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Field of Dishonor Audiobook

Field of Dishonor: Honor Harrington, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

The People's Republic of Haven's sneak attack on the Kingdom of Manticore has failed. The Peeps are in disarray, their leaders fighting for power in bloody revolution, and the Royal Manticoran Navy stands victorious.

But Manticore has domestic problems of its own, and success can be more treacherous than defeat for Honor Harrington. Now, trapped at the core of a political crisis she never sought, betrayed by an old and vicious enemy she'd thought vanquished forever, she stands alone.

She must fight for justice on a battlefield she never trained for in a private war that offers just two choices: death... or a "victory" that can end only in dishonor and the loss of all she loves.

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.

Listen to another Honor Harrington adventure.

©2002 David Weber; (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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    AudioAddict 03-18-14
    AudioAddict 03-18-14

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Slightly different from the first three books"

    STORY (military sci-fi) - Field of Dishonor is Book 4 in the series. Unfortunately, it lacks the interplanetary battle scenes we have come to expect, but there's no lack of excitement. Pavel Young's hatred of Honor escalates personally and politically until she is forced into a very dangerous lose-lose situation. This is the major story line of the book, and it's very, very good.

    There is more character development than in the first three books. It slows the pace a bit, but it's enjoyable. Honor faces great sadness and is severely tested, but she remains true to who she is. She becomes more "real" and I like her more with each book.

    The story finishes at a nice "pausing point," but it's definitely not an end. A preview of the next book follows.

    PERFORMANCE - The narrator is female, has a pleasant voice and does a good job.

    OVERALL - You should listen to this series in order. There's some minor violence, a small amount of very mild sex and a sprinkling of cursing. The politics are fairly complicated so it's not an easy listen. Probably should be over about age 18 to understand and enjoy.


    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Blade LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-13-13
    Blade LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Field of Dishonor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Field of Dishonor?

    Pavel Young getting his come-uppance.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Pavel Young getting his come-uppance.


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

    Pavel Young getting his come-uppance.


    Any additional comments?

    Need to spend more time on the tree-cat.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Colorado Springs, CO, United States 07-26-16
    Melissa Colorado Springs, CO, United States 07-26-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Narrator"
    What does Allyson Johnson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Allyson Johnson does a fantastic job. She manages to do a great job with men's and women's voices and you can usually tell which character she is narrating by voice alone.


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    Professor 10-16-12
    Professor 10-16-12

    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)

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    "Honor Harrington Universe Book 4"

    "Continuation"

    Basically this book is a second part to a previous one.
    Romance and love affair, Trial of guilty party, New responsibilities of stadtholder, Loyalty and betrayal.
    Finishing and evolving plot strands which began in a previous book.

    Also a few interesting insights in Star Kingdom legal system.

    7 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 02-06-11
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 02-06-11 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    I have enjoyed this series can hardly stop listening. I think Allyson Johnson does a good job narrating the story. Less action in this book as compared to the prior books but the dueling scenes were great. I was surprised at what happens to Honor's lover. Can not wait to start listening to the next in the series.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Woronora Australia, Australia 08-19-10
    Lisa Woronora Australia, Australia 08-19-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Best of the series so far"

    I've listened to all the prior stories and I think this is the best to date. Not as much action perhaps but some great dramatic moments.

    I don't have a problem with the narration either.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Raistlin Majeres Dickson, TN, USA 07-31-17
    Raistlin Majeres Dickson, TN, USA 07-31-17 Member Since 2016

    A Cold Synical Critic

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    "Field of Dishonor"

    Well, it was a good book. I liked it a lot. It actually managed at one point to elicit an actual emotional response, because I straight got pissed off pretty good. David did a great job, and as at this point anyone should be invested in the heroine, this edition of the story has just the right mix to flat out anger a person. Well written and well preformed.

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    Timothy E Brown 12-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    Loved it. Big fan of the Honorverse. Allison's voice brings Honor Warrington to life in a way few books can.

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    Some story's have a sad part this book does but its one that teaches I hope you like it I did

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    Chris Fowlie Grande Prairie, Canada 12-09-15
    Chris Fowlie Grande Prairie, Canada 12-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Loved it."

    I love this series. This entry was no exception. Great performance by Allyson Johnson, and excellent world building in this book.

    Highly recommended for fans of military science fiction and the series.

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    "cried like a baby"

    I've been dreading this book coz I sensed heartbreak coming my way and I was so sad. but I realise this is an awesome author. greatful that I found him and I have to think of all the other great authors out there waiting to be discovered. this book reminded me of the joys of reading! thank you David.

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