The narrator easily one of the best of the twenty or so audiobooks I've listened to, but it was sadly not enough to save this series so far. After listening to the original Halo trilogy of books and enjoying them, I was extremely impressed with Ghosts of Onyx, and Evolutions, and found pleasure in Contact Harvest as well as Cole Protocol. Each book had pieces of the puzzle and each time I reflected on the story and was content.
Though with this book, as well as it's predecessor, Cruptum, I've felt like it was reaching a bit far. It seemed like a halo book/plot in names only. It was dreadfully boring, as though Microsoft told the author to include certain names and key points, then do whatever else he wanted. Seemingly endless and nearly pointless dialogue as well as overly descriptive events that do next to nothing but to lengthen this short book. I found myself binge listening just to get it over with. This book is one gigantic explanation for things in the halo series, existing solely because there were things that COULD be explained. Please, save yourself the trouble and read a detailed plot summary or spend some time on a wiki.
Just love listing to audiobooks. Some of my favorite authors are Vince Flynn and Brad Thor
So far this year Primordium ranks in the top 5.
It reminds me of all the other Halo books. But this one gives you more of the background store of the Fourrunners.
No I haven't. This is the first one and it was good.
I did get a little choked up towards the end of the book.
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?
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.