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I have listened to Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet series and got hooked. After finishing the series and listening to the off shoots books I looked around for more books by Campbell. This series appears to be a bit different from the other military Sci Fi have listened to in that this story is about army forces fighting on the moon and so far it has been all land battles. The story has a world run by corporation telling the government what to do and a big schism between military and civilian population. The troops are being killed in useless attack created by a General without regard to the lives and safety of the troops until Stark lead a mutiny. Now I have to listen to the next book to find out what happens to them. Eric Summerer did a good job narrating the book.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
At first I was a bit repulsed by this book as it portrayed the US soldiers as mindless idiots commanded by moronic officers. Then you realise that what you are reading is the logical extension of today's technology to combat operations where officers away from the battlefield start giving tactical orders because technology allows them to, with missions chosen by large corporations. What develops is a very entertaining tale of how the experienced combat soldiers take control back and begin to fight using their own skills. The main characters have to learn to control divisions rather than squads, and find themselves up to the challenge. The translation of combat issues into low-gravity operations feels well thought out and consistent. I thoroughly enjoyed the story.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
An enjoyable book. I couldn't wait to download the next one.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Stark's War to be better than the print version?
Yes great narration.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Stark's War?
The final battle
What about Eric Summerer’s performance did you like?
Immersive vocal delivery.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Victory always come with a price.
Any additional comments?
Really like the authors`s work. He writes military sci-fi extremely well. Battle sequence choreography flows effortlessly in the minds eye.