Flagship

  • by Isaac Hooke
  • Narrated by Peter Berkrot
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Captain Jonathan Dallas, Commodore of Battle Unit 72, investigates the disappearance of a military research vessel on the fringes of known space. When the unit is ambushed by a threat that endangers not only the fleet but also all of humanity itself, Jonathan must somehow find the resources to fight back.
Cut off from Central Command and faced with impossible odds, can Jonathan overcome his demons to save humanity and, more importantly, can he save himself?
Flagship: Where captains are made. Or broken.

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A Classic Space Opera Sci-fi

This was a good space battle book with a good premise, good characters, and lots of action.

The book begins with the main character, the Captain of a warship, investigating the disappearance of a research vessel attached to their task group of ships. When they find the ship adrift, their crew missing, and the ship database wiped, they quickly deduce that the ship was attacked and boarded. What's more, the records that still exist indicate that the research vessel's crew discovered the ruins of an artificial alien structure on the planet they were orbiting.

When an unknown but powerful alien vessel appears and attacks without provocation, little can be done to overcome their technological superiority and the captain flees to rejoin a fleet of nearby ships. Losing several vessels and sustaining heavy damage in the retreat, the captain is only able to destroy one vessel, and inflict minor damage to the alien ships that follow them.

The admiral of the fleet is convinced that the attackers are not alien, but advanced attackers from the other competing earth superpower. Not only does he underestimate the threat, but he plans to use a weapon of mass destruction against their earth rivals, possibly crippling humanity at the outset of what could become a war against an advanced alien race.

The captain and his crew must survive through space battles, internal fleet politics, and an incompetent and reckless fleet commander if they ever hope to beat back the alien fleet, rescue their kidnapped crew, and save humanity from a crippling blow from within.

Narration was good in this one as well. Perfect for the story.

I would definitely recommend this one for fans of space sci-fi.
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- Striker "Sci-fi, Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure, and YA Novels. If it weren't for physics, law enforcement, and my medication, I'd be unstoppable!"

Excellant narration.

Any additional comments?

When reading Isaac Hooke's book Flagship the first time I thought it had a slow and somewhat tedious beginning but Berkot's narration when I listened to it solved that problem for me.. Having read the authors Atlas Series and his track record for solid military sci-fi action packed content, I have no doubts that this series will not disappoint.New characters, new ship, and a story line that mixes faster than light travel with slipstreams, travel gates and space battles with a threatening alien race make this book a winner. I highly recommend this book and can't wait to see what Hooke has in store for us in his next book of the series.
If you purchased the book without narration I would highly recommend you buy the narration and try it again. It made it so much better.

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- llburk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-08-2016
  • Publisher: Road To Audio