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Gwyneth

Kittery, ME, United States

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  • The Shadow of Saganami

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Jay Snyder
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (406)
    Performance
    (292)
    Story
    (292)

    The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected. What was supposed to be a quiet outpost, far from the blazing conflict between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven has actually been targeted by an unholy alliance between the slaveholders of Manpower.

    Jean says: "The Shadow of Saganami"
    "Narration Problems"
    Overall

    If Audible (or who ever) insists on "acting" these books instead of reading them they had darn better do it with more than one actor. You don't need dozens, just two good "voicers" would do the trick. The male portion was good, using the same "voicer" for the female characters was pathetic. Agree with a former reader that Audible needs to ask D.W. how he would prefer Manticoran be pronounced. (Man-ti-cor-an or as Audible seems to think Man-tic-or-an)
    Four stars for David Weber. Zero stars for production.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mission of Honor: Honor Harrington, Book 12

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By David Weber
    • Narrated By Allyson Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (911)
    Performance
    (616)
    Story
    (625)

    The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington's entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she's achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.

    Glenda says: "A Must Have Series!!!"
    "Still have troubel with the narration"
    Overall

    I have been able to listen to a lot of the books narrated by a different reader who I greatly enjoyed. The narration here is quite different. This could have been OK but has turned out to be very annoying. This may be due to my preconceptions. I find the current pronunciation of "Manticorian" particularity annoying. I prefer "man-ti-cor-ian" not "man-tic-or-ian". This can be jolting as she always otherwise properly says "man-ti-core". Also her use of accents is childish. She has the Lords speak in an accent that belongs in the UK House of Lords circa 1900 not to mention the abomination of reading First Space Lord Caparelli with an Italian accent. In the future envisioned the only thing Italian about Caparelli is probably his name. Sorry for the rant.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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