Great delivery of the Honor story. Excellent voice characterisation and variety. So many future books build on what happens here you should not skip this one! One teeny aggravation was the pronounciation of Manticoran. 'manTIKoran' or 'mantiKORAN' one sounds forced to me and I got a little twitch every time I heard it.
There are a couple specific things about the reader I don't like. First, she's not so much monotone, but stilted throughout. Second, she seems to pick random accent amalgams for every other character and it's just distracting. It's usually somewhere between Russian stereotype and French stereotype.
The story though is solid. My only complaint there is that, while I do like politics in my sci fi, the board room scenes drag on and on...
This particular tale involves the unlikely defense of Grayson, a would be ally of the Manticoran Kingdom. Along with strife with the people's republic, religious fanatics, unreasoning hostility towards women, they also find themselves badly outgunned. Honor Harrington and her crew take on the challenge against overwhelming odds and it is wondrous to see.
This is perhaps the worst audiobook recording I have ever encountered.
The reader has zero intonation and inflection, it is literally like listening to Siri read.
While I don't expect gendered readers, there is almost absolutely no difference between characters when they are speaking, making it incredibly difficult to follow.
This one one of my favorite books of all time, and I cannot listen to more than 5 minutes without wanting to throw my phone across the room.
If I could give this performance negative stars I would. I will never purchase another book with that voice reader ever again!
Yes, the voice acting was really amazing.
Honor Harrington, mainly because it is her story.
I like how she had a dedicated voice for each character and really made the story come to life.
When Honor was made a stead holder in a government controlled by men.
I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the Honor Harrington series.
Couldn't put it down! Once again David Weber has created a masterful mingling of science fiction, suspense, and military action that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
I enjoyed the first book enough to give this one a chance. However, from the description I thought it was going to a poorly done commentary on gender equality. I expected to hate it.
It was actually well done and handled well. I suppose a big part of it is many of the "bigots" end up being fairly reasonable and accepting of Honor in a fairly short period of time (though they do have significant motivation to do so). The focus of the story still ends up being large space ships maneuvering around.
I'm not sure if this story needed to have a focus on gender politics. But I suppose as an "alien" culture, it worked as well as any other.
In the end this story was more than good enough to transform me from someone experimenting with this series, into someone who decided to read the series.