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Field of Dishonor: Honor Harrington, Book 4 | [David Weber]

Field of Dishonor: Honor Harrington, Book 4

The People's Republic of Haven's sneak attack on the Kingdom of Manticore has failed. The Peeps are in disarray, their leaders fighting for power in bloody revolution, and the Royal Manticoran Navy stands victorious.
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Publisher's Summary

The People's Republic of Haven's sneak attack on the Kingdom of Manticore has failed. The Peeps are in disarray, their leaders fighting for power in bloody revolution, and the Royal Manticoran Navy stands victorious.

But Manticore has domestic problems of its own, and success can be more treacherous than defeat for Honor Harrington. Now, trapped at the core of a political crisis she never sought, betrayed by an old and vicious enemy she'd thought vanquished forever, she stands alone.

She must fight for justice on a battlefield she never trained for in a private war that offers just two choices: death... or a "victory" that can end only in dishonor and the loss of all she loves.

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.

©2002 David Weber; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    AudioAddict 03-18-14
    AudioAddict 03-18-14

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Slightly different from the first three books"

    STORY (military sci-fi) - Field of Dishonor is Book 4 in the series. Unfortunately, it lacks the interplanetary battle scenes we have come to expect, but there's no lack of excitement. Pavel Young's hatred of Honor escalates personally and politically until she is forced into a very dangerous lose-lose situation. This is the major story line of the book, and it's very, very good.

    There is more character development than in the first three books. It slows the pace a bit, but it's enjoyable. Honor faces great sadness and is severely tested, but she remains true to who she is. She becomes more "real" and I like her more with each book.

    The story finishes at a nice "pausing point," but it's definitely not an end. A preview of the next book follows.

    PERFORMANCE - The narrator is female, has a pleasant voice and does a good job.

    OVERALL - You should listen to this series in order. There's some minor violence, a small amount of very mild sex and a sprinkling of cursing. The politics are fairly complicated so it's not an easy listen. Probably should be over about age 18 to understand and enjoy.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pat LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-13-13
    Pat LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Field of Dishonor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Field of Dishonor?

    Pavel Young getting his come-uppance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pavel Young getting his come-uppance.


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

    Pavel Young getting his come-uppance.


    Any additional comments?

    Need to spend more time on the tree-cat.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Professor 10-16-12
    Professor 10-16-12

    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 4"

    "Continuation"

    Basically this book is a second part to a previous one.
    Romance and love affair, Trial of guilty party, New responsibilities of stadtholder, Loyalty and betrayal.
    Finishing and evolving plot strands which began in a previous book.

    Also a few interesting insights in Star Kingdom legal system.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 02-06-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 02-06-11 Member Since 2010

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Field of Dishonor"

    I have enjoyed this series can hardly stop listening. I think Allyson Johnson does a good job narrating the story. Less action in this book as compared to the prior books but the dueling scenes were great. I was surprised at what happens to Honor's lover. Can not wait to start listening to the next in the series.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Woronora Australia, Australia 08-19-10
    Lisa Woronora Australia, Australia 08-19-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Best of the series so far"

    I've listened to all the prior stories and I think this is the best to date. Not as much action perhaps but some great dramatic moments.

    I don't have a problem with the narration either.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Kyle United States 06-26-12
    Kyle United States 06-26-12 Member Since 2010

    a very sad man

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    "new territory for the series."
    What did you love best about Field of Dishonor?

    it took a break from the naval action of the previous books in the series. it was a change of pace that keeps the formula from getting stale.


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    Matthew 05-15-12
    Matthew 05-15-12 Member Since 2011
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    This book was to predictable


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was not a surprise


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Allyson Johnson?

    I think so. When I first started listening to the Honor Harrington series, I did not like the narrator. As I have listened to the books, I now appreciate the job that she is doing with the characters.


    Could you see Field of Dishonor being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I think that story would have to be incorporated into the upcoming movies somehow.


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    Christopher Brunswick, ME, United States 10-26-09
    Christopher Brunswick, ME, United States 10-26-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Story, Awful reader"

    As the title implies this is a great 4th novel in the series. Unfortunately Allyson Johnson is a horrid reader, She reminded me of the people who do the automated warnings at amusemment parks "Please keep your hands inside the raft" Its a shame that such a good story had to be read by such a poor reader.

    4 of 13 people found this review helpful
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