As the fortress world of Reach and its brave defenders were bombarded to rubble, a single cruiser fled the carnage with the battle's only human survivors: Captain Keyes, his crew of a few hundred marines, and the last remaining SPARTAN super-soldier, the Master Chief.
With the cruiser's artificial intelligence, Cortana, concealed in his battle armor, the Master Chief crash-lands on Halo in the midst of a massive Covenant occupation. Curiously, the alien soldiers appear to be searching for something hidden on the ring.
Built by a long-dead race, Halo harbors many deadly secrets, but one overshadows them all. Now the Master Chief must lead the scattered troops in a brutal race to unravel Halo's darkest mystery---and unleash its greatest source of power.
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The character in this book march through the story like robots. I loved the first story it had some feeling between the characters. Most of this book is shooting with a very little plot behind it.
It's not the worst novel I've ever listened to. Even as a fan of the Halo books (and military scifi in general like Starship Troopers) this book in the Halo series is arguably the worst and the most disappointing of the novels so far.
This is the book that covers the events of the first Halo game. Unfortunately it's also like reading the events of a first person shooter video game. Masterchief turns the corner, shoots aliens, repeat ad nauseam. There's none of the character development from Eric Nyland's Halo novels which are far, far better. If only Nyland could write all of the Halo novels and if only Jonathan Davis could narrate them...
I found this book very disappointing because this IS the story from the first game and Nyland's book the Fall of Reach really was a great set up for this book. He was able to endow the Masterchief with a personality and backstory successfully in my opinion which is no small task all things considered.
This book is really only worth checking out if you're into Halo and military scifi like I am AND you're planning to listen to the books that follow it - First Strike and Ghosts of Onyx.
If you're a casual fan, I'd say skip it. If you want to read all of the Halo novels, check it out but don't get your hopes up. Otherwise ANY of the other Halo novels are a better read.
i would but not audio book because the voice actor ruined the whole book for me if i wanted a robot to read to me id have my computer do it
I would if I knew it wasn't going to be a literal walkthrough of a video game. That said, I think I think Dietz did a good job with a challenging assignment.
Performance wasn't bad. Kept mispronouncing Mjolnir, but hey, those old Norse words are tricky.
Halo deserves a movie, or an HBO mini series.
I like this book. It was great to see all the different things that happened during Halo Combat Evolved.
I didnt like this narrator during The Fall Of Reach but he was better in this one.
Really Enjoyed this narrator. He brought the story to life foe me. He did his best to change his voice per the characters. But did terrible on the female voice. Hahahaha not enough for me to change rating. Maybe I missed something but I never learned how Master Chief and Cortana got off the planet. And what happened to Captain Keys? ????
A better narrator who had any knowledge of Halo and/or the Halo Universe would have helped... a lot!
The story was fine. The narration took away from the story.
Almost ANYONE! Any annoying chipmunk voice with marbles in his mouth would have been better. Between the smacking of the narrators lips/ mouth, to the mispronounced words, to the sudden screams and yells that have little to do with the story and everything to do with total distraction and frustration.... this narrator sucked. (I think)
I would love to sit everyone who edited this AUDIBLE book in a room and force them to listen to the crappy work they put out. Either take some pride in what you create or please, for the love of all that is good and wholesome... get a different job.
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