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A Rising Thunder: Honor Harrington, Book 13 | [David Weber]

A Rising Thunder: Honor Harrington, Book 13

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.
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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.

The war between the People’s Republic of Haven and the Star Kingdom is finally won and peace established, but grave danger looms - for there is a plan well on its way to completion designed to enslave the entire human species. Behind that plan lies the shadowy organization known as the Mesan Alignment.

Task number one for Honor is to defend against another devastating Mesan strike - a strike that may well spell the doom of the Star Kingdom in one fell blow. It is time to shut down and secure the wormhole network that is the source of the Star Kingdom’s wealth and power - but also its greatest vulnerability. Yet this is an act that the Earth-based Solarian League inevitably will take as a declaration of war.

The thunder of battle rolls as the Solarian League directs its massive power against the Star Kingdom. And once again, Honor Harrington is thrust into a desperate battle that she must win if she is to survive to take the fight to the real enemy of galactic freedom: the insidious puppetmasters of war who lurk behind the Mesan Alignment!

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    Predrag Lyngby, Denmark 05-10-12
    Predrag Lyngby, Denmark 05-10-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Story becoming less personal"

    The story is moving from a novel about a person “Honor Harrington” to a complex political intrigue.
    It seems that the author explored all the possibilities with Honor and is moving on.
    The other big change is the lack of space battle scenes.
    I can still recommend this book for fans of the “Honorverse”

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ohtochooseaname SAN JOSE, CA, United States 04-26-12
    Ohtochooseaname SAN JOSE, CA, United States 04-26-12 Member Since 2014

    Optical Engineer from San Jose, CA.

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    "Entertaining story, but more of a recap."

    I have really enjoyed this series so far. This book is basically a bridge between the main Honor plot line, the Torch plot line, and the Saganami plot line. It is a necessary recap of all of the plots as well as evolves the story forward. It is really a staging book for the next one in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joe NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States 04-23-12
    Joe NEW ORLEANS, LA, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2003
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    "Don't waste your time"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    He must have needed a new Mercedes because this one stinks. I went through the whole series and it was great. This one is 80% blah, blah, blah and 20% meat.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Weber again?

    No


    What didn’t you like about Allyson Johnson’s performance?

    Good


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J. S. Carter Seoul, South Korea 04-16-12
    J. S. Carter Seoul, South Korea 04-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I enjoyed this whole series"
    If you could sum up A Rising Thunder in three words, what would they be?

    Space Opera Lives!


    What other book might you compare A Rising Thunder to and why?

    Similiar to Elizabeth Moon's Herris Serrano and Thomas DePrima's Galaxy Unknown series with Jenetta Carver. Similar because they are all based around strong female miltiary officers, but Honor Harrington is a deeper series in terms of charaterization and scope.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene when the single shuttle is fighting to destroy as much of the debris as it can over Sphinx.


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

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    If you like space opera and sci fi and great characters you will like this latest entry to the Honor Harrington series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Malvern, PA USA 04-15-12
    Amazon Customer Malvern, PA USA 04-15-12

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    "Great driving story"
    What did you like best about this story?

    If you have been following the Honor stories you know, if not, WHY? The only problem is when is the next one coming?


    Any additional comments?

    I listened to this while driving from near Philadelphia to Springfield, MO. Even though it took 2 days the time passed easily.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adam Rodeo, CA, United States 03-17-12
    Adam Rodeo, CA, United States 03-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Well if You like David Weber You'll Like This"
    What did you love best about A Rising Thunder?

    David Weber delivers more of the same which is fantastic ... if you like David Weber. Following his decade old formula for the Honor Harrington series, all the events that were planned two books ago come to pass while various people hatch new plots which will come to fruition two or three books from now. It would all be rather irritating if it weren't so darn compelling.


    Would you be willing to try another book from David Weber? Why or why not?

    New listeners should realize that this is not a series it is easy to jump into. Many volumes have created a dense series mythology which will leave new listeners lost, althouhg pleasantly suprised by events of the book not having been warned about every event in the book two volumes ago, so I imagine that would be a bit of a trade off.


    Which character – as performed by Allyson Johnson – was your favorite?

    After reading many volumes of this series Allyson Johnson has demonstrated that she may be learning to properly pronounce the word Manticoran, an important issue as most of the book takes place on the planet of Manticore. I'm sure she'll have it down in just a few more volumes. Beyond that she does a remarkable job with the exception that she uses a young and tenetaive voice for the central character of Honor Harrington, which after many many volumes is perhaps no longer appropriate for the now Admiral.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Connie 03-09-12
    Connie 03-09-12
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    "Disappointment"
    What did you like best about A Rising Thunder? What did you like least?

    It was a very dry and slowly paced book. I understand the author needed to lay the foundation for this and follow-on books, but did he half to take most of the book to do it?! It would have been better if he started off with finishing the battle in the previous book There was so little action action in this book that I doubt I'll bother to listen the next one. This one certainly didn't have any 'Thunder'.




    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Christina SALINAS, CA, United States 03-17-12
    Christina SALINAS, CA, United States 03-17-12 Member Since 2006
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    "Ugh! Are you kidding me?"

    First, why in the world would you change the pronunciation of "Manticoran" after twelve novels? Second, although this installment was much more interesting that the 12th book, I still protest the absence of the main character in so much of the book. Last, for the second time in a row, David Weber has ended the book in the middle of the story. That is extremely irritating!!

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    03-13-12
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    What would have made A Rising Thunder better?

    david webber's last two audio books have been so different from the rest of the previous ones to make them seem like some other authors work. instead of being action and contests of the star nations. the last 2 books have been mostly politics and the tricks they like to play. the only thing that can make this book any better is take out most of politics and replace them with some action. i think you would not want to sell books not matching the previous ones in a long line of books on the same people.and in an ongoing series


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    i dont know if i can find another audio book since your site does not have a lot of the best books of some of my favorite authors


    What three words best describe Allyson Johnson???s voice?

    i have no cmment on any reader as as they can be understood.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    anger for money spent for product i will not use; disapointment for loss of an audio book source i can trust


    Any additional comments?

    i am suprised and dissapointed with last couple of encounters ihave had and the slowness of your site. it is your choice to display or not. i guess since mine is negative it wont be posted.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Eric Everett, WA, United States 03-16-12
    Eric Everett, WA, United States 03-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Let down!!!!"

    I must say I found this book hard to listen to mainly because it really does not focus, or at least give enough attention to the main character Honor Harrington. Furthermore and most importantly it is just not that interesting, which is sad because I like David Weber, as a writer but this is not one of his best works. If someone looking for good recommendation regarding this book you will not get from me unless I'm tortured to death.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful

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