“I thoroughly enjoyed the audio book version of The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell. Fans of Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) might point out there is an entire series before this one. But I came upon this book first, so I guess I will go back to the beginning...”see full review » see other reviews »
“I thoroughly enjoyed the audio book version of The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught by Jack Campbell. Fans of Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry) might point out there is an entire series before this one. But I came upon this book first, so I guess I will go back to the beginning now.
The good news is that I didn't feel lost and plan on reading / listening to all the books by Campbell before and after this one.
At first, I was worried, because the novel begins with sizable portion of information dump disguised as dialogue (probably meant for readers like me who skipped the first series). But it wasn't long before I became attached to the characters. I wanted to know more about the Enigma race that threatens the Alliance. These pathologically secretive spacefarers frustrate all efforts to communicate and standard operating procedures seem to be self destruction rather than surrender.
The political and administrative details were handled with some skill. Not boring at all and a good contrast to the battle scenes.
I would recommend this book to friends. ”
“I know they have this listed as a new series but it's really a continuation of the Lost Fleet series. Make sure you read that first. Great series!”Patrick Haggerty wrote this review Wednesday, May 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“More of the same from 'Black Jack' following the exploits of the former Lost now First Fleet into the territory of the 'enigma' race. There is a political undercurrent that suggest ill-will is meant to all of them... Again an easy, but well thought out, read.”P. Miller wrote this review Friday, January 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Decent continuation of lost fleet series. ”fijense wrote this review Wednesday, December 19, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book had way too much talking for a military sci-fi action novel. I think some showing could have done the same thing to advance the plot. The ending was exciting, so it pushed my rating up. I'm actually looking forward to the next book in the series now.
Reviewed for Bitten by Books. http://bittenbybooks.com.”
“Fantastic series!”Hugh B. Long wrote this review Sunday, September 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the first book, in a second series about "Black Jack" Geary, and the "Lost" Alliance fleet. In the first series, Geary was awakened from cryo-sleep, in a lost escape pod, 100 years after his ship was destroyed, to find that the Alliance government had built him up to this larger-than-life hero, as inspiration to the troops battling the Syndic Federation. As a matter of fact, the battle that destroyed Geary's ship was one of the earliest in the war, that lasted over 100 years. Anyway, Geary saves the fleet, and ends the war, and has now become a threat to the politicians running the government. Many of his fellow officers wanted him to stage a coup, & take over the government, but Geary has no designs on empire building, though the politicians don't believe him. So, Geary is put in charge of the fleet, and sent out to the frontier, to attempt to make contact, and learn about an alien race, threatening what was once the enemy Syndic space, and ultimately the Alliance as well. Much action, & derring-do ensue. Campbell(a pseudonym for John G. Henry, a former naval officer) has a great grasp of the military, and tells an exciting, fast-paced story. I'm looking forward to the next installment.”Acur81 wrote this review Friday, November 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No