I love the Honor Harrington series, and I downloaded this book thinking I would love it too.. I just can't stand the reading of it... Jay Synder's female voices drove me crazy... In the Harrington series Allyson Johnson read the series, and although I had to get use to her male voices, it was do able I could listen to the whole book. I'll try to listen to it again sometime down the road...
This is the only Audible book I have been disappointed with. This book isn't read by Jay Snyder, as advertised, it's read by Kevin Someone, whose voice I find much too affected-- it is too enunciated, careful, and dramatic, and doesn't seem natural. He sounds like he's reading for a car commercial. The women's voices are in cheesy falsetto.
His voice is so distracting from the story that I couldn't finish more than 45 minutes of the book. I have never read any Honor Harrington books before and so can't comment on the plotline, but the style of reading never let me escape into the story. In my opinion, a wasted credit!
I have no idea
Narration was fine
Story line was boring compared to the others in the series and I have most of them.
The story is solid. The performance is solid except in one regard. Female voices seem to a difficulty for Mr. Snyder. None of the female voices were good. He needs to work on that. On the plus side, he did a very good job on all the diferent accents. Over all, I would recommend him in the future.
Great series, but I've associated the characters with the voices Allyson has given them. The shift to a male voice imitating Honor was just too harsh. I couldn't get two hours in, no matter how I tried.
This isn't just great military SciFi, it is great military SciFi that has the weight of tradition and woven into its woof and weave. After reading this one can only say that the tradition lives.