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.
Story line is same as other authors but still a good listen. I question the reason for making the Masons ( Masonic body ) part of the bad guys. Can't help but wonder if he "David Weber " is anti mason minded? I hope not but will watch his future novels to see if this point continues.
Several Space Military books all run about the same story line. Several use x and xx rated sections which detracts from the story line.
He's really good and gives a better than average performance here.
This one is easy to follow and does not jump around to much.
The book itself seems action packed.
.... Not if I had a choice. His female voice is always yelling. His male voices are always overly husky and over dramatic.
"Took another longer sip of beerhhhh."
"Send them packinghhhhh"
"Is exactly what I came looking forrrrrhhhh"
Its ruining my enjoyment of this book and series.
David Weber, Yes.Jay Snyder, not an Honor Harington book. He makes the women (mostly naval officers) sound like vapid, high pitched, southern belles.I like his reading of the male and narrative portions! But the voices applied to Honor and the rest of the females is terrible from my perspective.I'll have to buy the book and read it.
Jay needs to find another voice (even a male voice) for his female characters. I was perfectly happy with his reading of Hyperion.
This is only the second book I've ever not been able to listen to, and I've got about 500 in My Library. To be fair to Jay, it may just be that the narrator (Allyson Johnson) of the main Honor Harrington series set an expectation of what Honor sounded like.
No. The writing was unimaginative, and the performance was overly theatrical.
Found high pitched imitation of female voices intolerable.
Sci-fi, detective, cozy. Only give 5s to those books I think stand above the rest. 4 is a good solid book. 3 is average, nothing special.
While the base narration is fine, the voices used for female characters was horrible, distracted quite a bit from the enjoyment of the book. I would love to see this re-read by Allyson Johnson who did the mainline series.
As with the rest of the Honor books the story was very good. Not quite the same level as the mainline series but very good nonetheless.
Good Story if you like the Honor Harrington series
The falsetto voices used by the male reader are completely ridiculous and take away from the otherwise excellent storyline.
Retired but still consulting.
this narration was horrible the female voice was terrible and since most of the characters are women, made the performance poor.
The story is an excellent example of terrific writing that merges multiple subplots within a primary theme. Actually, it is what I have come to expect from David Weber. HOWEVER, the narrator significantly detracted from my enjoyment. The straight story narration is wonderful. The narrator has a melifluous style that is very enjoyable. BUT his voices are terrible for the males and totally horrid and unacceptable for the women.
David ...I can say I've never been disappointed with the Honor books. if you get the chance Get them all. Worth the credits
Jay... What to say about Jay...NEVER, NEVER, EVER try and do female voices again. This book would have been so much more enjoyable if a woman would have done the female parts. I almost gave up on it after about 10 min. Because of them. I finely was able to plow on by putting the speed up to 1.5. You do kinda get used to them (Ok... truth is your ears kind go numb) after the first part. Male voices where done well and I didn't catch to many wrong words. Listen to the sample (wish i would have) if you can't stand the narrators female voices Get the paperback.
the Story is very good, but Jay's presentation of the women characters left much to be desired. Space women for he most part would have to have feminine but strong tonal qualities. More like the person that des the Honor series.
Finding out what went on behind the Honor series. Getting more insite on Mesa and the plotting behind them.
Women weak sounding.
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