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I have enjoyed the entire Honor Harrington series thus far, and "A Rising Thunder" is one of the best books in the series. It mixes just the right amount of battlefield tactics, personal interaction, and global politics to make an engaging story.
If you're a Harrington fan you'll definitely want to listen to this episode; if you haven't heard of Honor Harrington you'd better start at the beginning and enjoy all the episodes in this excelleent series.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
this is a long novel, but with excellent narration the story zipped by. I have this novel in hard copy and on Kindle, though I enjoy David Weber's work I do find him a bit long winded at times. the audio version held my attention all the way through & was purely due to the narrators skill, though I did find Honor's voice a higher pitch than I imagined. still thoroughly enjoyed this version.
Would you listen to A Rising Thunder again? Why?
yes. It is part of a memorable series. The author had built an amazingly complete and complicated universe. I would like the story to move a little faster and have more battles. In this book there was only one and it was not detailed. The politics were more important. and they are important to the story, but I wish for less emphasis on the politics. Never the less. I will grab anything in this series or from this author. Great stuff!! most of all I hate the wait for the next installment.
What was one of the most memorable moments of A Rising Thunder?
The treecats make a decision.
Which character ??? as performed by Allyson Johnson ??? was your favorite?
Honor, of course.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I wish it did not ring so true how vulnerable we are to the lies we are told by our leaders.
Any additional comments?
Start at the beginning of the series or you will be lost! but it is well worth the many hours of reading. I love the long books!!!!!
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Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
No, as the title states Mr. Weber has stopped writing novels and started writing episodes of a soap opera. It's a shame because he has interesting material and he is a very capable writer. I love the early Harrington series, but the later half of the series seems to be a single run-on story rather than several distinct novels.
Which character – as performed by Allyson Johnson – was your favorite?
Ms. Johnson is an excellent narrator. One of the best I've heard in many years of listening to audio books. It would be hard to say what character she does best. They are all excellent.
Any additional comments?
I'm not the only one noticing this problem with Mr. Weber's most recent works. I've seen others make the very same comments. I wish he would take note and get back to writing novels the way he used to. He is not a bad author; he is, in fact, a very good author, but he has slipped into some very bad habits.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful