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Vanguard: The Genesis Fleet, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Jack Campbell returns to the world of the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet novels with a new action-packed military science fiction series that explores the founding of the Alliance...and the men and women who fought to create it.

Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist.

When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine. With nothing but improvised weapons and a few volunteers, Geary and Darcy must face down warships and armored soldiers - or die trying.

As battles rage and pirates take an increasing toll throughout the colonies, the only hope for lasting peace lies with Carmen Ochoa, a "Red" from the anarchic world of Mars, and Lochan Nakamura, a failed politician. They have a plan: to lay the groundwork for mutual defense that could someday grow into an alliance. But if their efforts don't succeed, the growing power of aggressor worlds could turn regions of space founded on freedom into battlefields between the first interstellar empires.

©2017 John G. Hemry (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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    Duncan R Campbell 05-17-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Great begining of a new series"
    Would you listen to Vanguard again? Why?

    The story line and performance were captivating and entertaining. The action scenes were well described. There were nuances which I am sure to pick up on the second listening.


    What other book might you compare Vanguard to and why?

    The lost fleet series, also by John G Hemry (Jack Campbell)


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The first incursion into the Scatha base camp.


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

    No, but could not put it down, especially in the last three chapters.


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend this book. Christian Rummel does an outstanding performance in the narration of this book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    logan 05-18-17
    logan 05-18-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A great start to a series."

    I found this book a little hard to follow at first. Once I straightened everyone out in my mind I was hooked. I am looking forward to the next installment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 05-19-17
    Trudy Owens Orem, UT, US 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "good beginning, mild cliff hanger"

    Uninteresting Cory Geary must have done something right to have a descendant like Rob Geary in this series. While never mentioning Black Jack, Rob Geary channels his intrepid spirit perfectly.

    It's a bit confusing trying to keep the three groups of people separate, but they all end up working to keep the young planet free from invasion, conquest, or destruction by other humans or aliens, they're not always sure. There's also a long lost ship that just might make an appearance sometime. There are several fine characters to follow into the next volumes: Rob Geary of course, but also Mele, or perhaps "Melee" would suit her better. Lachlan may prove interesting, and the government lady, but two of my choice died, so no more there.

    This is about politics and government and freedom without any of Nuttal's leanings and lecturing. There is satisfying action on the ground and in space, a sudden jump of several years, and the promise of more great Campbell saga to come. Worth spending time on.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lance Gyldenege Tacoma, WA 05-18-17
    Lance Gyldenege Tacoma, WA 05-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A new twist"

    I like the characters in this book. It's a good story line.
    It would be nice to have more detail on the depth of the characters.
    As always Campbell spins a great story. The narrator is excellent

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Iceworm72 05-25-17
    Iceworm72 05-25-17 Member Since 2003
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    "Excellent Story as Usual!"

    Awesome begining to this already excellent series! Rob and Ninja are just the right types to be the honor of Blackjack's Ancestors!

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    Grahame Florida, USA 05-24-17
    Grahame Florida, USA 05-24-17 Member Since 2011

    A lover of good music, good stories and intelligent non-fiction.

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    "Great start to a new series"

    Hundreds of years before the events of the Lost Fleet, the new colony of Glenlion is forming. When danger threatens, Rob Geary steps up to defend his new world.

    This series has multiple main characters and contains the exciting land, space and political battles we've come to expect from Campbell.

    If you liked his other books, you'll like this one.

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    Eugene R. White 05-24-17
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    "Great story -- definitely a Jack Campbell tale"

    I enjoyed the various references via names/concepts/ideas that foretell parts of the Lost Fleet stories. If toy like Lost Fleet -- you'll like this. Now to wait for the next one in the series.

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    Nelson A Hill 05-23-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Another great book !"

    I have read and or listened to all of this series. In my opinion you can't go wrong at least trying it .

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    John mesquite, TX, USA 05-23-17
    John mesquite, TX, USA 05-23-17 Member Since 2005
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    "again"

    as before in the lost fleet and jag in space campbell has me hooked and now must endure withdrawl symptoms awaiting him to write the next book.... i only hope he will honor his ancestors by writing his next book to treat the addicts he creates for his stories.

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    Larry 05-22-17
    Larry 05-22-17 Member Since 2014
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    "it was an enjoyable read it reminded me of the los"

    Lost Fleet and I was wondering if it was going to meet up which kind of was weird I did like it.

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  • Martin Sharratt
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    "New Fleet to Follow"

    As a long time Lost Fleet Fan. I was hoping for the best and dreading what the new Fleet might bring.

    I'm happy to say that I sat listened to it in almost one sitting and loved it. I'm not going to ruin the story by saying anything about what is in it. Just go and get the book.

    Campbell has rebuilt the lost fleet into Genesis with barely a foot out of place. Well done and I look forward to the rest of the books.

    I would also note that Christian Rummel did a great job again helping to make a good story into a great one with his reading. Look forward to hearing more from you too.

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  • Mr Mudasir Ahmed
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    "Despite being a prequel. Its great."

    Campbell has still got the gift.Interesting characters. Well written story. Cant wait for next book in the series.

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