    Captain John "Black Jack" Geary is still getting to know the changes after a century. There is a lot of politics and a number of ship officers who are plotting against him. Luckily he have a good number of allies too. The crew trust him too. Interesting and very fast moving. Christian Rummel performed wonderfully.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TheMysteryDecoder 10-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story keep reading"

    A book that is hard to put down in my case hard to quit listening to

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    Frankie 07-20-15
    Frankie 07-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Suspense at it's finest!"

    The third book in the series and it hasn't lost its momentum. i cannot wait for the fourth.

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    Jason 07-16-15
    Jason 07-16-15
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    "Addictive"

    Once you have listened to the first book and grown to love the characters and the plot you want more.

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    Patrick j Mann 07-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Getting better"

    The co-president relationship is still a bit hackneyed. But the depth is improving. Overall the story seems to be taking shape SLOWLY. Sells more books I suppose.

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    Justin Frederick 06-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Good listen"

    I have really enjoyed this series so far. A good mix of action, drama and suspense.

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    Joshua Holcomb 05-12-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Required or Optional?"

    Nice I have enjoyed listening to this book. I am looking forward to the next one!

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    J. M. 05-03-15
    J. M. 05-03-15
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    "Awsome series! Can't stop listening and want more"

    Awsome series! Can't stop listening and want more! can't wait for the 6th book to come out in a few days.

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    Benjamin Morgan Tallahassee FL 04-30-15
    Benjamin Morgan Tallahassee FL 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Exciting"

    This installment in the series might take a little bit to get going but once it gets there it is very very exciting. This book ends on a very anxious point. Can't wait for the next installment.

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    STAINES, United Kingdom
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    "Annoying"

    These Lost Fleet books really, really annoy me.

    They annoy me because the protagonist is wearing Mary Sue's favorite earrings.

    They annoy me because the author spells everything out very, very very clearly. So clearly it feels like I'm being bashed over the head with clearly. I'd describe the writing as 'military' - point this end toward enemy. Yes, I know.

    They annoy me because of the plodding repetition including but not limited to:
    -IT'S BLACKJACK! The Famous Hero! Break out the bunting!
    -the physics of the solar system sized battlefield
    -DON'T BE BLACKJACK! He can do anything he wants! That's a BAD THING(tm)
    -the consequences of the self sustaining war of attrition in which the Alliance and the Syndics are engaged leads to the consequences of the self sustaining war of attrition leads to the...
    -Oh ANCESTORS, WE NEED BLACKJACK!
    -the physics of the solar system sized battlefield
    -BLACKJACK! It's even a medical term now, y'know.
    -the going on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on about honor
    -YES, BUT WHAT WOULD BJ DO?
    -those darn auxiliaries getting us in trouble again... but we NEED them dammit.
    -YOU NEED TO BE BLACKJACK!
    -and let's not forget the physics of that battlefield...

    And they annoy me because:
    - despite all of that, the actual fleet engagements (especially in this book) are tense enough to have me on the edge of my seat. And to be fair these rely entirely on a firm grasp of (yes, yes, you may have a point) the physics of the solar system sized battlefield.
    - the honorable sacrifices are kept simple enough to have an impact
    - the books are short enough that the repetition doesn't kill you
    - intriguing hints of SPOILER :-p.

    Yes, I'll be going on with sequel

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ho-Man Yau
    8/29/17
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    "another enjoyable book"

    the story is getting better and better. I look forward to the next book. music is still annoying.

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  • Amazon Customer
    6/25/17
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    "must get the rest of the series."

    my biggest problem these days is trying to figure out what I will read next when I finish this series and how many years it will take this memorable story to fade from my memory so I can start it from the beginning again. I didn't even know I love fleet books like this #ClutchesPearls

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • C. H. Ford
    Manchester UK
    6/1/17
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    "Excellent adaptation."

    This is an excellent adaptation of one of the best military Sci-fi series out there at the moment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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