I love reading books that are personally impactful, intriguing, intelligent and fun. Definitely a fiction reader.
Way too much drama and nasty political discussions and backstabbing. I had to skip a great 1/3 at least of this book to get to the more meaningful chapters. It was extended a little too long for my taste. I am seriously hoping the next book is much better than this. I love the protagonist characters but my goodness there was too much stupidity from the opposing characters. I was practically ready to delete.
I don't know how David Weber does it but every book he writes just keeps surpassing it's self one after another. This story concentrated on the political side of life more than previous books in the series but it just opened up a different but equally complex story line than I have experienced so far. Absolutely loved it.
While brilliantly read, I can't help but feel that this book is far long than it needs to be. There is unnecessary repetition of information and it, as a consequence, drags as a story sometimes.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
This story is much more political than many of the others in the series. It also jumps around a lot between a number of different storylines. Still it's a worthy addition to the Honor series.
A Science Fiction fan since I could read.. and to a lesser degree Fantasy.... I however enjoy many types of books......
What can I say... I'm sold out to this story and it's many many books...
As in most of the books there is something to like or dislike for everyone. Space battles, politics, tech etc. Each book will have more or less of what you like, but most folks love this series overall.
I at the point where Allyson's is the ONLY voice of my characters. Well done.
While this book had Honor Harrington as the main character she isn't in most of the book. This book was mostly layer upon layer of politics and how exactly the breakdown in communication came at the negotiating table. Some characters I feel badly for and others I just hate more and more. While some of the book seemed to drag a bit and I admit that I took several breaks to listen to other books, it was actually really fascinating. This is not however one of my favorite books of the series. It felt more like the whole books was setting up the next book in which the war must actively resumes. I wouldn't recommend reading this book without reading the books that have come before, starting with On Basilisk Station. I do like Allyson Johnson as a narrator and I like how she tries to keep the accents consistent between people of the same star nation. I'll definitely be reading the next book in the series.
Engaging, suspenseful story
The end of peace talks and how that came to be.
Yes, and I like having a consistent reader across the series.
The naval battles are an interesting study
I listened Allyson Johnson’s other performances before in this series and others, this was good as always
I am a 67 yo disabled Vet who lives in N. Texas. I was a medic in the Army during the Viet Nam war, got an MS in ecology and just retired.
Obviously you're already a David Weber fan, and an Honorverse afficionado or you wouldn't be even considering this book. If this is the first book in the Honorverse you're thinking of listening to, STOP. Go back to "On Basilisk Station" and start with book one; and I envy you the journey of your first read (listen) of this remarkable series. I literally stumbled into that first book shortly after it came out in paperback while I was in a used book store; and I've been hooked ever since.
This tenth book is more than 800 pages and has so many plots, sub plots, primary, secondary and tertiary characters all headed... somewhere... at different speeds and with different agendas that it's impossible to summarize it all. The Sol system and Frontier Security are rapidly being manipulated into becoming major players. Mesa is pulling strings as fast as it can identify puppets. And you'll have to listen to find out what else is going on.
But do listen. It just doesn't get any better than this. David Weber is the best in the business at the top of his form.
This book is a transition book and it is very slow. All the main characters are only side notes to the most boring political dialog I have listened to.