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For Honor We Stand: Man of War, Book 2 | [H. Paul Honsinger]

For Honor We Stand: Man of War, Book 2

In 2315, the Earth Union is losing a 30-year-long war with the Krag Hegemony. Having encountered the Krag before, Space Commander Max Robicheaux now faces daunting challenges aboard the USS Cumberland: The dangers from the enemy without…and clashes with crew and superiors within. Meanwhile, Doctor Sahin receives a coded message summoning him to a secret meeting which aims to forge an alliance that could change the balance of power in Known Space.
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In 2315, the Earth Union is losing a 30-year-long war with the Krag Hegemony.

Having encountered the Krag before, Space Commander Max Robicheaux now faces daunting challenges aboard the USS Cumberland: The dangers from the enemy without…and clashes with crew and superiors within.

Meanwhile, Doctor Sahin receives a coded message summoning him to a secret meeting which aims to forge an alliance that could change the balance of power in Known Space. But first, he must circumvent the fighter ships and heavily armed troops of the traitorous emir bent on killing him before he reaches the negotiating table.

Both men must call upon their developing skills and growing friendship to bear the burden of carrying between the Krag Hegemony and the Earth Union a fateful ultimatum and the shocking answer: An answer that could spell eternal slavery, or even extinction, for all humankind.

The second novel in the Man of War series, For Honor We Stand continues the galactic naval adventures of Robicheaux and Sahin.

©2013 H. Paul Honsinger (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    rich san jose, CA, United States 03-12-14
    rich san jose, CA, United States 03-12-14 Member Since 2015

    Inostrancevia - the uber Gorgonopsian.

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    "Max Robicheaux - A Leader of Men"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. This book and its predecessor just zipped along. I had a chunk of fun just sitting there as my mind followed the story. The Krag are the perfect enemy - heartless and genocidal, bent on the total liquidation of all things human.

    I learned a bunch of eclectic things about space, space travel and naval tradition and customs even though this book is set over 300 years in the future.


    What did you like best about this story?

    How Commander Robicheaux interacted with his crew, especially the little tykes like Park. Commander Robicheaux was a fount of knowledge when it came to thinking up new ways to turn those rat - headed bastard Krag into twitching corpses.

    If I was on a space frigate zorching through some god forsaken intergalactic backwater patrol sector and Krag ships popped up on the view screen, I would basically give my left testicle to be on Robicheaux's ship in any capacity up to but not including window washer. Robicheaux finds a way every day to stay one step ahead of humankind's mortal enemy.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I think it was when Commander Robicheaux was talking to his junior midshipmen cadets and the legend of that boy who hid for 27 days in the ship captured by the Krag came up. The internal and spoken dialogue was quite moving. If hadn't made the big slouch from pissed off pessimist into soul scarred cynic two and a half weeks ago I would not have been averse to getting all choked up.

    Ray Chase did his standard performance - 10.0 out of 10.0 again, especially in this scene.


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

    Refer to the above typed response for the same answer to the same basic question.

    Hey Audible, you only have to come up with 4 types of questions for us to answer. Is it asking too much for the mono-browed morons who shake that 8 ball to get the topics to give me a chance to do as good a review as possible for a book that totally deserves huge props?


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely worth the small pile of $$$$. You will be entertained by a very well written book narrated by a bona fide pro in Ray Chase - his voices are diverse and unique to each character. I hope this dynamic duo keep their partnership going into the near and not so near future.

    This series is screaming for at the very minimum 16 more sequels. Commander Robicheaux has at least 50 more productive service years left to chase those evil rodents out of our galaxy cluster. Keep them coming!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rick Sanchez 11-10-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Book! Even better than the first!"
    Would you listen to For Honor We Stand again? Why?

    I would listen to it again because it was very enjoyable and the performance by Ray Chase was also great.


    Any additional comments?

    If anyone has ever read any of the Aubrey Maturin series or seen and enjoyed Master and Commander Far Side of the World, they would also enjoy this. Great pacing, plot, character development, and I'll definitely be listening to this one and the first book in the series. My only disappointment in listening to it was that at the time I thought there had already been several more books written in the series and I would have spaced out the listening more. Instead I blew through it in 2 days and now will have to wait for the sequels.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ole 09-25-14
    Ole 09-25-14 Member Since 2012
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    "More of the same and even better"
    What did you love best about For Honor We Stand?

    The characters! and in addition the story is good, somewhat foreseeable but every now and then that is refreshing to!


    What other book might you compare For Honor We Stand to and why?

    Well..in addition to the first book in the series there is Star Carrier series and The lost fleet series. They all put seemingly experienced leaders into situations they deal handle with their leadership style rather than being superior in a specific field themselves.


    What about Ray Chase’s performance did you like?

    I found him very good at different characters, and change of tone to enhance my situational awareness throughout the book


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

    Laugh! The Admiral


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse Creston, NC USA 09-06-14
    Jesse Creston, NC USA 09-06-14 Member Since 2014

    Long commutes have turned me into a dedicated Audible fan. Looking at my stats I can't believe I have 825 titles in my Library.

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    "Outstanding!"

    And if you listen to these books you'll understand the Headline. Equal or exceeds Jack Campbell's Lost Fleet Series without all the male - female interaction. This is definitely a guy's series. Think of it as a Submarine in Space. Good characters and excellent plot. If you like hard Sci-Fi mixed with space battles then this is for you.

    At first I thought Ray Chase sounded a little like Scott Brick but it is soon apparent that he is Brick's equal in all respects. Story flow is excellent and the character's voices are also very well done.

    Go ahead. Spend your credit. you won't be disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa Lakebay, WA, United States 08-05-14
    Teresa Lakebay, WA, United States 08-05-14 Member Since 2011
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    "This Is A Great Series"

    I loved it. In fact, I was in shock when it came to the end. I was sitting there waiting for the next part, and then here comes the Audible end of book message. If you love military scifi, you'll love this one. The author writes with a great sense of humor, which Ray Chase effectively delivers. I would love to hear the next book but not sure if the author wrote one. Anyway, this is a great series, but listen to the first book before you listen to this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    M. Ayers Fort Collins, Co. 07-03-14
    M. Ayers Fort Collins, Co. 07-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Outstanding!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    By now, if you have listened/read the first book "To Honor You Call Us" then you should be well on your way to enjoying the second book. Honsinger continues to deliver engaging writing and characters and the plot expands ever outwards. If you want the short answer... YES!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Max Robichaux. Forgive me, as he is the main character. Max is human, he has flaws, strengths, prejudices, and he is a brilliant leader. The dialog of his internal narrative or his conversations hits all ranges from serious and thoughtful to sarcastic and witty. He fits my ideal of a commander of a warship, regardless of era.


    What does Ray Chase bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Ray Chase has an amazing voice and cadence. I found this book series by searching for other books he has narrated and was the sole reason I purchased. His ability to bring so many characters to life with different personalities is truly a gift.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    OUTSTANDING!


    Any additional comments?

    For Honor We Stand continues to dole out an excellent story, building on the events in To Honor You Call us. I find myself already impatient that I have to wait for the 3rd book of the series and hope to the stars that the audible book will release with Ray Chase at the narrative helm before the end of the year.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    David 03-18-14
    David 03-18-14
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    "The Answer should have been "Nuts!""

    I will entirely agree with a previous reviewer. This reads more exactly like a cross of Patrick O'Brian's Maturin/Aubrey series (21 odd book series starting with Master and Commander) and a number of other SciFi offerings from contemporary and similar authors such as Evan Currie and BV Larson. At first, I thought this may have been nearly a rip-off of that classic O'Brian series, but I think that was a misjudgement. This work stands on its own. In this case, substituting Age of Sail ships for their space equivalents was a nice touch and reminded me why I liked the other series. I had really thought, given the historical nuances the author was drawing from (blue water naval terminology and overall military history) I was really hoping that answer would have been something truly historic and poetic as I have suggested. Either way, I will happily gobble up any future book you write and if at all possible please keep the same narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phoenix155 08-03-15
    Phoenix155 08-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent follow on to the first book"

    Thoroughly enjoyed this novel and the performance! Highly recommended. Can't wait to hear the last book in the series!

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    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 07-29-15
    john DEL VALLE, TX, United States 07-29-15 Member Since 2008
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    "Decent book but series is starting to loose me."
    Any additional comments?

    The Narrator is good. This is kinda a continuation of the first book. its good but it gets a bit old. Defiantly worth the listen, but don't expect it to get any deeper then the first book.

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    Zombie 07-29-15
    Zombie 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    The story was excellent, but a little chopped at the end, as if he was having trouble getting to the end. Still loved it thou.

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    4/27/15
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    "Well worth it"

    Brilliant and inspired writing that had me really engaged and desperate to listen on. If you have a credit to spend , spend it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • mr
    1/21/15
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    "More of the same"
    Where does For Honor We Stand rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Whilst it clearly not the best audio books I’ve listen to, it is definitely in the top 5 of those I’ve enjoyed. This is one of those audio books you want to keep listening to even when your allocated listening time is finished ( I listen when walking the dogs.) Slight cheesy, slightly over the top but great fun. M 5 start rating is more about how much I enjoyed this book than its brilliance as a novel


    What other book might you compare For Honor We Stand to, and why?

    I’d compare it to a futuristic version of the Douglas Reeman/ Alexander Kent Bolitho novels or Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series (but aboard a ship.) Facing an all-powerful enemy a you officer builds his crew as they head towards greatness


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

    Not writing any spoilers but as I’m ex-Royal Navy any of the backs to the wall, this is where we make our stand bits


    Any additional comments?

    A hugely enjoyable sequel if a light-weight holiday listen. This book isn’t Crime & Punishment but it’s fun & enjoyable.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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