Despite political foes, professional jealousies, and the scandal which drove her into exile, Capt. Honor Harrington has been offered a chance to reclaim her career as an officer of the Royal Manticoran Navy. But there's a catch. She must assume command of a "squadron" of jury-rigged armed merchantmen with crew drawn from the dregs of her service and somehow stop the pirates who have taken advantage of the Havenite War to plunder the Star Kingdom's commerce.
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.
©1996 David M. Weber; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
This series has been very enjoyable to listen too. These books are somewhat uplifting - I guess that's the fantasy part of a galactic war - but - The good guys are good and the bad guys are bad, however, they may or may not be enemies.
There is a couple improvements that Audible could make on most of these series of books - like the honor harrington series. First, I'd like to know what book in a series I'm buying without having to research the series, book 1,2,3, etc. You can't go by audible's release date, they tend to release some of the latest books first, look at "War of Honor" in this series. The easiest way I have found to identify the series order is to Google them. Googling the series brings up the author's comments in Amazon which usually will tell you the series order.
The following is the order of the Harrington series:
1) On Basilisk Station
2) The Honor of the Queen
3) The Short Victorious War
4) Field of Dishonour
5) Flag in Exile
6) Honor among Enemies
7) In Enemy Hands
8) Echoes of Honor
9) Ashes of Victory
10) War of Honor
11) At All Costs
12) Mission of Honor (forthcoming)
My second recommendation for improvements was to do with getting comments/reviews on the books in Audible. I believe that Amazon is the parent company to Audible, so why not have Audible reviews "hot link" to the Amazon reviews of the same book, especially where there are no reviews in Audible. This would eliminate someone from having to copy the title, going to Amazon and searching their books for reviews and comments. Sorry, for straying a little, but I hope it helps.
Just a note about my high 5-star ratings - I usually only rate books that I really enjoy, hence high ratings in all my rating history. Maybe I will change in the future, but since I have so many books, maybe not. JWP
I am an avid eclectic reader.
I have enjoyed this series about Honor Harrington and have read them in order for far. Unlike the other reviewers I actually like Allyson Johnson's narration of the series. I like the fact that enemies can act honorably in spite of a war. It was nice that a villain from the first book in the series became man enough to admit he was wrong and apologize to Honor. Can not wait to read the next story in the series.
I didn't read the Honor Harrington series before listening to them. Perhaps because I had no preconceptions I'm not bothered by the narrator's reading. I think she does fine. I'm not sure why people need a list of the order of the books when Audible tells you which book number it is in the title. That being said this series has great characters, well explained technology and interesting story lines. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the books.
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)
It's been three years since Honor was put on half pay, but now she is offered a new command.
Instead of feeling grateful, this new assignment can be considered a slap in a face.
But.... it can be good opportunity for pirate hunting , but you never know what you fish out.
Next book is "In Enemy Hands"
Proper Reading Order (Based upon internal chronology)
01.On Basilisk Station (Honor Harrington, #1)
02.The Honor of the Queen (Honor Harrington, #2)
03.The Short Victorious War (Honor Harrington, #3)
04.Field of Dishonor (Honor Harrington, #4)
05.Flag in Exile (Honor Harrington, #5)
06.Honor Among Enemies (Honor Harrington, #6)
07.In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, #7)
08.More Than Honor (Worlds of Honor, #1)
09.Echoes of Honor (Honor Harrington, #8)
10.Worlds of Honor (Worlds of Honor, #2)
11.Ashes of Victory (Honor Harrington, #9)
12.Changer of Worlds (Worlds of Honor, #3)
13.War of Honor (Honor Harrington, #10)
14.The Service of the Sword (Worlds of Honor, #4)
15.Crown of Slaves (Honorverse: Torch #1)
16.The Shadow of Saganami (Honorverse: Talbot #1)
17.At All Costs (Honor Harrington, #11)
18.Storm from the Shadows (Honorverse: Talbot #2)
19.Torch of Freedom (Honorverse: Torch, #2)
20.Mission of Honor (Honor Harrington, #12)
21.In Fire Forged (Worlds of Honor, #5)
22.A Beautiful Friendship (Honorverse: Stephanie Harrington, #1)
23.A Rising Thunder (Honor Harrington, #13)
24.Shadow of Freedom
The series is certainly picking up the paces and becoming a far more interesting. Particularly after book five. Now that the world is laid out in more detail I think I'm going to be pretty happy following the series through.
The story was great. Sound and performance carried it well.
Honor, because she works though her problems. And the enlisted petty officers carrying the load.
I like her performance. Pace and inflection draws you into story time.
Sad about losing some favorite crew.
This is the 6th book in the main Honor Harrington Series, and covers her rehabilitation as an officer in the RMN. The story continues with Honor leading a squadron of Q ships. Excellent story, but the same abysmal performance from Ms. Johnson. I've learned to mostly ignore it and just enjoy Mr. Weber's book.
Definitely a faster pace then the last book. While there was a lot of subtle intrigue in the last book, it was generally lacking in the action department. This one feels like a combination of Basilisk and The Short Victorious war.
I'm a huge Honor Harrington fan anyway, but when I was able to listen to the book, it took the experience to a whole new level. The narrator is amazing. She brought the characters to life in away reading a paper back never could. This book is a must get! I definitely recommend it.
This book is my personal favorite of the entire series. I relisten to it every couple of years and it never looses it's shine. Allyson Johnson, as with all the others books in the collection, delivers a brilliant performance.
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