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Publisher's Summary

Outnumbered by the superior forces and firepower of the Syndicate Worlds, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous retreat across the enemy star system. Led by the legendary Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who returned to the fleet after a hundred-year suspended animation, the Alliance is desperately trying to return home with its captured prize: the key to the Syndic hypernet, and the key to victory.

Geary is convinced that the Syndics are planning to ambush the fleet and finish it off once and for all. Realizing the fleet's best (and only) chance is to do the unexpected, Geary takes the offensive and orders the fleet to the Sancere system. There, a multitude of possible routes home give the Alliance fleet a better chance of avoiding their pursuers - and an attack on the Sancere shipbuilding facilities could decimate the Syndic war effort.

Weary from endless combat, the officers and crew of the Alliance fleet can't see the sense in charging deeper into enemy territory - prompting a mutiny that divides them and leaves Geary with higher odds against him than ever before.

BONUS AUDIO: Author Jack Campbell describes how he brought real-world physics to the Lost Fleet series.

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©2007 by John G. Hemry; (P) 2008 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"The kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!" (William C. Dietz)
"Military science fiction at its best." (Catherine Asaro, Nebula Award-winning author of Alpha)

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author has trouble with female characters

Other than the typecast engineers or other trope, all the female characters are 2-bits... its painful to hear how one sided all the females are in this world. Sometimes authors use characters as plot devices, but not the whole gender. if its not slavish hero worship blossoming into a firm grasp of the obvious (cough... morals) its bladed sex as weapon with the most reserved psychological frenifits this side of the Andromeda. too much time on Pirate battles (innnn Sppppaaaaacee) and not enough time convincing the audience that his characters are real people.

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I like

I enjoyed this story as I have the many others. Looking forward to the next one!

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The living stars

This is the third time listening to this series. A good story with eerie remembrances of what is to come in this and the next Lost Frontier series.

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Gifted Writing Keeping You in the Moment

What did you love best about The Lost Fleet: Fearless?

What I love best about this book is the way the writer can both keep me on the edge of my seat while simultaneously (and obviously) knowing there is more to come.

Because of the humanity painted by his depiction of John Geary, the reader avoids the hero worship the character detests. Campbell's goal of depicting a hero of legend coming back to save the day while simultaneously portraying a mortal man is achieved!

I'm also impressed with the narrator. He gives individual personality to all the characters with both different accents as well as tempo of speech. It's as close to a full cast as one man can do alone. While there are other narrators also able to perform at this level, there are far more that don't even come close.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was near the end of the book, when Geary wrestles between vengeance and justice, knowing he's achieved the loyalty of his men to get away with either. Campbell's skillful writing had me there in the moment, also feeling the desire to shoot the detestible characters. While my inclination bent towards vengeance, the writing didn't leave me feeling silly when the character chose what was right over what felt good. Geary wasn't imperious with the distaste of someone morally superior. It's skillful writing.

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Well written and well read

On mobile so I will keep this short as typing isn't ideal. I've enjoyed the detail and work put into the writing of this series so far. You can definitely tell there is real world homework done and incorporated into the world created by the books that lends itself to a more realistic and believable setting.

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  • leif
  • salinas, CA 93906
  • 04-03-15

Really like the book but

I really like the book and the concept, but the story goes very slow. I feel like he could tell the story of 3 books in one book and not loose any details.

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I am hooked

Cannot hardly wait for the next book. But patience is a virtue. I really enjoy the story and the characters

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Excellent Sequel to Dauntless!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. Even if you didn't read/listen to the first book, it still holds a compelling story and major character development. Not as much on John Geary, but some other important characters in the story. If you like combat and space, this is the series for you!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lost Fleet: Fearless?

I would say the most memorable moment was when Geary and his small squad stood at the "mouth of hell" and destroyed the Hypernet gate on Sancere. What an epic moment!

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

I listened to The Lost Fleet: Dauntless which his performance was good, but he stepped it up a notch in Fearless. Presentation was much better and portrayed the main characters with more emphasis, letting the listener hear how each one is feeling.

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

Not that I can say. Probably the most emotional part of the story was when Geary finds out how destructive the Hypernet gates are and struggles with the decision on what to do with them.

Any additional comments?

Great story! I will definitely be picking up The Lost Fleet: Courageous to continue the story!

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Excellent space combat, dumb people

This book is a fun look at life in a space navy and combat there as well. Unfortunately, characters in both the books (so far) are pretty illogical. I found myself wishing I could skip one section because the argument was son inane. Still a good read, just has flaws.

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Decent military sci fi

Decent story, but the production needs some kind of pause or audible indicator or a scene change. One scene jumps into the next without any indicator of a change in locale or time.