Very nice book. Weber kept the book the story line moving while he introduce new adversaries. Looking forward to listening to the next book.
Well, I'm on this, the third book in the series. And I'm bored. Really bored. I can already tell you what the plot will be in this book, because it's the same as each of the previous two books. Sigh.
If you have the credits to blow and you need something Mostly Harmless to while away some time, these books are all right, but other than that, I can't recommend them.
For me, the reader isn't so great either. She tries to use different accents for different characters (British, French, etc) and she doesn't do so well. Also I think she follows the Captain Kirk school of voicing - e.g. "Well I... guess I can understand that." "So can you ... see what I mean?"
Bought first three books in this series at once, as they got such good hype, so I felt compelled to listen to them all. Dumb me. I could go on at length, but the two big things that stand out are that the heroine does absolutely nothing to win the battle; it's sheer luck (or author design) that her ship survives until rescue comes. She's running as fast as the rest of them. And then we see her being instructed at make-up to win a man and how to apply lip gloss? Hundreds and hundreds of years in the future? What's extra sad, is that he usually does space battles excellently, but even that falls down in this book. I won't be reading anymore of Weber's books.
Those who don't mind bad prose middle of their epic space battles.
I would drop storylines that try to tell that our main character Honor Harrington to be vulnerable and insecure woman inside her cool outside. And I would have droped whole captain Young plot line too.
Reader gives her women characters young and vunerable voices which are pain to hear from seasoned military commanders in middle of battle.
It has very good description about technology and space battles which makes listener to endure it to until end.
Of course it was because I had to listen to it to get to the next book in the series. I'm training for a marathon so I listened to most of this book while running; that is absolutely well spent time.
During parts of this book, I felt like someone was reading a Technical Order on a spaceship. Far too much time spent telling us about capabilities of the fleet and not enough time of the story line. Most of the technical information would be good as bonus material for the hard core group that really care.
I didn't really care for the narrator. She was a little over the top with attempts at changing her voice for different characters, especially some of the male characters.
Not this book.