The book has so much promise but ends up driving into a depressing dead end. It is as if the author loathed all the characters in the story and had no idea where to go with the tale. There is an attempt at cleverness and some good characterer development -- but it goes nowhere. One plot line after another is developed and then left uncompleted. The let down is wrsened by the fact that the reader invests so much time in the tale. Very poor book.
This book was a very enjoyable classic sci-fi tale. It very much reminded me of the best of the Heinlein juvenile. Allen Steele is one of the finest artists in the genre and this book showed an entirely new dimension to his work. If you like classic sci-fi, kids growing up in space, good guy - bad guy throw downs, you will not regret listening to this tale.
Also, the narrator does a fine job.
I enjoyed the Posleen series. I found Cally's War to be poor and then was encouraged by sister time. This book was absolutely dreadful and makes one wonder why the reader should care at all about the Mike O'Neal character. His appearance and role in this book really makes one question how he, and the ACS, could be considered a hero as opposed to collaborators.
The book provides an unsatisfying and unresolved end to this triad of books. I could not recommend it.
Provide a reasonable ending.
All the scenes with the ACS
I would recommend this series to fans of science fiction serials and adventure. The stories are fast moving and engaging. the character development is well done and the listener learns to genuinly love or hate characters as the author intended.
This series is clearly based upon the Horatio Hornblower novels, and given its space background, is therefore closely related to Star Trek (Kirk was also based upon HH). Honor Harrington is a classic hero in the Hornblowerr, Kirk, Picard, Janeway style.
Allyson Johnson is a truly fantastic narrator and makes the books come alive. She is one of the most engaging and entertaining readers I have encountered in a long time. I love her narration of the story and her voice perfectly fits Honor.
On Basilisk Station is a great introduction to Honor Harrington. The book is fast paced and drops us into the story right away.
This book is just an extract of the first few chapters of Coyote. If you buy that book you have this content so it is really not woth it. If you are going to listen to this, then you should listen to all of Coyote -- one of the best novels in sci fi in many years.
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