Probably, the good parts are good. Unfortunately he doesn't mind wasting your time with filler. Also, had a nice straw man religion to look down on in this work.
Characters were clear and separate, easy to listen to, narrator did not distract. A+
It was enjoyable and had some interesting spin on things. A great deal of annoyance at the arbitrary functionality of forerunner equipment, it lasts for days or weeks or years unless you need it to stop working for a plot development or so you can see it right as it stops working.
Most of this book is about walking around in barren places. If you listened to the first 5 chapters and then skipped to chapter 26 or 27 you would have missed barely anything, and you would have enjoyed the book so much compelling you to go back and listen to the 22 chapters you skipped, only to realize there was nothing significant in them. (In summery the good parts of the book were about 2/5ths by volume.)
more action and more detail
no science fiction is my life but this author should change genres
narrator is fine
the whole thing
how did this even get published?
Awful story line
It was all so irrelevant, I would have rather read a history of forerunners textbook style. I don't care about this one interaction anymore. This book really ruined the entire Halo Saga. I will be very aprehensive before even reading the books again. I didn't even buy Halo 4 the game because this book was so bad, I stopped caring about the entire pantheon of the Halo Saga. Way to ruin my favorite Sci-Fi franchise. Terrible sequel to the first terrible book This trilogy blows.
Good Bye Halo, it was fun while it lasted.
I tried. This book had a few interesting situations, but in the end it didn't feel like there was a point. I've given up. The book just reminded me of the several really boring bits in the JRR Tolkein books without any of the endearing or exciting parts to draw me on.
I kept saying to myself, "are the characters actually going someplace?" I've got too many other books in my library to stick this series out.
The story, was simply drawn out and dry.
NO, I have loved the HALO series, but this book seemed very dry, especially compared to the other HALO titles.
I did not mined the narrator. The story line was simply not up to par with other HALO novels.
The end, adds a small twist. But not enough to make the book worth the cost.
The HALO series is and has been amazing up until this book. I enjoyed the first forerunner saga book, but I did not enjoy this one.
yes was so totally immersive
the portrait of charters
made me excited images of new worlds flashed in to my mind with vivid realism
get it will blow you away dont need to play the games or even be a fan
I'm quite the fan of Greg Bare, having been introduced to him through his Star Wars novel Rogue Planet. I wasn't initially impressed with Timothy Dadabo's narration, but he grew on me over time and did fit the book well.
Without giving anything away, the ending is a real shocker and a cliffhanger as well.
343 Guilty Spark
At first, I wasn't sure how to feel about the book. This is one of those books that you can't judge until you've read the entire story. Unlike his first book in this series, Cryptum, the story doesn't make much sense until you reach the end and it all clicks into place.
In chapter 34, there are a lot of audio artifacts. I recognize them specifically as jitter from an improperly ripped cd. I've reported this to Audible and, according to them, they are not the ones who convert the discs but get the content directly from audiobook publishers. That being the case, I have to wonder why the publishers are giving Audible rips of their own discs rather than providing digital masters. I will be pursuing this with McMillan Audio, as I'm intrigued as to why Audible was provided with a bad rip when a rip is not even necessary. Audible themselves were understanding about the issue, and it's not their fault.
The last 1/3 of the book was the only exciting part of it, but it blows you mind if you get to it. you just have to get past the first 1/2 of it for it to start picking up.
Chakas was my favorite
The way it ties in the Halo Universe
I can't say, that is the best part.
No, I have not, or I dont think I have.
Imagine my suprise when the second book to such an epic start to a series is a drab, unsophisticated take on the events which transpire in book 1. Take the amazing scope of the universe outlined so vividly in Cryptum; throw it all away and instead wander around inside the brain of a tribal human who's stuck on a patch of dirt.
Pretend this book doesn't exist. Hopefully Bear comes to his senses in the third book.
The narrator does a great job of trying to keep things interesting, but it turned out writing a review for the book was more interesting.