Honor Harrington

13 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 25,334 ratings

On Basilisk Station Publisher's Summary

Having made a superior look a fool, Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk Station in disgrace and set up for ruin.

Her demoralized crew blames her for their ship's humiliating posting to an out-of-the-way picket station.

The aborigines of the system's only habitable planet are smoking homicide-inducing hallucinogens.

Parliament isn't sure it wants to keep the place; the major local industry is smuggling; the merchant cartels want her head; the star-conquering, so-called "Republic" of Haven is up to something; and Honor Harrington has a single, over-age light cruiser with an armament that doesn't work to police the entire star system.

But the people out to get her have made one mistake. They've made her mad.

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.

©2002 David Weber (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • On Basilisk Station

    • Honor Harrington, Book 1
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 15 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4,244
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3,446
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,443

    Honor Harrington has been exiled to Basilisk station and given an antique ship to police the system. The vindictive superior who sent her there wants her to fail. But he made one mistake: he's made her mad....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thanks for the memories

    • By ShySusan on 03-23-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • The Honor of the Queen

    • Honor Harrington, Book 2
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,764
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,238
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,244

    It's hard to give peace a chance when the other side regards conquest as the only option and a sneak attack as the best means to that end. That's why the Kingdom of Manticore needs allies against the Republic of Haven, and the planet Grayson is strategically situated to make a very good ally indeed. But Her Majesty’s Foreign Office overlooked a “minor cultural difference” when they chose Honor Harrington to carry the flag: women on the planet of Grayson are without rank or rights and Honor’s mere presence is an intolerable affront to every male on the planet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Following on in the series - Book 2

    • By Richard on 03-21-10

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  • Book 3

    • The Short Victorious War

    • Honor Harrington, Book 3
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,774
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,775

    The rulers of the People's Republic of Haven are in trouble and revolt is brewing, so it's high time for a short victorious war. But Honor Harrington is going to give them a war that's neither short nor victorious.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Short Victorious War

    • By Jean on 01-16-11

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  • Book 4

    • Field of Dishonor

    • Honor Harrington, Book 4
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,563
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,568

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slightly different from the first three books

    • By AudioAddict on 03-18-14

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  • Book 5

    • Flag in Exile

    • Honor Harrington, Book 5
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,847
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,488
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,501

    Two irresistible forces are rushing together to crush the planet Grayson between them, and only one woman, uncertain of her capabilities, weary unto death, and marked for murder -stands between her adopted planet and its devastation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The story continues

    • By Keith on 12-05-11

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  • Book 6

    • Honor Among Enemies

    • Honor Harrington, Book 6
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,376
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,385

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I like honorable heroes!

    • By Readalot on 04-23-09

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • In Enemy Hands

    • Honor Harrington, Book 7
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,603
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,303
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,313

    Honor Harrington has survived ship-to-ship combat, assassins, political vendettas, and duels. But this time, Honor and her crew, ambushed and captured, are aboard an enemy ship, bound for a prison planet aptly named "Hell" - and her scheduled execution. Yet the one lesson Honor has never learned is how to give up. She and her people are going home--even if it means conquering hell to get there!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excelent, audible should finish the series

    • By Daniel on 07-22-09

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  • Book 8

    • Echoes of Honor

    • Honor Harrington, Book 8
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,585
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,306
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,301

    For eight years, Commodore Honor Harrington was in the forefront of the battle between the Star Kingdom of Manticore and the powerful People's Republic of Haven. Then she was captured and publicly executed. But Honor is far from dead, what's more, she's going home and taking her people with her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Echoes of Honor

    • By Jean on 06-03-11

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 9

    • 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 1,525
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,244
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250

    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

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 10

    • War of Honor

    • Honor Harrington, Book 10
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,404
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,136

    No one wanted another war. Thomas Theisman didn't. Not after risking his life to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution. Baron High Ridge didn't. The Prime Minister of Manticore was perfectly happy with the war he had. No one was shooting anyone else at the moment, and his government could continue to milk all those "hostilities only" tax measures for their own partisan projects.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Oh my God, it's slow!

    • By Aaron Sher on 03-13-13

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  • Book 11

    • At All Costs

    • Honor Harrington, Book 11
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 32 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,357
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,096
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,099

    What price victory? The war with the Republic of Haven has resumed . . . disastrously for the Star Kingdom of Manticore. Admiral Lady Dame Honor Harrington, Steadholder and Duchess Harrington, the single victorious Allied commander of the opening phase of the new war, has been recalled from the Sidemore System to command Eighth Fleet. Everyone knows Eighth Fleet is the Alliance's primary offensive command, which makes it the natural assignment for the woman the media calls "the Salamander."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • To Avid Harrington Readers...

    • By Sijia Huang on 05-20-12

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  • Book 12

    • Mission of Honor: Honor Harrington, Book 12

    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,466
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,127

    The Star Kingdom of Manticore and the Republic of Haven have been enemies for Honor Harrington's entire life, and she has paid a price for the victories she's achieved in that conflict. And now the unstoppable juggernaut of the mighty Solarian League is on a collision course with Manticore. The millions who have already died may have been only a foretaste of the billions of casualties just over the horizon, and Honor sees it coming.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mission Of Honor

    • By Dan on 08-12-10

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 13

    • A Rising Thunder

    • Honor Harrington, Book 13
    • By: David Weber
    • Narrated by: Allyson Johnson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,714
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,528
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,533

    Peril and strife strike on a double front for Honor Harrington and company. After a brutal attack on the Manticoran home system, Honor Harrington and the Star Kingdom she serves battle back against a new, technologically powerful, and utterly nefarious enemy. And as if that weren’t task enough, Honor must also face down a centuries-old nemesis in the crumbling, but still mighty, Solarian League.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • love this series, but less politics. more battles

    • By Share Faerber on 03-10-12

    Regular price: $29.95