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The Lost Fleet: Valiant Audiobook

The Lost Fleet: Valiant

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Deep within Syndicate Worlds' space, the Alliance fleet continues its dangerous journey home under the command of Captain John "Black Jack" Geary, who was revived after a century spent in suspended animation. Geary's victories over the enemy have earned him both the respect and the envy of his fellow officers.

Geary has made many risky decisions as commander, especially in ordering the Alliance fleet back to the Lakota Star System, where it was nearly destroyed by the Syndics. It's a desperate gamble that may buy Geary just enough time to prepare for the Syndics' inevitable return, and give the fleet a fighting chance at survival.

But even as he struggles to stay one step ahead of the enemy, Geary must face conspirators within his own fleet who want a change of command and are willing to do anything to bring it about. Geary knows that his fleet must stand together or the Syndic forces will tear them apart.

BONUS AUDIO: Author Jack Campbell explains why he sees Valiant as the latest in a long tradition of "sea stories".

Get Lost! Listen to the rest of the Lost Fleet series.

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

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    BrianLund Larsen 11-27-09 Member Since 2009

    Brian Lund

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    "Great books but repetitive."

    Overall I like the series and I'm looking forward to the next book, but frankly the repetitions are getting annoying.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Spring Hill, FL, United States 08-26-08
    Richard Spring Hill, FL, United States 08-26-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Valiant: The Lost Fleet, Book 4"

    I liston to all 4 books and give rne a 6 Stars if I could, waiting for the next one (book 5) to come out unabridged so I wont miss a page of it. come Jack hit those keys. the stores line is fast, and well written and I look forward to reliston then again and again

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne 10-10-08
    Wayne 10-10-08 Member Since 2009
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    "Valiant"

    Great series! "Valiant" Black Jack knows that there is more adveture ahead of him and Dauntless. When's the next in the series coming?

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    lorienra 04-30-17
    lorienra 04-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Becoming a bit repetitive."

    Didn't like the love story. By this point we know you were in sleep don't say it anymore. Begging to sound a little too much like "mission from God"

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    Marisa Talley SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN, US 04-23-17
    Marisa Talley SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN, US 04-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "great :)"

    excellent continuation of the lost fleet series. Can wait to start listening to Lost Fleet: Relentless

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    Karen E Smith 03-01-17 Member Since 2016
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    "It just keeps getting better"

    Great performance and a story that rings true to a retired military officer. Can't wait to start the next book.

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    Shayna Abraham PITTSBURG, CA, US 02-22-17
    Shayna Abraham PITTSBURG, CA, US 02-22-17 Member Since 2012
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    "I only enjoyed about 20 minutes of this book."

    There is just too much repetition. Too few characters, all very shallowly written. Things always go too well and there simply isn't any 'grime', tension, or meaningful conflict. Basically, this might be a good book for pre teen boys, of which I am not.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    AudioAddict 01-13-17
    AudioAddict 01-13-17

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Love the series but..."

    STORY (sci-fi) - I love this series and, don't get me wrong, I'm sure I will continue to love it, but this book is my least favorite so far. There is the usual cat-and-mouse game with the Syndics and the strategic battles we have all come to love and expect. There are more inside attempts to sabotage the fleet, and the unknown alien presence continues to aid the Syndics against the Alliance. Geary continues his policy of preserving the lives of innocent civilian Syndics and starts to plant the seed of peace-talking with them. The love triangle between Geary, Rionne and Desjani becomes more important in this book, but I'm thinking (and hoping) it will return to its usual smaller background role in future books.

    While the book is good, it is kind of SSDD (same shit different day). You could probably skip it and not really miss anything important that contributes to the future of the fleet. The opening battle takes an extra long time, seems like about half the book, and there are constant references to Geary's being considered a hero and how he's sent by the ancient ancestors to save the human race, blah, blah. I know that from the previous books and I didn't need it repeated 20 times in this book alone.

    PERFORMANCE - Love this narrator! Not only does he have a sexy low voice for Captain Geary, but he gives Rionne and Desjani two completely distinct female voices. They actually sound feminine and not like drag queens! The only thing I'd complain about (and maybe this is just me) but the word "auxiliaries" comes up a lot. A whole lot. In my part of the world we say it four syllables (aux-il-a-rees) but he makes it five syllables (aux-il-ee-air-ees). Kind of drove me crazy.

    OVERALL - No sex or cursing. There are space battles but no talk of blood or gore. This is the third book in the series and it can stand alone, I suppose, but I'd recommend starting with Book 1 and following the series in order.

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    Marlon 12-29-16
    Marlon 12-29-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Not realistic"

    I can't see any military officer just throwing away lives and failing to deal with traitors as Jack is doing. He also says he doesn't want to be a hero, but says he is the only one that can make a difference.

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    mario Vilvoorde, Belgium 12-26-16
    mario Vilvoorde, Belgium 12-26-16 Member Since 2013

    A SciFi fan, roboteer and inventor. With a personal library over 2000 real books, 20 gig of bought Ebooks,and a gold membership here.

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    "Relistening doesn't diminish it at all"

    Didn't finish this space opera in 1 sitting, but a weekend was well filled.
    The story flows well, the characters getting deeper , and the syndics more desperate.
    Now to find a way to visualise those space battles.
    In any case, the combination J. Henry and C. Rummel just goes great.
    Up to the next book.

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