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The Lost Fleet: Victorious Audiobook

The Lost Fleet: Victorious

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The Lost Fleet: Relentless found its way onto the New York Times best-seller list...Now Victorious leads the charge again - and "Black Jack" Geary is in command....

As war continues to rage between the Alliance and Syndicate Worlds, Captain "Black Jack" Geary is promoted to admiral - even though the ruling council fears he may stage a military coup. His new rank gives him the authority to negotiate with the Syndics, who have suffered tremendous losses and may finally be willing to end the war. But an even greater alien threat lurks on the far side of the Syndic occupied space.

Bonus Audio: an exclusive introduction by author Jack Campbell.

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©2010 Jack Campbell (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    roger 09-29-15
    roger 09-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    I liked the story alot. I did find the music useless along with the narration it was completely out of place. other than that I would recommend this to anybody who likes space military novella.

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    Sean F South Carolina 09-07-15
    Sean F South Carolina 09-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent finish."

    Great finish to the series and an awesome performance. I'll be picking up the next series by the Alliance Crew right away!!

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    clinton 08-18-15
    clinton 08-18-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Would be nice if they would add more sound effects"

    Just got done wrapping up the series overall absolutely phenomenal very well written very well narrated wish there would have been more sound effects however very very good performance overall

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    Francis O'Grady 08-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book"

    Great book
    Could not stop listening to it
    Would highly recommend listening to if you like the Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell

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    Catawhorl Seattle WA 08-03-15
    Catawhorl Seattle WA 08-03-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Entertaining."

    I have actually listened to the whole first series twice now... and know that I will go back and listen again. Christian Rummel's voice and voices are easy to listen to and makes getting through my work day pretty awesome. I am excited to start the next parts in the series and see where he takes the story and the crew.

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    Tony A. Phillips Delran, NJ 05-27-15
    Tony A. Phillips Delran, NJ 05-27-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Worth listening to... Even the third time."

    Great scenarios and Rummel brings each character to life. The musical score and the introduction by Hemry makes this book complete. This book also sets up Dreadnaught and Invisible Sword.

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    J. M. 05-13-15
    J. M. 05-13-15
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    "Best series ever!!!"

    Best seriers I've read in a long long time! The author did an amazing job of wraping everything up nicely including all the crazy relationships between everyone. I started listening to the series 2 weeks ago and couldn't stop until I got to the end. If the author creates any more books for this series, I'll be there ready to listen again.

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    Theo Auckland, New Zealand 04-22-15
    Theo Auckland, New Zealand 04-22-15
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    "Great series"

    Great narration and a great series. Really enjoyed this saga. Can't wait to listen to more. Well worth listening to.

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    Paul United States 03-30-15
    Paul United States 03-30-15 Member Since 2013

    I listen to a bit of everything. Mostly Fantasy and paranormal romance with my wife. Along with mysteries/thrillers, even some sci-fi.

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    "Victory, and new beginnings"

    The final book in the Lost Fleet series sees the Syndicate Worlds fall and a potential new threat arise. This was an OK book. It didn't do a whole lot new, we have more space battles, we have some political bantering all of which has been done before in the series. The fleet battle wasn't anything special, we'd seen it all before, and the tension was elsewhere in this book. The Syndics weren't much of a threat as their fleet had been destroyed, but there were some interesting tensions between the Alliance fleet and the situation that they Syndic leaders put them in. It was fun, but it wasn't groundbreaking. The resolution and ending was fitting for our Fleet Admiral and Captain. Again, it wasn't unexpected, but it was done in a fun way.

    Narration was solid, but that's nothing new for the series. None of the characters really stood out. Tulev and Bidea have probably the best accents in the series.

    Overall it's a good book, and if you're invested in the series you owe it to yourself to finish it off.


    Below is a review and summary of my thoughts on the entire series, since it was so long, it felt appropriate to summarize my thoughts on the whole series.

    *Potential Spoilers*

    The Lost Fleet is overall a solid sci-fi series. It's a six book series, but it could easily have been a four book series. Four books would have taken some fleet engagements out, and tightened up the story, it felt like some of the middle books (mainly 3 and 4) contained a lot of filler. I thinkt he weakest book in the series is book 3, and the strongest is book 5.

    The characters are a mixed bag. On one hand they're interesting, Geary is rescued after a century in an escape pod from the start of the war with the Syndicate Worlds. Tonya Desjani is the fearless leader of the fleet flagship Dauntless. Victoria Rihonne is a politician on the ship as a Diplomat on a failed diplomatic mission with the Syndics. We get to meet a few other characters that get developed, but there are hundreds of other fleet personnel that we never get to meet or learn anything about. We only really get into the heads of maybe 8 to 10 characters. Even those characters are somewhat one dimensional. Geary is the reluctant hero. Rihonne is the politican who has her own spies, secrets and more. Desjani is convinced Geary was sent by the gods to save the fleet. There's some adversaries within the fleet who either have no morals, or some twisted morals. The fleet itself is a character because of so many nameless characters. The fleet's charge first with honor has lead to countless casualties in the fleet.

    From a story standpoint, it's a bit long in the tooth, but it's a good read. Geary is the "Reborn Hero" who is lead to lead the Alliance into greatness. At least that's what a lot of the fleet believes. Geary was rescued from Survival sleep after nearly a century after the war between the Syndicate Worlds began. Geary leads the fleet on a retreat from the Syndicate home star system. Fleet battles ensue with the Syndics as the Alliance makes their way back home. Some battles are more exciting than others. There's a few encounters that require the Marines accompanying the fleet to have ground engagements against the Syndics. Those are too few in the series. They're pretty exciting and well thought out. I enjoyed the Marines and their dedication to the Alliance and not any one individual. Perhaps some of the most interesting conflicts are not between the Alliance and Syndics, but involving the Alliance and the individual conflict between ship commanders and different factions within the fleet. Factions range from those who want Geary to become a military dictator, to those who want Geary dead so they can become a dictator. Other smaller factions exist to undermine Geary, but most don't pose much of a threat.

    Christian Rummell does a pretty good job of telling the story with his voice and reading all the different characters. My only concern is his tone changes between books 4 and 5. He also changes the way he says Auxiliaries. At first he used the term AuxillEaries, but in book five it becomes Auxiliaries. I'm not sure why the change was put in so far into the series, but it is what it is.


    Overall, the series is a good one, and I enjoyed listening to it. It's not a masterpiece, but it was fun. It could have been told in 4 books, but I may check out the Beyond the Frontier series at some point.

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    W. Irving Wyoming 03-29-15
    W. Irving Wyoming 03-29-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Three cheers for a well done series!"

    I've enjoyed the series, and the ending is well crafted.

    The narrator has exceptional talent with a diverse set of voices, accents, and characterizations. The consistency of the portrayal of characters helped keep the story "alive" for me even though I took more than a year to listen to the entire series.

    I would highly recommend the Lost Fleet books to anyone who enjoys space battles. However, I find it weird that the book covers depict the protagonist off ship in battle gear. Perhaps they are portrayals of the legendary hero?

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