I really enjoy this series, and Allyson Johnson does a great job narrating. I have to say that this book is way too long. The first 8 or so chapters probably could have been reduced to about 2. Sometimes, while listening, there would be so much internal dialog that I'd forget what was happening. The ending was good and I'm going to start the next book in the series.
i wonder in the new Honor releases if Allyson Johnson learns how to pronounce Manticore and a few other words correctly! her reading other than these is great.
Get rid of the first half of the book.
The first HALF of this story was complete fluff. Only one important point was made, besides that, it can be summarized in two sentences, but I won't spoil it for you, please, feel my pain.
I would love to share this book with my children, but there are a few parts that are not approiate. I think the book could have been fine with out them and just have an oblique reference.
I enjoy series because the minor characters can be reintruduced from time to time.
Ms. Johnson has read the entire series. This is a big plus in my book. During the series, she has be come my favrote femail reader.
There are already several books and spinnoff in this series.
I listend to about two books a week. I enjoy long running series, read by a good reader. In this series, Ms. Johnson has used many dialets and speach patterns for the characters and has maintained them throughout the series.
Sorry but the series is pretty good but I kept trying to get used to the narrator but finally, I gave up. That I made it this far- through 7 books- is perhaps a testament to the storyline but I have never before so hated a narrator than this woman. People pay their money to be entertained, not distracted. She sounds as if she's reading a news story and she never seems to care about that which she is reading. I've been an Audible member for over 10 years and have listened to hundreds of books but this is the first time I've been so nauseated by a reader. I've heard other books by her and she was fine, but in this series actually makes me angry. lol.
In the first 8 chapters nothing happens. We get treated to character descriptions ad nauseum over and over again. No plot, no nothing. I would be ashamed to be the publisher of this.
There are nothing but descriptive adjectives and adverbs, and sentences beginning with little phrases like "not because, but in fact" , all geared towards an incredibly wordy but meaningless...but I digress. Don't buy this unless you enjoy being very, very bored. I did stop at 8 chapters, which was 7 too many.
Fans of the series will find the book a continuation of the plot and an additional development of the character of Honor Harrington.
Please God find an editor. Long wordy descriptions of everything even if they are not germane to the plot get old very quickly in this book.
Her performance was the best part of the book.
Disappointment, the outline is good and the plot is more complex than many of the early books but the pacing was awful.
Kill Honor Harrington!
Or at least inprison the group on Hell. Let them be liberated years later by the Republic of Haven.
Even though it turned out to be an enjoyable adventure, there is no believable way that they should have escaped from the Tepes. Slight spoiler, there is no way that State Security would give a turncoat access to the computer system. I can defend this statement ad nauseum, but it would be way too technical and boring. To sum up quickly, It is hard for native born, and loyal people to pass background checks, and then get sworn in on computer systems in the real world. Therefore I have issue that a foriegn born former belligerant would get access to the computer system. In addition to that, it is impossible to fathom that the SS (who sure are Nazi like) would give Horace Harkness access to the computer, without first checking his loyalty by having him put a pulsar dart through a Manticoran's head.
It is time to kill Honor Harrington, because she is about as interesting as Superman.
Her superhuman acheivements and abilities make her boring now. She is:
The best in Martial Arts in the Galaxy
The best in Swordmanship in the Galaxy
Steadholder and Peer of the Realm on two seperate Planets (how is that even possible?)
in the military of two separate systems (how is that possible?)
The best military tactitian in the Galaxy
Can drink copious amounts of Coco without ill effects
Is plainlooking, yet somehow massively attractive, more so than anyone else in the Galaxy
Is never wrong
Has served over 40 years in the military, even with prolong, who would ever want that?
Is wealthy beyond belief. And yet is still in the military. Millionaires don't stay in the military, period.
Is apparently in love with a really old guy, that is at worst WTF, and at best Eeew!
In short, overcapable is completely boring.
Also, I hate Treecats nearly as much as I hate Ewoks. Both species need to eradicated.
I am really sorry and hate to say this, but this ranks among the worst books that I have ever read, and I was doubly shocked to find that this author has a faithful following. I love science fiction but this was all just silliness. The author dwells (painfully so) on uninteresting topics and situations that have no real relevance to the greater story. There’s never really any substance to what’s going on and you get the impression that you’re eavesdropping on conversations between seven year olds, except that the characters are mostly adults. The worlds/settings are thin and uninspired and you feel like you’re on the set of some low budget B movie. None of it adds up for me and whatever redeeming qualities might be present in this book, I didn’t find them.
I dare you to get through this verbal piece of crape! If one can rejoice in a writer that drones on and on about technicalities that lull you into a catatonic state then you have found your author...... enjoy....... and the narrator is like shards of glass in the ears! Horrible