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Echoes of Honor: Honor Harrington, Book 8 | [David Weber]

Echoes of Honor: Honor Harrington, Book 8

For eight years, Commodore Honor Harrington was in the forefront of the battle between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the powerful People's Republic of Haven. Then she was captured and publicly executed. But Honor is far from dead, what's more, she's going home and taking her people with her.
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Publisher's Summary

For eight bloody years, the Star Kingdom of Manticore and its allies have taken the war to the vastly more powerful People's Republic of Haven, and Commodore Honor Harrington has been in the forefront of that war. But now Honor has fallen, captured by the Peep Navy, turned over to the forces of State Security - and executed on the interstellar network's nightly news. The Manticoran Alliance is stunned and infuriated by Honor's death and grimly resolved to avenge it. But its military is over-extended and the People's Republic is poised to take the offensive once more. The war is about to enter a phase of unprecedented ferocity, and the Alliance is on the short end of the stick. But even as powerful Peep fleets hurtle towards their objectives, neither they nor the Alliance are aware of events occurring on a distant, isolated, inescapable prison planet called Hell. For what no one knows, not even State Security, is that Honor Harrington is not dead. She and a handful of her people are trapped on Hell, and determined to disprove the Peep boast that no one can ever escape it. Honor Harrington is going home, and taking her people with her - even if she has to conquer Hell to do it.

A Note from Author David Weber
There's been some confusion—not to say, um, energetic debate, readers and fans being readers and fans—about the correct pronunciation of "Manticoran." The truth, alas, is that a stitch was dropped. An error occurred. A mistake was made… and it wasn't Audible's fault. It was mine. Before Audible recorded the very first Honor Harrington book, narrator Allyson Johnson and I not only corresponded by e-mail but actually spoke to one another by phone. She wanted to make absolutely certain she had the correct pronunciations for names, places, star nations, etc., and I tried to make certain all of her questions were answered. And so they were. Unfortunately, at some point in the process, I replied to one of her e-mails by telling her that "Man-ti-core-ahn" was pronounced "Man-tik-er-ahn." Exactly how this happened is more than I can say at this point, except to blushingly disclose that the original e-mail remains intact, confirming to all the world that it was, indeed, my fault. I can ascribe it only to a temporary mental hiccup on my part and crave your forgiveness. If, however, you must blame someone for the mix-up, that someone should be me and not Audible, who have done everything they could to get it right.

Listen to another Honor Harrington adventure.

©1999 David Weber; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[Echoes of Honor] produces its usual quota of high drama, political intrigue, and military adventure set in a richly detailed far future. This example of space opera at its very best belongs in most sf collections." (Library Journal)
"It is impossible not to be entertained, delighted, even enthralled by this splendid piece of storytelling." (Booklist)

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-03-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 06-03-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    I am enjoying this series can hardly stand to put the story down. Echoes of Honor kept me holding on by my finger tips as she takes two years to escape the prison island. Her leadership ability bringing all the various people that have been in prison from various planets was interesting to watch. The battle scenes were great. Honor is beginning to remind me of Admiral H. Nelson of the British Navy. First the lost of an eye, now an arm what next? Allyson Johnson does a great job reading the series. She is Honor to me now. Can not wait to start the next book in the series.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    G.Monie Queens, NY, United States 06-13-13
    G.Monie Queens, NY, United States 06-13-13

    " I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.

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    "Probably the best or top 3 of series"

    The Harrington series are great except sometimes they drag on a little for me because the narrator is not the best, I've grown to know her as the voice of Honor but she is not one of my favorite female narrators. This book has action of all forms, like a space seal its on land, sea, & air/space... If you have read the prince Roger series, I think that is the best series by this Weber & just like with this series there are suppose to be more to come.

    This particular book is such a great shot in the mouth to all the different antagonist's Honor has, & there are many, she is assumed dead which is not a spoiler obviously but the way she ultimately gets back home & the manner she does it can only bring a smile to your face. With many of her books there are at least a few sections I speed up a bit because frankly, its a bit slow.... but this book is one crazy ride & I did not skip anything, I replayed certain parts because of the entertainment the author paints with characters & situations that are solved, or terminated.... with Extreme Prejudice! Great read, highly recommend this book. You should read at least the last 2 books before this one but if you read this for the first time you would not be too confused, Weber rarely lets down

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Professor 10-17-12
    Professor 10-17-12

    1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)

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    "Honor Harrington Universe Book 11"

    The whole Star Alliance Mourns for Honor Harrington
    Manticarans Swore to Execute all State Security (SS)
    Grayson's Swore Blood Vengeance "For Lady Harrington and NO MERCY"!!!!!!
    The war continues.

    Meanwhile on hell nothing ever will be the same.
    The point of any prison is to contain maximum number of prisoners with the least number of guards.
    This means that prisoners always outnumber guards!!!!
    Try to Imagine Honor's thoughts on this topic.


    PS
    IMHO one of the best books in the series.

    NEXT BOOK IS " Ashes of Victory "

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel CORNWALL on hudson, NY, United States 12-23-09
    Daniel CORNWALL on hudson, NY, United States 12-23-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Excellent! perfect holiday gift"

    Allison does a very good job here, she is now "honor" to me. i am very happy audible an bean got the aggrements in place to finish the series and am now working my way thru the new 6 books up, echoes was well done, ashes is coming along well too, i expect all the mainline books to be great, will see about crown and torch

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    gary Tecumseh, MI, United States 07-11-13
    gary Tecumseh, MI, United States 07-11-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Best So Far..."
    What made the experience of listening to Echoes of Honor the most enjoyable?

    The story was very engaging. Never got boring or dull as was the first half of Book 7.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was very excited upon (redacted) at the end when (redacted) (redacted) (redacted)... You'll just have to listen to the story...


    Any additional comments?

    Great ending that leaves you wanting Book 9.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Allison Fort Collins, CO, United States 10-21-11
    Allison Fort Collins, CO, United States 10-21-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Honor fades away..."

    I loved Honor from the very first book, but as the series goes on David Weber is drifting slowly away from what had made it great. This is the first book where Honor is noticeably being pushed off to the sides of her own series, replaced by interminably explanation of new technology and tactics and a beginning of the slide into the murky, frustrating obsession with politics that sucks whatever joy could have been out of the following books. The parts with Honor are still good enough to make this one worth the listen, however maddeningly short they maybe, but it is the last book I can say that of. If after listening to this book you agree with me that politics and unrestrained techno babble are not as good as compelling characters and plot, I would make this the last in the series you bother with. I wish I had.

    5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Seth Bellingham, WA, United States 12-21-12
    Seth Bellingham, WA, United States 12-21-12 Member Since 2009
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    "This is an amazing series!"
    Would you listen to Echoes of Honor again? Why?

    Yes! Most definitely. This book was an exciting listen.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like them all.


    Have you listened to any of Allyson Johnson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listend to this complete series so far and she has done an outstanding jod.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Just and all around good book.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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