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Ashes of Victory

Honor Harrington, Book 9
Lu par : Allyson Johnson
Série : Honor Harrington, Volume 9
Durée : 25 h et 45 min
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The People's Republic of Haven made a tiny mistake when it announced the execution of Honor Harrington. It seemed safe enough. After all, she was already dead. Unfortunately, they were wrong. Now Honor has escaped from the prison planet called Hell and returned to the Manticoran Alliance with a few friends. Almost half a million of them, to be precise including some who know what really happened when the Committee of Public Safety seized power in the PRH. Honor's return from the dead comes at a critical time, providing a huge, much-needed lift for the Allies' morale, for the war is rapidly entering a decisive phase. Both sides believe that victory lies within their grasp at last, but dangers no one could foresee await them both. New weapons, new strategies, new tactics, spies, diplomacy, and assassination all are coming into deadly focus, and Honor Harrington, the woman the newsies call "the Salamander," once more finds herself at the heart of them all. But this time, the furnace may be too furious for even a salamander to survive.

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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©2001 David Weber (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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"The new Honor Harrington novel is the longest yet, but justifies its length and complexity by greatly advancing the story of Honor and her universe. Honor has triumphally returned from Hades, at the head of a fleet of liberated POWs. Her reward is to become an admiral, a duchess, and a billionaire. She also becomes an elder sister of twins and, since Nimitz has lost some of his telepathy to war wounds, helps the ever delightful treecats learn signing, thereby proving they are fully sapient. But the war goes on, and the Star Kingdom's superior technology and training increasingly give it the advantage....Factor in Honor's personal and professional dilemmas, realistic R&D and procurement problems, spine-tingling action, and the series' usual dry wit, and it is clear that Weber has produced another mandatory acquisition." ( Booklist)
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  • Mum
  • 18/06/2015

Awesome story more challenges and more background

My favorite book so far. Great story getting together and seeing the main key players work together to fight for their lives. Glad to see the story show Honor in a more varied roles and interest and saving people at the right time and the right place.


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  • Jean
  • 30/06/2011

Ashes of Victory

I could not put this book down. Honor comes back from 2 years at a prison camp and rebuilds her life. She is moving from an battle action person, except at the end of the book to flag command. The interaction with her Mother and the increasing role with the Queen is interesting. Enjoyed the parts with the tree cats. Nemitz injury and all the cats learning to communicate by other than telepathy was great. The ending makes me want to start on the next book in the series right away.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01/01/2020

Mind numbing

The author just keeps writing these long pointless conversations that go on for ever. Then he switched to different characters to have the exact same same conversations. He should have cut about 8 hours off this book and it would have been 5 star.

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  • F. Acree
  • 10/04/2018

David has decided you need a break.

Story:
Dear god in heaven. This was the longest book in the series (so far). And it seemed to go no where. The series main character is shuffled off to a weak side plot (maybe she need the vacation). The manipulation that takes place to put her back in the story is the story weakest point, not that there aren't a few of those. While the story is moved along at a snail's pace and does eventually allow some of the myriad of plot lines to reach at least some resolution David doesn't take us on a roller coaster to get there. It is a carriage ride through the park. Page after page of endless character thought processes that make you wish someone would take a pulser dart to the head. And the epic space battles are no longer even epic, they are depressing. Simple and bleak forays into violence. That leave you feeling simply wishing it were over and at the same time longing for a shadow of the previous stories of foes battling with wit and daring. Not in this book. What you get is a carriage ride with layers of political maneuvering with a dose of brutality.

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I have always enjoyed Allyson Johnson's portrayal of the characters in the series, but when did Allison Harrington become a Jewish mother from New York City (Pre-Diaspora)?

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  • Farrell
  • 09/01/2015

No battles for Honor

Honor is out of the battles for this one. Others are taking the war to the peeps.

This installment is the most tedious so far. There are some very nice sections, like teaching the tree cats to sign, the effects of the jump in technology, the assassination attempt. But it drags and parts.

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  • K. F Harkin
  • 01/02/2019

Weber needs an editor and I'm done.

I enjoy the world, the characters, and especially the action. Sadly Weber is beyond hope when it comes to editing out the nonsense. At this point I am NINE HOURS into this audible and it has gone NOWHERE. What is worse is it is a chore to listen to. While exercising on my Nordic track with most books I have no real idea how long it is until the timer goes off. With Weber, unless it is in the rarer and rarer interesting sections where something actually happens, I find my self checking the time over and over again. I hate to throw in the towel on this series but after conferring with others whose opinion I value the consensus is Weber's writing only gets worse as this series goes on. Many of them felt invested enough to trudge on, I cannot justify wasting my time if the author cannot be bothered to write well. I am 9 hours in on this and am calling it quits.

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  • kulinx
  • 16/05/2019

love the narration

This is my 3rd time reading this series through. It helps me keep my mind in check and remember the need for self discipline and restores your faith in humanity.

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  • Professor
  • 17/10/2012

Honor Harrington Universe Book 12

"10 years,war continues?"

Reconstruction surgeries took along time,
meanwhile Honor Became a teacher on Saganami island

While she is on a medical leave, Sonja Hemphill doesn't sleep.
New SDP's
New LAC's which have more defensive and offensive capabilities than old style destroyer
LAC Carriers
Multi-drive missile system with increased target envelope
EW Ghost Rider system
FTL Fire control system

8'th fleet is finally ready for Operation "Buttercup"

Everything else is as usual:

1.Revolutions in PRH
2.Shannon Foraker rocks!!!
3.Queen Elizabeth Visits Grayson
4.Question of treecat's intelligence is resolved

PS
Honor will have to make one of the hardest choices in her life, and that choice will decide the future of Manticoran Politics.


NEXT BOOK IS
"The Service of the Sword" Worlds of Honor book 4

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  • swyrlgirl
  • 14/11/2019

mind blowing <br />

wow..just wow!! no spoilers but best one yet ! Jeep them coming..Honor never gets old!!

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  • Ronald
  • 23/07/2019

Too Many words

I enjoy the series but David Weber just uses too many words. The book could be around half the size and even be better.