War of Honor : Honor Harrington

  • by David Weber
  • Narrated by Allyson Johnson
  • Series: Honor Harrington
  • 36 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.
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.
Protector Benjamin didn't. His people had made too deep a commitment to the Manticoran Alliance to risk seeing it all thrown away.
And Honor Harrington certainly didn't. The Salamander knew too much about how much war cost.
Unfortunately, what they wanted didn't matter....
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.

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What the Critics Say

"With War of Honor coming in at over 800 pages, Weber has room to expand subplots and secondary characters and bring to the reader a feeling of depth and completeness seldom seen in science fiction novels. Favorite characters from past stories return, many of them growing in stature from unimportant secondary characters to major players in the 'Honorverse.' Weber serves up trouble in Silesia, the excitement of a new wormhole junction, scheming in Manticorian politics, strange events deep in Peep territory, and plenty of exploding spaceships - and, as publisher Jim Baen says, "We like exploding spaceships." (Amazon.com review)

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Honor Harrington Universe Book 14

"Damn Politicians"

The Highridge government decided that war is over and they started disarming, they sopped construction of new ships, send on half pay more than 2/3 of the navy.

Newsies decided to run the story of Honor Harrington's and Hamish Alexander's affair, which irritates everyone.

The new government thinks that their partners by Star Alliance are second rate, and the treaties may be broken without any consequence.

PRH meanwhile finally established something like a democratic government without any Nepotism in the system, and the sails of PRH finally caught some wind.

Everybody agreed that better to have bad peace than Good War, unfortunately ambitions of some people do not agree to this assessment, so during the peace get ready for war.

One new conduit to manticoran wormhole is explored please try to guess where it leads?

PS
Dear HHU FANS, i WISH TO CONFIRM A FEW THINGS.
I HOPE WE AGREE THAT PREVIOUS BOOKS WERE EITHER "GOOD OR VERY GOOD", BUT FROM THIS BOOK ONWARDS IT BECOMES MASTERPIECE!!!!
OVER THE YEARS HHU HAD EVERYTHING:

SPACE BATTLES
RELIGIOUS WARS
MILITARY COUP'S
CIVILIAN REBELLIONS
POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
ECONOMICAL WARFARE
LOVE AFFAIRS AND TRAGEDIES
STRATEGIC ENCOUNTERS
TACTICAL ADVANCES
TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS

BUT THIS IS THE MOMENT WHEN THEY ALL INTERTWINE AND BECOME TRUE MASTERPIECE!!!!!!!!

NEXT BOOK IS "IN FIRE FORGED
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- Professor "1*=I didn't like it..... 2*=It was OK...... 3*=It was good but I will never read it again.......... 4*=Maybe I will read it again in the future.............. 5*=I will definitely read it again(maybe more than once)"

War of Honor

I enjoyed this book. I found the politics fascinating and I wonder how many wars were restarted just because someone played games with the wording during treaty negotiations. The battle scenes were great and am glad Honor was back in action, this time in charge of a fleet. The interaction with the tree cats is interesting now that they can communicate via sign language. Allyson Johnson is Honor no other narrator would do. Can not wait to start the next book in the series.
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- Jean "I am an avid eclectic reader."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-15-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios