“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. ”