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Brian

Falls City, OR, USA | Member Since 2010

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  • Flag in Exile: Honor Harrington, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1007)
    Performance
    (712)
    Story
    (726)

    Two irresistible forces are rushing together to crush the planet Grayson between them, and only one woman, uncertain of her capabilities, weary unto death, and marked for murder -stands between her adopted planet and its devastation.

    Professor says: "Honor Harrington Universe Book 5"
    "Weber does it again"
    Overall

    Another in the series about Honor Harrington. To understand the full series, you need to start with On Basilisk Station and follow tem from there. The story is well written, like all David Weber books (for true space opera/naval battles try "The Shiva Option/In Death Ground"). I have yet to be disappointed with a David Weber book, his characters are well developed and rarely do you find anything disconnected. Highly recommended series.

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  • Judas Unchained

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Peter F. Hamilton
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2984)
    Performance
    (1820)
    Story
    (1838)

    Robust, peaceful, and confident, the Commonwealth dispatched a ship to investigate the mystery of a disappearing star, only to inadvertently unleash a predatory alien species that turned on its liberators, striking hard, fast, and utterly without mercy.The Prime are the Commonwealth's worst nightmare. Coexistence is impossible with the technologically advanced aliens, who are genetically hardwired to exterminate all other forms of life.

    Susan says: "Exceptionally great book"
    "Picks up where Pandoras Star left off"
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    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Judas Unchained to be better than the print version?

    The audio book was light years ahead of the book, the performance was so good, it seemed to be an audio theater. I drive 62 miles each weay to work and rack up a lot of audio book time, and next to Honor Harrington, this has been the best series yet. The whole universe Mr. Hamilton has built is detailed, his characters real and emotional and the story line is riveting throughout.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Judas Unchained?

    The moment the story climaxes you wonder through 2 books who the Starflyer agent is that is passing the detailed Navy information along, and you get down to just a few possibilities, and then it hits. The story builds to this moment in a wonderful way.


    Which character – as performed by John Lee – was your favorite?

    That is really hard to call, He does such a great job of making each character unique and you never lose track of any characters at all, male or female. Ozzie is a joy to hear, you know that that is exactly what Mr. Hamilton must have intended for him.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I always hated to stop it at the end of my trip. This book would be a great evening entertainment.


    Any additional comments?

    Awesome story, that picks back up 1000 years later in the Void series. All 5 books make a great long listen, I most strongly recommend them.

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  • A Rising Thunder: Honor Harrington, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (860)
    Performance
    (772)
    Story
    (775)

    Peril and strife strike on a double front for Honor Harrington and company. After a brutal attack on the Manticoran home system, Honor Harrington and the Star Kingdom she serves battle back against a new, technologically powerful, and utterly nefarious enemy. And as if that weren’t task enough, Honor must also face down a centuries-old nemesis in the crumbling, but still mighty, Solarian League.

    Share Faerber says: "love this series, but less politics. more battles"
    "A Fabulous Series!!"
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    Would you listen to A Rising Thunder again? Why?

    The story, performance and how they work so well together is an outstanding piece of listening pleasure. In fact, I DID listen to the entire Honor Harrington series leading up to this one, just to get refreshed on the the story. Honor's story line is well thought out, and continues to expand to the point some people found it trying or boring. Not in the least, if you want to delve into a whole new world, that is painstakingly crafted, then listen in sequence to all the books (including the Saganimi and Torch side series) as they ALL tie together into a large, vast universe.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Hard to decide, Honor has strength of character, almost to the point of a flaw, but adapts rapidly to whatever changes in her environment, Mike Henke is a good, solid friend, but has the same abilities as Honor, just tested in a different fire. Albrecht Detweiler and his sons are just out to save their collective butts and you have to appreciate their ability to keep the Mesan Alignment going. Weber's characters all have flaws, and strengths, and it makes it very hard to pick "the one".


    What does Allyson Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Allyson Johnson makes the audio books a treasure. Her perfect pitch and voice changes make you wonder how many people they actually had record this thing. I am still not sure if she does all the characters or what, if she does, she should get an Audible Oscar.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had the time, I would, but I listen going to and from work (1.5 hrs each way, 3-4 days a week), and I want to stretch them out endlessly if possible.


    Any additional comments?

    A great book in a great series. If you want to comprehend it all, start with book 1 (On Basilisk Station) and follow through with all of them. You will not be disappointed if you like science fiction, military, or just good story telling.

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