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The Shadow of Saganami Audiobook

The Shadow of Saganami

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Publisher's Summary

The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected.

What was supposed to be a quiet outpost, far from the blazing conflict between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the People's Republic of Haven has actually been targeted by an unholy alliance between the slaveholders of Manpower, the rival star kingdoms of Mesa and Monica, and the bureaucrats of the Solarian League.

The alliance stands to benefit if the Havenites defeat Manticore, and are preparing for a surprise attack from the rear to divide Manticore's forces, which are already strained nearly to their limits. With their captain, the young Manticoran officers will risk their careers, if not their lives, on an unauthorized mission to expose and counter the threat to their Star Kingdom. Follow their journey as they show what they're made of.

New York Times best-selling author David Weber begins a new series that will be a must-buy for the hundreds of thousands of Honor Harrington fans.

©2005 David Weber; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    dag shadow 05-26-15
    dag shadow 05-26-15
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    "Great read"

    Wonderful story, decently read, but Reader could use some work on female voices, still a great read.

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    Chris 04-24-15
    Chris 04-24-15
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    "Monty Python's Honorverse"

    I've actually read this before, but I can't listen to this any more! This is the first time a narrator has forced me to stop listening - after listening to probably two hundred audio books.

    The narrator's female voices are atrocious - his falsetto makes them all sound like the old women that the Monty Python boys used to portray.
    Apart from that, it's a good story and a good performance.

    Please Jay Snyder, try a different approach to female voices in future.

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    Brian Layman 04-11-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Complicated political backstory to past events"

    A too long story with too many players diluting the character dev that is aretelling event already passed by the main storyline yields a skipable book.

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    Catherine Norfolk, VA, United States 03-25-15
    Catherine Norfolk, VA, United States 03-25-15 Member Since 2010

    I'm a avid listener, 1000+ in my collection. Some of my favorite series includes: Charlaine Harris's Sookie S., J.K's Harry P. and K. Armstrongs Otherworld. Single books T. Clancy's Hunt for Red October and S. Meyer's The Host.

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    "Liked the book just fine but....."

    As much as I love David Weber's World, I have to say that although Jay Snyder does a great job with the male voices, I liken his female voices to The Brothers Gibb when they struggled into tight pants and re-named them selves The Bee Gee's! I'm sorry Jay but, you can't use a falsetto on all the female voices and get away with it. Your female voices made me flinch every time I heard one.

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    Douglas 03-20-15
    Douglas 03-20-15
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    "Babies Don't Fly Battle Ships"

    My God do I hate ensemble casts. Just read the words can't you? The primary hard-core females both sound like 3 year old girls with attitude problems. It is so hard to listen to the story when the protagonist's voice makes you cringe whenever you hear her talk. What were they thinking? And I'm only on chapter 3. I'm still listening to it and maybe I'll come back and update this...if I can get over the ridiculous baby voices from the women.

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    ShadowSkill11 03-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Dat voice..."

    Great story but the male narrator can't do female voices at all. They sound like Mrs Doubtfire and his closest drag sisters speaking. Every female voice sounds horrid. You're better off just reading the book.

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    Matthew Gubernick 12-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator ruins the story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    the story itself is rather interesting.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    don't have one


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Jay Snyder?

    absolutely not


    Could you see The Shadow of Saganami being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Thats an interesting idea. They might be able to make this into a tv series.


    Any additional comments?

    Good book let down by a terrible narrator. And the only reason I would say hes bad, is because they way he reads the woman's parts. Every single woman sings soprano, according to his reading.

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    treeinspace 11-22-14
    treeinspace 11-22-14
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    "Worst narration I have heard."
    Would you be willing to try another one of Jay Snyder’s performances?

    NO. The cadence of the reading was off; The narrator went from one paragraph to another without the slightest pause and it took me a few seconds to realize that the subject matter had changed and that the conversation was not just a continuation of the same sentence.The female voice characterizations are the WORST I have heard and I just could not get past them. I am returning the audiobook and dusting of my hardbound copy of the book and will read it. VERY Disappointing!


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    Gail 10-24-14
    Gail 10-24-14 Member Since 2013

    Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scandinavian Detective reader

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    "Who let the narrator perform the female voices?"
    Would you listen to The Shadow of Saganami again? Why?

    NO!!! The falsetto voices used for the female characters is unbearable. This performance made women who were written as smart, capable and respected sound like barbie dolls who can barely manage the conversion of O2 into CO2 and walk at the same time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Shadow of Saganami?

    I had to stop listening A few chapters in


    What didn’t you like about Jay Snyder’s performance?

    There are male narrators out there who perform voices of both genders without distracting from the story (think Bronson Pinchot with Larry Corriea's Hard Magic series), but Mr Snyder seems to feel (or has been directed) that women must be narrated in a screeching falsetto. This is especially jarring since his narration of male characters is done in a smooth and pleasing tone. This performance ruined a pleasing story


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    Phyllis Rasmussen 09-24-14

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    "sub prime narrator"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Good story-irritating narrator. Not ready for prime time


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Too dramatic and women sound rather like little girls. Too many accents.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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