I often times don't have any time to sit and read, this was a perfect solution! it was read well, clearly, I often listened to the story while I am driving.
I've now listened to this story multiple times and I've enjoyed it every time. This was one one of my first audible purchases, in fact it may have been my free book when I started with audible. Anyway, the story is fantastic, the narrator does a great job, and if you like Halo at all, you will enjoy his book.
My only issue with this title is that it is obviously an older recording made with older tech. The reason why this is an issue for me (and admittedly a minor one) is that at times characters are shouting or barking orders. At these times the narrator understandably didn't want to shout directly into the microphone but this creates a slight almost echo-y quality to the recording. This is something I haven't noticed with more recent recordings with characters in similar situations.
the story puts you into the eyes of John, and keeps your attention throughout the entire length of his journey. the narrarator Todd McClaren made listening a pleasure and brought the story to life! would recommend anyone looking to get into the atmosphere the halo series brings.
this is a beautiful sci-fi military book. and I don't even like the game very much
Sets up the lead in to Halo: Combat Evolved perfectly and helps full out the back story of Master Chief, Blue Team and other Spartans.
The first half of this novel is great. Learning were the Spartans came from and how they became who they are. Then towards the end it got a little boring and deviated from the Spartan program. Overall this was a good book. I found the performance of Todd McLaren was pretty strong. I didn't like how he portrayed linda in a weird southern accent.
I listen to a variety of audio books constantly in car and gym. My reviews remind me what I’ve read & are hopefully helpful to you as well.
I'm not very familiar with the game, but I bet game fans would get more excitement out of this book. There were plenty of references to things I'm sure are in the game and the book probably provides some technical detail that adds to the gamer's' enjoyment. Personally, I didn't think it was all that well written and I'm surprised by the number of great ratings even given the game's popularity. For me, I will not continue the series but I'm not disappointed in my purchase or reading of this one.