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Summary

Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary must battle dangers both within and without the Alliance in this exciting continuation of the New York Times bestselling series.

Geary knows that some political factions in the Alliance were just trying to get rid of him when he was assigned to escort a diplomatic and scientific mission to the far reaches of humanity's expansion into the galaxy . . . and beyond. But he views his mission as both a duty and an opportunity to make things better wherever he can. And when a crippled Rift Federation ship tumbles out of jump space, Geary leaps into action. But the survivors' story isn't completely adding up.

As Geary investigates, he soon finds himself fending off spies and assassins while leading the fleet as it fights its way across space controlled by the mysterious and hostile aliens whom humans call enigmas. Challenges arrive at every turn, including an unknown alien species that invites the fleet to visit one of their star systems. With little information to go on, Geary must weigh the benefits of potential new allies against the possibility of a trap. The fate of the fleet—and perhaps even the future of humanity—will depend on him making the right decision.

If he can stay alive long enough to do that.

©2022 John G. Hemry (P)2022 Recorded Books

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Great

This is grown up Science Fiction. A good addition to a great series. Well worth waiting for. I am looking foreard to the next one in this series.

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oh my God's

Absolutely PLYING Brilliant.
What More can I say than, Ensign Duck is a True Hero.

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Not as good as the first one

I like the narrator, however the story was too slow. Too much time setting up things, but it does seem a little rushed.

The main reason for the story doesn't seem to be explored enough.

It was okay.

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excellent continuation of the series

I really like this series and this was a good book which I enjoyed.
There is something a bit wrong with the narration this time, it seems to have been sped up, I found listening on 80% have the same great narration as the rest.

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Another Exciting Installment

I enjoyed this story which fitted nicely into the saga. It feels like the recording may have been sped up though to make it shorter. It was a much faster pace than previous performances by Christian. I ended up listening to it at 0.9x speed.

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Good start but ending feels rushed.

Carries on the series but ending feels a bit rushed, some of the significant action happens away from the main character.

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Good entry in latest Lost Fleet sub-series

A strong entry into the Lost Fleet universe. it seems to expand the whole scope of rhe series and opens up a lot of new potential avenues to explore.

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  • julie
  • 28-06-22

Great book. Maybe the funniest one yet.

Well I really enjoyed the book. I listened to everything before this over the past month to make it flow best.

I laughed literally out loud a few times and got odd looks from my family. there was a good amount of excitement, distpit the very few space combats. It leaves you wanting more, but isn't a huge cliff hanger.

I recomend this book.

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  • Cristobal Mendoza
  • 03-08-22

Nothing really happens.

It's hard to say, but this arc of The Lost Fleet series feels a bit stagnant. Nothing really seems to be going on. It's like these are chapters of a larger book. I don't mean that in the same way that books are part of a series. I mean the pacing feels like I should be approaching some kind of climax, but it just falls flat. You can do this kind of thing if you're a great writer. However, I've always felt these have so-so writing with an interesting premise and story elements. When you take those away, you're left with mediocre writing. I'll likely keep up with the story, but I'm hoping for some more action or bigger revelations going forward.

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  • Truth Matters
  • 30-07-22

worth the wait

Love this series! So happy the next came out. Narrator does a great job. My only complaint is that there's so much time between books, but I'd rather wait for a good book than have a bunch of drivel pumped out 4 times a year.
Always something new happening, new friends, new enemies, new circumstances & of curse some action, tho this one had less fighting/action than most others. Seemed more centered about figuring things out, plots, diplomacy, chains of command & politics. Doesn't matter, still keeps you engaged & guessing what's going to happen next & sad to see it over so soon!

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  • daniel
  • 19-07-22

Ensign Duck is the star of the book.

This book start to finish was Quackers, although I miss the early days without NHI's popping up willy-nilly.

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  • David W. Geer Jr.
  • 13-08-22

Once Again the Narrator Nails It!

Great story. Narration is again excellent like the other books from this author. Don’t break up this team!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-08-22

A little disappointed by this one.

Overall, a good story, but I didn’t get much out of this one compared to the previous books. Not a big fan of internal sabotage plots, much like a previous book’s attempt(s), and there was a lot less action than previous books. Adding to this, I didn’t like how the true perpetrators came back to the fleet, feeling more like a repeat than anything new. A revenge plot from those that made the Black Ships would have been preferable. More so, the new aliens felt like an excuse just to get Geary away from said sabotage plot so it could sort itself out. At least having the humans jump into the lake just to get a rise out of said aliens would have been worth the sub-plot, but oh well.

Rummel’s performance was also different, enough to somehow distract me, and I can’t really explain why; perhaps a different microphone? If it was a better microphone, it had somehow, again, distracted me from the story, and actually detracted from my enjoyment. Strange how better audio quality can do that to a listener, or perhaps it’s just me. Then again, getting used to listening to how someone narrates a series of books, only for it to change at enough of a degree to be noticeable, may be a thing to human psychology.

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  • shoshidge
  • 08-08-22

if you made it this far, you know what to expect

formula followed.
good narration, lots of conspiracies and intrigues, some very detailed battles, Admiral Geary remains a paragon, his wife remains weirdly demure but also bloodthirsty, the plot moves forward an inch, on to the next volume...

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  • James Gonzales
  • 08-08-22

Loved this one more than the others

This is an excellent book 2 in the series. I enjoyed the old and new characters. I liked the references to characters lost in the past. I miss them because they were such great ones.
There's also a lot of humor and like another reviewer mentioned, I laughed out loud and my family came running to check on me. I also enjoyed the new characters that were introduced in this book, both human and non-human.
But what I really want is to see the star map mentioned in the book :)
Great book!!

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  • Dawn M. Zeedykk
  • 28-07-22

Excellent Follow Up!!

I loved this book. An excellent continuation of all the previous books in the Lost Fleet saga. Excellent narration as usual. I love the character displayed by each of the characters in this book & in all the books of this saga. Thank you Jack Campbell for being a most excellent storyteller, strategist & having such insight in what it means to be human & even how things could be very different culture-wise when writing about alien cultures & ways of thinking. Can't wait until the next Outlands book comes out.

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  • MikeFarr
  • 19-07-22

I want more.

I hope there will be many more of these. If you have been with the series from the beginning, by all means get this. If not, start at the beginning. This is enjoyable but not a critical part of the saga.