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  • Ashes of Victory

  • Honor Harrington, Book 9
  • By: David Weber
  • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
  • Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,269
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,277

The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, she was already dead. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends. Almost half a million of them, to be precise including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ashes of Victory

  • By Jean on 06-30-11

Honor as a little girl??

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-25-18

What did you love best about Ashes of Victory?

I most enjoy the writing of David Weber. Sometimes he does get bogged down in the political, but that is what gives his writing depth and a clear understanding of the main character's actions.

What did you like best about this story?

Enjoyed the build-up to the climax, not knowing at all what the final outcome would be. The anticipation of knowing that something was still to break with Operation Hasan kept me wondering until the end. So the title 'Ashes of Victory' was appropriate.

What aspect of Allyson Johnson’s performance would you have changed?

I wish Allyson would have used a different voice for Honor Harrington. I know she is described as having a soprano, but in the audiobook, many times she sounds like a teenager. It also seems that the tone of voice used in some cases is not appropriate to the context.