Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2023
10 hours 25 minutes
Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary fears the greatest threat to humanity may be itself in this gripping continuation of the New York Times bestselling series.

As far from explored space as any human has ever been, Geary and the Alliance fleet are on their own, protecting a diplomatic mission in territory belonging to an alien species with still-unknown motives.

His already complex and dangerous mission is further imperiled by deadly challenges from other human factions seeking to harm or exploit the aliens. When another alien species whose technology is far more advanced than humanity’s arrives, the stakes are raised to the highest possible level.

Only the most serious danger comes from an unexpected source.

When presented with orders to carry out actions he believes not only are mistaken but would be contrary to the ideals of the Alliance, Geary has to finally decide whether he must invoke the power that his long-revered name holds, all the while knowing that this might endanger his entire fleet, tear apart the Alliance, and destroy everything he has fought for.
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Anne F.

This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. If you have enjoyed Jack Campbell's other series, Lost Fleet and Beyond the Frontier, and Lost Stars, Genesis Fleet series, you will love this too. I started reading Jack Campbell in 2015 when I was sent an ARC of one of the Leviathon, which was the final book in the Beyond the Frontier series. Of course with my OCD, I had to read the previous NINE books before I could read it. I was in the middle of moving from Minnesota to North Carolina, so I got the audio CDs from the library. And thus, my love affair with this world began. Everything I have said in previous reviews is still true. I am hopelessly attached to these characters. They have been through so much with the battles and betrayals and greedy businesspeople and politicians. In spire of everything, they remain smart and compassionate. Yes, you need to read this series in order for the world-building and character developments. And you want to read every book because I love them. So much. Implacable is the third in the new Outlands series which is the farthest into the future of the Lost Fleet world. I love the chance to see these many beloved characters in their new mission forming relationships with other species. The politicians want Geary out of the way as he is too popular with the people and there are assassination attempts as well. Geary is outstanding in the military missions and commanding the fleet, but he is also a great strategist and is learning politics and diplomacy. I highly recommend all these series in this world. Narration: I'm so comfortable with Christian Rummel. Since this is one of the very first series I listened to on audio, he was one of the first narrators. I don't care if his voices are well done or not at this point - they are the voices of these characters. The characters voices are differentiated enough I recognize the different people. The narration adds greatly to my enjoyment; I don't have to figure out how to pronounce anything! I listened at my normal 1.5x speed.

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