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Publisher's Summary

The first book of best-selling sci-fi author Jack Campbell’s new series "Beyond the Frontier" returns to find Captain John “Black Jack" Geary, the hero of the "Lost Fleet" series, awoken from cryogenic sleep to take command of the fleet.
Geary’s legendary exploits have earned him the adoration of the people—and the enmity of politicians convinced that a living hero can be a very inconvenient thing. The century-long war between the Alliance and the Syndicate Worlds may be over, but Geary and his newly christened First Fleet have been ordered back into action to investigate the aliens occupying the far side of Syndic space and to determine how much of a threat they represent to the Alliance. And while the Syndic Worlds are no longer united, individually they may be more dangerous than ever before. Geary knows that members of the military high command and the government question his loyalty to the Alliance and fear his staging a coup, so he can’t help but wonder if the newly christened First Fleet is being sent to the far side of space on a suicide mission.
William C. Dietz, the author of the "Legion of the Damned" series, calls Dreadnaught "a rousing adventure", and Elizabeth Moon, the Nebula Award-winning author of the "Vatta's War" series, says it’s “loaded with edge-of-your-seat combat". Read by Christian Rummel, who has narrated The Lost Fleet series to excellent reviews, Dreadnaught promises to be an out-of-this-world experience.
BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Jack Campbell.
©2011 John G. Hemry (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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By Robin on 11-17-12

Good story, narration off-putting

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I'd recommend the entire series; it would be hard to engage with this book unless you'd read the previous ones. High entertainment value, with interesting characters and politics to keep you brain busy between the gripping battle scenes.

What did you like best about this story?

The imagination and mystery surrounding the alien races.

What didn’t you like about Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell (Introduction) ’s performance?

I found Rummel's voice characterizations distasteful. Desjani sounds like a bitchy Stepford Wife more than a battleship captain, and some of the male characters sound like they have chronic sinusitis. The whole thing sounds cartoonish. This is just my reaction; many people obviously like the narration, which is certainly competent. I just don't care for the interpretation. I do want to read the rest of the books, but I think I'll actually read (instead of listen to) them

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

Probably not (I'm not a big movie-goer).

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By ApplesOverOranges on 07-06-13

Got me into audio science fiction audio books!

This is one of the best books I have listened to. Normally I just listen to fiction or semi-fiction books, but i bought this on a whim. After listening I was hooked and listened in 1 sitting. I then went and bought all the beyond the frontier series books and wish i would have started with the first lost fleet books. The narrator is one of the best which makes me unable to listen to many audio books.

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By Amazon Customer on 04-25-17

Entertaining military sci-fi pulp

What made the experience of listening to Dreadnaught the most enjoyable?

The story of Black jack continues, just like the first novels it is thoroughly entertaining

What did you like best about this story?

There is an innocence reminiscent of E E Doc Smith and other Golden age authors.

Have you listened to any of Christian Rummel and Jack Campbell - introduction ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

The narrator suits the story perfectly

Any additional comments?

read the other novels first

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By David Thomson on 01-13-15

Outstanding!!

An excellent listen... Very Well narrated and a gripping story to the end, you just can't help rooting for Geary!!

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By Amazon Customer on 02-08-16

great performance, good story

This new series has started off better, was a bit slow to get into the action but when it did it kept me unable to stop listening finished this book in 2 days. and ended at just the right place answered the climax but left with a nice hook for book 2.

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By joel on 12-26-15

nice book

spoilers: don't read this if u wish to know nothing: this book contains interesting point of views on humanity and space exploration and a small amount of action, so maybe it's for intellectuals rather than people just into action only. I like both so I enjoyed this start to a series. Thankyou Jack Campbell and Christian :)

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