This is a great book that I was pleasantly surprised by. way better than the game and it gives a good background of Master Chief!
great story! great performance! really enjoyed the whole book but the sound levels were off between chapters. sometimes I had to adjust my volume up and sometimes I had to adjust my volume down.
The book is a fine piece of science fiction, a good prequel to the Halo saga, telling the early years of Master Chief and the Spartans. The overall positive impression is marred by the unnecessary variations in volume: in several chapters you will be surprised by an abrupt stepping up of the volume, to have it come back to a medium level within the firsts minutes.
I would have given this five stars, but the volume lowers and increases every other chapter. Annoying! Other than that, great book!!
Good strong read. more interesting if you have played the games and know a little of the universe prehand. A lot of the book dealt less with the spartains and more with its star ship capitains which was a little surprising. despite this fact i still had it read within the week so it manages to keep my interest and i plan on getting the others as well. The narrator was decent. at points he appeared more monotonous but that is my preference in a narrator, especially when they are reading female parts as a male and vise versa. There were a few annoying anomolies within that a fan would pick out instantly, created by the narrator; spacifically Master Chiefs code name spartain one one seven throughout being said as spartain one seventeen. Overall a good read with a good narrator.
it tells a great deal about the "Spartans" and does a good job of filling in Master Chief as a character. But it has flaws, it misses information about the Spartans at the same time. Halo Reach the game, seems to not exist in this story, as no talk of those Spartans, nor talk of those Spartans helping the pillar of Autumn seems to make holes, while filling in some. But if you were to start with the books it'd be great! but after playing the games it makes issues.