Shadow of Victory : Honor Harrington (Saganami)

  • by David Weber
  • Narrated by Kevin T. Collins
  • Series: Honor Harrington (Saganami)
  • 37 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Mesan Alignment is revealed, and for Honor Harrington and the Manticoran Star Kingdom, this means war!
Unintended Consequences
Sometimes things don't work out exactly as planned.
The Mesan Alignment has a plan - one it's been working on for centuries. A plan to remake the galaxy and genetically improve the human race - its way.
Until recently things have gone pretty much as scheduled, but then the Alignment hit a minor bump in the road called the Star Empire of Manticore. So the Alignment engineered a war between the Solarian League, the biggest and most formidable interstellar power in human history. To help push things along, the Alignment launched a devastating sneak attack that destroyed the Royal Manticoran Navy's industrial infrastructure.
And in order to undercut Manticore's galaxy-wide reputation as a star nation of its word, it launched Operation Janus - a false-flag covert operation to encourage rebellions it knows will fail by promising Manticoran support. The twin purposes are to harden Solarian determination to destroy the Star Empire once and for all and to devastate the Star Empire's reputation with the rest of the galaxy.
But even the best laid plans can have unintended consequences, and one of those consequences in this case may just be a new dawn of freedom for oppressed star nations everywhere.

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this is a rehash of other books

Sadly David weber has simply went back yet again in the story line and told the same story from a few different perspectives. he isn't actually advancing the story line at all. Huge disappointment. Years of waiting for the next volume and he gives his readers a rehash of previous story lines.
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Extremely tedious to listen to.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

You'll enjoy listening to an American pronounce Czech & middle eastern names ceaselessly with constant setting switches.


What could David Weber have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I understand that Weber wanted to create multiple distinct settings to immerse the audience in, but the overly heavy-handed use of foreign words makes this extremely difficult to follow unless you're drawing a string-chart and constantly referencing it. At some point about 5 hours in, every time I heard a foreign word I'd stop listening and just wait until Weber discussed the atmosphere so that I could understand what was going on.


Did Kevin T. Collins do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

This was a serious shock after binging the whole series all this year. I initially hated the previous narrator, but I ~eventually~ grew fond of her characters and come to expect their voices. This new narrator has a completely different idea on how the characters sound and how they portray themselves.

I don't like it.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Serious, crushing disappointment.


Any additional comments?

Weber spends way too much time focusing on the names of organizations in foreign languages to the point that you will easily lose track of where you are, who is talking, and who they represent. I suggest you stop listening every time you hear an overly long foreign name and just assume it's either "The Rebels" or "The Empire" and be presently surprised when you picked the wrong side.

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- Christopher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-06-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios