Halo can be summed up with the words: vast, intense, and militaristic. This book was great for understanding the vast Halo universe. I've played the games with a certain disregard that Halo was just like any other shooter. I've since played that latest Halo game and was intrigued by its rich history and Master Chief's backstory. This book does not disappoint. The Fall of Reach immerses the listener to the notable figures in the Halo universe and John 117's first encounter with Dr. Halsey.
I particularly enjoyed the part of the book where John 117 reunites with Keyes. Since their first meeting, they have had journeyed military careers in their respective positions.
This is a science fiction book through and through. I've been told that this is a great book to read. My problem is that I have a hard time getting into universes that I am unfamiliar with. Which is why it is so hard for me to read fiction of any kind. I downloaded the audiobook thinking it was a way to get into the story with having the time commitment of reading. I'm very happy I did. Immediately, the story takes off and your finding out about a world that is very different from the one we live in. Ender, a young child who had been genetically altered and hand-picked to be the world's greatest general and to defeat the bugger threat. Ender is sent off into battle school and is quickly proving himself. The ending to this story was truly my favorite part, but I won't spoil that for you. It becomes filled with thought provoking insight as to how their world works.
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