The Star Kingdom has a new generation of officers! And this elite group hand-picked and trained by Honor Harrington herself is going to be needed immediately, as their first assignment turns out to be more dangerous than anyone expected.
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.
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Where has Alyson gone?
OK well i love David Weber books and stories so never likely to get less than 5 stars from me. This is no different.
However Having read them all several times before my sight failed i was wary of trying to listen to them. Alyson Johnson's superb voice acting and consistent voicing over several books though converted me. I bought them all.
Then i listened to this one. WHERE IS ALYSON? Jay is a fine reader and good at characterization.. but his voice is too deep to convincingly voice girls The falsetto's grate. Weber's books have far too many girls vital to the plots for such a deep voiced man to voice... and its a problem after hearing Alyson's brilliant convincing different accents for Honor .. Elizabeth...Michelle and then suddenly hear them all sounding like Danny LaRue or Dame Edna
I have other books read by Jay with mainly male characters.. and he is very very good. For Webers books he is a mistake.
see above voice too deep for the females
- N. J. Addley
Terrible narration, adequate story
I love David Weber's Honorverse, having discovered it whilst an expat in the USA back in 1999. I love the series and was trying to read/ listen to them all in sequence. I was a little thrown by The Shadow of Saganami, as I wasn't sure where it fit into the sequence of novels.
It's a spin off, that if you're an absolute completest should be listened to between 'War of Honor' and 'At all Costs', but you can safely ignore it. In many ways I would suggest that you do. The story is manageable but the narration is abysmal.
No. He is awful. His basic narrators voice is bearable, but he adopts such a hideous variety of bad comedy accents for every minor character that I though for a while that this was a spoof version. In particular his helium voiced female characters that come straight from Monty Python (where they are never intended to be taken seriously). What was wrong with Alyson Johnson? In a series with a strong female lead, many principle female characters and heavily stressed gender equality she did very well. Why replace her with this dopey caricaturist with gruff corsair male captains and squeaky breathless female caricatures?
Yes, it inspired me to see what other books Alyson Johnson might have read and to stop buying the extended works of David Weber
Please never hire Jay Snyder to narrate any more of my beloved book series.
- Jernau Gurgeh