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Steadfast

The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier, Book 4
Narrated by: Christian Rummel
Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (395 ratings)

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Summary

New York Times bestselling author Jack Campbell’s action-packed Lost Fleet series has propelled readers from deep space to the very edge of their seats. Now Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary embarks on a thrilling new adventure to defend the Alliance and safeguard the future.

Geary and the crew of the Dauntless have managed to safely escort important alien representatives to Earth. But before they can make tracks for home, two of Geary’s key lieutenants vanish. The search for his missing men leads Geary on a far-flung chase, ultimately ending at the one spot in space from which all humans have been banned: The moon Europa. Any ship that lands there must stay or be destroyed—leaving Geary to face the most profound moral dilemma of his life.

To make matters worse, strains on the Alliance are growing as the Syndics continue to meddle. Geary is ordered to take a small force to the border of Syndic space. But what he finds there is a danger much greater than anyone expected: A mysterious threat that could finally force the Alliance to its knees.

As Geary spearheads a desperate battle to protect the Alliance against a shrewd and powerful enemy, he’s left with just one question: Who are they?

©2014 John G. Hemry (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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still good

still the same style with great characters. not the best story but I'm enjoying the whole series

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Great

another great book in the series, I expected nothing less. i would definitely recommend it

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steadfast

once started, I couldn't stop, wonderfully read, occasionally funny yet edge of your seat and challenging moral and ethical subjects

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Not the best

It's not as good as the other books in the series, to much political syndic revolution focus. Hopefully the cliffhanger will make it better in the next book.

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great a cliffhanger

another great story in The Lost Fleet series.
I look forward to the next book in the series.

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A little bit 'slower' than the others

A little bit 'slower' than the others but I'm still here! Started a little slow but at the very end it got there :)

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Good cliffhanger

Excellent performance of the speaker. Keeps up the pace and spirit of the previous books.

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A Great Stoery continuation

I bought the whole series for listening to on holiday and was glad that I did, I couldn't take my earphones off once I started and cannot wait for the rest of this series to come along.

I would recomend these stories to other listeners.

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Another cracker

Would you consider the audio edition of Steadfast to be better than the print version?

Right, Audible is doing that annoying thing of asking arbitrary, pointless questions without letting me change them, so I'll answer my own questions anyway. I apologise in advance for any confusion!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Steadfast?

There's a lot more to this one than the last book, and it rattles along nicely with some new and very different combat/potential combat and political situations for Geary to cope with you. The change between war-fighting operations and peace-time operations (and the various grey areas between) are very well portrayed, on personal and professional levels. In particular, as ever, I like the way Geary worries and runs through his options in his head, explaining his moves and why he makes them, rather than instinctively or intuitively jumping to the correct solution as many 'heroes' do.

Which character – as performed by Christian Rummel – was your favourite?

All of them. As usual, Mr. Rummel does a superb job on the narration.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The book ends on a very interesting twist, albeit no more than the other parts of the series do. Frankly, Mr. Campbell can't write the sequel fast enough for me to find out what's going to happen next!

Any additional comments?

A great book, one of the best in the series, I'd say. A good mix of action, politics and personal issues, and a good mix of types of action to.

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Unsatisfying

Is there anything you would change about this book?

This book stops in not so much of a cliffhanger, it's more like a car crashing into a brick wall at 100mph

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I liked welcoming back the characters but it finishes so abruptly it feels like some chapters are missing!

What does Christian Rummel bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

As someone who has all the Lost Fleet and spinoff audio books as well as the printed ones, I feel Christian brings alive the characters so that anyone would want to hear more about the admirals adventures!

If this book were a film would you go see it?

Not with its current ending.

Any additional comments?

Poor ending, to many loose ends!