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Publisher's Summary

Jack Campbell returns to the world of the New York Times best-selling Lost Fleet novels with a new action-packed military science fiction series that explores the founding of the Alliance...and the men and women who fought to create it.
Earth is no longer the center of the universe. After the invention of the faster-than-light jump drive, humanity is rapidly establishing new colonies. But the vast distances of space mean that the old order of protection and interstellar law offered by Earth has ceased to exist.
When a nearby world attacks, the new colony of Glenlyon turns to Robert Geary, a young former junior fleet officer, and Mele Darcy, a onetime enlisted marine. With nothing but improvised weapons and a few volunteers, Geary and Darcy must face down warships and armored soldiers - or die trying.
As battles rage and pirates take an increasing toll throughout the colonies, the only hope for lasting peace lies with Carmen Ochoa, a "Red" from the anarchic world of Mars, and Lochan Nakamura, a failed politician. They have a plan: to lay the groundwork for mutual defense that could someday grow into an alliance. But if their efforts don't succeed, the growing power of aggressor worlds could turn regions of space founded on freedom into battlefields between the first interstellar empires.
©2017 John G. Hemry (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Duncan R Campbell on 05-17-17

Great begining of a new series

Would you listen to Vanguard again? Why?

The story line and performance were captivating and entertaining. The action scenes were well described. There were nuances which I am sure to pick up on the second listening.

What other book might you compare Vanguard to and why?

The lost fleet series, also by John G Hemry (Jack Campbell)

Which scene was your favorite?

The first incursion into the Scatha base camp.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No, but could not put it down, especially in the last three chapters.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this book. Christian Rummel does an outstanding performance in the narration of this book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Trudy Owens on 05-19-17

good beginning, mild cliff hanger

Uninteresting Cory Geary must have done something right to have a descendant like Rob Geary in this series. While never mentioning Black Jack, Rob Geary channels his intrepid spirit perfectly.

It's a bit confusing trying to keep the three groups of people separate, but they all end up working to keep the young planet free from invasion, conquest, or destruction by other humans or aliens, they're not always sure. There's also a long lost ship that just might make an appearance sometime. There are several fine characters to follow into the next volumes: Rob Geary of course, but also Mele, or perhaps "Melee" would suit her better. Lachlan may prove interesting, and the government lady, but two of my choice died, so no more there.

This is about politics and government and freedom without any of Nuttal's leanings and lecturing. There is satisfying action on the ground and in space, a sudden jump of several years, and the promise of more great Campbell saga to come. Worth spending time on.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mr Mudasir Ahmed on 05-17-17

Despite being a prequel. Its great.

Campbell has still got the gift.Interesting characters. Well written story. Cant wait for next book in the series.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Martin Sharratt on 05-23-17

New Fleet to Follow

As a long time Lost Fleet Fan. I was hoping for the best and dreading what the new Fleet might bring.

I'm happy to say that I sat listened to it in almost one sitting and loved it. I'm not going to ruin the story by saying anything about what is in it. Just go and get the book.

Campbell has rebuilt the lost fleet into Genesis with barely a foot out of place. Well done and I look forward to the rest of the books.

I would also note that Christian Rummel did a great job again helping to make a good story into a great one with his reading. Look forward to hearing more from you too.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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