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Summary

Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary may have saved the Alliance only to destroy it in this thrilling and eagerly awaited continuation of the New York Times best-selling series.  

Geary believed in the Alliance. Even when he uncovered overwhelming evidence that the highest echelons of the government and fleet command were involved in secret programs and prison camps, he believed it was worth saving. He believed his duty was to see that justice was served even though some factions feared that revealing the truth would cause the Alliance to crumble.  

But after narrowly surviving two assassination attempts when he brings evidence of the misdeeds to the capital star system, Geary realizes that some have decided the easiest way to make the Alliance's problems go away is to get rid of him. He finds himself ordered to undertake a perilous new mission outside of the reaches of human-occupied space while the Senate clashes over the evidence.  

Geary's warships must escort a diplomatic and scientific mission across the dangerous, disintegrating remnants of the Syndicate Worlds empire. But even if he can make it to Midway Star System, the gateway to alien-controlled space, Geary will face former Syndicate officials who have rebelled and regard the Alliance with deep suspicion. And that will be the easy part....

©2021 Jack Campbell (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Loved it!!

Admiral Geary is back!! I forgot how much I have missed the lost fleet series in my life but this seamlessly continued the story of blackjack!!

Highly recommended!!

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Boundless

A long time coming, but well worth the wait. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

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Back at last

At last a new Lost Fleet novel. Great to hear all the characters. A good start to a new series. Hopefully the second in this series will be out soon.

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excellent!

picks up from where it left off so many years ago! it exactly what I wanted more black jack geary

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From start to finish a great book.

Great story as always nicely linking the two series . Enjoyable reader makes it come to life and gives the charachters depth.

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More of the same

More of the same, which isn't to say it was bad however it ended at the exact point I had hoped the story would start. Nothing new was really explore and what was explored wasn't that interesting to me but worked well enough as a set up for what should be an interesting run into alien space next book.

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Good to hear Admiral Geary back again.

It's a great return to seeing Balckjack back in the admirals chair. We all know stuff is coming and seeing all the continuing threads being pulled and weaved together. Good stuff is coming. Looking forwards to the next release.

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A must read

If I'm being honest, this wasn't the fast paced action packed book I thought it would be. Which in the beginning disappointed me. However, I realised a few chapters in this book was about laying the foundations for the next two books, building the plot with familiar and now departed character 'types', giving us a plethora of characters to trust and root for, and some we can only hope get snuffed out. If you're willing to look beyond the slow start and look deeper into the pre-established narrative, you'll find a book that has a rich story and some interesting and unforseen plot twists.

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A long awaited followup

Fans of The Lost Fleet shouldn't be disappointed with this. Christian Rummels performance is impressive as always, though to my ears the recording quality seemed slightly degraded compared to previous works in the series, possibly a result of Covid restrictions. Jack Campbells military characters continue to shine, while his civilian and political characters range from fine to hair pullingly stupid. Some characters seem openly antagonistic even to the point of obvious self destruction and some conversations seem fraught with needless hostility. despite this, the story moves at a good pace, setting up interesting new threats. a solid entry in the series.

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  • Mikey72
  • 18-06-21

It was just so COMFORTABLE to be back on Dauntless

While it was comfortable to re-connect with Admiral Geary and some "old friends," there were lots of interesting twists and turns that kept things exciting while delivering some satisfying outcomes for some very bad people. My only regret now is waiting till the next book. Christian Rummel was great and very consistent. SOOO glad he was the narrator!

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  • G. Sanders
  • 16-06-21

Worth the wait!!! Great new installment.

Fantastic first installment of another great series.

Some initial concerns about the story continuing directly from the previous series were quickly dispelled.

Can't wait for the next one!

Thanks John G.


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  • Peter J.
  • 16-06-21

It's been a long wait, but Black Jack is back...

I always thought Black Jack needed a final series, the Lost Fleet encompasses a vast Galaxy with rich characters and tense situations, all the favourites are back and hopefully his series will answer all the questions left open in Beyond the Frontier...

I enjoyed this first book in the Outlands series within the Lost Fleet and hopefully we don't have to wait too long for book 2

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  • Tim M
  • 10-07-21

Love the story but the narrator was terrrible.

I knew by the book length that is was going to be an unfinished story. However the big negative for me was the narrator mispronounced the names of all the Midway characters.
Donal Rogero last name is pronounced "ro-har-o" not "ro-ger-o." Took me out of the
story every time. That's just one example. There were many more. It's a damn shame that his performance had such a negative effect on my enjoyment while reading this book.

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  • Brian Jones
  • 22-06-21

It’s — ok

I love this series and the universe that J.Campbell has created. I’ve read every book in the lost fleet series, lost stars series, beyond the frontier series, Genesis fleet series and Corsair. I’m always delighted to see what is happening in this universe.

This story was no different… I was very happy to be spending time in the fleet again. The book certainly satisfied in that regard. I really felt the absence of Emissary Rione in this book.

I will say this story felt more like individual Episodes of a sci fi show, than one cohesive story. There are entire chapters that could be removed that don’t influence the over-all plot (which is hard to pin down).

As always Christian Rummel gives a stellar performance. And makes reading along with the audio book so enjoyable. All the voices are still unique and full of life.

In summation it was nice to be back but the story felt like a late season episodic sci fi show trying to tie a season long arch together but not having enough story to do so. So by the end of the season you are kind of left wondering “what exactly happened?”

There is still a lot of story to tell in this universe and I look forward to reading and hearing the next entry into this series.

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  • Mike
  • 18-06-21

Another great epic beginning from Jack Campbell

Following in the footsteps of the last book in the Lost Fleet series, this book begins an epic new chapter of Admiral John “Blackjack” Geary’s journey.

With throwbacks to the very beginning of the series as well as new intrigues and challenges, this book, it’s author, and it’s narrator do an excellent job of taking us from Unity to Midway and in between. The story also weaves in and wraps up the Corsair comic series and returning another member of the Geary family to the Alliance fold.

This is the book we’ve been waiting for years to read. The worst part of this book is when it is over!

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  • daniel
  • 18-06-21

another great book. by a great man.

this book was far far too short, but two more books are coming.

to the honor of our ancestors.

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  • Loraki
  • 18-06-21

Excitement and Surprises Galore!

Jack Campbell has never disappointed me! I have thoroughly enjoyed every book in the Black Jack Geary saga! This book has heartwarming glimpses into Geary’s personal life and his character. There are some other interesting people in this story, including one mystery man with a horrifying secret. And oh, there is no lack of powerful people with big egos vying for dominance, either for themselves or their planet or star system!

Can’t wait to read another Admiral Geary story! He’s always trying to live up to his legend! Or is that “live down” his legend?! Actually, it’s a bit of both!

Before I forget, I just wanted to add that the book is well narrated, too!

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  • JD
  • 18-06-21

epic

please keep this story going...its awesome! also would like to see a story on the syndic cpt. who defected to the alliance...but was duped by the governing council.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-06-21

ends too soon.

great book and great reintroduction to the series. he's learned alot no more going over facts again and again lol. there is a high level security officer who's voice made me think my speed had increased on my voices lol. other than that great book, worth a listen or a read

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