War of Honor

  • by David Weber
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
  • 8 hrs and 27 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

No one wanted another war.
Thomas Theisman didn't. After risking his life and a fresh round of civil war to overthrow the Committee of Public Safety's reign of terror and restore the Republic of Haven's ancient Constitution, an interstellar war was the last thing he wanted.
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 as long as he could spin out negotiations on the formal treaty of peace, his government could continue to milk all those "hostilities only" tax measures for their own partisan projects.
His Imperial Majesty Gustav didn't. Now that the fighting between the Star Kingdom and the Havenites had ended, the Andermani Emperor had his own plans for Silesia, and he was confident he could achieve them without a war of his own.
Protector Benjamin didn't. His people had made too deep a commitment to the Manticoran Alliance, in blood as well as treasure, for him to want to risk seeing it all thrown away.
And Honor Harrington certainly didn't. The "Salamander" had seen the inside of too many furnaces already, knew too much about how much war cost.
Unfortunately, what they wanted didn't matter....


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Storytelling Done Right

It was a complete joy to listen to this rendition of the story. The reader has a wonderful way of creating unique voices for the many characters and even nationality types represented in the series. I will not be able to read another Honor Harrington book (or re-read, for that matter) without causing the narration to change to the style in this recording.

As for the story, I must agree that I enjoy a little more action in the Navy vs. all of the political. Mainly because many of the political antagonists gave me the willies with their amoral decisions. :)

However, I will certainly listen to this again in the future. Well worth my time and $
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- Michael

Review of War of Honor

This story moves way to slowly. There is too much discussion and too little action. I rarely listen to a book half-way through and this is the first Audible purchase (of over 100) that I dumped at that very point. If you like a lot of conversation between extremely anal retentive love smitten characters, this is the book for you. If you prefer action and crips dialogue, you'll be bored to tears listening to this title.
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- John

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2002
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio